• Are You Tossing and Turning Because of Your Mattress?

    August 25, 2015 12:08 PM

    On a daily basis, patients tell me that their back hurts worse when they are laying down. While this is due to subluxations of the spine, the wrong mattress is often a contributing factor. Your mattress plays a large role in your spinal health.
     
    There are many types of mattresses out there and depending on who you speak with, the "best mattress ever" could be any one of them. Discuss your sleep habits with your local chiropractor. We may can help you figure out if your mattress is playing a role in discomfort you may be experiencing.
     
    Call one of our convenient locations today. We can discuss with you what type of mattress may be the best for you!
    Posted by: Dr. John Smith
  • Create Balance In Your Life!

    August 20, 2015 12:39 PM

    Have you been trying to do small workouts that can help you feel less weak and unbalanced? There are several things you can do to help create balance and build your core muscles. Health Magazinerecently had an article with some great exercises that I’d like to share with you.

     

    Building your core muscles can help increase stability and can often strengthen your low back. Check out this great article with some “balancing” exercises: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20906280,00.html

     

    Call one of our convenient locations today and schedule an appointment with your chiropractor to discuss what you can do to become healthier.

    Posted by: Dr. Richard Armstrong
  • Don't Give Up Because of Pain!

    August 07, 2015 09:19 PM

    Did you know that back pain is the #1 cause of disability in the US and 85 other countries? People are leading "healthier" lifestyles but still aren't doing anything to maintain or prevent issues that have occurred in the past from reoccurring.
     
    Wellness visits with your chiropractor can help keep your nervous system healthy. Seeing your chiropractor on a monthly or bimonthly basis will help maintain spinal alignment, as well as boost your immune system and overall health. You can read more on this topic at: http://toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=2145.

    Call one of our convenient locations today! You can speak with a local chiropractor about how to stay healthier longer and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
     
    Posted by: Dr. Russ Redd
  • Are Eggs the Key to "Eggceptional" Health?

    July 28, 2015 12:50 AM

    If you're looking for something tasty to eat and a way to stay healthy in the process, eggs are a great solution! Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad reputation for being high in cholesterol. While the total cholesterol level in eggs is high, scientists have discovered over the past several years that eggs are high in GOOD cholesterol!

     

    Not only are Eggs full of good cholesterol, they are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and more! Eggs should be a staple in your diet. Check out this great recipe for a tasty egg dish courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine.

     

    Summer Vegetable Frittata

    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 

    1 cup diced zucchini 

    1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

    1/3 cup chopped onion

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

    1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato

    9 large eggs

     

    Preparation

    1. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick broiler-proof skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, bell pepper, onion, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and garlic. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

    2. Combine eggs, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until frothy. Pour egg mixture into pan over vegetables, stirring gently. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 15 minutes or until almost set in the center.

    3. Preheat broiler.

    4. Broil frittata 3 minutes or until set. Invert onto a serving platter; cut into 8 wedges.

    Check out more great healthy egg recipes here: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-recipes/healthy-5-star-egg-recipes/summer-vegetable-frittata. You can also read more about the health benefits of eggs here: http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=2135.

    Talk to your local chiropractor about ways to eat healthier! Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment.

    Posted by: Dr. Matt Schmid
  • Are Video Games Hurting Your Bones?

    July 23, 2015 04:05 PM

    While video games may provide hours of fun for you, your friends, or your kids, they may also be damaging the integrity​ of your bones. Even those played on the phone or a tablet can do so. Recent studies have shown that playing hours and hours of video games can reduce your bone mineral density.
     
    What does this mean?
     
    A lower bone mineral density can put you at risk for osteoporosis. It can also mean that it is easier for you to fracture bones.
     
    What can I do?
     
    Cut back on your video game playing, get your kids playing outside, or find a few other hobbies or interests to enjoy in your free time. Talk to your chiropractor today about what a lowered bone mineral density could mean for you and your spinal health. Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment!
    Posted by: Dr. Ira Rubin