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What to do after a chiropractic visit

What to do after a chiropractic visit

What should you do after a chiropractic visit? Drink plenty of water Avoid hard work or stress on your body Stay active and avoid sitting for too long Be mindful of how your body feels Practice good posture Follow specific instructions from Chiropractor Schedule a follow-up visit Make healthy decisions moving forward Get plenty of good quality sleep Chiropractic care is a two-person job....

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Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Herniation

Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Herniation

What Is Spinal Disc Herniation? A herniated disc refers to a rupture in one of the rubbery cushions (spinal discs) that sit between the vertebral bones of your spinal column. A spinal disc has a thick, spongy exterior (annulus) with a delicate, jelly-like core (nucleus). A herniated disc — also called a ruptured or slipped disc — occurs when some of the soft nucleus...

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The Y-Strap: Why Traction & Decompression Tools Are Useful For Chiropractic Therapy

The Y-Strap: Why Traction & Decompression Tools Are Useful For Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic care is a holistic exercise — what that means is that your chiropractor will take the unique factors of your condition into account, and generate a treatment plan based on your specific needs. As new technology and innovations are discovered chiropractors are able to provide improvements to existing techniques. This is particularly true when it comes to techniques like spinal adjustment and decompression....

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Preventing Joint Pain in Cold Weather

Preventing Joint Pain in Cold Weather

Does it feel like every time the temperature drops, your joint pain level seems to rise? No, you’re not imagining things. Winter is the season of aches and pains for people with arthritis and other joint issues. The scientific reason behind this well-documented phenomenon remains uncertain, but there is no doubt that symptoms worsen in colder weather. While joint pain triggered by lower temperatures...

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Exercise Smarter in Portland, Oregon

Exercise Smarter in Portland, Oregon

Living in Portland can be a blessing and a curse, sure the summers can be nice outdoors. But when the weather gets colder, as it usually does for Fall, Winter, and, more often than not, Spring. Cold weather means one thing: exercising outdoors is a big no-go without the right gear. The only way to avoid injuries when hiking, biking, trail running, street running,...

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Best Fit For Hiking With Joint Pain

Best Fit For Hiking With Joint Pain

If you love the outdoors, you don’t have to spend less time hiking just because you have joint pain. Instead, you may able to carry on doing what you live with the support of the right footwear. If you’re an avid hiker, you know the importance of having the right footwear anyway. The Different Options There are many different footwear options for hikers with...

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Choose the Right Bed for Spinal Health

Choose the Right Bed for Spinal Health

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your mental and physical health and well-being. If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable, then you know how difficult it can be to make it through the next day. Choosing the right bed will not only allow you to get a good night’s sleep, but it will also protect your...

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Chiropractic Care For Minors

Chiropractic Care For Minors

Adults are able to recognize problems rather quickly and can decide when it’s time to seek chiropractic care. Such care is necessary for correcting misalignment and alleviating headaches and many other ailments naturally. But, have you given thought to the growing body of a child? Children’s bodies are constantly changing. Children and adolescents, because of sports and recreational activities, are prone to stressing certain...

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Avoid Inflammation This Holiday Season

Avoid Inflammation This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for indulgence. The winter holidays ring in plenty of gatherings and celebrations, and yes, plenty of eating and drinking too. 1. Avoid Inflammatory Foods Unfortunately, most traditional holiday foods are highly inflammatory. If you suffer from chronic pain of any kind, inflammation is your enemy. It can wreak havoc on your spinal health, especially if you’ve sustained a severe injury in...

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Don’t Let A Spider Cause A Car Accident

Don’t Let A Spider Cause A Car Accident

In an age where voice commands have taken over mobile device operations, you would think accidents due to distracted driving would be minimal, right? Wrong. According to the CDC, about 9 people die and more than 1000 others injured in accidents caused by distracted driving. While some of the distractions such as eating, texting, talking on your phone, and using navigation systems can be...

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