Chiropractic

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

This is the second in our three-part series on specific spinal ailments. In our last series, you learned about Sciatica. In this installment, let’s talk about Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.

Sacroiliac (say-kro-ill-ee-ak) sounds like a mouthful! Your sacroiliac joint is also referred to as your ‘SI’ by chiropractors and it’s the joint that connects your hips to the sacrum, or the triangular bone between your tailbone and lumbar spine. Your sacroiliac joint absorbs shock between your hips and your upper body. The SI joint itself doesn’t move very much, although small movements help to absorb shock as well as ease of movement with forward and backward bending. It is surrounded by several ligaments, which supports the joint.

New Years’ Resolutions

How many times have you ‘started over’? Doesn’t it feel like sometimes we’re addicted to the idea of a fresh start, only to return to the same habits and rituals that we wanted to break free from? Many people start Resolutions for the New Year, only to give up just a few weeks, or even days later.

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

Keeping Active in Your Twenties

You’re finally out of your parents’ house, attending school or working and paying rent in your first apartment. From social drinking to staying up late, and Netflix-and-chilling, slacking seems to be a way of life for those in their Twenties. But your Twenties are your first opportunity to set your own limits and goals, including the fitness routines that you may carry into your later years.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

One of the more common complaints we see in women ages 30 and up, are hip issues. The hip is connected to the spine, and often a problem will manifest higher in the spine but be the result of issues that begin at the hip. SI Joint Dysfunction is a common problem for women who are at or past, child-bearing age.

Being a Responsible Hiker

We were prepared to release our blog about hiking Buzzard’s Roost when word came out about the recent vandalism in Custer State Park. Although all details are not known at this time, it appears that two women sawed Poet’s Table in half, carrying it (along with all the chairs and cabinet) out of the park.

The Neckbone’s Connected to…

The Neckbone’s Connected to…

There are many types of injuries and issues dealing with the neck. This includes injuries caused by accident, by trauma, slips and falls and degenerative changes to your spine. If you have damage to one part of your neck, there’s a good chance other areas are also impacted. That is because all parts of the neck are connected to one another. And your neck issues may become especially painful when nerves are impacted.

Chiropractic Care, Post-Baby

Chiropractic Care, Post-Baby

After you have a baby, it is natural to feel different than you did before your pregnancy. Emotionally, mentally and physically you have gone through a great change and it will take time to develop a new normal but you’ll never be exactly the same person you were before you became pregnant. It helps to be aware of these expected changes during your pregnancy, especially if this is your first baby.

Chiropractic Care and Sleep for Babies

Chiropractic Care and Sleep for Babies

You think you’re doing nothing while you sleep, but your body is actually resetting and reprogramming itself during this crucial time. You’re not only resting - you’re recovering from the experiences of the day before and preparing for the day ahead. Babies, in particular, need restful sleep because this is the time when their bodies are programming them for their entire lives.