Prevent Injuries While Doing Fall Yard Work

As fall’s cool air replaces the sunny days of summer, yards will soon need a new kind of attention. Before you reach for your rake this fall, consider the possible consequences: back strain, neck strain and pain in the shoulders. The twisting, turning, bending and reaching involved in raking your yard can cause injury that […]

The Great Debate

Sometimes our patients inquire about when it is optimal to use ice or when it is optimal to use heat to relieve pain from an area of the body. Using ice or heat is an easy, inexpensive way to reduce pain in the comfort of your home, but the wrong one can actually cause greater […]

Movement Is Life. Keep Moving!

We at Family Chiropractic and Wellness literally cringe every time a patient tells us that they sit at their computer for hours on end without getting up and moving for a few minutes. Movement is synonymous with good health and the lack of it can cause a myriad of health problems. Motion is crucial for […]

How To Create a Comfortable and Safe Work Environment

Many U.S. workers spend countless hours in front of computers. The increased repetition of movements associated with computer work can lead to pain, discomfort and even serious conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome. If your job keeps you planted at your desk all day consider the following to help prevent injuries: Chair Adjust the height of […]

What Exactly Is Spine Manipulation?

As chiropractors, we are often asked, “what exactly is spine manipulation?” This question is often times followed by “is it painful?”

Backpack vs. Back – Safety Tips by Expert Chiropractors

Wearing heavy backpacks or wearing them incorrectly can cause serious damage to the neck and spine and most parents have started to realize this now. On the surface, backpacks seem harmless but continuous wear isn’t good for your body. Chiropractors encourage parents to choose carefully and make sure their child wears it properly. At Family […]

Back To School Tips for a Healthy Back

  Parents are always concerned about children and their health. You want to make sure your child grows up to be a healthy and happy person and that’s a very difficult goal. Parents can’t keep an eye on their children 24/7 but they can take some measures to ensure the kids know how to take […]

Snow shoveling safety

With the winter season upon us, it’s time to start preparing to shovel snow. While shoveling snow is an excellent workout for our bodies, it is also very strenuous and must not be taken lightly. Not only is it important to stretch and prepare our bodies for shoveling, it is also crucial that we dress […]

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles […]