Spinal Blog

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Many people who've never received Chiropractic care aren't sure what to expect on their first visit. We've broken it down below to help take the guesswork out of it and help you feel more comfortable and prepared to make an appointment.    What can I expect during my first appointment? You will learn about us, about Chiropractic and how we practice it, and about our experience and beliefs regarding health healing and Wellness. We will learn lots about your history: previous trauma, your work, family, lifestyle; all the factors that have brought you to where you are. There will be...

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Chiropractic in the Workplace

Let’s start with the facts. Each year: – 40% of the population are affected by back pain (16 million)– 2.5 million people have back pain every day of the year– 60% of the general population have headaches– 1.2 million people are affected by musculoskeletal pain and 500,000 by work-related stress, and– 119 million work days are lost annually. This causes an overall burden to industry of approximately 10.4 billion dollars. Average absence due to sickness in a company of 3000 is 150 employees (5% of the workforce) each year, which equates to approximately two working weeks at a cost of...

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Taking the Scare out of Breech Pregnancy

“Your baby is breech.” This is one of the last things any woman wants to hear. It used to mean a difficult and dangerous birth, bottom first, like pushing your Christmas tree out the door the wrong way. Now it means dangerous surgery, which can have negative outcomes for both mom and baby. Delivery by Cesarean (or C-section) consists of major abdominal surgery, cutting through the wall of the mother’s abdomen to deliver the baby. Statistics also show that C-section babies have much higher rates of bronchial asthma, scoliosis, and cerebral palsy, to name a few. Structure governs function. Without...

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Chiropractic as a Lifestyle Choice

“If I had known I would live this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself.” Being old, sick, weak, and broken — this is one of the most surprising things that ever happens to us, yet nearly 80% of it is self-inflicted and preventable. The saddest thing, the insurmountable obstacle in our culture is that people can’t believe in anything bigger than some shallow pain relief model of living. Because of this, they miss out on one of the single greatest payoffs of chiropractic as a regular discipline and lifestyle choice: aging slowly and gracefully. Your next year can...

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It's Time to Rethink "Diet"

At this point, and it feels odd to say it, I’ve been around for a while. In Ecclesiastes, it says “there is nothing new under the sun.” I’ve been paying pretty close attention to diet for 30 years as nutrition was what really revolutionized my life and started me on this whole journey. When I was 20, friends and critics alike would call me Vitamin Boy. Now, 32 years later, the ones that are still alive are asking me for advice. And what I’m noticing over the years is a recurring theme: Atkins, low-carb diets, the Paleo diet, the Mediterranean...

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