The Wellness Blog

Our Back To School Tips

It’s that time of year! Whether you are preparing a child for the upcoming school year or yourself, sitting at a desk all day, being hunched over a computer, or craning your neck while doing homework–school can put a strain on your body. Here are some chiropractic tips to help make this back-to-school season a happy and healthy one. Ouch! Back To School Pain Back pain is a common complaint in our office from adults, but in recent years it has also become a common concern for many children and teenagers. The influx in cases has recently been connected to

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Chiropractic Care & Sports Injuries

If you are an athlete, you understand the demands your sport can place on your body. Unfortunately, all sports present injury risks and an injury can set you back regardless of your skill level. Recent studies have shown that regular chiropractic care can help athletes recover from various injuries. Our chiropractors will diagnose and treat the source of your pain and create a full rehabilitation program designed to your unique needs so that you can get back in the game feeling your best. Common Sports Injuries Athletes can suffer from injuries due to impact, repetitive motion, improper form, overtraining, failure

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Chiropractic Care and Scoliosis

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. During this month, we would like to raise awareness about this condition and how as chiropractors we can help those who struggle with this condition. What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a common spinal condition in which the vertebrae rotate causing the spine to curve abnormally. The degree of curvature varies based on the patient and can range from very minor misalignment to almost an S-shaped or C-shaped curve. For patients with minor conditions, symptoms may not be severe or need treatment. However, scoliosis can progress without observation and treatment and can become a debilitating

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Top Trails In Southwest Virginia

At Tuck Clinic, we’re all about goal setting with our patients because beyond pain relief, we’re hoping to help people live the lifestyle that they want. This could mean being able to pick up their child after a long period of back pain that kept them from doing so. Or it could mean they get to hike back to the top of the mountain they haven’t hiked in 3 years due to joint pain. Whatever that goal is, we’re determined to help you get there. For those who are looking to get back into hiking, or try it for the

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Improve Your Posture

May is correct your posture month! Throughout May, we encourage our patients to be conscious of their posture! Though you may have heard it a hundred times growing up–good posture is important. Over time poor posture can increase your risk of pain, discomfort, and the likelihood of experiencing joint issues, lowering your quality of life. Below are some tips you can use to start improving your posture. The Importance of Posture Good posture is the position in which your body is held straight against gravity and helps your body to stand, walk, sit, and rest in a position that places

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Dr. Tiffany Grace: Mom’s Migraine Relief Translated into a Career in Healthcare

Many young children go through the cycle of wanting to be an astronaut, a veterinarian, and a firefighter when they grow up. Often times, their parents have their own ideas of what their children should grow up to be, too. But for Tuck Clinic’s Dr. Tiffany Grace, she and her mother were in alignment on what she should grow up to be from a young age. Dr. Grace’s mother had suffered from migraine headaches and could never seem to find relief until she sought treatment from a chiropractor. From the age of four, Tiffany heard her mother praise the practice

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Chiropractic Care As A Family Affair

When most people think of their ‘go-to’ family doctor, the first thing that often comes to mind is a general physician or pediatrician to go see when an illness pops up. When you feel a cold take a turn for the worst, you often call in for an appointment to get some antibiotics. Or maybe you take your little ones there to find a solution for an ear infection. On the contrary, Megan Sawyers’ family calls Dr. Grace at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in Rocky Mount, VA for situations like these. From Migraine Relief to a Lifetime of Wellness About a decade

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Start Small To Win Big

How to Be Consistent With Your Health and Fitness Sometimes it’s seemingly little things that make the biggest difference. Here are some small changes to your regular routine that, if you implement them, may help you accomplish your larger health goals. Darren Hardy, author of The Compound Effect posits this simple formula for large-scale life change: “Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.” Hardy explains how working out for 10 to 20 minutes each day can be more effective than waiting for the two or three days a month hit the gym for a full hour or two,

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes to help your baby develop and grow properly until he or she is ready to come into the world. Though swollen feet, raging hormones, aches, and pain are common experiences during pregnancy that doesn’t mean there is no relief. Chiropractic care involves adjusting misaligned vertebrae or joints within the body to reduce the stress placed on the nerves, soft tissues, and muscles surrounding the area. By alleviating pressure and restoring proper alignment, your body can function optimally and work more efficiently to ensure your health. This article will discuss the benefits pregnant women

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Avoiding Injuries During Springtime Activities

We’re all tempted to spring into action as soon as the weather gets warmer. After a long winter of lower levels of activity, it’s important to be mindful of easing yourself back into more strenuous activities to avoid injury. Before you get out and get moving, take these quick tips into consideration! Working in the Garden Working in the garden is a favorite Spring pastime, but it can easily lead to injury. From shoveling dirt into your raised beds to bending over to sow your seeds, make sure you’re using the proper form to prevent yourself from straining your back. Start

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