Bottom Line Your neck has a tough job. It has to hold, stabilize, and move the weight of your head... every day... for a lifetime. Holding up 11 pounds may not seem like a lot, but the 7 bones and 20 muscles of your neck have to work together in perfect harmony to...
Bottom Line Have you been told that you have spinal stenosis? If so, you're not alone. Millions of people suffer from spinal stenosis each day, and it's the number one reason people over 65 years old have spine surgery Spinal stenosis describes the compression, or...
TIPS TO BUILDING A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM Following are some strategies you can employ immediately to strengthen your immune system and avoid being a host to a potential viral infection. This is not an exhaustive list but it is good place to start.PROPER HYGEINE –Make sure that you wash your hands regularly with soap and water and do not touch your face. Keep your entire work surfaces clean (keyboard, counters, steering wheel, etc.). Wash your clothes after e […]
The Truth About Ear Infections Bottom Line: Chronic ear infections, or otitis media, can be frustrating for both a child and their parents. While the child is dealing with the painful inflammation and fluid build-up in the middle ear, many parents find it challenging to decide the best treatment and course of action. Why It Matters:Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their kids to the doctor. Nearly five out of six children will […]
Kids and Colic Bottom Line: There’s nothing like the sound of a colicky baby. If you’ve experienced this in the past, I hope that sentence didn’t send shivers down your spine. Colic is characterized by intense crying and fussiness for 3 or more hours a day, which conveniently starts just about the time you are getting ready to sit down and relax for the night! The symptoms associated with colic typically peak at around six weeks old a […]
Why Growing Up “Regular” is a Good Thing Bottom Line: Constipation is a common issue for children. It also stinks for parents. No one enjoys luring their child to the potty with a reward hanging in the balance for a job well done. But, for many families, the frequency of bowel movements with your child can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, most cases of constipation aren’t a medical emergency and can be resolved without the […]
The A.D.H.D. Generation Bottom Line: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is commonly identified when a child has difficulty paying attention and controlling their behavior. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rate of children diagnosed with ADHD increase by 42%. The potential for over-diagnosis has caused a lightning rod of controversy within the medical profession as doctors have begun to speak out about the number of prescriptions […]
The Connection Between Posture and Headaches Bottom Line:Ergonomics is the study of the posture and positioning of your body. It sounds pretty boring until you consider that millions of people are suffering from headaches every day that are related to their posture! Whether it’s an assembly line, a computer, a tablet, or your phone, you’re likely spending a lot of time looking down. Research has found that up to 20 pounds of pressure is pla […]
Preventing Menstrual Migraines Bottom Line:For many women, monthly menstruation means monthly migraines. In addition to hormone changes, your diet, physical activity and stress levels all contribute to this pattern. While pregnancy and menopause are two ways to eliminate these types of headaches, we also have a few more practical ways to find relief! Why it Matters:New research recommends Chiropractic adjustments as part of an evidence-based approa […]
Finding Headache Relief Without Drugs Bottom Line:Waking up with a headache or consistently getting one by the end of work each day is not fun (or normal). Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors, none of which are a shortage of medication in your body! As a matter of fact, if you have been relying on drugs to find relief day after day, there is a variety of new research that encourages you to reconsider. Why it Matters:Relying on medicati […]