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Infant Carrying/Feeding Tips

May 9th, 2017

A good number of my patients are getting to that age where they are having their first children, and more recently a couple of them have come in complaining of neck/shoulder and back pain that they have developed from caring for their newborns. Since this topic was top of mind, I figured I would share the …

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Sleeping Positions

September 6th, 2016

Chances are that if you have come to see me that you and I have discussed this topic, but I wanted to outline the different positions that I recommend, the one I don’t, and the reasons why. Let’s jump in with the absolute worst way to sleep. Stomach Sleeping The one position that has pretty …

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Laptop Ergonomics

June 13th, 2016

More and more, people are switching to using laptops as their primary computer. The convenience is hard to beat, but these computers were not designed with the human frame in mind. Due to the screen and keyboard being attached, it is very difficult to get a laptop into an ergonomic position which will decrease strain …

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A Case For Backpacks

March 9th, 2016

Backpacks. They’re not just for kids anymore! I recently had my own little bout of back pain, which seemed to come on with no known cause. I went to stand up one morning and all of a sudden it felt like someone had a death-grip on my spine. Fortunately, I was able to work through, …

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Smartphones and Your Health

March 5th, 2015

Smartphone Use and Your Health There is no doubt that smartphones are an integral part of many people’s lives. They help us do so much, and stay connected to the world around us. There are estimates that an average person picks up their device more than 1,500 times per week! Other estimates put an average …

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A Case For Wellness Adjustments

August 30th, 2012

One of the biggest differences between chiropractic care and western medicine is that we tend to see out patients more frequently even when they are feeling well. In this blog, I will try to explain why that is and how you can benefit from occasional wellness/maintenance adjustments. Spinal stiffness can manifest as result of the …

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Neck Pain

January 31st, 2012

A new article from The Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) that focused on the effectiveness of various treatments for neck pain is getting a lot of press these days, so I figured it was a good time to talk a little bit about various aspects of this condition. Neck pain is a fairly common complaint …

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10 Tips To Get The Best Night’s Sleep

November 29th, 2011

There is a quote that escapes me at the moment, but it is something along the lines of “it is only when a person cannot sleep that they truly appreciate the length of the night.”  If you know the quote and / or who said it, please email me! Adequate sleep is a major component …

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Low Level Light Therapy (aka Cold Laser)

July 29th, 2011

Physicians of all backgrounds throughout time have recognized the healing power of light.  Things like the implementation of sun rooms in hospitals to personal light boxes have been used to effectively treat diseases from tuberculosis to depression.  New technologies have been developed over the years to harness the power of different wavelengths of light to …

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Posture

July 14th, 2011

Stand Up to Pain Do you suffer from daily aches and pains but can’t quite figure out where they are coming from?  A good place to start is by looking at the way you carry yourself, or more simply stated, your posture. Back when your mom kept nagging at you to “sit up straight” and …

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