St George Chiropractor
Prevent Back Pain While Gardening
Gardening can either be a chore or a relaxing recreation. Either way, its important to protect your back from injury. Here are some safe gardening tips from your St George chiropractor. Causes of Back Pain Frequently, the injuries we suffer while gardening result from repeated, low grade stresses to the ligaments and small joints of […]Read more
Breathalyze Your Surgeon Before He Cuts.
The American College of Surgeons reports that more than 15% of respondents in a survey indicated that they may have alcohol dependency problems. Alcohol abuse is a “significant problem” for surgeons, according to the research. The February issue of the Archives of Surgery published the results. It reports that the rate of disorders of alcohol […]Read more
Death of model Katie May
The very sad announcement of the death of Playboy model Katie May has prompted several questions about the safety of neck adjustments from chiropractors. I have had a couple patients ask about the event. I was not present for the examination and treatment rendered to Katie May, so I cannot comment on the specifics of the […]Read more
How to Avoid Common Ski Injuries
It won’t be long now. Soon we will finally get some moisture in the mountains. Time to head north for some skiing. Skiing is great exercise; it burns 400 calories per hour; it strengthens your core, legs, and glutes. Before you grab your gear and hit the slopes let’s consider a few things that can […]Read more
Migraine Headaches and Depression Linked
Study supports what clinicians have long believed: migraines and depression are linked. Women who suffer from migraines are 40% more likely to develop depression. Another reason why it is so important to see your chiropractor for migraine headache treatment. The study was presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in April 2012. About 29.5 […]Read more
Backpacks too heavy for the kids?
Kids are back in school. Their backpacks are loaded full of pencil boxes, crayons, hand sanitizer, and heavy text books. Children can be injuring their backs and damaging their posture by carrying backpacks that are too heavy. According to a research article (Leffert RD – Orthop Clin North Am – 01-Apr-2000; 31(2): 331-45), there are […]Read more
Should I use ice or heat?
Using ice or heat on an injury is a very appropriate question. I never tire of answering it. When a patient is in my St George UT chiropractic office and is sincere when they are asking, it shows that they are concerned about their health and want to do what is best for their long […]Read more
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Eliminating nerve irritation is a major part of my St George UT chiropractic practice. One of the more common nerve complaints, which has been successfully treated using safe, effective chiropractic protocols, is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, also known as TOS. As the nerves leave the neck and enter the upper arm, there are a few places […]Read more