“Dr. Smith, I have been having a really hard time sleeping lately. What can I do?”

“Dr. Smith, I have been having a really hard time sleeping lately. What can I do?!” ~Emily J. According to the American Chiropractic Association, surveys show that between 40 and 60 percent of the population has trouble sleeping. Sleep is one of the best things we can do for our bodies. It’s a way to […]

Preventing Pain from the Ground Up

“Do my gym shoes have to be sport specific or will any shoe do?”  -Jenny T. With the new year comes New Year Resolutions. More often than not, these resolutions include fitness or weight loss. While a physical is surely on the top of your pre-resolution check list, does your list also include a proper […]

Pain Free Vacations

“I’m about to go on my annual family vacation and I’m wondering what I can do to prevent any kind of pain or discomfort since I won’t be coming in to be adjusted?”                                             […]

Causes of Spinal Stress in Children

Causes of Spinal Stress in Children Back pain and trauma to the spine that is caused by heavy backpacks has recently received national attention. Many parents are now becoming aware of spinal stress in their children. There are numerous causes of children’s spinal injuries that are not as well recognized and may be overlooked. Basically, […]

“Dr. Smith, is it ok to sleep on my stomach?” ~Brian M.

  This is a really good question I seem to get often, Brian.  The American Chiropractic Association recommends two sleeping postions: sleeping on your side or sleeping on your back. In other words, on your stomach is probably the last position your chiropractor would want you to be in during sleep. But why is sleeping […]

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

The American Pregnancy Association addresses this issue. Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe? Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained in the physical changes that occur within a pregnant woman’s body. Chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women will use tables that adjust for […]

“I‘ve heard that TMJ problems can cause headaches and neck pain. Is this true and what is the link between them?”

“I‘ve heard that TMJ problems can cause headaches and neck pain. Is this true and what is the link between them?”                 Janet R. Actually, TMJ (tempro-mandibular joint) dysfunction, neck pain, and headaches commonly go hand in hand. First things first, place your fingers in front of either ear and open and close your mouth. The […]

“Do Chiropractors see patients with knee problems?”

“Do Chiropractors see patients with knee pain?” ~Paula H. Great question, Paula. The answer to it is yes, but it’s a little more complicated than that. This is because as a chiropractor, my main job is to find and correct subluxations.  Subluxations are a misalignment of two spinal bones that create pressure on the nerve […]

Back to School Book Bag Safety

As we start the new school year, I’ve been asked often about what makes a book bag and ideal one.  This answer is always twofold, a book bag’s construction is important, but so is the manner in which it’s worn.  In other words, a good book bag can only take you so far if it’s […]

“Dr. Smith, can chiropractic help me reach my weightlifting goals?”

“Dr. Smith, can chiropractic help me reach my weightlifting goals?”                                                               ~Jared R. I like this question, Jared!  As most of us know, exercise is […]