Shin Splints: 5 Tips for Stopping Them This Summer

A great run can easily turn into a nightmare if you develop shin splints. Running is one of my favorite Summer activities and anything that gets in the way of it is something that I try to avoid. Have you ever felt a bad case of shin splints while getting your run in? Shin splints…

3 Signs of a Disc Herniation in Your Low Back

A disc herniation is among the most serious spinal complaints that cause people to come seek help in our office. Often described as a “slipped disc” they can cause a myriad of issues including pain and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Many patients can pinpoint when they occur and will describe a…

How Long Does it Take to Heal?

One of most important questions a patient will  have regarding their care is “how long will it take me to heal”. Obviously there can be no one-size-fits-all answer to that question because every diagnosis has its own prognosis. Someone with an acute case of low back pain is probably going to respond faster and need…

3 Tips for Preventing Low Back Pain While Sitting

  Have you ever noticed that you have low back pain when you sit for too long? Maybe you noticed that you are stiff every time you get out of a chair and you have difficulty straightening yourself back up?  Low back pain is a common complaint that arises from sitting too long and as…

Get Rid of Low Back Pain this Spring!

Have you ever had low back pain? I have. Sharp, stabbing pain, that dropped me to my knees. It occurred 2 years ago when I took the studded tires off of my bike. I thought that the snow and ice had melted enough that I could get away with no studs but I was sadly…

How Do Chiropractors Treat Problems?

If someone asked you what a chiropractor does, what would you say? Do they “pop” or “crack” joints (aka “adjust”)? Do they perform exercises with you? Do they teach you how to avoid injury during common everyday activities at home and work? Maybe they hook you up to a machine that delivers therapeutic current to…

Take the “Work” Out of your Workout

Is your New year’s resolution to “workout” more this year? Being active is a necessary part of living a happy and healthy life. We weren’t made to sit in chairs all day long at work only to drive home and then sit again, but many of us find ourselves doing just that. The US Department…

Auto Accidents – ‘Tis the Season, Unfortunately.

It is a tradition in my family to count the number of Subarus that have gone into the ditch as we commute to work after a big snowfall. I believe the official record is 5 but we don’t keep a very accurate log. That’s no dig on Subarus (I’m a shameless Subaru lover and owner),…

Headaches are Awful but Help May be Just Around the Corner

Headaches affect almost half of the population at some point in their lives.  They can be caused by a lot of different things including mechanical issues in your neck, metabolic issues with your diet, or trauma. Have you ever had a headache that was so bad that you had to close the blinds and lay…

Sciatica Can Be a Serious Pain in the Rear!

Have you or anyone that you know ever felt pain radiating into the buttocks and along the back of the leg? If so, you may have suffered from a common condition called sciatica.  People with the condition commonly describe it as a “shooting pain down the back of the leg” but there are many different…