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Chiropractic focus on head posture

Chiropractic focus on head posture

If the finding of a recent study (conducted albeit by our “friends” at the University of Tennessee) are in fact true, the size of the average American’s head is increasing.


How You Can Get Better Sleep

How You Can Get Better Sleep

Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Not only does it lower the risk of stroke and heart diseases, but it also reduces stress and keeps our heart and blood vessels healthy. Many people still struggle to reap these benefits, however. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 50 to 70 million American adults have trouble sleeping. Common reasons why people do not get enough sleep include stress


10 Minute Stretching Sequence to do Everyday!

10 Minute Stretching Sequence to do Everyday!

Stretching is usually bottom of everyone’s health list, but it should be at the top! Holding a pose from 10-30 seconds can significantly improve range of motion around your joints. While the best time to stretch is when muscles are warm—say, after a walk or a workout—stretching is so beneficial that whenever you can squeeze it in, you should. Use the following routine to get started. Try to hold each stretch for as long as it takes to breathe five


Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Ice in the first 24 to 72 hours As a general rule, it is best to apply cold therapy to your lower back in the first 24 to 72 hours following your lower back injury. The application of cold therapy can minimize your inflammation and swelling—which in turn may reduce your pain. In addition, ice can decrease your tissue damage and numb your sore tissues.


Give the Gift of Relaxation

Give the Gift of Relaxation

We are offering Gift Certificates for: Massage Therapy Chiropractic with or without therapy Hydrotherapy


Massage and its benefits

Massage and its benefits

What is massage? Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including what is offered at our office. Deep massage.


Proadjuster

Proadjuster

How can anything so gentle change my spin? The Proadjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segment by reducing fixation or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the Proadjuster is “unsticking” the joint.


Chiropractic and Massage together

Chiropractic and Massage together

Massage therapy and chiropractic care are both fantastic treatments for relieving pain, restoring mobility, and increasing overall health. When used together, these compatible therapies extend the health and wellness benefits of each treatment, benefiting the patient in a variety of ways.


Chiropractic for Children

Chiropractic for Children

Why do my kids need chiropractic? A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years. The resulting problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth.


Myths about Chiropractic

Myths about Chiropractic

Myth: Having an adjustment by a chiropractor is not safe. Truth: According to studies, a chiropractic adjustment can be safer than most day-to-day activities like stargazing, having your hair washed, and more. Myth: Prescription drugs, including the non-prescription variety, are safe to use.


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