7Nov, 2018

Which treatment is better: chiropractic or acupuncture?

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Chiropractic vs. Acupuncture Which treatment is better: Chiropractic or Acupuncture? That depends on what you are coming in for. If you have a musculoskeletal condition that is caused poor body mechanics, chiropractic adjustments along with stretching and muscle work is the best option in treatment and recovery.  This includes most back and neck pain and tension headaches.  Some musculoskeletal can be treated by acupuncture particularly chronic muscle spasms, tightness caused by stress, inflammation, radiculopathy (nerve pain down the leg or arm). All non musculoskeletal conditions are not chiropractic conditions and […]
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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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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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11Aug, 2017

Happy Feet: Helpful Facts to Keep You Dancing

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As a dancer you spend all day on (or jumping off) your feet.  In class you hear all sorts of things about how to place your weight, how to point your feet, and how to jump higher.  Let’s talk about some interesting feet facts to help improve the way you move. Rolling in, or pronation, can injure your knees and hips Try a demi plie and take a look at your feet.  If you notice that your pinky toe is coming off the ground then you are likely pronating your […]
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4Nov, 2016

Health Tips For the Holidays

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As we all know, the Holiday season is upon us again. Along with the wondrous celebration and family time, this season also brings some stress, fatigue, colds, and lets face it; pounds! Here at Clayton Chiropractic Center, we strive to help keep our patients happy and healthy. We have compiled some tips to help keep you and yours healthy and happy so you can enjoy those precious moments with your loved ones.   Plan Ahead: This sounds simple enough, but having a schedule and a “To-Do” list can save you […]
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14Sep, 2016

How To Avoid “Text Neck”

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What is “Text Neck”? Have you been hearing the about the newest diagnosis plaguing many American’s? Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless device too often or for too long. Why is “Text Neck” Bad For You? The average human head weighs around 10 pounds; now imagine a 10-pound bowling ball on a stick. The stick is able to hold the weight of the bowling ball when the stick is upright, once […]
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14Sep, 2016

“I want to go to the chiropractor for this pain I’m having, but I’m afraid the chiropractor will make me come back forever!”

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Individualization: While different chiropractors have different philosophies we here at Clayton Chiropractic Center believe strongly in individualizing a plan for each person and his or her specific needs. Before we develop a treatment plan: We will do a consultation to see if chiropractic care is right for you We perform an exam Listen to what your goals are Listen to what their problems are and, based on that, we find the right treatment plan for you Getting you out of pain: Our initial goal is to get you out of […]
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12Sep, 2016

Exercises to Strengthen Hip Muscles for Runners

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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance: Exercise to Strengthen the Hip   First things first, let’s all agree that running is BRUTAL! Did you know that during a 1-mile run, your foot impacts the ground 400-600 times PER FOOT! Also, with each strike, you are transmitting forces between 1.5-3.5 of your body weight through your foot, leg and hip; that all adds up to about 100 TONS PER FOOT of forces, and that’s just in one mile!   Injuries of the lower extremities are common to runners, whether it be hip, […]
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