Do You Spend Too Much Time Sitting?

The vast majority of experts agree that lower back pain is often related to spending too much time in a seated position. Unfortunately, much of today’s workforce calls for many of us to do just that — sit! Not only do we sit while we work, we sit while we’re commuting to work, during our meals, and while unwinding after a long day. There is no denying that we spend a lot of time sitting. Here are our suggestions to help with back pain from over-sitting.

Take a Hike for Your Health!

A crisp Fall morning is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and take a nice, long hike. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just out enjoying a stroll in nature, the last thing you want is for a joint or back injury to keep you off the trails. Here are our tips for a safe and healthy hike.

Can Chiropractic Help with Obesity?

There are numerous benefits of chiropractic care for people of all ages and sizes. Whether you first joined us at Shields Chiropractic for back pain treatment, neck pain relief, or just promoting a healthier lifestyle, there is a chiropractic treatment for you. There are so many health conditions that chiropractic can help with, but is obesity one of them?

The Caffeine/Chiropractic Connection

Do you start your day with a steaming cup of coffee? If you’re like most American adults, you consume at least one cup of coffee a day — you might even be drinking one right now! Coffee is so well-loved, it even has its own national holiday (Sept. 29th!), so to get in the spirit, let’s learn about the connection between chiropractic and caffeine.

Improve Your Game With Chiropractic

Football season has started and as much fun as it is to watch, it can cause serious damage to the body. Whether playing professionally or for the local team or even cheering from the sidelines, chiropractic can help both fans and football players enjoy a great season. Here’s how:

Three Reasons to Love Chiropractic

Most of us have been there before — you wake up with a sore back or stiff neck. You can barely bend down to tie your shoes without suffering agonizing pain, and it seems as if there isn’t a position in the world where you can find comfort. The pain is relentless! To discover and eliminate the root of the problem, chiropractic might be the key. Here are a few reasons to love chiropractic care.

Do You Suffer From Morning Stiffness?

A complaint we often hear from new patients is that they suffer from morning stiffness. Morning stiffness, also known as “first movement” pain, usually occurs 15-45 minutes after waking up. As the day progresses, the stiffness goes away, only to return in the evening. Here is how chiropractic can help.

Back To School Basics

Back to school is almost here and the excitement is in the air as teachers and students prepare. Your to-do list surely includes new school supplies, wardrobes, and routines, but it is also important to take care of your health. A great addition to any back to school routine is taking care of your back with chiropractic care, and there are several steps you can take on your own to prepare yourself and your family for a great school year.

Is Your Big Wallet Causing Big Problems?

Most people think a big wallet is a good thing, but did you know it can cause big problems for your back? If you’re one to stuff a big wallet into your back pocket, perhaps that is the root of your pain. Both wallet sciatica and hip-pocket syndrome are very real conditions that you want to avoid. Here are our tips to keep back pain associated with big wallets at bay!

Tips for a Healthy Summer!

The summer season is in full swing, and that means an increase in outdoor activities…and also an increase in back injuries. Many of us are enjoying the longer days of summer: playing sports, enjoying outdoor exercise, and going for a swim. The stress and fatigue that increased activity can put on your body often leads to injuries and issues. Fortunately, chiropractic can help you recover. Here are our health and wellness tips to enjoy your summer.

Feet: They're Your Foundation!

When you think of the basics of chiropractic medicine and chiropractors in general, you probably think of the spine, right? That may be the major focal point for us chiropractors, but if we look down just a bit further, we see a body part that is often neglected. Here’s what you need to know about foot pain and how chiropractic can help.

Is Dehydration The Cause Of Your Back Pain?

You’ve heard it countless times before: drink plenty of water! The human body is made up of over 50% water and when you aren’t properly hydrated, you can suffer the side effects of dehydration. That includes dizziness, headaches, and even fainting. As if that’s not bad enough, dehydration could even be the cause of your back pain.

Get Back On Your Feet!

Neck pain, back pain, body aches, and more — injuries from slip and fall accidents can cause lasting pain. Chiropractic is an effective and natural treatment that can help. Here are some tips to keep in mind following a slip and fall.

Freedom From Lower Back Pain

The Fourth of July is just a few days away, and most people are focused on fireworks, food, and freedom! But what about those suffering from low back pain? If you are dealing with pain in your lower back, you are probably dreading pulling yourself off the couch and away from the ice pack or heating pad. Here at Shields Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping you find freedom from lower back pain.

Whiplash 101

When it comes to whiplash, most think that those only individuals that have been in a car accident can experience it. Here at Shields Chiropractic, we’ve treated many patients suffering from whiplash, and we can confirm that thinking is simply not true. Whiplash can have serious effects and can cause long-lasting health issues, which is why it is important for you to understand exactly what whiplash is and how it can happen to you. Here’s what you should know.

Eat For Your Spine!

At Shields Chiropractic, our priority is to help our patients live healthy and happy lives. As chiropractors, we are able to provide more than just neck and back pain relief, and an important part of your health is having a healthy spine. You can improve the health and wellness of your spine (and your whole body) with regular chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and even diet. Here are our tips to improve your spinal heath by what you eat!