Make A Routine With Ice

Gonstead Chiropractor, Dr. Todd Pickman explains the importance of using ice after an adjustment.

Every chiropractor knows the importance of icing after your adjustment. Ice is used as an anti-inflammatory tool to decrease the swelling or inflammation in the spinal discs and the tissues surrounding the discs: muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Probiotics: Most Important Supplement You Must Take

Dr. Todd Pickman from Gonstead Spine & Wellness talks about an important supplement, if not the most important supplement that you and your family can and should be taking on a daily basis, which is probiotics. Gut health is really important for many things, one of which is immunity function.

We know that 80% of your immune system and the strength of the immune system relies on proper gut health.

What is Health?

What is health? Most of the time when you ask someone, “How do you know if someone’s healthy?” They’re gonna say that they’re healthy if they look good or they feel good. Well that model is something that we really need to destroy!

Let’s use these two as an example. Who are they?

Looking Down at Text Neck

Text neck is the term used to describe the increasingly common neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.

A recent study shows that 79% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost ALL the time—with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their cell phone on hand.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – It’s Your Wrist, Right?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common complaint experienced by three million of individuals each year (especially among those who have jobs requiring long periods of sitting and typing). According to the Mayo Clinic, carpal tunnel syndrome is a numbness and tingling sensation in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.

The Stabbing Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Experiencing significant pain is a frustrating situation for countless individuals… especially when you are reminded of this pain with every step you take. Effecting nearly 3 million people per year, plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful foot condition. Normally seen in feet with a loss of a normal arch, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia,

Take Your Magnesium!

Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, and recent research shows even subclinical deficiency can jeopardize your heart health. Magnesium is also important for brain health, detoxification, cellular health and function, and the optimization of your mitochondria. In short, magnesium has enormous potential to influence your health and general well-being, especially the prevention of heart disease and cancer,

Ending the Migraine Cycle

A migraine is a headache that causes symptoms of throbbing pain or pulsing sensation. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.