Welcome to our chiropractic practice!

It’s with pleasure that we welcome you to our chiropractic practice.  We would like to take a moment and share with you some of the thought processes behind what you may of recently experienced with us: 1.  X-rays:  You may have had the impression that chiropractors, like dentists, immediately order x-rays on every new client and with us you […]

Symptoms radiating from the neck

cervical radic color diagram

Neck conditions may effect the neck (cervical spine) nerves, causing symptoms which show up elsewhere. Spinal nerve irritation may cause one to notice numbness, tingling, pain, &/or weakness extending down to either shoulder blade, shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand &/or to the fingers. Because the cause of the problem is in the cervical spine symptoms […]

Illustrated painful spinal conditions

disc, herniated  diagram

Herniated and Bulging Disc Designed to act as shock absorbers for the spine, discs are located between the vertebrae (bones of the spine). The outer ring of the disc (light blue in this diagram),  known as the annulus fibrosis, surrounds a jelly-like center (darker blue in this diagram) known as the nucleus pulposus.  Unfortunately, with […]

44% Veterans Experience Chronic Pain

Pain in the back

A recent study reports that nearly nearly 15% of returning soldiers have used pain killers in the past month–more than 4x higher than use in the general public. Among infantry soldiers who have returned home within the past 3 months, 44% are experiencing chronic pain.   Chronic pain is defined as pain for at least 3 […]

What to do if your neck hurts at work

Neck pain

These days most of us are required to sit for prolonged periods of time and this can pose problems following a whiplash neck injury.  Recent studies indicate that prolonged sitting is bad for all of us on many levels and periodic movement throughout ones day is advocated.  Of course some occupations require a lot of […]

The pain of scar tissue

Scar tissue, abdominal

AS part of the healing process, healing of injures, including surgical procedures, result in scar tissue. If you’ve ever experienced scarring on your body you know that the scar tends to feel stiffer and less elastic than the surrounding skin. Scar tissue is made of collagen and it is  stiffer and tougher than the original […]

Posture

Poor Posture

The movement of your spine is very important because spinal movement is estimated to generate 90% of the nutrition and stimulation to your brain.  This means that if your spine is stiff and out of adjustment that your brain is paying the price. It was Roger Sperry, the Nobel Prize recipient for brain research who […]

Non-surgical axial spinal decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression

Non-surgical axial spinal decompression (referred to as simply ‘non-surgical spinal decompression’ in this article) is a term used to describe a relatively new treatment which involves using a comfortable computer controlled table, to follow the programming indicated by a physician, for the purpose of providing distraction, unloading, traction, or ‘decompression’ to a portion of the […]