I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a bit about inversion tables. You can skip the reading and just listen to what I have to say here. Inversion tables are those tables that you strap your feet into and use to flip upside down. The idea behind them is to stretch things out andContinue reading “Inversion tables”
Why is “popping” your own neck (or anywhere in the spine really) bad for you? Some clicking and popping is natural for your body- but make sure you aren’t forcing your joints into unnatural positions. When you twist your own spine or force it to pop there are a few things that are happening. Let’sContinue reading “Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?”
With more people than ever sitting at home with today’s environment of social distancing and some working from their couch, I wanted to offer some tips to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches to keep you happy, healthy, and pain free during this pandemic. Follow along as we go over the best ways toContinue reading “Proper Posture on your Couch”
Follow along as I show you how to set up a workspace to avoid back pain, neck pain, and headaches while working from home.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I focus a lot of my efforts on injury prevention, healthy lifestyle practices including nutrition and exercise, and the body’s ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it’s based on similar principles. Like yoga, the chiropractic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s naturalContinue reading “Chiropractic & Yoga”
With the potential for some winter weather coming our way in Des Moines this week, I wanted to share some information and considerations to make when shoveling snow. Common issues stemming from shoveling include back pain, shoulder pain, muscular strain, and cardiac events. How you position your body as you shovel is important for avoidingContinue reading “Successful Shoveling”
Hippocrates is quoted as saying “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” But why the spine? What does it have to do with our overall health? Well, let’s look at what the spine does. The spine not only provides stability for and dictates the upright posture for our bodies, but serves asContinue reading “The Brain Body Connection”