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Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Responses

The sympathetic nervous system is best understood as the fight or flight response, while the parasympathetic nervous system is best understood as the rest and digest response. Both of these systems fall under the umbrella of the autonomic nervous system, which is part of the larger central nervous system. Both systems control your viscera, or your insides, but they elicit very different reactions.

You likely know that the central nervous system includes your brain and spinal cord, as well as the 41 miles of nerves within your body. You may even know that the autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling […]

How Can Chiropractic Help with Bedwetting?

Many parents, caregivers, and medical doctors believe that children will simply outgrow bedwetting. However, studies have shown that kids have only a 15% of outgrowing it without some sort of intervention. There are a number of suggestions you could likely find online as to how to best proceed with trying to stop your child from bedwetting. Especially if kids are younger, they sometimes need to retrain their bladders to hold in their urine while they sleep since they have never done that before. However, for older individuals who are physically capable of staying dry all night long, bedwetting may be […]

5 Ways Chiropractic Care Improves Athletic Performance

Of all the incredibly talented, top-tier athletes in the world, about 90% of them are under regular chiropractic care. Every professional sports team works with a chiropractor, and countless pro athletes have sung praises of their chiropractors and how chiropractic care has helped them be a better athlete.

If the world’s best are embracing chiropractic care, it makes sense that amateur athletes, gym enthusiasts, weekend warriors, and child athletes should do the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started on a healthy lifestyle journey or if you’re at the top of your game in your chosen sport—chiropractic offers incredible […]

Can Chiropractic Give Me Relief from Cluster Headaches?

While cluster headaches don’t sound much worse than a typical headache, they can be incredibly severe and debilitating. They are characterized by short but incredibly painful headaches that typically begin behind or around one eye. The pain may travel to the forehead, temple, nose, cheek, or mouth on that same side, and the pain is generally burning, piercing, and throbbing. Cluster headaches last anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours, and they usually occur between one and three times each day, generally around the same time each day.

Cluster headaches come about randomly and people usually have them every day for […]

The Positive Effects of Chiropractic on Your Child’s Behavior

As parents, we all want what’s best for our kids. We want them to do well in school, have a healthy social life, and grow up to be the best adult they can be. We do our best to love them, teach them, and keep them healthy, but what happens when our best efforts simply aren’t enough? Every parent knows there is no perfect parent, but sometimes another issue is contributing to our child’s poor grades, lack of motivation, social discomfort, and apparent love of disobedience.
ADHD and Over-Medicating
The CDC reports that in 2012, about 11% of US children ages 4-17 […]

Tourette’s Syndrome, Tics, and Chiropractic Care

Tourette’s syndrome is incredibly common in the United States, affecting about 300,000 children currently. It is a neurological disorder that causes tics, which are involuntary and repetitive movements or vocalizations. Most children who are affected by Tourette’s syndrome (TS) begin showing signs between ages 5 and 7, though some may appear as early as age 3. Typically, the severity of the tics increases between ages 8 and 12, but most individuals have minimal or no tics once they become adults.

While many believe that TS is genetically inherited, studies have shown that trauma and injury could be a major cause of […]

Can Chiropractic Help with GERD?

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is known to most people as a more severe form of acid reflux. Acid reflux deals with the backwards flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, and GERD is diagnosed when this backwards flow occurs frequently and severely, possibly including additional symptoms. GERD involves regular heartburn, regurgitation of food or liquid, problems swallowing, coughing, and wheezing. It may also involve chest pain or feeling like there is a lump in the throat.

Normally, the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus (the esophageal sphincter) remains closed and only opens to allow food and liquid […]

Chiropractic and Infertility

According to the CDC, an estimated 7.4 million women in the US struggle with infertility, meaning that they have difficulty getting and staying pregnant. That’s about 12 percent of women. While infertility is not considered a medical diagnosis until after one full year of actively having unprotected intercourse, so many couples struggle with infertility and are left wondering what the problem is and how they can fix it.

The traditional medicine route says to utilize hormone therapy, get in vitro fertilization, or have some type of surgery to correct a problem. Unfortunately, not all of these methods are effective at helping […]

Concussions & Chiropractic

A concussion is considered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that occurs from an impact to the head or any injury that involves the head and brain shaking back and forth. Car accidents, sports injuries, and falls are the most common culprits of concussions, and they can affect people of all ages in various ways.
Signs of a Concussion
Most people have seen professional athletes get concussions after a big hit in a game, and many of them experience unconsciousness, dizziness, and confusion immediately following the injury. However, in our daily lives, we may not experience such obvious signs of concussions, so […]

Chiropractic and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine has an abnormal curve. This curve can present itself in a variety of ways. The lack of a proper spinal curve (when looking at the spine from the side) is considered a form of scoliosis, as is the twisting of the spine in any area. However, the most common form of scoliosis involves curves from side to side occurring where the spine should otherwise be straight. Idiopathic scoliosis is the type of the condition that most people have, and it can occur at any age, though it most commonly shows up in […]