What Parents Should Know About Sports Injuries In Teenage Athletes


Sports can be a great outlet for kids and teens. Playing sports allows them to use their energy in a healthy way, get exercise, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and practice important values, like being a team player and working hard to achieve a goal. Sports can also encourage teens who struggle academically to apply themselves and keep their grades up so they can continue to participate – and good grades and athletic ability can translate into more college opportunities later.

22 July 2016

4 Tips For Parkour Traceurs Seeking Chiropractic Care


Whether you are new to parkour or have been practicing for several years, you will most likely experience a time when you will benefit from chiropractic care. Parkour is a high-impact exercise and it can put undue stress on your joints. During your time practicing parkour, you may experience compression of the spine, misalignment of joints, and stretched or slipped joints. A chiropractor can help you with all of these ailments.

20 July 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Manipulation


A chiropractor can provide you with relief from your pain by manipulating your body. This is typically done on the back but can be done on shoulders, arms and legs as well. When the body is manipulated or adjusted, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide are released, helping to relieve pressure on the joint. This accounts for both the pop some people hear, and the immediate pain relief that can be experienced.

18 July 2016

Could Undiagnosed Spina Bifida Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain?


Are you plagued by lower back pain? Have you switched to ergonomic furniture, taken over-the-counter pain medications, and bought a heating pad for your back, yet still can't seem to get any pain relief? If so, your back pain could be caused by an undiagnosed case of spina bifida. Read on to learn more. What Is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is a spine defect that develops in utero. In a developing fetus, the vertebrae and membranes in the back should form around the neural tube and completely envelop it (the neural tube forms the brain and spinal cord).

7 June 2016

Get The Most Out Of Your Physical Therapy By Bringing These 4 Items


When going to your first physical therapy appointment, there are a lot of things you should bring. According to one practice, you'll need all of the following: your insurance information, your identification, your physician's orders, a list of medications you're taking, your medical history and, if required by your insurance, a copay. They also recommend bringing your appointment book so you can keep track of your next visit. Along with all of this paperwork, there are also four other things that you ought to bring so that you can get the most out of your appointment.

2 June 2016

The 4 Stages Of A Migraine Attack


The stress of everyday life, your diet, and a lack of sleep may all cause you to have headaches. Since they are common, you most likely have had one or more in your lifetime. However, many people experience a more involved version of a headache that can wreak physical and emotional havoc on a life. While shocking to learn, migraines are the 3rd most prevalent and 8th most disabling disease in the world.

27 May 2016