Do Untreated Joint Injuries Cause Osteoarthritis?

Joint injuries like sprains, strains, and dislocations are common among young and elderly individuals alike. Generally a result of overuse or acute trauma, joint damage often begins as a small (and seemingly insignificant) complication that can compound into a chronic condition known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. Although joint health is essential for a long and healthy life, few …

Backs, Bags & Books: Your Child’s Health

The new school year is well into action. It’s a time of joy, new beginnings, and possible new injury risks. Here are some tips to stack the odds in your family’s favor. Healthy school lunches and healthy exercise together are an opportunity to protect your child’s heart, decrease future diabetes and arthritis risks. Healthy exercise can be as simple as …

Work Ergonomics

Work. It’s a part of modern adult life, and it can be a pain—literally. Neck pain, back pain, wrist pain, headaches, obesity, and worse—all can be related to your work habits. What is ergonomics, and how can that science help you get your daily work done, without compromising your health? Here are some facts and tips, courtesy of the Unified …

Celebrate Wellness – Your Nervous System

Your heart beats. Your lungs breathe. Your immune system keeps you healthy. You walk, or play the piano, or bend to lift  a child. What system is controlling all of these functions? Here are some facts and tips, courtesy of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association. Doctors specialize a wide variety of fields, from cardiology (hearts) to pulmonology (lungs) to orthopedics (joints) …

7 Secret Health Benefits of Good Posture

May is Correct Posture Month! Know anyone that would benefit from seeing a chiropractor and walking out with better posture and all the health benefits that go along with it? Send your mom, dad, spouse, kids, friends, next door neighbor, coworkers, and even your mailman in for a posture screening today! In honor of Correct Posture Month this May, we …

Enjoy Spring, Avoid Injury & Pain

Spring! It’s a time for new life, new activities, and treasured pastimes… but it’s also a time when many of us injure ourselves doing the things we love. How can you enjoy your favorite activities, while minimizing your risks for aches, pains, sprains, and strains? Here are some tips, courtesy of the Virginia Chiropractic Association (VCA). Most of us haven’t mowed the …

Celebrate Wellness! Lower Back Pain

An estimated 7% of us will see a doctor for back pain this year.1 Some have called back pain in North America an epidemic; and once you have it, you’re likely to get it again. Back pain interferes with work, with sport, with social activities, and with all aspects of life. What can you do to protect yourself and your family? There are …

Celebrate Wellness! Arthritis

Over 20 million Americans suffer from arthritis and arthritis-related disability. But what is arthritis? And how can we protect ourselves? Here are some tips, courtesy of the Virginia Chiropractic Association. “Arth” refers to joints, the places where bones meet and typically move. “Itis” refers to inflammation. “Arthritis” means inflammation of joints. There are two main categories of arthritis: Systemic, which includes rheumatoid arthritis; and …

Celebrate Wellness! “When Did This Problem Start?”

It’s a question doctors commonly ask their patients. Do you know when your problems began? Perhaps your symptoms began after a slip, a fall, a sports incident, or an auto accident. You may even know the precise date and time your symptoms began. At least as commonly, patients tell their doctors, “The problem began a month, maybe two months ago,” or …