• Eating Healthy When Eating Out

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    When you have to dine out, consider some of these tips to keep you on track with healthy eating. https://www.rd.com/health/healthy- eating/eating-out-healthy/ 

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  • Active Daily Living Advice – (Stop Self-Adjusting)

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    An irritated or restricted joint may produce an ongoing urge to “pop it” yourself. Although self-adjusting may produce temporary relief, you should avoid the temptation for several reasons. Self-application of a crude generalized force to an entire region of the spine rarely frees the restricted culprit, but rather further loosens an already mobile segment. Over time, repeated self-mobilization could lead to new problems from creating excessive motion. Consequently, spinal manipulation should be performed only by chiropractors or other highly trained doctors who can recognize when an adjustment is appropriate and when it is not.  

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  • Chiropractic and Neck-Related Headaches

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study found that for patients suffering from a neck-related headache, chiropractic spinal manipulation cut the number of symptomatic days in half. Incidentally, the same study found that spinal manipulation proved to be more effective than massage for treatment of headache. If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, check out this video to learn more about finding a solution.

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  • The Suitcase Lift

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Place your legs in a stepping position (forward lunge), then bend your knees to grab the suitcase. Keep your back straight and lift the suitcase by straightening your knees and using the strength of your legs.

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  • 24 Clean Eating Tips to Lose Weight and Feel Great

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    These are really good, evidence-based tips to help you eat clean.   https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/clean-eating-tips        1. Cut out Added Sugar.   Eating too much added sugar has been linked to a wide array of health issues ranging from obesity to heart disease. When transitioning over to a cleaner eating pattern, foods and beverages with added sugar should automatically be phased out. When cleaning up your diet, using healthy substitutes for your favorite sweet treats can satisfy cravings and keep you on track. For example, swap your nightly bowl of ice cream for a clean treat like Greek yogurt topped with berries, unsweetened coconut and cinnamon.   2. Bring out Your Inner Chef   Many…

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  • Back Pain: How To Prevent Backache While Traveling

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Back pain during travel is very common. Consider this advice before your next trip. https://www.express.co.uk/life- style/health/985326/back-pain-prevent-backache-travel-bags  

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  • Chiropractic Care and Sports Injuries

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Experience Vs Confidence

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Suffering from Dizziness?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Your brain processes 3 different inputs to establish your sense of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions by sending the wrong information to your brain. A new studyhas confirmed that chiropractic care, exercise, and acupuncture can help those dizzy spells. So, if you or someone you know suffers from dizziness, call our office today! #Dizziness #CervicogenicVertigo #ChiropracticTreatment

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  • The Good and The Bad Carry

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The Good:   When you are carrying packages, avoid any imbalances and distribute the load(s) as much as possible on both sides of the body. The Bad:    While shopping, running your errands or carrying multiple objects: Avoid carrying all the loads on the same side or overloading one side of the body compared to the other.

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  • DeQuervain's Disease

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Tendons are strong, fibrous bands of tissue connecting muscles to bones. Some tendons are covered by a protective, lubricated insulation called a “synovial sheath.” The two tendons on the thumb-side of your wrist that extend and abduct your thumb into a “hitchhiker” position are covered by a sheath. Normally, these tendons move freely within this covering, much like a sword sliding through a sheath. If these tendons and sheaths are forced to repetitively rub against the bones of your wrist, they can become painfully swollen. This condition is called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The pain of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis may begin abruptly,…

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  • Chiropractic Care and Back Pain Study

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new JAMA study of 750 active duty US military personnel with acute low back pain compared the effectiveness of standard care alone (medication, physical therapy, pain management) vs. a collaborative care plan that included chiropractic manipulation: “Chiropractic care, when added to usual medical care, resulted in improvements in low back pain intensity and disability. This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.” In the study, chiropractic co-managed patients reported:   significantly lower pain intensity significantly less symptom “bothersomeness” significantly better perceived improvement significantly greater satisfaction with…

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  • Carpal Tunnel Strikes Women More Often

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control found that women were more than 3x more likely to develop work-related carpal tunnel syndrome compared to men. Want to learn more? Check out this short video about how carpal tunnel syndrome develops and what you can do to solve it. #CarpalTunnelSyndrome #AboutMyCondition #ChiropracticCare Jackson R et al. Rates of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a State Workers’ Compensation Information System, by Industry and Occupation — California, 2007–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Oct 5;67(39):1094-1097.

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  • Resolving Joint Restrictions with Chiropractic

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study in Spine Journal found that immobilization of a joint leads to rapid degeneration and arthritis. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to identify and resolve joint restrictions via safe and effective manipulation. Click here to watch how it works.

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  • Suffering from Dizziness?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Your brain processes 3 different inputs to establish your sense of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions by sending the wrong information to your brain. A new studyhas confirmed that chiropractic care, exercise, and acupuncture can help those dizzy spells. So, if you or someone you know suffers from dizziness, call our office today! #Dizziness #CervicogenicVertigo #ChiropracticTreatment

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  • American Medical Association Says Increase Chiropractic Benefits

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that although chiropractic & acupuncture were recommended over pharmacologic options for treating low back pain, the treatments were not covered by all insurance plans. The authors recommended expansion of insurance benefits to “improve comprehensive, multimodal coverage of best-practice treatments for chronic low back pain.” Do you know a healthcare decision maker? Please share this American Chiropractic Association infographic to explain why ALL insurance plans should cover chiropractic care. #ChiropracticBenefits Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, et al. Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for

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  • American Medical Association – Increase Chiropractic Benefits

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that although chiropractic & acupuncture were recommended over pharmacologic options for treating low back pain, the treatments were not covered by all insurance plans. The authors recommended expansion of insurance benefits to “improve comprehensive, multimodal coverage of best-practice treatments for chronic low back pain.” Do you know a healthcare decision maker? Please share this American Chiropractic Association infographic to explain why ALL insurance plans should cover chiropractic care. #ChiropracticBenefits Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, et al. Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers.…

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  • Chiropractic Improves Your Quality of Life

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A study of more than 2000 chiropractic patients with chronic back or neck pain concluded: “Chiropractic care was associated with significant improvement in health-related quality of life (physical functioning, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social health, emotional distress), especially in pain.” #QualityofLife #ChiropracticBenefits #ChronicPain Hays RD. et al. Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients with Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Oct 11. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002902. [Epub ahead of print]

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  • Headache Relief

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study of female office workers found: “a strong association between trapezius muscle tenderness and the level of intensity and the number of days with a headache.” Are you suffering from headaches? This trapezius stretch might help. #HeadacheRelief #TrapeziusStretch #Chiropractic Lidegaard M et al. Association Between Trapezius Muscle Tenderness and Tension- Type Headache in Female Office Workers: A Cross-sectional Study. JMPT Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 483–487

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  • Relief for Low Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Researchers have concluded that for low back pain patients, adding manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, “leads to greater reduction in back pain at 5, 10 and 26-week follow-ups”. Watch this short explainer to learn more about low back pain and how you can resolve it. #LowBackPain #ChiropracticBenefits #FollowUpCare Ford JJ et al. Individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for people with clinical features of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2018 Aug 3. pii: S0031-9406(18)30167- 6. doi: 10.10  

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