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!

The Key to Great Health

Most people only go to the doctor when they aren’t feeling 100%, and scheduling a visit to see the doctor when you are feeling fine is a relatively new practice. Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in patients who want to achieve great health by regularly visiting their chiropractor. These visits are to stay well, not just relieve back pain. Here’s what you should know.

Stand Too Much?

If you are already a patient here at Shields Chiropractic, you’ve probably heard us emphasize the importance of maintaining proper posture. Whether you are sitting, standing, walking, or even laying down, practicing great posture helps to position the body so the least amount of strain possible is put on the ligaments and muscles.

Chiropractic Care and Allergy Relief

Spring is in the air and that unfortunately means allergens are, too. Many people aren’t aware, but there is a large population of allergy sufferers who have greatly benefited from regular chiropractic adjustments. Here’s how we can help.

Spring Into Great Health with Chiropractic Care

Spring is here, which means enjoying bright sunshine, warmer temperatures, and colorful flowers. Spring is all about a fresh, new beginning where we can leave the winter doldrums behind us. But if you haven’t been maintaining regular chiropractic care, your body might not be ready for it! Whatever might be the cause, it’s not too late to start with chiropractic care so you can spring into great health.

Slip And Fall? Chiropractic Can Help!

It’s happened to us all before…you’re simply walking along and then, boom! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of individuals experiences injuries, and we’d be amazed to find a person who hasn’t had a slip and fall accident at some point in time. According to the CDC, over one million Americans slip and fall annually. As common of an accident as it is, many don’t realize that slip and fall injuries can be seriously damaging. Here’s what you need to know.

Chiropractic Care: A Winter Necessity

We may be ready for spring, but winter is still here. When you think of the winter season, some things just come to mind: open fires, snowmen, the cold and flu. There is no denying that winter time means paying extra attention to your health and wellness. Cold weather presents unique challenges to your health beyond the cold and flu. Instead of hunkering down for the rest of the winter season, learn how chiropractic can help you stay healthy.