Chiropractic Can Alleviate Pain & Improve Healing After a Slip and Fall Accident

Just one tiny misstep can cause a slip and fall accident. These types of accidents often come out of nowhere, happening suddenly, but usually leaving pain and discomfort in their wake. The more obvious accidents from a fall result in sprains, broken bones, or noticeable bruising.  However, more subtle injuries might not be noticed right away but can still cause significant pain after slipping and falling.  Injuries such as numbness and tingling, frequent headaches, or bouts of pain that doesn’t go away could all be a sign that a fall affected the musculoskeletal system more than you realized.  When this […]

Chiropractic Can Relieve Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Chest pain is the fourth leading cause of ER visits in the nation.  When chest pain occurs, the first thing our mind goes to is a potential heart attack.  But did you know that only about 5% of chest pain is related to a heart attack?  Chest pain can be scary and should be evaluated by a doctor, but when a doctor releases you with a diagnosis of non-cardiac chest pain caused by rib pain or muscle spasms, it may be time to look for alternative methods to relieve annoying chest pains.
Causes of Non-Cardiac Chest Pains
Surprisingly, chest pain can be […]

Birth Interventions Can Lead to Short- and Long-Term Health Issues in Children

A recent study out of Australia reported that children who are born with the help of medical interventions, including C-sections, delivery with vacuum or forceps assistance, or use of hormones to speed up labor, are at a higher risk for short-term and long-term health concerns.  The study was conducted at Western Sydney University and followed 500,000 women who had low-risk, healthy pregnancies from 2000-2008.  Researchers studied the interventions used and the effects they had on babies within the first 28 days of life, as well as the effects on the children all the way up until they were 5 years […]

Greater Life Chiropractic’s Fall Festival on October 13, 2018

Since the birth of Greater Life Chiropractic, we have absolutely loved getting involved in our community and serving our friends and neighbors. We are thrilled to be just a few weeks away from our fourth annual Fall Festival! This event will take place on October 13, 2018 from 11 AM until 4 PM, right in the Costco shopping center parking lot across from our office. We’ll be partnering with some community companies, such as Nekter Juice Bar, 225 Street Food, the Cookin’ Coop, and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, and we’re going to have a ton of fun activities for children […]

True Correction vs. Temporary Relief

The vast majority of those coming to a chiropractor suffer from some form of back pain. It makes sense that once that pain is gone, you may wish to discontinue getting your spine checked. However, the pain you are experiencing didn’t occur overnight. It took months or years for misalignments to occur within your spine. These misalignments, also known as subluxations, cause nerve interference, which in turn reduce the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body. This lack of communication between the brain and the rest of the body is where chiropractic comes in. It takes more […]

Looking to the Future: Healthy Children = Healthy Adults

As a parent, everything you do is for your children. You try to give them a bright and better future by feeding them right, protecting them from harm, and giving them a good education. But how often do they have their spines, the foundation of their little bodies, checked by a professional? Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can aid in removing nerve interference in children and adults of all ages. Recent studies have shown how chiropractic can dramatically improve a child’s quality of life. In this study of 881 children (with an average age of 12 years), the […]

Chiropractic Care Can Provide Relief for Whiplash Symptoms

After an incident that has caused whiplash, the pain can be excruciating, so much so that finding relief becomes the top priority.  The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, although excessive shaking, headbanging at a concert, or sports injuries can also cause whiplash.  It is reported that the most common type of car accident is being rear-ended, the motion of which increases chances of whiplash.  The quick back and forward motion of the head often results in neck injury or musculoskeletal problems that can lead to headaches, limited neck movement, neck pain, shoulder and back pain, dizziness, […]

Chiropractic Care Improves Posture

When we go about our day, how we carry ourselves or how straight we sit up doesn’t often cross our minds. However, poor posture, both when we stand and when we sit, can cause pain and a slew of health problems that will affect our daily lives.  While you may focus more on posture by sitting up straighter, keeping your shoulders back, and working to keep your body in alignment from your chin to the bottom of your feet, it can be hard to know if your body is actually in proper alignment. Even slight postural problems can cause misalignments […]

Can Chiropractic Alleviate Neck Pain?

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that bring people to a chiropractic office searching for relief, along with back pain.  Many people will experience some type of neck pain throughout their lives.  The neck pain could be so severe that it even affects how you live your life and perform day-to-day tasks. It could keep you from driving effectively, playing with your kids, or even attending social events.  No matter what type of neck pain you’re experiencing, whether it is a shooting pain, a dull ache, or a pain that comes with moving your head a certain […]

Dysautonomia and the Stress Response

The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is one of the most important systems in our body as its job is to control the function of all the other systems. In conjunction with the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system controls all the nerve responses in the body.  As part of these systems, the autonomic system’s primary purpose is to control all of the automatic responses that our body does without thinking.

If you break down the nervous system even further, the autonomic system is composed of two separate parts, the parasympathetic nervous system and the […]