The Hygiene Hypothesis

When my now-toddler was an infant, we followed the “hygiene hypothesis.” This is the theory that childhood exposure to pathogens affects the risk of disease later in life. We passed our son around to anyone who wanted a cuddle, washed his bottles and my breast pump parts with soap instead of sterilizing them, and let […]

Chiropractic for the Digestive System

When I explain to people that chiropractic care can help their digestive issues, I usually face disbelief and skepticism. “How can a back doctor improve my stomach?” they ask. “All chiropractors are good for are sore backs and necks.”  There is a degree of shortsightedness in conventional medical wisdom; it is primarily symptom based. Think […]

The Ins and Outs of Chiropractic Care

When I first started seeing a chiropractor a few years ago, I wasn’t expecting a long-term relationship. I simply wanted relief for my aching back after years of sitting in an office chair. My first appointment was so successful that when the pain returned a few weeks later, I went straight back to the chiropractor. […]

Stretching for Flexibility

I once decided against warming up and stretching before my usual daily run; I’d been late dropping my son at daycare, and didn’t think I had time for preparation if I still wanted my workout before work. I regretted it almost as soon as I sat in my office chair – my muscles were aching, […]

Chiropractors Do More than Adjust the Spine

When I first started seeing my chiropractor, I thought I knew what to expect: bone-cracking spinal adjustments. Instead, I got a massage, a recommendation to see an acupuncturist for my insomnia and to cut the sugary soda from my diet, and then the bone-cracking spinal adjustment. While the focus on spinal adjustment and correcting subluxations […]

Exercise Tips from Chiropractors

Chiropractic care is designed to restore the body to its natural balance, alleviating any chronic or acute aches and pains and helping to prevent future injury. You can support the changes you are making through your chiropractic care by using best practices while exercising. This will help you create stronger muscles that may help to […]

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

Chiropractors in general believe that correcting the underlying causes of a problem is much better than simply masking the pain by managing symptoms. My chiropractor is my hero – he seems to be able to cure anything that ails me with some simple massage and an adjustment.  Now modern science is catching up with chiropractors, […]

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Several years ago, my father suddenly began feeling pain in his lower back; it radiated to the back of his thigh and into his leg. It felt like a painful cramp, and came with tingling and numbness. When he moved, sneezed, or coughed, the pain felt much worse. He was eventually diagnosed with a herniated […]