Holiday Travel Tips & Tricks

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year…unless you’re traveling. Holiday travel is incredibly busy and can be frustrating and overwhelming. Here are our suggestions for a few steps you can take to make holiday travel easier this season.

Strengthen Your Immune System!

Cold and flu season is in full swing. The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they also bring an influx of germs. There are sure to be plenty of sore throats and sniffling noses at this time of year. If you are looking for ways to keep you and your family healthy this season, check out our natural and effective techniques for fighting illness.

Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks

The holiday season is quickly approaching and Thanksgiving is almost here. You’re probably already making holiday preparations, menu planning, and travel itineraries. But in all of the Thanksgiving hustle and bustle, have you stopped to think about your health, and more specifically, your back? From travelling in cramped seats to laying around after a big meal, Thanksgiving can create some real risks for your joints and spine. Here are our tips to protect your body during the holiday season.

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

Halloween means it’s time for tricks and treats, and there might not be anything scarier than your chiropractor convincing you to have a healthy Halloween. It’s true, we love Halloween just as much as the next person. There is something about dressing up in your spookiest costume, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating that just can’t be beat. Most people look back on their Halloween traditions with fond memories, but it’s important to remember that life is about balance…and that balance can be particularly challenging to manage during a holiday like Halloween. Here are our tips.

Sleep and Chiropractic Care

One of the most common complaints American adults have is trouble sleeping. As a whole, we get far less sleep than we need, which results in excessive fatigue, more instances of illness, poor concentration, and other negative side effects. If you’re like so many other sufferers out there, you are at a loss for what to do. To improve you sleep, we will review common causes of sleeplessness and how chiropractic care can help.

ACL Injury? We Can Help!

If you’ve been following our blog posts, you already know about the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes, but what if you’ve already sustained an injury? Some of the most common knee injuries we see are ACL injuries, and they are also probably the most well-known. Though an ACL injury is common among athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament injury can happen whether a person is active or not. There are some steps you can take to prevent an ACL injury, and chiropractic care can help.

Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Whether you are a fitness fanatic, someone who enjoys a casual scrimmage on the weekends, or just beginning your fitness journey, chiropractic care might be just what your fitness regimen needs. Chiropractic may be just the answer you’re looking for to improve your workouts. Here’s how it can help.

How To Avoid Overuse Injuries

Whether you've been seeing a chiropractor for years or are just learning more about the practice, you're probably aware that both core and upper body strength are vital to proper posture. When you've got a strong core, you've got a solid foundation for a healthy spine. In order to maintain your strength, you need to pay attention to your body and avoid overuse injuries. Here are our tips.

Is Chiropractic Care On Your Back To School List?

As the relaxing summer comes to a close, the return to school can be a stressful time for your child. Not only are back-to-school jitters emotionally taxing, but the physical effects of exposure to germs, heavy backpacks, and high-impact sports can harm your child. Here are our tips for a healthy start to a new school year. 

Soothe Your Sciatic Pain

If you suffer from sciatic pain, you've probably heard that chiropractic care can help provide relief. Unlike surgery or medication, chiropractic treatments effectively help sciatic symptoms without uncomfortable or risky side effects. When seeking chiropractic for sciatic pain relief, remember that when doing something, you might as well do it right, and that usually takes some time. Repair, relief, and healing don't happen in an instant. Regular chiropractic visits can help provide long-term pain relief, but what if you need relief right now?

Create Healthy Eating Habits

Millions of people struggle with unhealthy eating habits, and they aren't easy to escape. Today's society constantly puts unhealthy food choices at the forefront, making it more challenging to develop the healthy eating habits your body needs. The faster the face of our lives, the easier it is to fall into convenient (and often bad) habits. For the most part, we know what we should eat, but how do we actually form those health habits?

Tips To Protect Your Low Back

Here at Shields Chiropractic, we think the spine is amazing! It holds our bodies up while we stand, lift, twist, bend, and so much more. Most of us take our spines for granted. That is, until something goes wrong! Lower back injuries are one of the most common injuries we see. As the spine bends and twists, the low back endures most of the strain. Many lower back pain episodes are caused by muscle strain. Here are some tips to help you prevent lower back injury.

Can Chiropractic Help With Arthritis?

Arthritis an incredibly common disease, and also one that is misunderstood. It is defined as inflammation in one or more joints and can cause discomfort, stiffness, and pain throughout the joints of the body. Symptoms often include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and a decreased range of motion - all of which usually worsen with age. You now know how arthritis is defined, but what is it exactly and can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic: It Benefits More Than Your Back!

When most people think of a chiropractor, they think exclusively of a back doctor. But the benefits of chiropractic care are much more extensive that back pain relief. There are a great number of conditions and injuries that chiropractic care can help with, along with improving the overall health and wellness of patients.

Headache Relief and Chiropractic Care

We've all felt it before: the throbbing, pounding pain of a headache. Most of us only experience them every now and then, but others unfortunately suffer from chronic headaches, which can ultimately affect their relationships, work, and overall quality of life.

Tips For Taking Care of Your Immune System

If your goal is to reach optimal health, a healthy immune system is a key component! Making your health a priority can be challenging, so we've put together some simple steps to help keep your immune system strong.

Are Your Feet to Blame for Your Back Pain?

Anyone who has experienced back pain understands how debilitating it can be. In fact, over 80% of the United States population complains of back pain. Because it is such a common occurrence, it is important to understand what causes it. Surprisingly, your feet are likely the culprit. Here's why: 

Stretching: The Under-Looked Exercise

We all know that it's important to exercise, and most of us incorporate stretching into our workouts. But that doesn't mean everyone does it! Studies show that stretching not only improves workouts, but it also reduces the risk of injury. So if you're going to work out, you may as well do it right, and be sure to stretch! It's an important and often overlooked exercise that requires no equipment or special clothes.