Mental Health and Chiropractic

illustration of mental health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care has had a 100-year association with mental health improvements. As early as the 1920s, in-patient facilities were established featuring chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle changes as ways to help people suffering from mental health issues. The Chiropractic Psychopathic Sanitarium was located in Davenport, Iowa (the home of the first chiropractic school, Palmer School of… Read More


Chiropractic Can Help Build Your Immune System

x-ray view of a human skeleton holding arm up to avoid floating virus

Staying healthy—especially during flu season but also any time of the year—is a challenging but worthwhile task. After all, to live your best life, your body must be running at peak performance! Many health-conscious people know that the best way to fight off illness is to boost their immune system. The immune system is a… Read More


Can a Chiropractor Help With Pinched Nerves?

woman holding her back because of a pinched nerve and needing chiropractic care

It is common for a patient to come to our office saying they have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve, or that they feel like they have a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can be irritated due to compression from inflammation (disc), or be pinched by a spinal vertebra. A pinched nerve can occur anywhere… Read More


How Do You Relax Your Lower Back Muscles?

man and two women doing yoga for lower back muscles

Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems seen in Americans, with both adults and even children—experts say it affects about 80 to 90 percent of Americans at some point—but it is also one of the easiest to avoid. Lower back pain is most commonly due to muscle spasms, which can be… Read More


What Causes Fibromyalgia to Flair Up?

woman holding her neck because of fibromyalgia pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain throughout the entire body. Fibromyalgia pain can also cause sleep problems, fatigue, and mental or emotional distress. Patients with fibromyalgia are often more sensitive to pain than those who do not have fibromyalgia. This is referred to as abnormal pain perception processing. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million… Read More


What Causes Arthritis?

man holding his wrist because of arthritis pain

While there are many different types of arthritis, the two major categories are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Each of these arthritis types has different causes. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is the result of wear-and-tear to the joints. When joints do not move properly (most commonly due to an alignment issue), they… Read More


A Painful Shot Across The Bow

business woman sitting at desk while holding pain from sudden pain

The four most dangerous words a person can say when it comes to their health are, “It will go away.” How many times do you feel something is wrong or different with your body and hope that it will just go away? You aren’t sure what it is, but you know it’s not normal, and… Read More


Digestive Stress

woman laying on bed holding her stomach from digestive stress

Digestive stress is something that people experience all too frequently. People blame digestive stress on many different factors: changing diet, change in sleep patterns, fibromyalgia, headaches, or even a change in work habits. Although these factors may be partly to blame, there is often another underlying cause in the spine and nervous system. Yes, you… Read More


Is Arthritis Normal as You Age?

woman holding back in need of chiropractor

There seems to be a common misunderstanding when it comes to arthritis and age. Time and time again, people tell me that they are developing arthritis in their joints due to getting older. Is arthritis inevitable as you age? Not at all! There is a difference between something being common and something being normal. Take… Read More


Can a Chiropractor Help My Posture?

two men with poor posture in need of a chiropractor

Posture has become a focal point over the last several decades and rightly so. With the advent of computers and handheld devices, posture has become a significant health measure. However, posture is all too often an overlooked metric when it comes to a person’s overall health. It has been said that “You can’t tell a… Read More


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