How to Avoid Neck and Shoulder Pain While Using an iPad / Tablet

It is estimated that up to 300 million tablet computers such as the iPad may be sold by 2015, which seems entirely possible, given their ubiquitous appearance on trains, in cafes, and even at the supermarket. It has already been shown that frequent texting on your mobile phone can cause problems with neck pain, but those who use their tablet for everything from surfing the internet to watching full-length movies may be in for even more pain. Commonly referred to as “iPad neck,” increasing numbers Continue reading →

9 Warm-Up Tips for Runners Your Chiropractor Will Agree With

Although a thorough warm-up may add time to your workout, it is an important part of your routine and should not be skipped or skimped upon. Runners who do not adequately warm up prior to training are at greater risk of injury and poor performance. Ann Alayanak, a coach from the University of Dayton who earned seventh place at the U. S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in 2008 says, “A proper warm-up increases heart rate, breathing rate, and blood flow to the muscles. It prepares Continue reading →

Why Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic First

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are common injuries of the neck caused by a rapid distortion of the cervical vertebrae. Such distortion occurs when the head undergoes a sudden stop while moving at speed, jarring the muscles and ligaments of the neck, which move forwards and backwards quickly. Whiplash is most typically associated with motor vehicle accidents but may also occur in sporting events (the often brutal stop tackles in football spring to mind) and falls from bicycles, chairs and horses. The adult human head weighs Continue reading →

2014 Home and Sports Show

The 2014 Home and Sports Show will be held at the McLeod County Fairgrounds – Commercial Building in Hutchinson, MN, the 2014 Home and Sports Show is Saturday March 1 from 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday March 2 from 11:00 – 4:00. Contact Information: KDUZ/ KARP/ KGLB Radio Station 20132 Highway 15 North- PO BOX 366 Hutchinson, MN 55350 toll free 800-955-6113 or 320-587-2140 Fees/Admission: Free admission and Free parking We will have a booth for this event.

2014 Glencoe Business EXPO

The 2014 Glencoe Business Expo will be held at the GSL Panther Field House in Glencoe, MN, the 2014 Business EXPO is February 15th 10:00 – 4:00 and February 16th 10:00 – 3:00. Fun for all with a stellar line-up of family entertainment including magicians, strider bike races for toddlers, jugglers, clowns, Rotary Breakfast on Sunday, and door prizes. Fees/Admission: Free admission and Free parking We will have a booth for this event.

Is it about the spine, or about health?

Let us consider the following analogy:  when driving along the road, you notice a wobble in the front right tire.  A possible assumption is that there is a problem with the balance of the tire.  If the symptom is not examined and the true underlying problem is not addressed in a timely fashion, the problem will naturally and gradually get worse.  The tendency is that the problem begins to affect other areas of the car’s mechanical structure as well (perhaps throwing off the alignment, etc.), Continue reading →

Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State.

by Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM.   Source From the Department of #Orthopaedics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College the Department of †Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health the Department of ∫Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine the Department of ^Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine the Department of ‡Division of Health Services Management and Policy, Ohio State University College of Public Health ✧Biostatistics, University Continue reading →