• What is Pain?

    Pain is like the blinking red light in our cars telling us the oil is low. Sometimes it’s just a bad sensor and we can ignore it. Other times we need to actually replace the oil or wait until the engine blows and deal with the stressful consequences.

    When Do We Feel Pain?

    Many of us who engage in sports or activities have experienced that random red light or pain during a workout that we ignore because it just disappeared the next day. Other times we feel that nagging pain that will not go away until we decide to pay attention or the escalating injury will finally make us pay attention. The scope and duration of this experience is dependent upon many variables: degree of tissue insult, prior injury, underlying inflammatory disorders, exercise habits and access to medical care.

  • We are in a unique situation, where a large portion of our workforce is being forced to work at home for the time being and home ergonomics are . Unfortunately, most of us do not have adequate setups at home to support our body. Hint: if you can see your foot by looking to the side of your screen right now, your head is not in a good position!

    In this post, we will cover:

    • What good ergonomics are and why they are importan

    • What you should look at in your home office setup

    • What you can do to improve it

  • Were you recently in a car accident? You might not notice your aches and pains right away. Within a few days, however, you might experience back or neck pain that requires professional help.

    Should you see a chiropractor for neck pain? More people rely on chiropractors than you might realize.

    In fact, it's estimated that chiropractors treat over 27 million Americans annually for everything from mobility issues to headaches.

  • Shoulder pain can be truly bothersome but thankfully it's treatable. Read to learn about seven home remedies for shoulder pain, as well as when to see a doctor!

  • man in knee pain

    Did you know that over half of Americans take an average of 4 prescription medications regularly?

    Although pills are effective at treating all kinds of health conditions, long-term use can pose a lot of serious risks like liver damage.

    Do you want to learn how to prevent knee pain naturally? Keep reading for 10 simple remedies that can help you live pain-free.

  • active release technique being performed

    In this article, we'll give you the inside scoop on Active Release Techniques, a type of care provided by chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, MDs, DOs, massage therapists, and more. We'll also help you get started with a local chiropractor. 

  • Have you ever watched the Olympics and seen strips of colorful tape adorning the athlete's arms, legs or backs?

    No, it's not a fashion statement. It's kinesiology tape and is used by both elite athletes and regular people.

    Kinesiology tape was invented by a Japanese chiropractor named Kenzo Kase in 1979.

    But how does kinesiology tape work? Read on to get answers to this and other questions.

  • Are you currently dealing with a sports injury or chronic, nagging pain that won't subside no matter how much ice and heat you apply to it? If so, it may be time to try some different treatment modalities, such as deep tissue laser therapy.

    Never heard of this treatment before? Read on to learn more about it and the benefits it can offer you.

  • All things in moderation is great advice.   Whether that is food, fitness, spending habits, or even receiving advice, I’ve found that extremes tend to have negative consequences.  We treat a lot of sports injuries in our office, especially low back pain from lifting, CrossFit, runners, triathletes, and golf.  This can be frustrating because injury can keep you away from performing something you love.  A common theme to many injuries we see has to do with spinal positioning.  “Neutral Spine” is a concept that has been around for quite some time and is often misunderstood; it is not a singular position, but rather a range where we can safely train.  In general, it is the position our spine is naturally designed to be the most biomechanically efficient.

  • Does your body often experience joint pain? Are you tired of feeling the effects of aspirin whenever you take it to give your joint pain some relief? If that’s the case, it may be time for you to try these natural remedies for joint pain.