The Wellness Blog

An Update from Tuck Chiropractic Clinic on COVID-19

Tuck Chiropractic doctors are, first and foremost, focused on the health and well-being of our patients, doctors, and staff. We want to assure you that we are following health and safety guidelines, as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local public health departments. We are keeping our employees and patients safe and securing a healthy environment by: Screening the health of our employees and patients Actively encouraging sick employees to stay home Deep cleaning and disinfecting our business including high-touch surfaces We are available to see patients who are at low-risk, healthy, and

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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Rathmann

Dr. Jennifer Rathmann may have had her first experience with chiropractic after a car accident, but it was no accident that she quickly realized it would be her future career. In high school, Rathmann was in a severe car accident during her spring break. After a week of being in severe pain, she sought out care from a chiropractor and after a series of treatments, she felt better than she did prior to the accident! “It was at that moment that realized I wanted to go into the chiropractic profession,” shares Dr. Rathmann. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Dr. Rathmann

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At-Home Self-Care Part 3: 3 Low Back Exercises to Stabilize Your Spine

While some lower back pain can occur as a result of injury, some pain is simply a result of a sedentary lifestyle that leads to weakness of muscles surrounding the spine and supporting the body. When at-home stretching and strengthening exercises are paired with spinal manipulation therapy, patients can experience further relief from pain and strengthening and prevent in the long term. In part three of our spinal self-care series, we’re going to share three helpful exercises that allow you to improve your range of motion, reduce pain, and stabilize your spine. After an injury and initial adjustment, it’s important

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At-Home Self-Care Part 2: 5 Stretches to Loosen Lower Back Tension

We’re continuing our spinal self-care series by talking about what to do after your first few adjustments! Stretching out tight muscles surrounding the spine is key to recovery and healing after an injury. Inflammation often causes tightness in the muscles surrounding our spine. It’s your body’s way of attempting to protect itself from movements that could cause further damage. Without stretching, the body will tighten up more and more over time and will slow down the healing process. Here are six stretches you can do anywhere to loosen your muscles. The first three focus on your lumbar spine while the

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5 Habits for Spinal Self Care

As a chiropractic clinic, we believe in the power of keeping your spine healthy. With thousands of nerves connecting to your spinal cord and from your tail bone all the way to your brain, your back and spine are massive components in your nervous system, which transmits signals between your brain and different parts of the body. Needless to say, if your spine isn’t in proper alignment, it can cause problems such as: headaches pain in lower back, neck, knees or hips excessive fatigue numbness or tingling in the hands or feet If you feel like you’re experiencing these types

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At-Home Self-Care Part 1: 3 Ways to Control Inflammation

Pain may sometimes feel like a difficult thing to overcome, but when you have the right resources to support you, the outcomes speak for themselves. We’re kicking off our spinal self-care series to empower our patients to take their treatments a step further at home. We can help you in the clinic, but at the end of the day, it’s up to you to create habits that help you heal. Let’s begin with exploring how to control inflammation. When it comes to identifying the source of pain at its core, it’s often a result of inflammation. Inflammation is your body’s

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How to Avoid Injury When Reviving your Workout Routine

New Year, New You, Right? It’s a common refrain every January. “This year,” many say, “I’m going to be more physically active.” In fact, according to a survey conducted by NPR and the Marist Poll, 13% of adults who made a New Year’s resolution resolved to work out more, making it the most common resolution. And truthfully, it’s a great goal to shoot for. Increasing your physical fitness is one of the easiest and best ways to boost your overall health, especially for your heart and muscles. However, many people sabotage themselves by working out too hard or too long

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Patient Success Story: Phil Rice Tackles the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

“Well, the first thing I’m going to do is go see my chiropractor,” is the first thing Phil Rice said after biking 2,745 miles along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Phil Rice is an avid cyclist, cross fitter, and patient at Tuck Chiropractic in Roanoke. As an active person at the age of 56, Rice recognizes the important role chiropractic has played in his health and endurance. Prior to seeing Dr. Skinner at our Peters Creek Road clinic, he was a consistent chiropractic patient in Richmond for 5 years. After relocating to Roanoke, he heard that our practice was

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Five Ways to Help your Body Recover from Stress this Holiday Season

With the holiday season well under way, you probably feel like you couldn’t squeeze one more thing into your day. The truth is, we’re all running at max capacity, and our bodies are suffering for it. Stress can cause many problems throughout our bodies including our cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems. Plus, that muscle tension you’re feeling in your shoulders and neck are usually a result of stress. What You Can Do to Alleviate Stress No one wants to feel stressed, but sometimes we find ourselves stressed out, anyways. It’s important to break the cycle of stress before our bodies

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Patient Testimonial: Shannon and Jessica Zimmerman

A Healthy Spine for an Active Life “We lead busy lifestyles, and we’re always on the go,” said Jessica Zimmerman, patient at Tuck Clinic at our Bedford office. A respiratory therapist with Carilion, Jessica stays busy with her work and family and depends on Tuck Clinic to keep her body on the right track. “I’m on my feet 12+ hours at work, and as I’m getting older, I feel my body ache more,” said Jessica. “It helps to know I can go to the chiropractor and start feeling better.” Jessica started going to Dr. A.J. LaBarbera about fifteen years ago

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