More people find relief with chiropractic than standard medical care alone

  Bottom Line: For years, progressive doctors have been fighting to effect one of the worst epidemics ever: addiction to prescription pain medications. But, thanks to a pharmaceutical industry that has billions of dollars to spend on lobbying and advertising, it’s been an uphill battle. In the United States alone, over 300 million prescriptions for pain relievers are filled each year. The reason? Until recently, prescribing pills has been the standard medical care for acute pain and…

What’s Off-Label Medicine and Why Should You Care?

Bottom Line: Remember the most recent drug commercial you watched? The list of possible side-effects and complications often include everything from diarrhea to death. Believe it or not, all of those crazy ‘side-effects’ and increased risks are to be expected from the drug when properly prescribed for the purpose it was approved for. That’s called an “on label” prescription. A drug prescribed “on-label” means that it has been FDA approved to treat a specific condition. When…

Getting Adjusted Makes You Stronger

Bottom Line: Did you know that a chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just help reduce your pain levels it actually helps you get stronger? It’s true. Researchers measured the electrical activity in the arms and legs before, during and after a chiropractic adjustment. What did they find? An increase in cortical drive post chiropractic adjustment. That’s science-speak for more strength. A combination of strength and flexibility will help keep you active and pain-free.…

Chiropractic Brain Octane

Bottom Line: Well before buttered coffee and MCT oil became a popular trend, Dr. Roger Sperry (a neurobiologist and Nobel award winner) had a staggering finding regarding human performance. He discovered that, 90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine! Why it matters: Recent research uncovered even more ways that a chiropractic adjustment stimulates your brain function. Researches have measured that our brain…

I like to pretend that headaches are just my memories fighting each other

Bottom Line: Did you know that one of the side effects of headache medications is….well…headaches! Yes, many prescriptions that are taken for headaches tend to actually contribute to headaches. But, headache sufferers may not need to take these medications to find relief. New research indicates that chiropractic care can significantly decrease the frequency of tension headaches. Why it Matters: Headaches are a pain. Literally and figuratively. Too many people (maybe…

Happiness is…not having a headache

Bottom Line: Wake up. Go to Work. Suffer with a stiff neck. End the night with a headache. Repeat. Hopefully, this doesn’t sound familiar. But for millions of people this is their daily cycle. The good news? It doesn’t need to be that way. Studies have shown that people who utilize chiropractic care can improve the range of motion in their neck and also decrease the severity of their headaches.…

How to Stay Pregnant Longer (just kidding)

Bottom Line: 90% of women who have chiropractic care during pregnancy wish they would stay pregnant for another 6 months. Ok, ok, that was a joke. But what is no joke is that research supports chiropractic care as one of the safest and most effective options for assisting  with pregnancy related low back pain.   Why it Matters: Even with all the changes that occur in a woman’s body during…

What Does Pregnancy and Vegas Have in Common?

  Bottom Line: Pregnancy can make you more sick than that last “girl’s weekend” in Vegas. But, while what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; what happens during pregnancy doesn’t stay in pregnancy. Over half of women with back pain during pregnancy will continue to have back pain after pregnancy. Oi vey.   Why it Matters: Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the safest and most effective…