What Is It? Forward head posture is a structural change that occurs over time, characterized by the head’s protrusion over the first vertebra. The weight of our head is designed to comfortably rest above our neck and shoulders, causing little to no strain on the surrounding muscles. As forward head posture occurs, the weight of…

It is estimated that nearly 35% of Americans classify their quality of sleep as “poor” or “fair”. Additionally, over 50 million Americans have been categorized as having a chronic sleep disorder. Researchers have begun to compare the detriments of sleep deprivation to that of overeating and lack of physical activity. While it is likely that…

Forward Head Posture

A herniated disc means more than just lower back pain. That’s just one symptom. When a lumbar spine disc is herniated, other sensations such as pins and needles like when your hips have “fallen asleep,” or numbing in the feet and trouble bending at the waist can happen. These symptoms can occur at different times…

Common Causes, Prevention & Treatment for Knee Pain

Knee pain can be an unfortunate fact of life for many people. In the majority of cases, the pain is temporary and pain relievers will alleviate it. However, in other cases, the pain becomes a chronic issue and it inhibits a person’s ability to carry out his or her daily routine and do the activities…

Tennis Elbow 101: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Recommended Treatment

Active adults are no doubt familiar with aches and pains.  Whether you’re a jogger, a swimmer, or a tennis aficionado, consistent and intense exercise can lead to all kinds of intermittent or chronic symptoms that impact your ability to perform your favorite activities, or even to function in daily life. Those who repeatedly strain the…

6 IT Band Stretches & Exercises to Reduce Pain

The iliotibial, or IT band, is a length of connective tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip joint to the knee.  Its function is to provide stability as the knee flexes and extends, as during walking, running, sitting, standing, and pretty much any movement involving your legs. Unfortunately, overuse and…

Can a Chiropractor Help with Headaches and Migraines?

There are a lot of things that people don’t know about headaches and migraines, such as: Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Headaches are almost always a symptom of a problem, not the problem themselves. A lot of headaches and migraines can often originate from neck problems. With headaches and migraines costing us…

Can a Chiropractor Help with Arthritis?

Arthritis is now the leading cause of disability in America and, with more than 50 million sufferers in America alone, many people are looking towards new cures for their pain. Research is now suggesting that chiropractic may be a great, untapped resource for ailing the pain of Arthritis sufferers. Contrary to popular belief, Arthritis isn’t…

Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by median nerve pressure – the nerve running the length of your arm, which goes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist and ends in your hand. The median nerve’s purpose is to control feeling and movement in your thumb, as well as the movement of your other fingers (excluding…

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which the “wear and tear” on your spinal discs begins causing pain. Though everyone will eventually experience some wear and tear on their spinal discs as they grow and age, not everyone will experience degenerative disc disease. It’s important to realize that, though Degenerative Disc Disease is common, it…