Survival Tips For The Holidays

Healthy eaters can often find the holiday season difficult to navigate. There are parties to attend, extra holiday stress, and an abundance of sweets that make it easy to fall into unhealthy habits. Here are a few tips that will help you make it through the holiday madness. 1. Pay Attention to Breakfast - Filling up on a portion packed, healthy breakfast can help stabilize your metabolism and make it easier to resist sugary treats. 2. Move More - Exercise balances hormones and makes you … [Read more...]

Use Your 2016 Insurance Benefits

  As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]

Avoid Fall Clean Up Injuries

During the fall, weekends are filled with annual chores of raking, bagging, blowing and mulching the leaves.  While it is a great workout, each year thousands of people need treatment for back, neck and shoulder injuries! To avoid injuries to your back, neck, shoulders and wrists while you're cleaning up leaves, here are some tips:   1. Choose a rake that is light and easy to use for your size/strength.  And if it's cold and damp outdoors, stretch more and make sure you're warmly … [Read more...]

The Bottom Line

When folks hear the term "Chiropractic" what frequently comes to mind are things like the spine, the joints, the nerves, drugless, etc.  Actually, Chiropractic embraces things "natural" and drug-free.  As such, our standard American diet begs to be addressed, as that underlies nearly every condition in the body. A healthy diet consists of food that has traditionally provided our bodies with needed nutrients.  Namely, that means eating real food. When you eat a variety of real food you are … [Read more...]

Some Signs that Your Body May Not Be Healthy

If there is an internal problem with our bodies, external signals often show up as a side effect. Sudden changes in the body are often good indicators of problems within. Check for the following signs in particular. Don't fret if any of these signs are present on your body. Many of the problems they indicate can be treated holistically. The Whites of the Eyes: The white in the eyes should be white. Yellow can be a sign of jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder, and red could be a sign of … [Read more...]

Attention Medicare Patients!

Upcoming Medicare Enrollment Period Could Affect YOUR Chiropractic Coverage! Each year, Medicare plans change what they cost and what they will cover. This year, Medicare's Open Enrollment Period (OEP) runs from October 15 through December 7. During the OEP, you may:   Switch from Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A and B) to Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) Switch from a Medicare Advantage plan back to Original Medicare Switch from one Medicare Advantage … [Read more...]

Emergency Care for Low Back Injury

1. For a recent strain or sprain apply cold to painful area - never heat!   A reusable, gel type, cold compress is preferable for this purpose, as it molds to the area and is not messy.  However, in a pinch, you can use a bag of frozen vegetables. Always wrap cold pack in a light-weight towel.  Apply cold pack to injured area for 20 minutes.  Return cold pack to freezer and wait one hour. Repeat 4 to 6 times. 2. Avoid sitting.  If however, it cannot be avoided, get up and move around every 15 … [Read more...]