How to Choose a Mattress

Getting a good night’s rest is essential for short and long-term health, so it’s important to choose a mattress that complements your body’s physical needs and sleeping patterns. Other considerations, such as your partner’s preferences and your budget, may also factor in to your decision-making process when you’re mattress shopping. Continue reading for information on different […]

The Best (and Worst) Positions for Sleeping

For something so simple (even babies do it), sleep isn’t such an easy thing. Both too little and too much time dozing has been linked to a host of health problems, from obesity and heart disease to dementia and diabetes. And sleep position can play a role in snoring, heartburn, and even wrinkles! Read on to […]

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic part 3

the-rest-of-the-story7. Successful chiropractic patients accept responsibility.
When somebody says that they tried chiropractic and it didn’t help, I cringe and get the feeling that they really missed the boat. Of course, there are cases when complicating factors, but I have heard this from people with straightforward chiropractic problems when it is very clear what has […]

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic (cont.)

4. Doctors don’t do the healing.

Sorry to disappoint you, but a chiropractor will never fix your back. What we are able to do is restore proper motion in the joints, which relieves tension on the nerves and muscles and allows your body to do the healing that it is inherently made to do. […]

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic

organic-chiropractic1) Pain is the last symptom of dysfunction.

A patient’s back is often restricted or unstable for months or years before it presents as a problem and they show up in the chiropractor’s office. In addition, the absence of pain is not health. While medication may be needed, if you take a pill and […]

What’s a Normal Spinal Curvature and What’s Not?

drsspine2Your natural spinal curvature is important, and when this curvature is slightly to severely abnormal, you may experience anything from occasional, mild, annoying discomfort to severe pain and disability. Doctors refer to these abnormal curves as spinal deformities, and they include scoliosis, kyphosis, excess lordosis and flatback. If you suffer from any of these […]

What are the basic concepts of Chiropractic?

bodycandoChiropractic aims to aid the human body’s own innate intelligence, which seeks balance, or homeostasis, among systems in the body. Chiropractic also emphasizes that proper structure is necessary for proper function and holds that the nervous system is the primary coordinator of function throughout the body.

● Innate intelligence refers to an internal guiding force in humans […]

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Other Alternative Treatments for Neck Pain

Seeing a qualified chiropractor is another wise option if you suffer from chronic pain. Both Dr. Kirkpatrick and Dr. Stewart are avid believers in the chiropractic philosophy, which places a strong emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and far less reliance on Band-Aids like drugs and surgery. Chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians […]

Muscle Spasm Treatment

musclespamstreatmentIf your muscles are in spasm, you don’t have to resort to drugs or shots to numb the area. There are several natural muscle spasm treatment options available – both at home and at your local chiropractic clinic.
Muscle spasm treatment will depend on the cause and whether it is a one-time occurrence or a chronic […]

Muscle Spasm…the Cause?

muscle spasm
We all know how to flex our muscles – even kids will happily flex their biceps.
Our muscles flex during a muscle spasm, too, but we don’t have control over the movement.
This can be scary.
When muscles become ridged, they contract (involuntarily) causing a muscle spasm. The fibers inside the muscles contract and tighten. This […]