About Greater Life Chiro

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Greater Life Chiro has created 34 blog entries.

Chiropractic Care and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is ravaging our society today. About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure—that’s about one-third of our adult population. In 2014, over 400,000 deaths were linked to high blood pressure, and only about half of those suffering from it have it under control.

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease and increased risk of stroke, both of which are in the top five leading causes of death in the United States. While several lifestyle choices and medical conditions can increase the likelihood that a person will have high blood pressure, most medical doctors cannot pinpoint the […]

Chiropractic Care and Ear Infections

Ear infections, or otitis media, are common in children younger than age 6, though some older children and adults also suffer from them. While many view ear infections as a normal part of childhood, the epidemic of otitis media is largely preventable. In years past and sometimes today, doctors have prescribed antibiotics to treat ear infections. While antibiotics typically do rid children of their ear infections, they come with their fair share of risks that typically outweigh the potential reward. Additionally, many ear infections are viral, meaning that antibiotics will be ineffective in resolving them.

While 80% of uncomplicated ear infections […]

If we feel good are we healthy?

The Mayo Clinic’s latest study on U.S. utilization of prescription drugs (2016) found that nearly 70% of the population takes one prescription drug and 50% of the population takes two or more prescriptions per day. This is not to mention that 25% of U.S. children are taking a prescription drug on a regular basis. The U.S. also spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world ($3,000,000,000 or $9,523 per person per year). You may think that spending more money than any other country (nearly double of anyone else) and taking more drugs than any other country  would […]

Tips from Your Local Chiropractor: How to Protect Your Child’s Spine from their Backpack

As a parent, you want to help your child grow up strong and healthy. However, if you’re not paying attention, your child’s spine could become damaged if they carry heavy books in their backpack on a regular basis. As your local chiropractor, at Greater Life Chiropractic, we’d like to share with you a few ways you can protect your child’s spine from harm caused by their backpack.

Choose the Right Backpack. When you’re picking out a backpack for your child, make sure that the bag is proportional to their body. You should also look for backpacks that have padded shoulder straps […]

Spine Health 101: How to Achieve Better Posture

Having good posture is an easy and important way to maintain the health of your spine. When you practice correct posture, you help preserve the alignment of your spine and may also be able to alleviate common problems like headaches, neck pain, and fatigue. If you feel like your posture could use some work, there are a few steps you can take to improve it and ultimately improve your spine health.

Know What Good Posture Is. It can be difficult to achieve greater spine health if you don’t know what good posture should look like. Stand in front of a mirror […]

Common Questions You Might Have about Principled Chiropractic

Principled chiropractic is unlike traditional forms of chiropractic care. If you’re new to the world of principled chiropractic, you might have a few questions about what it is, how it works, and whether you can benefit from this form of care. Luckily, at Greater Life Chiropractic, we’re here to answer your questions and provide you with all of the information you might need.

What is Principled Chiropractic?

The purpose of principled chiropractic is to realign the vertebrae that are out of alignment in the spine and ultimately restore function in the body’s nervous system. Attaining proper nervous system functioning is essential […]

Corrective Care Plans: How to Get the Most Out of Your Time at Our Office

At Greater Life Chiropractic, one of the main things that sets our office apart is that we develop customized corrective care plans for every one of our practice members. If you’ve never been to our office before, there are several things you need to know about corrective care plans, what they entail, and how to get the most out of the time you spend with us.

What is a Corrective Care Plan?

 A corrective care plan is a plan that takes into account your health history, any conditions you are suffering from, and the goals you wish to achieve from coming […]

What You Need to Know About Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Chiropractor

If you’ve ever suffered from a health condition, you probably came in to see us at Greater Life Chiropractic for help achieving your highest potential for health. If you’re thinking about taking your kids to see a pediatric chiropractor, there are several things you should know before you go.

Chiropractic Care is Safe. We see many parents who are concerned about bringing their children to a pediatric chiropractor because they aren’t sure whether it is safe. However, we encourage you to keep in mind that numerous studies have been done about the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children, and it has […]

What Happens the First Time You See a Chiropractor?

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you’re probably a little bit nervous about what to expect when you come to see us at Greater Life Chiropractic for the first time. To make sure your first visit is as comfortable and informative as possible, there are several things you should know about coming in to see a chiropractor at our office.

First, you will need to fill out a new member application. This will allow us to understand your personal health concerns and any past traumas that could have an impact on the state of your current health. Second, we’ll […]

How to Achieve Better Spine Health and Reduce Back Pain

While walking upright definitely has its advantages, it also puts an immense amount of pressure on your spine. Add this to improper sitting, poor posture, and the normal wear-and-tear of physical activities, and you have the perfect recipe for compromised spine health and back pain on your hands.

To maintain proper spine health and to reduce the amount of back pain you experience on a regular basis:

Have your spine regularly checked by your chiropractor to ensure you don’t have any spinal misalignments.
Make sure you are eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight for your height.
Remain active and avoid prolonged […]