Scoliosis is a spinal condition where the spine curves sideways. It’s a spinal condition you may often hear mentioned and perhaps even remember being screened for it as a young teenager. It often becomes evident during the growth spurt before puberty, hence those middle school year exams. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy,
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the joints and the spine. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints leading to chronic pain and discomfort.
A common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis is swelling of the joint where the bottom vertebra of the spine joins the pelvic bone. In some people,
Three million individuals suffer from low back pain each year. Low back pain, or lumbago, effects the ability to work efficiently, living life to your full potential, effects families, causes disabilities if unaddressed and more often than not, is completely preventable.
When thinking about low back pain, it’s important to look at the vertebrae of the spine.
Complementary and alternative medicine is growing in popularity for children as it is consistently being proven “accepted” medical care is causing more harm than good. The safety and effectiveness of complementary and/or alternative medicine for children is of utmost importance.
Chiropractic care is the most popular form of complementary and alternative therapy sought for children by their parents.
For those not aware, all you need to do is walk down a grocery aisle to see “gluten free” is a BIG thing in our foods. Is it really that important?
Yes, actually. It is.
Intolerance to gluten has been a way to describe celiac disease or other auto immune diseases.
We are headed deep into the holiday season! It’s a beautiful time of year, yet, stress is very much a part of it. When you hear the word “stress”, most people imagine work, family obligations, financial commitments… The list goes on! The fact remains that we are currently under more stress now in today’s society than our grandparents would have experienced in their entire lifetime.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for its role in blood clotting. However, there are two different kinds of vitamin K, each providing its own set of health benefits. Vitamin K1 is primarily responsible for blood clotting. Vitamin K2 works with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D providing various health benefits.
The 2010 European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study found that high intake of vitamin K2 — not K1 — leads to reduced cancer risk,
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. When diagnosed with heart disease, most people understand at some level, lifestyle changes need to occur. This usually consists of assuring a nutrient dense diet, exercise (functionally of course!) and medication management is fairly par for the course.
No matter what physical shape you are in, common sense tells us it’s important to take care of our body. What if you want to start moving, but are simply too stiff or in too much pain to exercise comfortably or even safely? Where do you begin?
Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body to perform activities.