How to keep your spine healthy

If you aren’t moving…you aren’t living! At our practice, we believe that movement is life, yet for so many people today, moving is difficult due to decreased range of motion.
When range of motion is inhibited, it’s common to experience pain and discomfort which may lead to overcompensation in other body parts as they try to pick up the slack, beginning a cycle of dysfunction.
Instead of dealing with poor range of motion and the pain it can bring, here are a few different ideas for getting back to proper movement.
1. Don’t let stress get out of control. It’s no secret that stress can cause problems in the body, but did you know it can also keep muscles tense, limiting movement? If you’re feeling stressed before exercising, try some breathing exercises to calm your body so that you don’t go into your workout with already tight muscles.
2. After working out, remember to stretch the muscles you just used. Spend at least 10 minutes doing light to moderate stretching after exercising.
3. Stay hydrated. When your body and muscles don’t get enough water, a variety of health problems can occur—especially relating to tightness and cramps, which can further restrict range of motion.
4. Consider getting a massage. Massage helps to relax tense and tight areas, while promoting circulation that may help with healing.
5. Visit us for an evaluation. We’ve helped numerous patients just like yourself move easier and better with a focused, gentle chiropractic care plan. We’d love to learn more about your goals and help you understand the benefits of adjustments firsthand. Contact us today to learn more.

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The Sandwich

If you aren’t moving…you aren’t living! At our practice, we believe that movement is life, yet for so many people today, moving is difficult due to decreased range of motion.
When range of motion is inhibited, it’s common to experience pain and discomfort which may lead to overcompensation in other body parts as they try to pick up the slack, beginning a cycle of dysfunction.
Instead of dealing with poor range of motion and the pain it can bring, here are a few different ideas for getting back to proper movement.
1. Don’t let stress get out of control. It’s no secret that stress can cause problems in the body, but did you know it can also keep muscles tense, limiting movement? If you’re feeling stressed before exercising, try some breathing exercises to calm your body so that you don’t go into your workout with already tight muscles.
2. After working out, remember to stretch the muscles you just used. Spend at least 10 minutes doing light to moderate stretching after exercising.
3. Stay hydrated. When your body and muscles don’t get enough water, a variety of health problems can occur—especially relating to tightness and cramps, which can further restrict range of motion.
4. Consider getting a massage. Massage helps to relax tense and tight areas, while promoting circulation that may help with healing.
5. Visit us for an evaluation. We’ve helped numerous patients just like yourself move easier and better with a focused, gentle chiropractic care plan. We’d love to learn more about your goals and help you understand the benefits of adjustments firsthand. Contact us today to learn more.

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How To Reverse Acid Reflux

If you aren’t moving…you aren’t living! At our practice, we believe that movement is life, yet for so many people today, moving is difficult due to decreased range of motion.
When range of motion is inhibited, it’s common to experience pain and discomfort which may lead to overcompensation in other body parts as they try to pick up the slack, beginning a cycle of dysfunction.
Instead of dealing with poor range of motion and the pain it can bring, here are a few different ideas for getting back to proper movement.
1. Don’t let stress get out of control. It’s no secret that stress can cause problems in the body, but did you know it can also keep muscles tense, limiting movement? If you’re feeling stressed before exercising, try some breathing exercises to calm your body so that you don’t go into your workout with already tight muscles.
2. After working out, remember to stretch the muscles you just used. Spend at least 10 minutes doing light to moderate stretching after exercising.
3. Stay hydrated. When your body and muscles don’t get enough water, a variety of health problems can occur—especially relating to tightness and cramps, which can further restrict range of motion.
4. Consider getting a massage. Massage helps to relax tense and tight areas, while promoting circulation that may help with healing.
5. Visit us for an evaluation. We’ve helped numerous patients just like yourself move easier and better with a focused, gentle chiropractic care plan. We’d love to learn more about your goals and help you understand the benefits of adjustments firsthand. Contact us today to learn more.

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Five Ways You Can Improve Your Range of Motion

If you aren’t moving…you aren’t living! At our practice, we believe that movement is life, yet for so many people today, moving is difficult due to decreased range of motion.
When range of motion is inhibited, it’s common to experience pain and discomfort which may lead to overcompensation in other body parts as they try to pick up the slack, beginning a cycle of dysfunction.
Instead of dealing with poor range of motion and the pain it can bring, here are a few different ideas for getting back to proper movement.
1. Don’t let stress get out of control. It’s no secret that stress can cause problems in the body, but did you know it can also keep muscles tense, limiting movement? If you’re feeling stressed before exercising, try some breathing exercises to calm your body so that you don’t go into your workout with already tight muscles.
2. After working out, remember to stretch the muscles you just used. Spend at least 10 minutes doing light to moderate stretching after exercising.
3. Stay hydrated. When your body and muscles don’t get enough water, a variety of health problems can occur—especially relating to tightness and cramps, which can further restrict range of motion.
4. Consider getting a massage. Massage helps to relax tense and tight areas, while promoting circulation that may help with healing.
5. Visit us for an evaluation. We’ve helped numerous patients just like yourself move easier and better with a focused, gentle chiropractic care plan. We’d love to learn more about your goals and help you understand the benefits of adjustments firsthand. Contact us today to learn more.

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Common causes of shoulder pain

What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain

WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR ATLAS BONE CHECKED?

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Blood Flow Boosting Foods

What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain

WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR ATLAS BONE CHECKED?

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6 Tips for Improving Your Posture

What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain

WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR ATLAS BONE CHECKED?

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The Gut & Your Immune System & Your Overall Health

What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain

WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR ATLAS BONE CHECKED?

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Are you feeling moody or irritable?

What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain

WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR ATLAS BONE CHECKED?

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KEEP YOUR FORK, THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Why is it so hard to make exercise a habit? What can you do to make it stick?
Just change the way you think about exercise.
People think that for exercise to work, it has to be unpleasant. Some people can flog themselves to exercise for a few weeks or even a few months out of a sense of obedience, but ultimately they will stop. Eventually, the dislike overpowers the will and they stop.
Yes, exercise can involve some discomfort and certain kinds are more or less effective than others. But all exercise is good for you, any exercise is better than none as long as you are moving your body. If you choose the right form of it, the right form for you, it can be a source of great pleasure.
Everybody’s got different work/life schedules and different rhythms to their daily energy and motivation. Maybe you will love working out at lunchtime or in the evening. You won’t know unless you try different times and different types of exercises. You can find any type of exercise on YouTube.
Make exercise a habit that you enjoy.

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