Figure 4 Stretch

Figure 4 Stretch
This is one of my favorite stretches for the low back. I recommend doing this 2+ times per day. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times. The analogy I have repeatedly used is to look at stretching like brushing your teeth. It should become a daily routine.

Lay on the floor […]

The Benefits of Stretching (Part 2)

The Benefits of Stretching (Part 2)
Here is my 2nd installment on the benefits of stretching. As I mentioned in my last blog, I believe stretching is one of the most beneficial things a person can do to help themselves physically. I routinely equate it to ‘brushing your teeth’ when talking to patients. It’s so important […]

The Benefits of Stretching

The Benefits of Stretching

In my opinion stretching is one of the most beneficial things a person can do to help themselves physically. I routinely equate it to ‘brushing your teeth’ when talking to patients. It’s so important to keep our bodies moving, and stretching our muscles daily can help with this. Following is a simple […]

A Barefoot Revolution….???…

A Barefoot Revolution….???…

Walking is simple. As a matter of fact it’s so simple no one ever taught us how to do it. And so we all think we pretty much have this walking thing down. Well, I hate to say this but most of us are probably walking wrong.

And why is this you ask? It […]

Chiropractors: What We Do and Why People Come To See Us

Chiropractors: What We Do and Why Patients Come To See Us

With the increasing popularity of alternative healthcare, and the greatest number of those
visits to chiropractic physicians, medical doctors must certainly be interested in why patients are coming to see us. These people can be classified into the following five groups: 1) people with pain, […]

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

There is a lot of talk these days about vitamin D and its potential health benefits. The first thing to understand about vitamin D is that it is a fat soluble vitamin, along with the vitamins A, E and K. What this essentially means is that it can be stored in the body for […]

Treatment Plans

Treatment Plans

Having practiced for more than 18 years, many patients have shared with me how relieved they are to discover that I don’t pressure them into a bunch of treatment that they don’t want or need. An adjustment or two is frequently all that is required for an episode of low back pain or neck […]

Neck Stiffness

Neck Stiffness

Many patients I see complain of neck stiffness and pain. They may have trouble turning their head without feeling pain. Many times this pain can radiate into their shoulder, arm, jaw and/or head. Their range of motion in their neck is often times limited causing them to turn their entire body just to look […]

Your Feet…..The Foundation for Your Body

Your Feet…..The Foundation for Your Body
Most people wouldn’t dream of building a new home on an unstable foundation. The foundation of a home or building is extremely important; it is more than just the platform that holds up the structure – it connects it and can have a profound effect on it as well. A […]

Tennis Elbow Pain Springfield MO

Tennis Elbow Pain
Tennis elbow, also known by it’s medical name, lateral epicondylitis, is the result of microscopic tears in the muscles and tendons that run along the outside of your arm. If these soft tissues are used repeatedly, such as working at a computer or doing household tasks, micro-tearing and inflammation can occur which then […]