What Conditions Does Chiropractic Help?

Asymptomatic Subluxation

Did you know you can be subluxated and not have pain? Just like your car tires can be low on air but not be noticeable. There can be underlying issues that you are not detecting. With a subluxation you may have a decreased range of motion and decreased nerve...

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16 Years in Chiropractic Practice

This week I am celebrating 16 years in practice.  It has gone by so quickly.  I have appreciated the opportunity to serve my community and provide my absolute best chiropractic care.  Over the years I have seen some amazing results with chiropractic adjustments from...

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Rainy weather making you achy?

It's not just in your head that you are more achy on a rainy day.  And it's not just old people that have joint aches when a storm is moving in.  The barometric pressure changes affect your joint pressure.  Even more so if they are subluxated. Joints are made up of...

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Spinal Manipulation Decreases Back Pain

Another surprising study showing spinal manipulation decreases back pain.  I sarcastically say surprising, those of you that are frequent blog followers know that I post a lot of studies showing the efficacy of chiropractic care. Years ago one of the complaints about...

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Benefits of sleep to fight inflammation

The benefits of sleep have really come to light over the past few years with more people undergoing sleep studies.  The medical community is realizing the benefits of sleep and how our bodies use sleep to not only heal but also prevent chronic diseases. The attached...

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Orthotics, Biofreeze and Pillows…Oh My

Did you know at Elements Chiropractic we also carry products that cater to your health needs? Recently we started stocking: Custom made orthotics by Footlevelers ($200).  These are custom made in house and can be made for any shoe type and activity level. Biofreeze...

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Pain Control vs Correction

Have you ever had a crack in your wall?  Patched it and painted over it and it looked great.  Then to find out a year later it came back again.  Apparently there was some underlying problem with the structure to the wall or foundation making that crack come back...

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Are you listening to your body?

Every Monday morning I have a blog article that I follow from Bill Esteb.  Although he is not a chiropractor, he has a great grasp on the chiropractic profession. This week had an interesting article.  It was about Body Awareness. Body Awareness is listening to your...

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Study Shows Chiropractic Best Treatment for Low Back Pain

We keep coming back to this topic and discussing studies and trials that show chiropractic care is the best treatment for back and neck pain.  Another glorious study that pitched chiropractic care against traditional medical care, massage and physiotherapy. Here's how...

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Thoughts, Traumas and Toxins

I get asked on a daily basis what causes back pain and subluxations. The simple answer is Thoughts, Traumas and Toxins. Thoughts: This is a fun way to say stress. I'm sure you have heard the saying "A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work." The same is...

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Is Pain Limiting Your Life?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to sit through a movie with your spouse and not be distracted by how much your back hurts from sitting?  How about if you could check your blind spot when you're driving without neck pain?  Maybe it would be nice to be able to sleep...

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Manipulation Decreases Back Pain

It seems like a recurring theme in these blog articles.  Chiropractic works.  Chiropractic can decrease your pain.  Chiropractic can increase your range of motion.  Chiropractic can help you sleep better.  Chiropractic can help you become more active with less pain....

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25% of School Aged Children have Back Pain

  I hear at least 2-3 times a week a parent tell their children, they are too young to see a chiropractor and they shouldn't have back pain at their age.  The study below shows that 25% of school aged children, ages 7-16, have back pain. Prolonged sitting in class and...

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What’s a Disc Herniation?

There are actually four types of disc herniations.  Each one can present with different symptoms and treatment can vary.  Disc Bulge- In the picture below it's labelled degeneration.  This is a broad pushing out of the disc.  Sometimes this can put pressure along the...

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What is Arthritis? Chiropractic Helps!

A very common diagnosis for patients with back or neck pain is arthritis.  Specifically this is osteoarthritis.  There is also rheumatoid arthritis that is an auto-immune disease that tends to mainly be seen in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles.  The picture below...

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Chiropractic Care Helps Headaches

Yes, I know, we already know this and have talked about it before.  However, there was a new study that came out that I wanted to share with you.  I love that chiropractic care has been getting so much research over the past decade.  Not only does it help explain to...

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What’s a Back/Neck Sprain

I have a lot of patients that come in and tell me they went to to urgent care or the emergency room and were told they have a back or neck sprain.  Typically they are given anti-inflammatory medicine and maybe a muscle relaxer.  I have seen a new trend instead of...

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Pulled Muscle or Subluxation?

This time of year people flock to the gym and exercises classes to fulfill New Year's Resolutions. Of course I think this is wonderful that people make the effort to take care of the only body they have. One of the best things you can do to help prevent and stabilize...

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$88 Billion on Back and Neck Pain

It's no wonder you see all this infomercials at night talking about new gadgets for back and neck pain, the perfect mattress or pillow and of course Shaq dancing with no back pain.  The US spent 3.2 trillion dollars on health care and this is how it breaks down by...

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Chiropractors can adjust extremities

As I was talking to a patient about how their neck pain was decreasing and their hand tingling was getting better, I said let's get those wrists adjusted to make sure they aren't subluxated too.  This sparked an interesting conversation and a realization on my side...

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