• $35,000 Raised for the Boys and Girls’ Club of Wake Forest in the 9th Annual Gobbler’s Run!

    December 11, 2014 01:01 PM

    Sports and Chiropractic Exercise

    Thanksgiving Day 2014 brought with it the 9th annual Gobbler’s Run benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest. As in past years, it was a great success! A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Russ Redd and Cat Redd for their diligent organization and execution of the Run year after year. We had fun running and walking through the streets with turkey hats on and thankfulness in our hearts. We want to share the great results of the race with you!

    -  The Run raised $35,000 this year! That brings the grand total over 9 years to over $200,000 raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest.

    Spoke Cycles of Wake Forest donated a bike that was auctioned off to one lucky winner.

    -  There were nearly 2,000 participants! This year’s race featured professional chip timing using the Jaguar "disposable bib-chip" timing system provided by Precision Race. Results can be viewed here. The fastest time for the 5k was run by 23 year old Chris Capps of Willow Springs at just under 16 minutes!

    This event takes a lot of partnership and volunteers to organize and we are grateful for the Redd's leadership. We look forward to the milestone 10th annual Gobbler’s Run! Please plan to join us.

    *Picture courtesy of the Wake Forest Weekly.

    Posted by: Dr. Russ Redd
  • There’s a Storm A’Comin’!

    December 05, 2014 10:31 PM

    Back Pain Neck Pain

    I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “There’s a storm a’comin’.” Likely, someone who had joint pain said their shoulder or “trick knee” was acting up and telling them the weather was changing. Believe it or not, there is some truth to this!

    Due to changes in barometric pressure, inflammation can increase when the weather changes. The fact of the matter is, if you have a “trick knee” or old injury that you think can “tell the weather,” chiropractic can help!

    Many people do not know that chiropractors can adjust joints. If you have inflammation, tightness, stiffness, or another complaint in a joint; call your chiropractor. Your chiropractor may be able to alleviate the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. There are adjustments and therapies that can be done to help.

    So, stop trying to predict the weather with your knee! Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment. You can read more about how weather effects your body here.

    Posted by: Dr. Matt Schmid
  • A New Pillow Could Equal Better Sleep

    November 28, 2014 04:32 PM

    Neck Pain Health and Wellness Headaches

    We often see patients coming into our office with headaches, neck pain, or pain going into their upper back. Upon discussing the symptoms with patients, we often find that the cause is as simple as where they lay their head to rest.

    Sleeping on a pillow that is not firm enough or too firm for you can cause symptoms such as tightness in your muscles, headaches, shooting pain, or even numbness in your arms or hands. This is due to the pillow not giving the proper support of your cervical curve in your neck. Sleeping all night without proper support for your neck can cause restlessness as well.

    Each person is different as to which type of pillow is best for them. Those who sleep on their back may need something that gives a firm support of the neck with a built in curve. Those who sleep on their side may need a pillow that is set higher off of the bed to support their neck and shoulder. There are also pillows that will mold to your movement for those people who move a lot in their sleep.

    Talk to your chiropractor about a proper cervical pillow for you. The proper pillow, along with chiropractic care can help you on the path to better sleep! Call one of our locations today for an appointment!

    Posted by: Dr. Ira Rubin
  • Enjoy the Holidays Without Regrets

    November 20, 2014 07:07 AM

    Here we are again, almost Thanksgiving. People often overindulge in the tasty treats that come with the holiday season or fail to stick to their normal schedule because “it’s the holidays.” Here are a few tips to enjoying the upcoming holiday season without regret!

    -          Stick to a Schedule! Having holiday parties to attend, shopping to get done and family to see can make it feel like your schedule is non-existent during the holiday season. Sticking to a routine is key to your health and happiness. If you already go to the gym 3 times a week, make time to continue this – even if you have to adjust which days/times you exercise. Continue going to bed at your “normal” bedtime as well. Lack of a routine sleep schedule can lower your metabolism.

    -          Enjoy, Don’t Overindulge! It’s easy to start the holidays off thinking, “I’ll just have one slice of pie,” or the like. Unfortunately, as the holiday season progresses, it is all too easy to have that second slice of pie or an extra helping at dinner. We all deserve a “treat” every once in a while. Enjoy that slice of pie or extra helping of potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner! Just remember not to overindulge all season long.

    -          Don’t Give Up! If you have worked all year to eat healthy food and get in better shape, don’t give up on that until the new year. Keep up the good work throughout the holiday season. Enjoy your “treats” but don’t forget to continue your healthy lifestyle.

    Talk to your chiropractor about ways to stay healthy through the holidays. Ask for nutritional and exercise tips to stay on a path to wellness! Call one of our convenient locations today to make an appointment!

    Posted by: Dr. Michael Krasnov
  • It’s Too Cold to Exercise!

    November 12, 2014 03:18 PM

    Exercise

     
    As the weather gets colder, the desire to exercise can easily dwindle. This especially applies to those who love to run or play outdoor sports. Exercising as the weather gets cooler can become more difficult physically as well.
     
    - Dress warmly! Make sure you wear layers. Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and thicker socks. Wear clothing made of lightweight, synthetic materials that will wick the moisture away from your body. Cotton absorbs sweat and can cause your body to stay colder longer.
     
    - Stay hydrated! It is always important to drink plenty of fluids while exercising. Dehydration symptoms can be amplified by the cold weather. 
     
    - Have a plan! Use the buddy system and have a friend exercise with you. However, be sure to tell someone where you will be if you are running or doing a form of exercise alone. While this is always important, it is even more so when the weather is colder. Hypothermia can set in very quickly and if someone notices you have not returned home, help will come sooner.
     
    - Change your routine! The best way to work out while it is colder outside is to workout inside! Find a class to go to or join your local gym.
     
    Talk to your Raleigh area chiropractor about the best way to stay active during the colder weather. Call or visit one of our locations today!
    Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy