Weekly Chiropractic Info

Which Pothole Did It

Posted: January 19, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

It’s a common question Chiropractic patients have… “Hey doc, what do you think did it to me this time? Is it the way I’m sleeping, or maybe the stress at work?” To tell you the truth, without 24/7 video surveillance of your every move, it’s difficult to tell.

Trying to determine what specific activity created your subluxations is like trying to figure out which pothole in the road knocked your car out of alignment. They all contribute to it. And driving in fear – worrying about every rock, crack and ditch your car travels over, will only stress you more.

Instead of fretting over every scenario that could throw your spine out of alignment, it’s healthier just to get checked and adjusted on a regular basis. Physical, mental and chemical stress is an everyday part of life. Chiropractic care simply helps you get past all the bumps you’ll eventually hit in the road!

Living on a Crooked Frame

Posted: January 12, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you’ve ever crashed your bicycle and twisted the handle bars out of whack, you probably got up, stabilized the front tire between your knees and muscled the frame back into alignment before hopping on again. Everyone knows riding a bike with crooked steering could put you at risk for another spill down the road.

After you’ve crashed your body (i.e. lifted a heavy weight incorrectly, fell asleep on the couch or spent 8 hours sitting in front of a computer), your spine may also have slipped out of alignment. A healthy posture requires your head, shoulders, hips, and feet to line up properly for your spine to maintain functional integrity – just like handlebars of a bike need to line up with the frame and tires to steer properly. If one part of a mechanical structure becomes misaligned (like your head isn’t balance over your shoulders, or your hips aren’t balance over your feet) it will create undue stress on the rest of the system and increase the risk of catastrophic failure!

If riding with crooked handle bars feels awkward, just imagine how your muscles, joints and ligaments feel when you try to perform routine, daily activities with a crooked spine. Maybe those annoying aches and pains are telling you “…it’s time for a trip to the Chiropractor to get straightened out!”

Before You Exercise

Posted: January 5, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

Hammer a straight nail, and it drives right into the wood. Hammer a bent one, and it bends even more. The same principle applies to your spine.

A properly aligned spine can withstand the forces you encounter every day (like lifting, standing, bending and twisting). Put a “kink” in the spine (subluxation), and instead of withstanding those forces, your spine succumbs to them – turning normal everyday activities like doing housework, exercising or playing with your kids into occasions for injury, discomfort and disability.

Structural integrity begets normal function. When it comes to strength and performance, your spine needs to be in proper alignment to get any job done safely and pain free. Keep it in shape with regular Chiropractic care and you’ll protect yourself from life’s daily pounding!