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  • It was only a Minor fender bender, how can my neck possibly hurt so bad?
    According to the National Safety Council (NSA), approximately 12 million car accidents occur annually involving 20 million cars. The Mayo Clinic reported 90 percent of injuries effecting the Cervical spine. Rear end collisions cause more Cervical injury as compared to front or side collisions and Studies show that women are 5 times more likely to be injured than men. Read more
  • I don't need to work out, I have a physical job, work in the yard and walk every day... isn't that enough?
    I hear this all the time... I don't need to work out, I have a physical job, working in the yard and walk every day isn't that enough?. Actually, it's not and being physically active outside or in your job is good but it doesn't work the necessary muscles that keep the body in proper alignment, allow for proper posture, muscular strength and general cardio health especially with long-term gravity and continued technology which is all part of the real world today. Read more
  • Sitting Is The New Smoking
    I was reading an article several weeks ago about How sitting is the new Smoking. While I know we all have bad habits (I think that I only have one which is 2.5 cups of coffee a day and my wife says I have a lot more), this has become a very unhealthy habit and majority of our society is in such a fast-paced technology, sit all day and computer world. Read more
  • Mom's Headache
    This picture sounds all too familiar: Mom is upstairs because she has a migraine headache. Her door is closed, the lights are off and we have to be “really quiet.” Hopefully the shot (Immetrex) worked and she’ll be “all better” in the morning. I also here people say, “I just get a couple of ‘normal’ headaches a week.” Read more
  • Once You Go...You Always Have To Go
    Once You Go...You Always have to Go This is one of the many roadblocks and complaints that I hear when I talk to people about chiropractors. But I approach it in several different ways. I tell them that I have been going to a chiropractor for over 47 years. There has been many times that I have been injured in my life (Auto accident, slipping on ice and Sports injuries), some injuries have been worse than others, but I have always relied on my chiropractor to get me back to pre-injury status Read more
  • I Don't Need Dr. Joe, I Pop and Crack My Own Neck
    This is what I hear all to often in my office. It has become a very popular habit that teenagers and adults do. I haven’t figured out why, it seems as though it is a “cool thing” to do or maybe “just to save money”. Lets look at the serious long-term effects of doing this on a daily basis. Read more
  • Ethan Montgomery Had a Great Fall
    I realize every day the importance of having my child checked and adjusted after a spinal injury. This impact to Ethan’s forehead was at a full run into a wall. It split open his head and required a visit to the ER. Fortunately, nothing was broken and the Doctor glued his skin back together. That day, I checked Ethan for a subluxation. His leg length was almost 1 inch off. Read more
  • Ice Ice Baby
    One of the biggest questions I get asked is… whether you should ice or heat when experiencing pain or stiffness. I always, use the rule that simplifies this and that is when you have pain that on a scale of 1 to 10 that is more than 3, you should ice anything less than that you can use heat. Read more
  • Concussion, Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries
    ​Each year in the United States, there are an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related brain injuries (Journal Head Trauma Rehab) of which 136,000 of which occur in young athletes in the high school sports (Journal Athletic Trainer). Many of these statistics may be grossly underestimated over half of a sample of high school football players did not report a head injury, even though it had occurred (Clinical Journal Sports Medicine). Read more
  • Posture is the Window to your Health
    Mirror, mirror on the wall…who has the best posture of them all? Through an old fairy tale that I read to my son, I’ve tried to bring together what we may not notice in the mirror and a better health experience. Every day when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we look at our posture. Our posture, whether good or bad, is the window to our health. As part of my daily life, I enjoy looking at people’s posture. Depending on his/her posture, I am enlightened to the health of the patient. Read more
  • Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Your Pregnancy
    What an exciting time in your family’s life with the new addition. As your body changes and your baby is developing in the womb, this puts different stressors/pressure on the spine and pelvis. Ligament laxity and altered biomechanics during the progressing trimesters with minimal alternatives to pain management, headaches and sciatic leg pain leaving you feeling very uncomfortable all the time. The percentage of women having low back pain according to American Pregnancy Association is approximately 50 to 70%. Read more
  • Chiropractic Care for Seniors
    Chiropractic has helped millions of maturing individuals to help regain control of their lives and health. Chiropractic adjustments are specifically designed to reduce pain, increase range of motion and general mobility of joints, improve strength and balance and overall quality of life. As we are living longer lives, the majority have a reduced quality of life and less ability to experience general daily and recreational activities due to debilitating pain and dysfunction. Read more
  • Sports Injuries and Athletic Performance
    It is estimated that 30 million children now participate in organized sports including soccer, football, swimming, gymnastics, hockey, skating and baseball. Approximately 775,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries. In professional sports, injury is the number one reason for early retirement. According to U.S. News and World Report 67 billion dollars is spent each year for the treatment of athletic injuries. Read more
  • Above Down Inside Out
    Above Down Inside Out has been one of my favorite quotes in the Chiropractic world since starting Chiropractic school in 1988. As I chose the Fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College Read more
  • 3,000 Mile Tune-Up
    The question often arises over and over again…Should I still continue to come for regular adjustments even if I don’t have pain?  Well, I am glad you asked. I would Read more
  • Stanley Steamer Had Two Great Falls
    As Stanley Steamer went out to get his paper as part of his daily routine, he did not see the black ice and fell, landing on his knee and hip. Read more

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