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…

Create an All-Star Prenatal Team

Bottom Line: Midwives, doulas, and OB-GYN’s can all be important during pregnancy. Each has a special role to play. Whether its support, education, or even delivery; your prenatal team is there to make sure you have a safe and memorable birth experience.  But, when it comes to relieving pregnancy related back pain there is no better choice than a chiropractor.   Why it Matters: Chiropractors around the world work hand…

Time to get rid of your headaches!

Headaches are a topic I personally love. They tend to be a lot more complex than most people realize. There are actually several different kinds: classic migraines, non-classical migraines, tension headaches, cluster, cervico-genic (resulting from pain in the neck), and a few more! Each type has its own set of symptoms that set them apart from another and it’s important to know those differences. A lot of my new patients…

How Does a Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Each joint in your body, from your ankle to the bones in your neck, are designed to have a particular range of motion, specific to the joint. Your elbow for example: it can flex, extend, and rotate. Your low back can flex from side to side as you bend. When the joints are working properly, we have what we call “full range of motion.” Sometimes, these joints become stuck or…

Pinched Nerves Part 1: Joint Dysfunction, AKA Subluxation

Wow. What a broad category “pinched nerves” are. It’s one of those catch all terms that encompasses dozens of conditions and symptoms. To narrow it down for your sake and mine, let’s focus on the top three most common types of pinched nerves in my next series of blog posts: Joint Dysfunction (SUBLUXATION), Disc Herniation, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). Let’s also discuss how very treatable those three conditions are…