• Don't Let Arthritis Get You Down!

    July 01, 2015 10:22 AM

    I recently had a patient come in feeling rather hopeless due to arthritis in her knee that causes her constant pain and causes her to use a cane on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have seen something like this. Arthritis can be so frustrating and discouraging. I'm here to tell you that chiropractic can help.

     

    With a combination of therapies and chiropractic adjustments, there is often a decrease in inflammation and pain as well as an increase in range of motion and ease of movement. The use ofcold laser therapy helps decrease inflammation and promote healing. We combine this with Rebuilder therapy to help improve circulation.

     

    The goal of combining these types of therapies with chiropractic adjustments is to reduce inflammation and increase range of motion. You can read more about chiropractic and arthritis of the knee here:https://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=62. Talk to your chiropractor about how chiropractic can help your knee pain. Call one of our convenient locations today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation!

    Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy
  • Cool Off And Work Out By Going For A Swim!

    June 28, 2015 12:33 PM

    We can only hope that the record breaking temperatures in Raleigh are not a sign of what the rest of the summer will be like. That being said, it's time to figure out how to beat the heat! The first thing that comes to mind is going for a swim! Swimming is not only a great way to cool off, but also a great way to get a workout in during this heat wave.

     

    You can do simple kicking and stretching while holding onto the side of the pool or you can swim laps while you are in the water. Either way, keeping those muscles moving will benefit you. Talk to your chiropractor about ways to stay active while the temperature is in the 90s and 100s. Call one of our convenient locations today to schedule an appointment!

    Posted by: Dr. Brian Ransone
  • Driving Hurts My Back!

    June 23, 2015 12:42 PM

    Do you ever drive long distances and get out of the car thinking, "I'm so achy?" That is actually more common than you might think. Sometimes it has something to do with the comfort level of your car. Others, it has to do with underlying subluxations (or misalignments) in your spine. Either way, your pain when traveling can be helped!

    Before you travel, make sure your back is well supported in your vehicle. If your driver's seat doesn't provide enough support for you, travel with a lumbar support cushion.

    Get out and stretch! When you're on a long trip, make sure you get up and stretch every 1-2 hours. Keeping your muscles moving will help prevent them from feeling stiff and sore.

    Ask your chiropractor for more tips on traveling pain free. Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment!

    Posted by: Dr. Betsy Case-Luca
  • Something's Fishy...

    June 20, 2015 08:10 PM

    Did you know that eating fish can keep your heart healthy? Fish are full of various vitamins and nutrients that are good for you and help fight things such as heart disease. Studies show that half or less of Americans eat fish weekly.  So, why should you eat fish?

     

    Omega-3’s -   Fish are high in omega-3 fats. These help fight heart disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and more.

     

    Reduce Risk Factors -  Many types of fish are high in vitamin D which can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine also states that “eating fish once or twice a week may also reduce the risk of stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic conditions.”

     

    Be sure you know which kinds of fish you should consume more or less of. Certain fish is high in mercury content. At minimum, you should choose wild caught fish, as farm raised is not the same. You can find out more about eating fish here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fish/#11.

     

    Talk to your doctor if you are considering changing your diet. Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment to discuss your nutrition with your chiropractor!

    Posted by: Dr. Arturo Presas
  • Fire Up the Grill - It’s Time for That Summer Sizzle!

    June 15, 2015 12:08 PM

    Burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, s’mores… YUMMY! It’s summer time and the food is GOOD! But, wait. What about that swimsuit diet you worked so hard on all spring? Don’t worry. You don’t have to eat a salad while everyone else enjoys a burger. Try this delicious foil packet recipe from BettyCrocker.com instead!

     

    Grilled Pineapple-Chicken Foil Packets

    1/3         cup pineapple preserves

    2              tablespoons packed brown sugar

    1              tablespoon soy sauce

    ¼             teaspoon crushed red pepper

    4              boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes (1 lb)

    1              medium red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

    1              medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

    1              cup pineapple chunks

    ¼             teaspoon salt

     

    ·         Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, stir together pineapple preserves, brown sugar, soy sauce and crushed red pepper.

    ·          Cut 4 (24x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Divide chicken, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and pineapple preserves mixture among foil sheets. Sprinkle with salt. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.

    ·          Place packets on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 6 minutes. Using tongs, carefully turn packets over, taking care not to puncture foil. Cook 10 to 12 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are crisp-tender.

     

    Check out more great healthy recipes for the grill here: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/dinner/healthy-grilling-recipes/?page=1.

     

    Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment to discuss your nutrition with your chiropractor!

    Posted by: Dr. Michael Krasnov