The Wellness Blog

American Chiropractic Association: Conservative Care First for Lower Back Pain

Last month the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) called for doctors and patients to consider conservative care in the treatment of lower back pain. The press release cited two recent studies on the effectiveness of the widely recommended drug acetaminophen in treating spinal pain. One study by researchers in Australia, published in British Medical Journal in March 2015, reviewed all available research on the use of the over-the-counter medication, acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol or paracetamol) as a treatment for neck pain, lower back pain, and hip or knee osteoarthritis. Studies that qualified for analysis involved the use of acetaminophen or

Continue Reading

5 Ways Good Posture Benefits Your Health and Happiness

The American Chiropractic Association celebrates Correct Posture Month in May each year. Good posture is essential to maintaining the musculoskeletal balance of our bodies, which prevents harm to joints, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Proper posture can also help prevent muscle fatigue by allowing the muscles to use energy in the most efficient way possible. That’s not all! Research shows that posture can impact your overall health and happiness in several other important ways. 1) Good posture can improve your self-esteem. A study conducted by a team of researchers in New Zealand and published in the journal Health Psychology found that

Continue Reading

Knee Osteoarthritis and Chiropractic

A growing body of research on the effects of Sitting Disease has linked excessive sitting to a number of diseases, including colon cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, as well as greater rates of disability later in life and even premature death Sitting can also have negative effects on the structures of your body, including the upper and lower back, neck, and hip muscles and joints, as well as spinal discs. Even regular exercise doesn’t reduce the danger caused by hours of sitting every day, according to a study conducted by the University of Queensland in 2009. Daily hours

Continue Reading

Blood Pressure, Hypertension & Chiropractors

Chiropractic may have a positive impact on hypertension Really!! High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) affects 1 in 4 Americans.*  You or someone you know probably has it. Now, am I suggesting that Chiropractic is a cure for high blood pressure/hypertension?  No, no at all.  Should you stop taking your medication and go to the Chiropractor for your hypertension problem?  Definitely not.  However, recent research out of the University of Chicago suggests that Chiropractic adjustments to a specific area of the neck can lower specific types of  blood pressure an average of 14 mm/hg systolic (the top number) and 8 mm/hg diastolic

Continue Reading

Runners Can See Improvement with Chiropractic Care

When most people think of the term “chiropractic”, they automatically associate it with “low back pain”. However, the range that chiropractic care covers is far greater than this. Think of the last time you went for a jog, or even a fast paced walk. Consider the strain that you put on your knees, your ankles, and your feet. The most common complaint that you hear from runners is plantar fasciitis and, while there’s no instantaneous cure for it, chiropractic can do wonders for an ailment such as this. Plantar fasciitis is a manifestation of the tendon being pulled, whether it

Continue Reading

Headaches in the Back of the Head

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic specializes in comprehensive treatment for neck pain, low back pain, headaches, sciatica, and many other ailments. Chiropractic is effective for relieving pain and restoring proper function to the entire body. Headaches in the back of the head are one of the more debilitating conditions we treat at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic. The bad news is that these headaches are often caused by long-term postural difficulties. These postural habits are difficult to break and these headaches are tough to manage on your own. Typically, medications are minimally effective and these headaches quickly begin to ruin a patient’s life. The

Continue Reading

Sharpen the Ax

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic specializes in comprehensive treatment for neck pain, low back pain, headaches, sciatica, and many other ailments. Chiropractic is effective for relieving pain and restoring proper function to the entire body. Abraham Lincoln once said if he was given 4 hours to chop down a tree, he would spend three hours sharpening his ax. The same should hold true for us as we enter spring, the season of increased physical requirements. We often find ourselves in a position of “needing to count down a tree” this time of year. We have spring cleaning lists, gardens to prepare for

Continue Reading

Happy, Healthy, RESTED Spines

The comment of the day in my office yesterday was, “I wake up with pain, and I don’t know why.” If you are waking up with pain, it probably has something to do with how you are sleeping. Posture is just as important when you are sleeping as when you are awake. Patients often ask me, “What is the best mattress?” It’s really all about what is comfortable for you. Everyone is very different, but a good rule of thumb is to get a mattress on the firmer side. A mattress that is too soft will not provide good support

Continue Reading

To Reap and to Sow

There is an old story of a farmer who sows seed and reaps a harvest. There were always variables that altered the size of the harvest, but he always had a crop to reap after he had sown. Several themes of the story are constants and can be applied every day in our offices. Those themes are: The seed sown was of the finest quality, and the farmer never stopped sowing. The first of the themes is that the seed was of the finest quality!  Much like the farmer of the parable, we sow the finest seed in the form

Continue Reading

Fatherhood

Last week, when I was cleaning out my car, I made a neat discovery (besides the fact that I need to clean out my car more often).  As I was rustling through papers in the passenger seat of my car, I came across one of our church bulletins from earlier this year.  On the back of the bulletin were some notes I had scribbled along with a short list of 5 words.  The words were: Accepting, Available, Respectful, Generous, and Happy.  After I deciphered my chicken scratch (I usually am not an astute sermon note taker, but it was a

Continue Reading
Font Resize
Call Us Locations