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Dizziness: What Causes It?


What Causes Dizziness? Understanding Vertigo (dizziness) and Treatment Options Vertigo or dizziness is often described as feeling off-balance or as if the room is spinning (when it’s not). Oftentimes, simple movements can feel very intense and impact your everyday life. Having your daily routine impacted or halted due to severe vertigo can be very [...]

Dizziness: What Causes It?2024-06-19T18:18:52+00:00

Acupuncture: What Is It and How Does It Work?


Acupuncture: What Is It and How Does It Work?   What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the holistic practice of inserting very thin sterile needles through the skin at specific points on your body and is most often used to treat pain and discomfort due to a variety of conditions including:   Anxiety and Depression [...]

Acupuncture: What Is It and How Does It Work?2024-06-19T18:19:01+00:00

Telemedicine and Chiropractic


Telemedicine and Chiropractic With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting CDC recommendations to stay home and practice social isolation, it leaves many moderate and high-risk patients with a dilemma. Do I venture out to the chiropractor’s office and potentially risk infection (for more information about the precautions at our office click here) or do [...]

Telemedicine and Chiropractic2024-06-19T18:19:50+00:00

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Sleep


6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Sleep Are you consistently waking up each morning feeling unrefreshed? You’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from sleep deprivation. Poor sleep can contribute to numerous health problems, but the good news is that most issues can be solved by changing your habits. Here are 6 ways that you [...]

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Sleep2021-02-26T23:04:31+00:00

Back and Neck Pain Tips


Back and Neck Pain Tips There are lots of things you can do to address your low back pain. Back and neck pain is some of the most common complaints we hear from people of all ages, and the discomfort can really interfere with your day-to-day activities. If you’ve ever suffered from acute or [...]

Back and Neck Pain Tips2022-05-24T17:57:38+00:00

Manage Your Holiday Stress


Manage Your Holiday Stress While it’s the most wonderful time of year, for many of us, it’s also the most stressful time of year. Parties, shopping, baking, and entertaining during the holiday season can cause stress to peak, and in some cases, can eventually lead to a serious health problem, so it’s important to [...]

Manage Your Holiday Stress2021-02-26T23:04:41+00:00

Pain-Proof Your Workstation


Pain-Proof Your Workstation Your office may be the place where good ideas come to fruition and productivity soars, but it can also be a place that triggers back pain, neck strain, and carpal tunnel. Imagine the amount of strain that is placed on your body while simultaneously sitting in a chair, hunching over a [...]

Pain-Proof Your Workstation2021-05-21T18:50:50+00:00

Turf Toe


Turf Toe “Turf toe” means that the strong fibrous ligaments connecting your big toe to your foot have been stretched too far and have been “sprained. This most commonly happens when your big toe is extended forcibly toward the top of your foot. This may happen abruptly from a fall or when something lands [...]

Turf Toe2021-02-26T23:04:51+00:00

The Best Indoor Exercises For Bad Weather Days


The Best Indoor Exercises For Bad Weather Days “I wish I could exercise, but it is too troublesome to step out while it’s raining.” “It’s too cold to workout!” Sound familiar? If you are guilty of not maintaining your workout regimen because of the weather, simply lamenting about it is not going to help. [...]

The Best Indoor Exercises For Bad Weather Days2024-06-19T10:50:20+00:00

Hip Abductor Weakness


Hip Abductor Weakness The main job of your hip muscles is to maintain the alignment of your leg when you move. One of the primary hip muscles, the gluteus medius, plays an especially important stabilizing role when you walk, run, or squat. The gluteus medius attaches your thigh bone to the crest of your [...]

Hip Abductor Weakness2022-04-13T20:59:58+00:00
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