Taking Antibiotics For Colds Can’t Help and May Hurt


According to a recent study in Lancet about a third of patients who see their doctors for upper respiratory tract infections get diagnosed with acute rhinosiniustus and out of that third, 80% are prescribed antibiotics for said diagnosis.  This is done even though doctors don’t have a clear criteria to distinguish between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. This is important because antibiotics are effective in treating bacterial infections but do no good against viruses like the common cold.  In fact taking an antibiotic […]

The How’s and Why’s of Allergies


Over 26 million people are affected by allergies every year.  Typical symptoms of a allergies include nasal blockage, excessive mucous production, sore throat, stuffy head, and fatigue. So what causes allergies…  Allergies are actually a reverse reaction of a normal immune response.  Rather than what you think of when you’re sick and you immune system can’t fight off the offending agent.  When allergies kick in your immune system responds to a non-offending agent to fight off something that does not need to be fought, […]

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Tips for Preventing Back Pain


Your Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide?  Americans also spend more than $50 billion a year on resolving and preventing back pain. What if you could save your self money, time, and agony with a few short and simple tips.  It’s not that we don’t love to see you when you come in to see us, but we’re pretty sure you would […]

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What’s Causing My Back Pain?


Your back is a never ending, twisting maze of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles.  All of these biological mechanisms work together to give you your mobility.  When one or more of these isn’t functioning correctly you can experience a loss of mobility and pain.  In most cases your loss of mobility/back pain are mechanical in nature rather than something more serious in nature(i.e. arthritis, infection, etc).  While mechanical pain can come from a variety of sources it doesn’t always have […]

Two Peas in a Pod


Did you know that chiropractic care goes hand in hand with massage therapy?  It is recommended that for faster longer lasting relief, you complement the two with each other.  As you know, chiropractic care is not just about treating the pain or symptom, but rather on treating the underlying issue that’s causing the discomfort. When massage is paired with chiropractic adjustments it can increase the therapies to bring total body healing and comfort, which is what we all crave right […]

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What’s Causing My Back Pain?


Your back is a never ending, twisting maze of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles.  All of these biological mechanisms work together to give you your mobility.  When one or more of these isn’t functioning correctly you can experience a loss of mobility and pain.  In most cases your loss of mobility/back pain are mechanical in nature rather than something more serious in nature(i.e. arthritis, infection, etc).  While mechanical pain can come from a variety of sources it doesn’t always have […]

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Health from the Inside Out


Whether you are a true believer in chiropractic care or an absolute NON-believer, you MUST read The Chiropractic Evolution written by David R. Moore.  Moore’s outlook on life and health care is truly inspiring and makes even the healthiest of people want to become more healthy! The first section in this amazing read talks about how our healthcare system is truly sick.  Meaning that people don’t take a preventative approach to things but rather put things off until the last […]

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Make Stress your #1 Health Concern


Spinal and nerve system deterioration has nothing to do with age.  All your bones and nerves are of course the same chronological age, but depending on their alignment and ability to function normally they all age separately.  This is why it’s extremely important to cut down on the interference and pressure put on your nervous system and joints, because the less pressure put on your nerves, the younger and healthier your body will feel.  Think of a cell phone, in […]

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What you Should Know…but probably don’t!!!


No matter how good it may feel…you should NEVER and I mean NEVER sleep on your stomach.  You can quickly cause headaches and chronic neck pain due to the imbalance and stress it puts on your spine.  When you wake in the morning you will probably feel pins & needles in your back due to the unnecessary pressure that is put on your nerves from this position.  Over time, sleeping on your stomach may develop into irreversible arthritic changes. Don’t […]

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Is Chiropractic Care the “healthy” new-age steroid?


In order to stay healthy, we are constantly encouraged to participate in sports and/or exercise regularly.  Physical contact sports such as football, soccer, or volleyball; and non-contact sports such as cross country, golf, or tennis; all can be very strenuous on your body affecting not only your muscles but your spine as well.  With this being said, it’s no wonder that chiropractic care has gained official sanctioning by almost all professional sports teams.  Chiropractors play such a key role in […]

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