Monday, October 2, 2017

A Persistent Pain in the Neck

     Patients often present with tension and pain low across the back of their skull where the cervical spine transitions to the cranium. This area is called “suboccipital,” meaning just inferior to the occiput, the bone at the bottom of the back of the head. 
     Tension and discomfort here can be stubborn to alleviate, usually because of chronic bad postures, often at a computer. Suboccipital muscles work overtime with these stressed postures, resulting in fatigue, restricted blood flow to the tense tissues, and consequent buildup of cellular metabolic wastes, lack of oxygen & nutrients to the cells, and an eventual self-perpetuating, painful cycle.
     Precise Activator Chiropractic adjustments to balance the cervical spine & occiput, and to reset the tone in the suboccipital muscles, along with gentle cranial balancing, is the first step. But changes in postures and specific stretches done by the patient are key to a long-term solution.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bee Better Certified

     “1 in 3 bites of food you eat is the result of insect pollination,” and “28% of North American bumble bee species are in decline,” according to The Xerxes Society for Invertebrate Conservation,
      The “Bee Better Certified” program partners with farmers and food companies whose practices support pollinator protection. Consumers alerted by the “Bee Better Certified” seal on food products can then make buying choices that support bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. 
     Learn more about partnering to protect pollinators at  

Monday, September 18, 2017

5 Secrets of Neck Pain Relief

     which strain the muscles in your neck.
    especially when you're a passenger, with someone else driving.
    one that adequately supports your cervical spine.
    guard against sudden extreme movements, or repetitive motions 
    of your head.
    for underlying problems by your Activator Chiropractor. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

29 Problems, 29 Solutions

     As an Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator Chiropractor, I have 29 adjustments for the knee. 
     In-other-words, in Activator, the Advanced doctors, who are the most highly trained, have 29 tests for misalignment or aberrance of the structures of the knee. This includes the osseous components (the bones) as well as soft tissue (muscles and their tendons which act on the knee). 
     We even have new adjustments for the medial and lateral meniscus, which, in my practice, I am finding very helpful for my chronic knee patients.

Monday, September 4, 2017

YES, Medicare Covers Chiropractic

      Attention Seniors:  Medicare covers Chiropractic!
     Although it will only pay for adjusting the spine, Medicare does reimburse for chiropractic care. I see many Medicare patients in my practice, and I am happy to discuss how this works. 
     Questions? Give me a call, 831-476-2168.