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Work-Related Injuries

Work-Related Injuries

In this blog series, we’re addressing some of the most common injuries we see. In our last blog, we talked about sports-related injuries including injuries experienced by golfers. Now, let’s talk about work-related injuries.

What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and slipped disks – you’ve heard these terms before and you might be wondering if one of them is the cause of your back pain. The next three blogs will focus on these specific spinal issues including prevention and treatment.

Many chiropractic patients believe that having a diagnosis and treatment plan is the first step to feeling empowered and eventually healthier. While some issues may be more severe, just understanding what the root cause of one’s back problems can alleviate the stress around your pain management and begin the process of helping you to recover.

Striding through your Sixties

If you’re following along with our generation fitness blog, we are at the Sixties! No – not the decade of peace, love and hippies! We’re talking ages 60 to 70 and we’re talking to YOU!

You know that it’s important to develop and keep with a fitness routine, for the benefit of our joints, bones and overall well-being. But in your Sixties, it’s also important to exercise to fuel your body. Many people in this decade worry about a loss of energy, but exercise is a great way to feel younger, longer.

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.

Winter doesn’t have to mean getting sick

Winter doesn’t have to mean getting sick

Did you know that chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity more than 100 years ago, after the deadly flu epidemic? Chiropractic medicine was first developed by a Dr. D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa when, in 1895, he noticed that his janitor was stooped and discovered one of the man’s vertebrae was out of place. The janitor, who was deaf, explained to the doctor that years earlier, he had moved the wrong way and lost his hearing as a result. Through a simple spinal adjustment, Dr. Palmer was able to move the vertebrae back into place and within 24 hours, the janitor reported that his hearing was back!

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Hiking Bear Butte, Spring 2018

Recently, we had the opportunity to hike Bear Butte. At 1251 feet, Bear Butte is the third most prominent summit in Western South Dakota. On clear days, you can see up to four states away from the peak! You can also see some of the other Black Hills landmarks, like Terry Peak, Crow Peak and Custer Peak.

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.

Balance and Coordination for Seniors

Balance and Coordination for Seniors

As we age, our balance changes. Gait and balance disorders are common in older adults. They can cause falls and even diminish our independence. 30% of people aged 65+ report difficulty walking or climbing and up to 20% require the use of an aid to walk (like a cane).