How Stress Affects the Body

How stress affects the body

Sitting in traffic. Trying to round up the kids to be somewhere on time. Working towards a quickly approaching deadline. We’ve all experienced stress. Chances are, most of us experience some form of stress on a daily basis. While experiencing stress is a normal part of life, chronic or long term stress can actually cause […]

September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day

celiac disease awareness day

Did you know that there are certain food sensitivities that can affect your entire body and well-being? Celiac disease is one of these sensitivities and September 13th is Celiac Awareness Day. Although Celiac Awareness Month is in May, Celiac Awareness Day falls on September 13th to celebrate the birthday of the first researcher to link […]

Sprain, Strain, or Fracture: Which is It?

Sprain or Strain

Every year the U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that around 8.6 million sports injuries occur with 42% affecting the lower extremities and 30% affecting the upper extremeties. In most cases, these injuries are internal and affect the bones, muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. These injuries are known as sprains, strains, or fractures, depending […]

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture originated in China and has been used for over 2,500 years as an alternative health service for pain. It works by restoring balance to your body’s natural energy flow, or qi, by stimulating certain pathways with tiny needles to remove energy blockages. Having a balanced energy flow is believed to maintain or improve your […]

Do You Have Whiplash?

Do You Have Whiplash

If you have recently been in an accident that caused your neck to jolt back and forth rapidly, you may be wondering if you have whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash is a relatively common injury that can occur as a result of the neck being forcefully jolted backward and forward, like a whip. Whiplash can be caused […]

How Food Allergies Affect Your Body

How food allergies affect Your Body

Did you know that according to Food Allergy Research & Education, approximately 32 million Americans have food allergies? Around 170 foods have been identified to cause allergies and the most common are milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustaceans. Although most food allergies develop during childhood, they can ultimately develop at any […]

Why Does my Hip Hurt?

why does my hip hurt

Did you know that hip conditions are one of the most undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions? Unfortunately, if you have been experiencing hip pain, you probably not only know this, but can understand the frustration of not knowing what is wrong. Although many doctors and chiropractors attribute hip pain to greater trochanteric pain syndrome and osteoarthritis, […]

Chiropractic Care and Scoliosis

June is scoliosis awareness month

Did you know that the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) notes that 30,000 children are fitted with corrective braces and 38,000 patients undergo spinal fusion surgery to treat scoliosis every year? Unfortunately, scoliosis affects around 2-3% of the American population and can lead to pain and physical complications if not properly treated. The month […]

Alternative Health Treatments for Pain

Alternative Health Treatments for Pain

Nowadays, there are a variety of pain management options available. While this is beneficial from the standpoint of being able to try different options, it can also make things overwhelming when figuring out where to start. Many people start with the traditional pain management solutions, such as prescription medications. Although traditional pain management solutions have […]

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You?

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You (1)

In 1906, Albert Einstein produced the first laser light, however at that time all he knew was that light had special properties. Later in 1960, T.H. Maiman used a ruby crystal to produce a thin red beam of intense light. This intense light beam was later used in 1967 by Endre Mester on rats, where […]