The Wellness Blog

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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The Activator Method

One of the best aspects of chiropractic care is the variety of approaches chiropractors can utilize to treat your condition and improve your overall quality of life. The goal of chiropractic care is to use the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, primarily the spine, to improve function, reduce pain and inflammation, and help your body to function at its best. For some patients, chiropractors may choose to use their hands to manually deliver treatment, while other cases may require specialized tools and equipment for the desired results and are known as instrument-assisted adjustments. One of the most common instrument-assisted adjustment

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Meet Dr. DJ McAninch

Dr. DJ McAninch makes his way down to Blacksburg, Virginia from a town on the Erie canal called Lockport.  It is a suburb of Buffalo, known as “the city of good neighbors”. Growing up he developed a love for athletics, getting involved in baseball, hockey and football at a young age.  Dr. DJ earned the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout award, so when he gets a chance you can find him hiking or camping out in the woods in Montgomery County. Joining the diving team in grade school led to a division I collegiate career at the University

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High and Low Impact Activities Everyone Can Do

Many of us know staying active is vital to living a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, boost your immune system, and prevent weight gain. As we continue to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult to exercise or maintain your exercise routine. However, exercise is more important than ever during these stressful times. We’ve provided some high and low impact activities as well as a few tips to help you get your body moving while following the CDC guidelines. High Impact Activities High impact activities are exercises that

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Sleep Better with Chiropractic Care

Getting enough sleep at night is vital to helping us make it through the next day. As you sleep, your body uses the time to rejuvenate itself, allowing you to feel well-rested in the morning. Having trouble sleeping is one of the most common complaints in adults. As a society, we get far less sleep than we need. This can result in excessive fatigue, poor concentration, and other negative side effects. Though you may not look to a chiropractor for sleep improvement, many patients report immediate sleep improvement after just a single adjustment. What’s even better is that sleep quality

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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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