Sometimes a specific injury can cause inflammation. Other times inflammation can manifest in chronic dis-ease. Follow these guidelines to reduce inflammation naturally. Get a proper balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. Most adults should aim for a 2:1 ratio. Avoid cooking oils made with corn, safflower and other omega -6 oils, choose grass-fed meat over grain-fed
Do Daily Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain Do you ever have neck pains? Do you feel like your neck is so stiff that you can barely turn your head? At times these pains start slowly without any specific injury and are unnoticeable. Today, doctors recommend the best treatment is movement rather than rest. There is
With 2014 fast approaching many of us have a clear idea of changes we would like to make in the New Year. We often refer to these changes as resolutions or things we’d like to change but have delayed until now. The word resolute suggests unwavering and without flexibility which is why most resolutions fail.
Sitting at a computer seems like such an easy task. Why is it that some people have pain while doing it? First we must understand what pain is. Pain is a signal sent by irritated structures to the brain which then sends us a message that there is pain in that area. When muscles are
It is not uncommon for low speed car accidents to cause neck or back injury even if there is no damage to the involved vehicles. There are a lot of factors that can result in injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body. Injury is caused when the load on a structure
Snap! Crackle! Pop! Ahh… all the wonderful noises our joints make! Ever wonder what is that popping noise you hear when the spine is aligned by a chiropractic adjustment? The noise is a function of joint cavitation or in other words loosening up of a joint. The adjustment takes two spinal segments and creates some distance
We commonly hear of injuries referred to as a strain or a sprain. These two words sound the same but have a different meaning. A strain refers to a muscle or tendon that has been injured. Tendons attach muscles to bones. These injuries heal between 4-8 weeks. A sprain refers to a ligament that has been