The Problems with Sitting

A study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gained major media attention last year when the results showed that extended sitting is leading to major diseases. This study spiked articles such as “Sitting is the New Smoking” and “Ways Sitting is Shortening...

Neck Flexibility Exercises

People often ask me “What kind of stretches and exercises can I do for neck pain and stiffness?” In fact, I had a friend ask me that question today. I love getting this question because rehab is a part of our treatment plan in 95% patients. Patients are usually...

Does Tylenol Help Back Pain?

New research is making a big splash in the treatment of low back pain. A recent study published in The Lancet (2014 Jul 23) found that acetaminophen (Tylenol) was no more effective than a placebo in relieving the symptoms of chronic low back pain. The study enrolled...

Relief of Back and Hip Pain from Hockey

Hockey is becoming an increasingly popular sport in the Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Raleigh area for high school-aged kids. I’ll cover the common issues I’m finding so you know how to spot them and identify when to see a chiropractor for treatment. 1) Tight hips...

Chiropractic for Piriformis Syndrome

How many of you know someone with sciatica? It seems to be a very common diagnosis. Did you know that a lot of sciatic pain can be attributed to the piriformis muscle? The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located under your glutes deep in your buttock. Look at...

Natural Headache Relief

Headaches are very common. In fact, Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches and a lot of these cases are due to tension. Many people turn to NSAIDs to relieve their pain. NSAIDs are over the counter medications which include ibuprofen (such as Advil) and...