Benefits of Sleep: Sleep Deeply, Live Longer

  If you woke up this morning feeling less than well rested, you’re not alone. No one is sure exactly how many of us spend our nights tossing and turning, but scientists estimate that somewhere between 10 percent to 34 percent of Americans suffer from insomnia. Our national lack of sleep amounts to big business for pharmaceutical companies, which spent more than $329 million in 2005 advertising prescription sleep aids (and it's getting worse). And those efforts have a big payoff — Americans … [Read more...]

Risk Factors for Developing Neck Pain

  It’s estimated that about 1 in 6 American adults experience neck pain in a given three-month time frame. Neck pain is a major cause of work absenteeism, work-related injury, and reduced quality of life. While some risk factors for neck pain may be unavoidable, many are not.   A systematic review completed by a team of authors from the Department of Orthopedics at Duke University concluded that work requiring sustained and/or awkward postures was the most important physical risk factor for neck … [Read more...]

The Relationship of the Hip, Low Back, and Knee

  The hip is a very unique joint. The depth of the socket, the strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it, and the way it functions in weight bearing activities is unlike any other joint in the body.   The hip joint is a synovial joint, meaning it moves freely. It is a ball-and-socket joint that is made up of the femoral head (the “ball”) and the acetabulum (the “socket”). The ball is largely contained within the cup or socket, though there are genetic and cultural differences with … [Read more...]

Spinal Stability and Low Back Pain

    When it comes to managing a low back condition, the goal of chiropractic treatment is for the patient to return to their normal daily activities as soon as possible. This not only means addressing low back pain but also low back disability, including impaired postural control and reduced spinal stability Movement control and spinal stability are controlled the deep muscles, the superficial muscles, and the nervous system that sends information to and from the brain. … [Read more...]

Important COVID-19 Update from Clear Choice Natural Healthcare

I wanted to keep you informed on the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our operations. Our patient’s health and safety has always been our number one priority, now more than ever. It is an honor that you have chosen our clinic to assist you with your health goals.   We strive to work hard to provide you and your loved ones the highest quality of alternative health care whether you are an existing patient, a new patient or a potential patient.   With changes … [Read more...]

The 25 Second Balance Challenge

  Since falls are a major cause of serious injury, especially for older adults, here's a simple way to objectively measure and improve your sense of balance... First, stand in a place where you can catch yourself from falling (like behind a chair or in a corner). Place your feet side by side for ten seconds. Then, place the heel of one foot next to your big toe for ten seconds. Finally, rest the forefoot fully in front of the other (like standing on a tight rope) and wait ten seconds. … [Read more...]

Exercise and Posture Training for Neck Pain

A quick look around any airport, mall, or auditorium/theater will reveal that poor posture is common. There's forward head posture, rolled forward shoulders, and uneven/misaligned heads/shoulders/pelvis-hips. Some people even limp or shuffle while walking. Research shows that when a person adopts an abnormal posture, it can place added strain on various areas of the body, which can elevate the risk for musculoskeletal pain, including neck pain. The good news is that when combined with … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter

  Winter is the height of cold and flu season, but with the right combination of healthy habits and smart strategies, you can strengthen your immune system and keep thriving all winter long. The 6 tips below will help you head into winter prepared to defend against illness and feel your best.     1. Dial down inflammation: It's critical to reduce inflammation in your body to prevent illness. Fighting chronic inflammation suppresses your immune … [Read more...]

A New Year, A New You!

With the New Year almost here, it's time to take a look back at 2017. Did you hit your health goals? Are you getting close? It's never too late to modify our eating, exercise and sleep patterns. Here are a few tips to keep you on track in 2018! 1. Decorate your plate: Aim for seven colors each day. Prioritize dark leafy green salads and colorful veggies. Try to find a way to get some deep purple beets in your next holiday potluck lineup. Seasonal pureed pumpkin, yams and sweet potatoes make … [Read more...]

Use your 2017 Insurance Benefits

As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]