Category Archives: Misalignment

20 Incredible facts about the human spine

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The spinal cord serves three crucial functions: supporting the body’s weight, providing flexibility for movement, protecting the spinal cord, nerve roots and fibers. The human spine is made up of 33 irregularly shaped bones called vertebrae. When you’re born, your spine contains 33 individual vertebrae. But as we age, some of them fuse together. In…

A fact sheet on headaches – and how chiropractic care can help

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The vast majority of us get headaches periodically but for some, that pounding, throbbing, and piercing pain in the skull can be a severe and common malady. In fact, it’s estimated that at least 90% of the population get at least an occasional headache. The toll headaches can take on work, finances, health, happiness, and…

Ohhh those pesky hamstrings: why we injure them, healing and strengthening, and how chiropractic treatment can help

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Anatomy of the hamstrings: The term ‘hamstrings’ actually encompasses three muscles and their adjoining tendons that are located on the back of each thigh, the biceps femoris, semitendinousus, and semimembranosus. Two of these muscles are located down the inner side of the back of the leg, and one is on the outside. The function of…

A fact sheet on lower back pain, America’s #1 injury.

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Lower back pain is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, ranking only behind heart disease and pulmonary disease in terms of burden to quality of life and mortality risk. And despite our advanced medical technology, the prevalence and severity of back pain has grown much worse in recent decades. But…

Bad posture during smart phone use causing “text neck,” a serious malady.

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Do you spend a lot of time texting or checking social media from your smart phone? While a smart phone, tablet, or computer screen by themselves don’t cause you harm (at least not your neck,) the posture we inevitably assume while using these devices is causing some serious harm to necks, shoulders, and spines all…

Proper Stretching – How and Why to Do It

Tight Muscles. First we need to understand why a muscle is tight. Muscles can be short and tight for many reasons: physiologically the muscle is in a partially contracted state from posture or overuse neurologically the muscle is in an “on” state or excited overly contracted state adhesions have formed in and around the joint…

What Is the “Popping” Sound from a Chiropractic Adjustment?

What is that “popping” sound? Many people are unfamiliar with the mechanism of the popping sound that occurs during a chiropractic adjustment. Some people are actually scared or nervous thinking that it is causing harm or that it well hurt or it is just “gross”. I have actually had people ask if the bone was breaking. The answer of course is a resounding no! Otherwise I wouldn’t have any patients.

Is It Out?

Probably the biggest misunderstanding about Chiropractic and is that the bones are out of place and being adjusted back into place. Allow me to clarify.