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  • Introducing...The Sit-Stand Desk
    In one of my previous articles, I was saying stating that sitting is now the new smoking. I wanted to add a little bit to what I had said earlier and express a few of my thoughts and recommendations. We know that sitting at your desk all day is not good for your back and can put a toll on your hips and back. Over the last year, I have suggested to many of my patients that they either purchase and or ask for a standing desk to aid in their reduction of back pain, computer slouching and neck/upper back bad posture issues. Sitting all day can cause back pain, neck stiffness, headaches and several other things. I have been recommending to my patients that they start using a standing desk. Average prices are between $125 to $250 and according to a 2019 survey for Human Resources, standing desk are the fastest growing benefits trend and approximately 60% of employers provide or subsidize standing desks for their employees. Read more
  • Chiropractic Care for All Ages
    Chiropractic care focuses on restoring and maintaining the health of the body's nervous system. When your nervous system is optimized and functioning properly, it enables the body's powerful healing and restorative systems to thrive. Interference in your nervous system causes pain and dysfunction in the way your body works. This interference is known as subluxation or misalignment. Muscles, bones and joints may become injured and misaligned resulting in nerves being irritated, pinched, or compressed, causing interference in the nervous system. This can lead to a variety of symptoms including pain. Thru chiropractic adjustments, we remove spinal misalignments and restore the function of the nervous system and allow the innate or natural healing mechanisms of the human body to take over. Chiropractic care is useful and effective for people of all ages and stages of life. Read more
  • Top 8 Research Breakthroughs to Support Chiropractic Care in the Last Decade
    Chiropractor and Researcher, Dr. Christopher Kent reviews hundreds of chiropractic research articles each month which have a direct bearing on many aspects of your mental, physical and overall health care costs. While most studies relate to common neck or back pain, there are many that ignored by the chiropractic profession. Many of these have a major impact on your health care costs, reducing surgery, improving overall wellness and decreasing mental and physical symptoms. Read more
  • The 3 Most Common Chiropractic Questions Answered
    The 3 Most Frequently Asked Chiropractic Care Questions and The Answers to Them Most people have a few questions when considering chiropractic care to naturally treat pain and injuries. If you've been wondering if chiropractic is a good option for you, you'll want to take a look at these commonly asked questions. Read more
  • Chiropractic Releasing the Force Within You
    As we patiently wait for Star Wars Episode XI, the rise of Skywalker as Rey, Finn and Poes journey continues with the power and knowledge of the generations before them. There is a lot of symbolism in comparison as to your health and chiropractic and the Star Wars saga. There is a limitless force within every cell, organ, gland tissue of your body that is not only God-given or INNATE that allows your body to express 100% potential and maximum health. You are born with this power and intelligence and it doesn't require any training. Innate is the intelligence wired into you that governs every single act and cell in your body. Read more
  • If I knew i was Going to Live This Long.. I'd of Taken a lot better care of Myself When i was Younger
    One of my father's famous quotes is "if I knew I was going to live this long...I would've taken a lot better care of myself when I was younger. We all know things that you do today can come back to cause a lot of health issues in our future. If we all slept better, exercised more and eat healthier foods we know a future pain and health problems would be less. This is not any different than maintaining your new car by changing the oil, rotating the tires or going to the dentist a couple times a year for regular teeth cleaning to prevent cavities. Read more
  • How Can I get My Adjustments to Last Longer
    How Can I get My Adjustments to Last Longer? i get asked this question quite regularly. Depending on the things you do after your visit to the chiropractor, the effects of your treatment can last weeks, days or just a few hours. Fortunately, you can extend the positive effects of your adjustments by following a few simple guidelines. Read more
  • I have a Vitamin D Deficiency
    Last year I had a blood test thru Athlete Blood Test (ABT) company that showed that I was deficient in Vitamin D. While I was not surprised to some degree, as it was during the winter and that my German/Italian blonde hair and blue eyes, never liked to be in the sun because I always got burned so easily with this type of genetics. With this Blood test, I was able to truly understand the implications of having low or deficient levels of Vitamin D in the body. Some symptoms low levels of Vitamin D include fatigue/tiredness, back pain, depression, bone/hair loss, muscle pain and weak immunity and frequent sickness. Read more
  • How Often Should I Replace My Shoes?
    I see it all the time that well-worn comfy pair of shoes that many of the patients come in with on a regular basis. I ask the patients how old are these shoes? They say years… but as I go into my explanation about comfort vs proper function and it doesn’t matter if you are talking about a running, dress or a casual everyday shoe. The research shows that about every 300 to 400 miles the shoes should be replaced, even though they may not seem to be worn out. Shoes will show small wear patterns in the heel and mid/outsoles that can cause pain, dysfunction and stress on your lower joints (Ankle, Knees and Hips) and spine. Read more
  • What Type of Mattress Should I Buy?
    On a regular basis, patients want my opinion as to what kind of mattress they should buy. Well a lot of this can be individual, cost and general preferences. Here's my thoughts on which mattress you should choose. I am a pretty simple and basic person with just quality products that last. Read more
  • A Chiropractor with Back pain?
    When I was 19 years old, my biggest goal was to break a world record in powerlifting (Squat). I was working out every day and getting closer and closer to breaking the current record in my best event. With the way things were going during my training, I was nearly ready to attempt to achieve my goal and squat 600 plus lbs. Read more
  • Expect Miracles
    One day as I was walking in the front door of my office, I noticed a small, hand painted stone near the edge of the sidewalk. On the stone was a yellow sun surrounded by a bright blue sky. I looked down at the stone and smiled. Intrigued by this random act of Beauty, I decided to create a stone of my own. Right then I started brainstorming about what image or message I would leave. I decided to leave a stone with one of my favorite chiropractic slogans, “expect miracles,” and here’s why. Read more
  • The Most Important Organ in the Human Body
    Let’s begin with a question for everyone reading this; what do you think is the most important organ in the human body? Many people would probably think it’s the heart, however, it’s the brain! While your heart is a vital organ, the brain (and the nervous system that attaches to the brain) make up the most critical organ system in the human body. Read more
  • Preventing Injuries in Your Young Athlete
    Young athletes long to be just like their favorite sports stars just as we all did when we were there age. What child doesn’t dream to hit like Bryce Harper, dunk like Lebron or drill the ball into the back of the goal like Christine Sinclair? It wasn’t until recently though that children and adolescents have begun to train like their heroes. This poses a problem as children involved with sports are developing injuries at a much higher rate than in the past. Read more
  • Why is One Leg Shorter Than Another?
    Have you ever tried on a pair of pants, only to see that one pant leg is longer than the other? Or noticed that you’re able to touch one foot on the ground from a high seat but not the other? Ever wondered if one of your legs could actually be shorter than the other? Read more
  • 5 Benefits to Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
    Not sure if you should see a chiropractor when you are pregnant? The truth is, chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to be extremely beneficial to both mom and baby. Here are some of the benefits that you stand to gain: Read more

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