Walk for Longevity

Walk for Longevity

In recent decades, several studies have identified risk factors for early death such as reduced cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF), obesity, smoking, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease, etc. Of all the causes listed, poor CRF appears to be the leading risk...
Chiropractic Care for Present and Future Spine Pain

Chiropractic Care for Present and Future Spine Pain

In 1976, the first issue of the journal Spine was published. In this inaugural issue was a pioneering article by low back pain specialist Alf Nachemson, MD, titled (1): The Lumbar Spine, An Orthopedic Challenge In this article, without credible evidence, Dr. Nachemson...
The Effect of Back Pain on Walking

The Effect of Back Pain on Walking

For the patient with low back pain, guidelines recommend seeking treatment in the acute state of the condition instead of waiting for it to become chronic. While it’s generally easier and faster to achieve a satisfactory outcome in the earliest stages of a back pain...
The Neck and its Relationship to Headaches

The Neck and its Relationship to Headaches

Experts estimate that headaches affect half the population, with up to 25% of headaches originating from the cervical spine or neck, which is referred to as a cervicogenic headache (CGH). There are many studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic...
Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder pain is a VERY common problem, especially among individuals over 40 years old. Experts estimate that between 16-30% of the population has experienced shoulder pain in the last month, with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) being one of most likely...
Seat Belt Truths & Myths

Seat Belt Truths & Myths

Some of us have been around long enough to remember when wearing a seat belt was optional, and some of us are even old enough to remember when car manufacturers weren’t even required to install them in the first place! Nowadays, not only is it the law in most...
8 Tips to Help Maintain a Healthy Weight

8 Tips to Help Maintain a Healthy Weight

Losing excess weight and keeping it off can be a challenge. Hopefully, these eight tips can help make it easier to win the battle of the bulge… FOOD JOURNAL: A study published in the journal Obesity reported that in a 142-obese person group, those who consistently...
Posture and Pain

Posture and Pain

Analogies that are often used by chiropractors include: If one walks on the edge of their shoe, the shoe sole will wear out at the weight-bearing portion quicker than other parts of the sole. If an automobile wheel alignment is not optimal, then the excessively...
Physical Activity and Low Back Pain

Physical Activity and Low Back Pain

It’s common for individuals with low back pain to avoid any movement they feel may worsen their condition. Over time, this behavior can lead to deconditioned back muscles, setting the stage for either prolonged back pain or later recurrence. That’s one reason why...