27Jun, 2018

Can I see a chiropractor after having spinal fusion surgery?

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Can I see a chiropractor after having spinal fusion surgery? Yes….but probably not for that area. Spinal fusion surgery is an orthopedic or neurosurgical procedure that joins two vertebrae together to create a fusion at a specific spinal level. These techniques are designed to stop the motion of a painful vertebral segment or to treat a weak or unstable segment of the spine. After the surgery, the two segments that were joined together function like one solid piece of bone. As a result, your chiropractor would not be able to […]
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27Jun, 2018

How soon after breast augmentation can I get adjusted?

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How soon after breast augmentation can I get adjusted? Typical heal time for breast augmentation can differ depending on where and how the implants were inserted, as well as how healthy the patient is at the time of the surgery. Most patients feel pretty rough the first few days and do not leave the house. But after a week or two, the patient can have certain areas like the neck, extremities, and possibly low back adjusted. Manipulations that position the patient on their stomach or apply force through the upper back […]
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26Jun, 2018

How Soon After Surgery Can I be Adjusted?

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How soon after surgery can you see a chiropractor? A common question that we are often asked is how soon after surgery can I visit my chiropractor? In short, the answer varies based on the type of procedure that was performed and what region of your body is affected. Minor surgeries Minor surgeries, such as skin incisions or joint injections, do not require time away before being treated, with very few exceptions. Major surgeries If you have a more significant procedure, joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, etc.), your chiropractor will modify […]
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9Jun, 2018

Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain

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Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain 1) Roll out the upper back Start sitting on the floor with the foam roller behind you perpendicular to your spine. Keep you feet flat on the floor. Lay on the foam roller with it under your midback. Your hands should be behind your ears with your elbows out wide. Use your core and support yourself while rolling towards your feet so the roller goes up your spine. When you hit a spot that feels tight, hold there for 20-30 seconds. […]
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4Apr, 2018

Acupressure for Seasonal Allergies

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Acupressure Acupressure is an effective way to stimulate acupuncture points at home. Although not as effective as acupuncture you can still help treat symptoms and get some relief. How to Use Acupressure You can sustain deep firm pressure, massage the area or tap the area to stimulate the acupuncture point There is no limit to the number of times a day that you stimulate a point. You can massage these points on yourself or have someone help you massage these points. 1. Large Intestine 4 This point can induce labor […]
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28Mar, 2018

Acupuncture for Allergies

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Spring is quickly approaching. For some, it’s time for longer, warmer days and fresh flowers. For others, it’s brings on sinus headaches, runny nose and itchy eyes! Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them. It is best to come before your allergies really kick in but we can still help if you are already suffering with allergy symptoms. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, sterile needles at […]
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26Mar, 2018

Best Climbing Stretches

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Dynamic warm-up Get your body moving and warm with movement based stretches that replicate climbing moves. Then do a warm-up climb that is several grades below your level to get the blood pumping and your muscles moving. Hip knee Hip opener   Flag Reverse Flag Shoulder Rolls Self myofascial release on the forearms   Tricep stretch Shoulder stretches
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5Mar, 2018

5 ways to make your maintenance adjustments last longer

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5 ways to make your maintenance adjustments last longer 1) Follow your initial treatment plan This will not only help you get out of your acute pain, but will fix the problem.  It’s much easier to maintain future adjustments if you solve the problem that brought you in the first place 2) avoid the initial action that caused the problem in the first place If your problem is poor posture at your desk improving your posture at your desk to stop improperly using the muscles that cause the pain in […]
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21Feb, 2018

5 Stretches Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

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The benefits of stretching during pregnancy Stretching can help ease pregnancy aches and pains. It can also increase your range of motion, make you more flexible, and its a good way to relax and destress. You can stretch every day if you like. Use the following exercises and stretches for in the morning after you wake up or in the evening before you go to bed. Tips for safe stretching during pregnancy Move slowly and gently – your joints and ligaments are more relaxed when you are pregnant. Hold each stretch for […]
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1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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