Wills Chiropractic Blog
November 28, 2023
It’s amazing how rejuvenating a good night’s rest can be. Getting restorative sleep can give you energy and help you recover from an injury. For instance, if you have neck pain, getting quality sleep is important for healing, but when it hurts to move your head, how should you sleep? Your position will affect your neck pain, so you need to set your night and subsequent day up for success.
Keep reading to learn more about your sleep position to improve your neck pain.(more…)
October 24, 2023
For some medical conditions, the symptoms clearly point to the problem. During a heart attack, for instance, the patient usually experiences chest pain, shortness of breath, and discomfort in one or both arms. However, most symptoms aren’t exclusive to just one problem.
Low back pain is a symptom that can be confusing—it could be a muscular issue or related to an organ. After all, near your lower back, you have several important organs, including the uterus, kidneys, pancreas, and colon. How can you tell the source of your pain? Try asking yourself these questions, and the answers may help you know which problem is to blame.(more…)
September 25, 2023
Low back pain can stop you in your tracks, making even the smallest movements unbearable. When it sets in, you may not care where it comes from—you just want it gone! However, understanding the causes of low back pain can help you know how to treat it with a chiropractor. In some cases, you may even be able to avoid reinjuring yourself in the future too! Below are some of the most common sources that your chiropractor can treat.(more…)
August 25, 2023
Whether you’re climbing the stairs, walking the dog, or simply getting up from a seated position, knee pain can make even the smallest movement challenging and unpleasant. It can make you want to avoid activity altogether and become more sedentary, which leads to hundreds of other problems in the long run.
Knee pain is a complex problem with many potential causes, and recovering from a knee issue can take time. However, if you want to speed up your healing, you should consider cold laser therapy. How can a laser help your knee pain go away? First, you need to understand how knee pain typically works and why you may not prefer other solutions.(more…)
August 10, 2023
Did you know that the largest nerve in your body is located at the base of your spine and runs through your buttocks into your legs? The sciatic nerve is like many others in that when it’s pinched it leads to pain, tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation. If these symptoms occur frequently, you may have a condition called sciatica. But what exactly does sciatica look like? How is it diagnosed and treated? Keep reading to learn more about how your chiropractor can make sure this nerve doesn’t give you grief.(more…)
July 26, 2023
After a long workday, you plop down onto the couch tired and achy in your neck and back. Unlike a hard laborer like a construction worker or landscaper, you sit at a desk all day, so why do you feel like this? It could be that you have poor posture. In this post, you’ll learn how posture can impact your neck and back and how to change your sitting posture for good.(more…)
May 25, 2023
As you get your yard work taken care of, you bend down to pick up the grass clippings bag on the mower. Then, when you stand up straight, you throw out your back! You immediately call your chiropractor to help you recover from this injury. The pain is almost unbearable, and you’re desperate for relief.
Unlike many other chiropractors in the area, yours has an additional resource at their disposal—cold laser therapy. Although this may sound like science fiction, this treatment has shown its effectiveness in healing both acute injuries as well as chronic problems, including back pain. But exactly how does this therapy work? How can it be used to help you in this painful situation? Read on to find out.(more…)
May 12, 2023
Summer is finally here! You’re ready to take in the warm sun, play at the beach, and just bask in the fun of this season. But then, you find that your back tends to hurt more during the summer. What could be causing this fun-interrupting symptom? The answer may surprise—it could be your flip flops!
Keep reading to learn what wearing flip flops regularly can do to you and when it is and is not recommended to have them on your feet.(more…)
April 27, 2023
Between texting your family, friends, and clients and working on your laptop, you are on your phone for hours during the workday. And that’s not counting the time you binge watch shows after work! Needless to say, your smartphone is an essential part of your life. However, this and other modern devices can give you grief with a condition called text neck. Keep reading to learn more about this issue and what you can do about it.(more…)
April 14, 2023
You and your family have looked forward to this trip for months. You finally managed to get your kids to unplug and have fun during the summertime, and you want to make memories they can look back on fondly.
But, as you unload the car, you pick up a heavy suitcase and feel a twinge of pain in your back. Not a great start to your summer adventures! Before you let this happen to you this summer, consider taking care of potential back issues now with a chiropractor so that you can focus on having a fun time with your family.(more…)