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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • AutoAccidents and Recovery
    It sounds all too familiar. People are involved in all types of accidents, from minor fender benders to major collisions resulting in severe spinal whiplash injuries. In my 25 years of experience with auto accident victims, I’ve found that whether you were involved in an accident at 10 mph or 65 mph you can still have damage to your spine. Read more
  • ChiroKids
    KIDS’ HEALTH TODAY Our children see fruit roll ups and potato chips as sources of food. American teens consume 34 teaspoons of sugar a day leading to unhealthy weight gain, high 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
  • Health & Recovery Tips From Dr. Joe
    Ice, Ice & More Ice Ice helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. I recommend that you apply ice to your neck or back a minimum of 4-5 times a day Read more
  • How I Got Into Chiropractic
           This is the question that was answered early in my life.  My father, Stan, started going to Dr. Billmyre in Xenia, Ohio, when he was involved in Read more
  • Never Underestimate the Power of the Body
    Never Underestimate the Power of the Body Never underestimate the power of the body to be self-healing and self-regulating when there is no interference on the nervous system. Nature has the Read more
  • INNATE
    So, Dr. Joe…What does your license plate mean? Well, this has been quite funny over the last 6 years, as it says INNATE. Since we have all different variations in Read more

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