Most of us expect to feel refreshed and rejuvenated when we wake up, ready to take on the day. But have you ever woken up with: a kink in your neck, barely able to turn your head? one or both arms asleep or tingling with pins and needles? a sore achy low back? Maybe your … More Back or Stomach or Side? Oh My! Is There A “Best” Sleeping Position?
Oh how I love when patients ask me if I am going to “crack, snap, or pop” them. It makes me feel powerful, like I am Hulk Hogan about to pick them up and slam them. Sadly, I am not that strong (yet), and would have to put more than everything I’ve got into “cracking … More Are You Going To Crack Me?
A lot of times when people injure themselves, they want to know what they can do to help alleviate their pain and discomfort. They ask for stretches, exercises, anything that they can do in-between treatments. What we forget to think about is why we are in pain in the first place.
Many people think of their bones as hard static structures. This could not be further from the truth. Our bones are constantly changing in response to stresses placed on them (or lack thereof), hormones, nutrition, and activity, to name a few. Unfortunately, we can not control all of the factors that influence our bones. But … More Eating For Your Bones And Joints
“I just turned my head to the side, and then all of a sudden the entire room started spinning and wouldn’t stop.” Sound familiar? You may be suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is the most common diagnosis of vertigo. It is a disorder of of the inner ear, the structure that helps … More Room Spinning Around You? BPPV May Be A Cause
Over the past month there has been an increase in the number of patients into my clinic experiencing vertigo. Some of them have visited health care professionals in order to stop the room from spinning and some are waiting for it to go away on its own. But the one common theme from all of … More One Thing That Will Help Your Vertigo More Than Anything Else
As New Years Resolution season is upon us, I felt the need to participate in the festivities. Although my viewpoint and execution of these ‘resolutions’ has changed over the past few years, it is hard not to fall into the trap of setting a million goals, dreams, or aspirations for the upcoming year.
What Are You Thankful For?
I love fall; the leaves, scarves, boots, and pumpkins. But let me start off by saying, this was not my idea. My boyfriend likes to experiment with food. The other day he walked by a market that was selling pumpkins. It is October, so of course this isn’t breaking news to anyone, however, instead of … More 7 Days Of Pumpkin: How To Use A 36.6lb Pumpkin
We have all heard the famous line, “don’t squat, it’s bad for your knees.” But is it really? We have gone from hanging out in a full squat position as children and squatting being the preferred position of soldiers, to lacking the physical capability to do a deep squat. How did this happen? Did we … More Is Squatting Bad For Your Knees?