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What is a Side Stitch?

Have you ever been exercising and had that severe, sharp, “cramping” feeling in your side, aka “side stitch”? Wonder that is all about? Well, you’re not alone. A side stitch, which is also referred to in the literature as exercise-induced transient abdominal pain...

What is Active Recovery?

You probably just finished reading through my last post talking about the fallacy of using ice, compression, elevation and rest (RICE) to heal from an injury. If not, what are you waiting for? Here is the link. Today, I’m going to be talking about the optimal way to...

RICE: Are you recovering correctly?

Most of us have had minor injuries in the past, be it from running, playing sports, or just living life; from my experience, what happens after the injury usually goes something like this: “You know what you need to do- RICE” “Don’t forget to ice and elevate” “You’re...

Top 5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor

So, you’ve got some family and friends who love their chiropractor? Or, maybe you’ve got the opposite; maybe someone close to you has had a bad experience with a chiropractor and now you’re terrified. The thing is, you’re not quite sure what chiropractors DO exactly....

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

When was the last time you saw your medical doctor and really felt like all of your questions were answered? I’m not sure about you, but I alway leave with more questions than answers. Oftentimes, when I see patients, much of the time is spent just answering questions...

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to get serious about your summer training. And since you’ve starting pushing your workouts harder, you’ve probably been feeling pretty good. Well, except for the time when you got a little too crazy and pushed yourself a little...

Chiropractic Rehab Exercises?

If you’ve every seen a chiropractor for an extended period of time, then you have likely had some exposure some, how shall we say, different exercises. You know, the classic exercises that chiropractors LOVE, like: cat-camel (which is sometimes called the cat-cow),...

Outcome-Based Treatment

The goal of today’s post is to raise your understanding of the outcome-based treatment model, which should be helpful in your medical care. Problem: Every time I go see my chiropractor, they keep telling me that I need more treatment; how will I be able to tell when...

What is a Muscle Strain?

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to diagnose or treat your injuries. If you are in pain, please seek medical advice for risk of further damaging yourself. It’s that time of the year again when the weather starts getting nicer (at least up here in Seattle),...

Are My Bones Out?

Problem: Every time I go to my chiropractor, they tell me that my bones are “out of place” Solution: Ask more questions about why, how, and what you can do to keep it from happening over and over and over! Bottom Line: There is no evidence that your bones can, or...

Why does my back crack?

What happens when I get my back cracked? Problem: I’m scared of getting my back and neck “cracked” Solution: Ask your chiropractor what it is and make sure he/she is comfortable talking with you about it (***red flag here if they are not good with this...

What is a Sports Chiropractor

Problem: “I don’t feel like I am getting the best results with my current chiropractor” or “My chiropractor does the same 3 adjustments on me every time I go, and it’s not helping” Solution: Consider seeing a Sports Chiropractor Bottom line: A Sports Chiropractor will...