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Migraines and Magnesium

September 30th, 2016
Uncategorized

  There are more than 150 types of headaches and “migraine” is one of the most common. In addition to moderate to severe headache, the presence of nausea, disability, and photophobia are the most significant predictors for migraine. A self-administered screening tool called ID Migraine ® poses the following questions to help confirm the diagnosis: […]

What is alternative medicine

April 22nd, 2016
Back pain, Diet/Nutrition, Neck pain

What is alternative medicine   What is it really? Something without scientific validation AND something that no one outside of that particular field believes in. Perceptually, alternative medicine is often viewed as essentially being anything that is different than the status quo or most common treatment. As with most things, the status quo is not […]

What Does a Healthy, Pain-Free, Neck and Back Need?

April 20th, 2015
Back pain, Neck pain

Turns out, all healthy backs basically need the same thing.   They need to have muscles with enough endurance to provide support to the spine. They need to be able to get into optimal positions and sustain them. They need to have the joints above and below be well functioning. They need to have healthy […]

How Much Hamstring Flexibility Do You Really Need?

January 26th, 2015
Uncategorized

It’s less than you probably think. The sit and reach test that we all did in school lied to us, or at least deceived us. It has made most of us think that touching your toes is the standard of flexibility, and it missed a great opportunity to help people understand the role of having […]

The Thing About Posture You Probably Don’t Know

January 23rd, 2015
Back pain, Neck pain, Posture, Uncategorized

        The thing about posture is that it takes effort.     No one has good posture accidentally. Naturally, we will all default to hanging “passively” on our joints and ligaments, and this has a strong propensity to lead to pain and discomfort. This also tends to degenerate joints faster, leading to arthritis.   […]

My Top 10 Tips for Losing Fat and Eating Healthier

January 5th, 2015
Diet/Nutrition

1)      If you don’t think you should eat it or are trying not to – don’t buy it! This is tougher if you have kids but the concept here is to set up a barrier – the best one being to keep it out of your house. If you know there aren’t any cookies in […]

Two Different Chiropractic Approaches to Back Pain and Disc Herniation

October 2nd, 2014
Back pain

  You might think that there is some kind of standard of care when you go to a doctor.  For the most part, there’s not. Doctors within the same specialty can vary significantly and often there are many different treatment options available for the exact same conditions. It can be hard to know what you’re […]

Learn to Run

  If you’re going to run, then it’s a good idea to take the time and effort to do it well. Just because you CAN run doesn’t mean you know HOW to run. And just because you can run fast or far in a decent time also doesn’t mean you know HOW to run. People […]

My Personal Neck and Upper Back Pain Experience

May 7th, 2014
Back pain, Exercise, Neck pain, Posture

-Does you neck and upper back seem to be a constant annoyance? -Do you have tight and sore spots that never seem to go away? -Does your range of motion seem limited? -Does your neck sometimes go into spasm and “lock down”? -Are you worried that you’re going to have to have surgery? -Have you […]