Kyphosis (also known as neck hump, dowager’s hump, and buffalo hump) is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back that causes a hump like appearance in the upper back. Fatty tissue develops around the spine to protect it from too much pressure. This condition can happen at any age to anyone, sometimes without any serious medical issues. Doctors say that a leading cause of this […]
Ever woke up in the morning and just feel as if something just feels different. As you sit up to stretch, you find yourself wincing at an unpleasant feeling in your lower back just above your waist, the uncomfortable sense of pain. You also notice that the pain intensifies when you try to rotate your arm. […]
As the leading experts in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are many athletes’ top choice for ongoing preventative and performance-based care. Used widely across many sports, chiropractic adjustments and therapies can help to boost overall performance, decrease downtime due to injury and keep athletes in top shape. If you workout consistently, you are an athlete. This does include you!! So give back to […]
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 and most commonly reported kind of pain. Learn more about how chiropractic care can help with back pain and injuries.
Anatomy of the Spine
The spine is a combination of stacked bones, called vertebrae, flexible tendons and ligaments. The vertebrae are in a column divided into […]
* Maintain a healthy diet and weight
* Quit smoking to ensure that maximum oxygen and nutrient amounts reach spinal tissues
* Make maintaining chiropractic care a priority and part of your wellness lifestyle
* Be active, avoid living a sedentary lifestyle
* Maintain proper posture
* Wear properly fitted shoes
* Warm up and stretch before all physical activities, including fall yard work and raking leaves
* Lift with […]
There’s always confusion when it comes to using ice or heat to help treat aches and pains of common exercise injuries such as pulled muscles, knee injuries, sprains, strains and just straight up soreness/tenderness or common tension from work, sitting too much, sleeping wrong etc.
Let’s help put an end to it once and for […]
Over the past few months we’ve seen an influx in patients complaining about neck and back aches due to working from home. I’ve heard it all, from working on a stool at the kitchen counter, to wooden chairs at the kitchen table to hunched over the laptop on the couch, to laying in bed answering emails for 8+ hours.
Working from […]
“My neck, my back, my posture is whack!” Lately, this is becoming the new norm and phrase we chiropractors have heard as many have been working from home and not having that ergonomic friendly set up their work office has provided. I’ve heard patients talk about working on their wooden bar stool for hours, […]
As chiropractors, we know how crucial good spinal health is for the whole body. But often, it’s overlooked in favor of other aspects of your health. Today, we take a look at the anatomy of the spine—its function, parts and pieces, and what makes it one of the most critical systems in the body.
The Spine—Your Lifeline
The alignment of the spine is the core of chiropractic care. Knowing and understanding the overall health of your spine can be determined by examining the cervical curve. The cervical spine consists of the first seven vertebrae in your spine, starting from the base of your skull at the C1 (atlas) vertebra and ending at your […]