The Wellness Blog

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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The Serious Effects of Stress on our Bodies

As we become ever more connected through technology, zipping around in cars and tapping away at our phones, we’ve become busier and busier. “Society as a whole is completely stressed out,” says Dr. Anna Flynn. “We have a schedule that prescribes what we do from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed.” And oftentimes we bear this stress day in and day out, and except for a week-long vacation at the beach once a year, never take time to recuperate and recover from that daily stress. As Dr. Flynn explains, there are three kinds of

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Patient Testimonial: Linda Smith

When Linda Smith found herself in debilitating pain from a back injury, she turned to Tuck Chiropractic for relief. Read how chiropractic has changed Linda’s life. Seeking Treatment When Linda Smith and her husband experienced back injuries, they weren’t sure what to do. “I had two falls, and both times, the pain was so bad,” said Linda. “I was all bent over and couldn’t walk. I could hardly put one foot in front of the other.” Her husband, a firefighter, also had back problems and had heard of Tuck Clinic from his coworkers. “We were looking for somewhere to get

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Dr. Delaney McMann Joins the Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in Bedford

We are excited to share Dr. Delaney McMann has joined the Tuck Chiropractic Clinic located in Bedford, VA and is now accepting new patients. She will be working alongside Drs. AJ LaBarbera and Earsing to help patients find relief from pain and life on their terms. Dr. McMann brings a unique perspective to her patient care after experiencing the healing powers of chiropractic while battling Lymes Disease. She is passionate about providing the same relief to her patients. “We are excited to have Dr. McMann join Dr. LaBarbara and Dr. Earsing to contribute to our collaborative approach to patient care,”

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The Long Lasting Effects of Student-Athlete Injuries

The Downside of Sports Whether in school, rec leagues, or on travel teams, many children participate in sports on a daily or weekly basis. Over 50% of children play at least one sport. In many ways, this is a positive statistic: sports provide children a healthy way to stay active and learn outside of the classroom. However, sports can increase the risk of injury, from broken bones and torn ligaments to brain trauma. Many of us who played sports as children are dealing with injuries we sustained decades ago. Osteoarthritis can cause joint pain in people in their 20s and 30s who

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