Oh, My Aching Back!

As much as we love our hobbies, they can often cause unwanted back pain. Whether you’re swinging golf clubs or weeding the garden, popular sports and activities can take a toll on our backs. Even day-to-day activities, like lifting heavy groceries or carrying a large load of laundry can be the cause of back pain.

Every year, millions of people suffer from back pain. Although most is acute or short term and lasts no longer than a few days or weeks, some types of back pain can be chronic, lasting longer than three months.

What's the Connection: Chiropractic and Headaches

There are thousands of different triggers that can result in headaches, and one thing is true for all headaches — they happen for a reason. A headache is your body’s way of communicating to you that something isn’t right. The problem is, you don’t always know what it is that’s causing the headache, particularly because the cause of your headache doesn’t always come from or near the area where you are feeling the pain.

Do Women Experience More Neck Pain than Men?

Most everyone has experienced neck pain at some point in their life, and knows just how frustrating it can be, making the age-old saying “a pain in the neck” one that is so relatable. Just recently, Loyola University presented a new study, in which they set out to learn more about neck pain and to answer the question of whether or not women experience more neck pain than men.

What's Really Causing Your Back Pain?

When you experience back pain, it is far from enjoyable. While no one likes to feel that pain, it is actually very common. Nearly every adult around the world has felt back pain at some point in his or her life. It is surprising to learn that in many cases, back pain doesn’t actually start in your back.

So, what is the source of the pain if it doesn’t start in your back? We’ve put together a few options of what could be the cause of your back pain.

Top of the To-Do List: Sleep!

Many of us have ever-growing to-do lists. We’ve got to get the grocery shopping done, cook, entertain, get to school and work, take part in the regular festivities, and sometimes sleeps gets bumped to the bottom of the list. Here are a few suggestions to help you get the sleep you need to stay energized all season!

Making Aging Easier

When we think about getting older, we often think of how difficult it can be. But the use of canes, walkers, and living in nursing homes doesn't necessarily have to be part of growing older! Many seniors are living longer and more vibrant lives, and the inclusion of chiropractic as part of their wellness plans may help them get the most out of their golden years.

What's Really in Your Supplements?

The New York Times  published an article earlier this year explaining how the New York State Attorney General in the U.S. accused major retailers of fraudulently labeling several of their supplements. These supplements included gigko biloba, ginseng, valerian root, St. John’s wort, and more.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin”, has been making headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. Some reports indicate that a when people have deficient amounts of Vitamin D, they face a number of incredibly serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.