Posts made in January, 2019

Adolescents and Back Pain

Posted on Jan 27, 2019

While back pain is typically associated with adults, elderly people and pregnant women, it’s not that unusual for teens these days to experience it as well. What are some of the causes of back pain in teens? They can experience muscular sprain and strain thanks to their poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, obesity and carrying heavy school bags. Think about all the times you see teens glued to their cellphones. They’re hunched over,...

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Do you have back pain? Have you been asked by a doctor to take OxyContin, Percocet, or Vicodin in order to feel better? If so, you should know that these back pain prescription drugs are typically synthetic derivatives of the narcotic morphine. And their side effects can be… rough, to say the least. Basically, a lot of people are taking opioids to feel better, but the problem is they become addicted to them and could very easily...

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Is Chiropractic Safe?

Posted on Jan 13, 2019

It’s estimated that some 40 million people visit chiropractors each year. While many people will tell you they’re highly satisfied with the health care they receive at their chiropractic appointments, some still might wonder, “But is it safe?” At issue are popping sounds that can occur during visits. Some might worry that their chiropractor is cracking their bones and/or doing internal harm. Chiropractors do apply quick thrusts to...

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What are some common misconceptions about whole grains? First, some people think eating whole grains will make them fat. Surprise, surprise, though: eating whole grains can actually lower belly fat and help you lose weight over time. Basically, as long as you stick with whole grains rather than refined grains, you’re doing your “body mass” a favor. Next, some think that all whole grains are the same. That’s not true. Grains have...

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