The Wellness Blog

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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How Early Exposure to the Practice Led to Dr. Skinner’s Career

Have you ever wondered what kind of impact you may make on a child when you give a presentation on your occupation at Career Day at an elementary school? If you ask Dr. Sean Skinner, he’d say quite a bit! Dr. Skinner has been practicing with Tuck Chiropractic Clinic since he completed his schooling at New York Chiropractic College in his hometown of Seneca Falls, New York. He was made aware of Dr. Tuck and the Tuck Clinics through Dr. Tuck’s active voice in advocacy for the industry and made a connection through his college’s former president, Dr. Ken Padgett.

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Between Visits: 4 Easy Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Whether you’ve heard it in a kid’s show or remember the original song by Delta Rhythm Boys, “Dem Bones” is a familiar favorite that reminds you that: “The hip bone’s connected to the back bone The back bone’s connected to the neck bone, The neck bone’s connected to the head bone, Now shake dem skeleton bones!” Everyone from your science teacher to your chiropractor has reminded you that everything is connected; that when one part of your body is affected, it influences the rest of your body to react accordingly. This concept often influences how we at Tuck Clinic build a conservative

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Putting a Spring in Your Step with Chiropractic

Whether you’re chasing your grandchildren around the playground or chasing an Olympic gold, there’s nothing like feeling great so you can enjoy the activities that bring meaning to your life. But sometimes, life’s aches and pains stand in the way. What then? Athletes know the benefits offered by chiropractic: All NFL teams have an official chiropractor, and more than 50% of NCAA athletes choose alternative therapy — including chiropractic — to stay on top of their games. What about your game? Whether it’s golf or tennis, or just taking a stroll in the park on a beautiful spring morning, is

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Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident

Automobile accidents are often unexpected events that happen within an instant and can leave lasting impacts. Even in minor accidents, serious injuries can occur such as soft tissue sprains, head injuries, and whiplash. Symptoms may occur several days after the incident once your body relaxes from the tense altercation causing you to notice soreness, pain, and discomfort that may not have been present immediately after the accident. Fortunately, chiropractic care has proven effective in helping to restore the function of your nervous system without invasive methods or pain medication. What Happens During an Accident? During an accident, the musculoskeletal system

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What is Cervical Disc Degeneration?

Considering all the stress that is put on the neck, it is no surprise that two-thirds of Americans experience significant neck pain at least once in their lives. Neck pain is a common complaint as neck muscles can become strained from poor posture, injury, or rough movements. Chronic neck pain may also be a sign of a more serious underlying condition such as cervical disc degeneration, which can be mistaken for neck pain until becoming severe. However, cervical disc degeneration is more than just a stiff neck and refers to a degenerative process in which the discs in the cervical

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Wrist Pain

As we navigate through this pandemic many of us have begun to rely on technology even more as stay-at-home orders pushed us to operate businesses, homes, and schools virtually. The increase in screen time can have a direct effect on your health. We aren’t talking about your eyes, but your wrists! Wrist pain is a common complaint amongst athletes, writers, mechanics, hairdressers, and just about anyone who relies on their hands heavily to complete their jobs. However, no matter what your routine or job is, your wrists are some of the most used joints in your body. If you’ve noticed

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Is Chiropractic Care Covered in My Insurance?

Chiropractic care can be an excellent alternative treatment option for aches and pain throughout the body. Every year, over 20 million Americans visit chiropractors across the nation for various ailments. If you have been injured recently or experience frequent pain in your lower back, you may be considering visiting a chiropractor and wondering about whether your health insurance covers chiropractic care. Does my insurance cover chiropractic care? As stated above, seeking chiropractic care is fairly common. Fortunately, most insurance companies cover chiropractic care but do require a co-payment. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical

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Chiropractic Care and Fall Prevention

Did you know that one in every four adults over the age of 65 falls at least once every year? With one in every five falls leading to a serious injury, falling can be one of the biggest dangers to your overall health and wellbeing as well as your quality of life. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent falling and reduce your risk of injury – and chiropractic care can help. The Dangers of Falling As stated above, falls can cause patients pain, injury, and disrupt their overall quality of life. Falls can cause broken bones such

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What is a Spinal Subluxation?

You may have heard the term “subluxation” many times before, but you may not fully understand what it is or what kind of damage subluxations can cause to your body. This month we would like to provide you with a little more knowledge of spinal subluxations. A subluxation is a term used to describe a joint that may not work the way it should, whether it is misaligned or not operating properly. Subluxations can occur in any joint within the body including the feet, shoulders, wrists, and knees. One of the most common areas that subluxations can occur is within

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