• Join us THIS Saturday, July 19th, for Family Field Day!

    July 15, 2014 01:16 PM

    Join the Office of Dr. Greg Baldy and Dr. Alan Houfek for a fun-filled morning with the whole family! This Saturday, July 19th, we are getting BACK IN ACTION! Get the whole family out of the house & into the fresh air for a morning of field day fun that will make you flashback to your school days! Enjoy a healthy breakfast & activities including kickball, hula hoop contests, & more! Mom & Dad get a free t-shirt & kids get a free backpack! We will have prizes from Marbles Kids Museum, Ben & Jerry's, NOFO at the Pig, & other kid-friendly local businesses!

    WHEN: Saturday, July 19th from 8am to 11am

    WHERE: North Hills Park Picnic Shelter & Baseball Field

    100 Chowan Circle, Raleigh, NC 27609

    WHY: We want to help you get your family off of the couch and back to playing outside! Join us for a family day of fun events including:

    - Watermelon Eating Contest

    - Hula Hoop Contest

    - Water Balloon Toss

    - Egg on a Spoon Contest

    - Kickball

    - Cornhole

    COST:  $10 per family

    All Donations go directly to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC's "Weekend Power Pack" Program. This program provides nutritious meals to children who are otherwise at risk of hunger over the weekends.

    This is NOT an invitation only event - Tell your friends!

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Twitter page, and your email for updates and more information!

    Call us at (919) 787-8883 or visit our Facebook Event to RSVP so we can be sure to reserve your spot!

    Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy
  • How to Relieve Headaches Naturally

    July 10, 2014 01:12 PM

    Dull aches, migraines, cluster headaches - there are many kinds of headaches. Unfortunately, many people just “suffer through” the discomfort of these headaches. There are many methods to help alleviate the discomfort you might experience during a migraine or headache.
     
    Lights Out!
    Lay down in a cool, dark room. Lights can often intensify the symptoms of a headache.
     
    Cold is Key!
    Put a cold cloth or an ice pack on your forehead or the back of your head. The cool feeling of the ice/cloth against your head can help relax the veins and muscles in your head and neck.
     
    Relax with a Bath!
    Get into a nice, warm bath and make sure your feet are in the warm/hot water. Place a cold cloth or ice pack on your forehead or against the back of your head. The contrasting temperatures have a relaxing effect. You can also add your favorite scented oil or bubble bath. Peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus are known to help with headache pain.
     
    Get Adjusted!
    If you have a headache and don’t feel like getting out of bed on the day of a chiropractic appointment, that is the actually the BEST time to come in. Headaches can often be caused by pressure in the sinuses or a spinal misalignment. Getting an adjustment when you have a headache can actually correct these issues and relieve the discomfort! 
     
    So, next time you have a headache, migraine, or any nagging “ache” in your head, call your local Chiropractic Partners. We can see you today!
     
    You can also read more tips on preventing and relieving headaches here.
    Posted by: Dr. Brian Ransone
  • Fruit and Vegetables - Do a Body Good!

    July 02, 2014 09:10 AM

    When you were a child, your parents probably told you that you have to drink your milk to keep your bones strong. Everyone has likely heard that drinking milk is good for your bones because of the calcium drinking milk will supply. While this is true, what many don't realize is that calcium isn't the only thing that keeps your bones strong. Getting the right amount of magnesium and potassium in your diet is very important to your bone density.

    Eating fruits and vegetables as part of your daily diet will help increase your bone mineral density. This is especially important for women, as they are more susceptible to bone loss as they age. Eating a healthy balance of protein and fruits and vegetables will keep your bones strong and help reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis as you age.

    Talk to your chiropractor about a healthy diet and proper nutrition the next time you get adjusted. A combination of regular spinal adjustments and proper diet will help you live a longer, healthier life! Read more about bone mineral density at http://toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=152. Call one of our locations today to set up an appointment to discuss your spinal and bone health with your chiropractor.

    Posted by: Dr. Aaron Rickelman
  • This Baby is Hurting My Back!

    June 25, 2014 07:49 AM

    While pregnancy can be a time of joy and excitement, many women complain of back pain and headaches when they are pregnant. The many structural and hormonal changes an expectant mom experiences can affect her center of gravity, spine, joints, and more. 
     
    Chiropractic care can help keep the expectant mother and the unborn baby healthy throughout pregnancy. The safe, gentle approach chiropractors use can help relieve any discomfort a pregnant woman is experiencing and even help her have a more comfortable labor. How? Techniques used by chiropractors on pregnant women can relieve stress on the pelvis and uterus. This can help the unborn child position itself properly for birth.
     
    Visit this article for more information on chiropractic care during pregnancy.
     
    So, if you are expecting or preparing to get pregnant, call your local Chiropractic Partners office today! Keeping your body healthy and maintaining proper alignment can help you throughout labor and pregnancy.
    Posted by: Dr. Michael Krasnov
  • If I feel "good," I must be healthy, right?

    June 19, 2014 01:50 PM

    The last time you got sick, did you feel fine one day and were sick the next? Feeling "good" and being healthy are two different things.

    Just like you have a conscience to tell you right from wrong, your nervous system has the ability to tell your body to heal itself. This is called "innate intelligence." There are many mechanisms built into you that help you have a physical, chemical, and emotional balance. Something as simple as shivering when you are cold is a sign that your nervous system is working properly.

    Chiropractic care corrects subluxations in your spine. This allows your body to function closer to a state of natural perfection. A subluxation is a common, often painless, condition. The existence of subluxations can put stress on your nervous system and cause discomfort or dis-ease in your body. By correcting this state of "dis-ease," your chiropractor is helping you better connect with your inner healer (innate intelligence).

    So, the next time you feel a headache coming on or wake up with a sore throat, listen to your body. It's telling you something is "off." Call your local Chiropractic Partners office and get adjusted. Keeping your body healthy is the most important thing you can do for yourself!

    Posted by: Dr. Alan Houfek