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Tag: pain

Ice vs Heat

January 16th, 2017
Health Tips

    Should I use ice or heat for an injury? When used at the right time ice or heat can be a gentle, safe, effective treatment for your pain or discomfort. However, when used at the wrong time they can delay healing and even make your pain worse. Ice reduces pain and inflammation. If […]

Choosing a Backpack That Makes the Grade

August 13th, 2013
Health Tips

  You are probably in the midst of back to school shopping, and on that list is likely a backpack. Each year thousands of children are injured by their backpack, but your child does not have to be one of them. Smart shopping, and smart packing can greatly reduce the risk of backpack related injuries. […]

Attack of the Killer Desks!

July 17th, 2013
Health Tips

   If you are like most people there is a chance you are stuck at a desk all day at your job. Research is continuing to suggest that desk is taking years of your life. A 2010 Study found men who spent 6 or more hours sitting per day, faced a 17% higher mortality rate […]

Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings

July 10th, 2013
Health Tips

When a patient presents to my office with low back pain I ask them if they have done any home treatment for the pain, such as ice, heat, rest, over-the-counter medication, etc. One of the most popular responses seems to be that they did some stretching. The most common stretch seems to be for the […]


March 11th, 2013
Health Conditions

Osteoarthritis is unfortunately fairly common. It is safe to assume that we all know somebody who suffers from this type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease, and as the name implies certain joints of the body will wear out or degenerate as we age. A joint in the body, is where two […]

Don’t Marry your Diagnosis

November 9th, 2012
Health Tips

Don’t Marry Your Diagnosis! I heard this phrase quite often throughout my chiropractic education, and as I am coming to find, with good reason. As a chiropractor I frequently encounter many back pain sufferers who are told they have “bulging discs” or a “disc protrusion”, for which they are told to learn to live with […]