Viewing 1 - 16 out of 161 posts


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

What type of Supplements should I Take?

People frequently inquire about which vitamin supplements they should take, given the abundance of options available in grocery stores, pharmacies, health food shops, and even gas stations. While the adage "your food should be your vitamins" has long been touted, the reality is that modern food processing, bleaching, overcooking, and intensive farming practices have led to a depletion of essential nutrients in our food, making it challenging to attain adequate levels of vitamins and minerals from diet alone. Read More

Your Body's silent cry for Water

No, thank you. I'm not thirsty." But regardless, it's essential to drink water consistently, even before you feel the need. Water plays a critical role in maintaining your overall health. By staying hydrated, you can prevent dehydration, a condition that can lead to cognitive fog, mood swings, muscle cramping, dizziness, overheating, constipation, and kidney stones. Read More

Why Golfers love Chiropractic

Golf is a beloved pastime for many Americans, with nearly 25 million hitting the greens in 2020, making up about 8 percent of the U.S. population. However, like any physical activity, golf has its downsides. The repetitive motion of swinging can strain the back, leading to stiffness and discomfort. Surprisingly, 85% of reported golf-related injuries involve the spine and low back pain. Studies indicate that approximately 70% of golfers have experienced at least one injury during their playing years, with half of these injuries becoming chronic without proper treatment. Read More

Do I have a Pinched Nerve?

When nerves become pinched through an injury, muscle spasms and inflammation of the muscles may cause the nerve to become compressed or irritated, resulting in pain. The general term “pinched nerve” is somewhat of a catch all phrase. This is used many times to describe pain which is associated with many different conditions from misalignment of the spine, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica pain, and trigger point and muscle spasms. Read More

The Importance of Proper Sleeping Habits for your Health

Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being, and it's especially important for maintaining optimal spinal health. Proper sleeping habits, including bedtime routines, sleeping positions, and mattress firmness, play a significant role in supporting optimal health. Read More

Why go three times a week?

Many times, patients come to the office thinking that just one crack and they'll be good, and they don't need to return. While that's an interesting thought, that is just not how the body usually works. Even if you chose to take some level of medication, the prescription usually requires you to take it every 4 to 6 hours or so until the symptoms subside. Advertising bombards us with a belief that if we take a pill that holds the answer to long-term back pain relief, when in reality, you're going to need to take it more than just one time. Read More

What if Dr. Joe was on Ritalin?

Grade school was a very difficult time for me in many ways. I struggled in math and language arts and generally had trouble with test taking, especially the big annual standardized tests that measured academic progress and overall class rank. I didn’t think I was smart. It took a lot of hard work for me to get through just grade school and high school with mostly C’s and high B’s. The only courses I was good at were art and health. Science and history weren’t too bad because I could just straight out memorize things. My teachers knew I had abilities, and they kept working with me to figure out my learning formula. Read More

Pregnancy and Chiropractic...Your best Start

Congratulations, you are going to have a baby. Sheppard Chiropractic wants you to have a healthy pregnancy for both you and your child. Our office wants to inform new mothers of ways that they can have a better pregnancy. One of the ways you can have a healthier pregnancy is to take care of your body. Women should eat a healthy diet both, before, during and after their pregnancy and get proper amounts of sleep. another way to take care of yourself during your pregnancy is to exercise regularly. A daily exercise regimen is as important during pregnancy as it is before and afterwards. Exercise helps to make you feel your best during your pregnancy. You should consult your doctor to determine what is best for you and your baby. These are a few of the known ways you can take care of your body during your pregnancy. Read More

It's Easier to Build a Childs Future rather than Repair an Adult

I am constantly getting asked “why are so many parents taking their children to see a certified pediatric chiropractor?”. I tell them that the answer is quite simple, children have spines and a nervous system just the same as adults do. We want to make sure they are taking good care of it especially during the developmental years. Read More

Is my baby too young to be adjusted?

This is a very common question that I do get asked, especially with newborn babies. The birth process can be very stressful, not only on the mother but the baby also. During the delivery process, sometimes there can be difficulty which can cause injuries to the very upper neck, upper back and shoulder regions of newborns. With some forceps and suction deliveries, this injures and strains the upper neck region in an infant which can cause muscle spasm, sometimes called torticollis and some complications after delivery. Read More

I Don't Believe in Chiropractic

Few times a week, I often hear that… you know “I just don't believe in chiropractic”. My response to the statement is not defensive but engaging and educating in the health conversation. Which, I understand why you may not believe in chiropractic, but it's not about a belief or a religion. Chiropractic is principled in allowing the body to work and function at 100% through a specific chiropractic adjustment. Read More

I Didn't Know Chiropractic Could help with that...

It’s my fault and I take full responsibility that I don't spend a little bit more time on teaching and educating to understand the importance of the nervous system and Read More

The Poopin Bone

One of the problems that many parents deal with today with their children is constipation. It has become a problem that affects two out of every four children that come into my office. These toxins continue to stay in the body and will cause sickness and ill health. Our children today also continue to have a diet that has minimal fiber from not eating enough whole grains, vegetables and fruits and not drinking water. The health and wellness of your child comes from within their own body and not from a pill, laxative or a potion. The body’s ability to heal, regulate and eliminate is directly proportional to the function of the nervous system. I have found through my career, chiropractic experience and education that 80% of children today are subluxated during the birth process (C-section, forceps or suction). This subluxation or misalignment interferes with the child’s ability to digest and eliminate foods. Read More

I don't know Why I was so Afraid of the Adjustment

More than usual this week, I have heard several of the new patients say... I don't know what I was so afraid of going to the chiropractor and getting adjusted. I told them maybe it was what they had see on TV, a YouTube video or even a TikTok that may have created that fear as many of these videos are done to increase social media ranking, get more views, likes, or something of that sort. Actually that popping and cracking you hear is not normally that loud. The noise is hyper elevated by having the microphone right near where he or she is adjusting on the spine. Read More

Can chiropractic adjustments induce labor?

The birth of a baby is a very exciting time for both the husband and wife. The whole 40 week process with the anticipation and preparing for the big day along with the knowing exact date of birth, can be somewhat predicted and unknown at the same time. When this big day occurs, mom may be not totally prepared for a long and sometimes difficult labor. Studies do show that the longer that the mom is in labor particularly if the baby is not in a normal down position, the more both mom and the baby are at risk. While medication is often used to speed up or induce labor, sometimes this may cause additional stress on the baby. Read More

Why am I still in pain after my first adjustment?

This is a very common question that I get asked when patients come in after the first adjustment. While, this answer is very simple and even more complicated than they may know at that time. On rare occasion, people after their first adjustment experience almost immediate relief from the pain. Well this does happen it isn't very often. Like most my patience to wait until the pain gets so bad and they just can't function in their daily activities that they finally decide to do something about it. Read More

Viewing 1 - 16 out of 161 posts


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Contact Us

chiropractic spine


Learn how we can help with your pain