Posts made in September, 2017

If your diet consists of pepperoni pizza slices and Pepsi daily, you may be willfully contributing to inflammation in your body that ultimately causes problems. While most people are animal meat eaters, it’s not that unusual anymore for people to “go vegan.” What does that mean? Well, a vegan is someone who primarily eats plant-based foods, cutting out animal meat from their diet. So, instead of steak, chicken, turkey and pork, a...

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Low Back Pain in Children

Posted on Sep 7, 2017

What are some potential causes of low back pain in children? Kids tend to wear backpacks, participate in sports, and physically grow bigger– all of which can impact the way their back feels and functions as they age. There are two “big word” things that could happen to children’s backs: spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. Spondylolysis involves a defect of the joint between vertebral bones. It may or may not involve a stress...

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Middle back pain is high on the list of reasons people visit a chiropractor. Why do people get middle back pain? Generally, it stems from something called a vertebral subluxation. This occurs if and when spinal movement is restricted and/or the spinal bones (aka the vertebrae) become misaligned. Dr. Gerard performs chiropractic adjustments on people with middle back pain in order to offer them much needed relief. Did you know the...

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