What Conditions Does Chiropractic Help?

Not all Subluxations Hurt

A subluxation is a malposition/rotation/fixation of your spinal bones. The joints are obviously designed to flex, rotate and extend. With normal alignment and no subluxations the movement doesn't cause any pain or limit in range of motion. If the bones become...

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Chiropractic Helps you Stay Healthy

When I meet new people and I tell them I am a chiropractor they usually have a joke about, "Oh, I have this kink in my neck... can you give me a quick crack and fix it!?" Chiropractic is very effective at alleviating neck and back pain, headaches, sciatica, numbness...

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Snow Shoveling Aches?

It should come as no surprise that snow shoveling is a common way to hurt your back or neck. The pushing, lifting and twisting puts a huge strain on your spine. Even snow blowing uses a lot of core muscles and can cause aggravation to the joints and nerves. Typically...

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Sore Muscle and Joints?

One of the most common New Year's Resolutions is of course to lose weight and exercise more. For a newbie to the world of exercising you can develop sore muscles and aching joints rather quickly from the new regiment. Chiropractic care can help with the soreness you...

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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...

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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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