August 27, 2020
While you and your family are visiting your parents, you get to talking about the “joys” of getting older. It seems like back pain, stiff joints, and little aches and pains have become their new normal. You start to worry that one day you won’t be able to accomplish everything you want to when you’re older and retired. Will you be able to stay active? How can you make sure that you have the lifestyle you want as you age? Growing older doesn’t have to mean you lose your freedom and abilities. Read on to learn how you can keep your active lifestyle for years to come!(more…)
August 13, 2020
You’ve had a long day at work, and you’re excited to see your kids. As you lean down to pick them up, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. They don’t weigh that much, so why do you have back pain? Is there anything you can do to steer clear of it? In this blog post, you’ll learn about the potential causes of back pain and how you can avoid it in the future.(more…)
July 27, 2020
When you get to your desk at the office, you sit down and immediately start working. You’re anxious to start your eight hours and get back home, so you forget to empty your pockets. Your phone and wallet remain in your back pockets for hours at a time as you sit in front of the computer screen. Then, when it’s time to get up for a meeting, you feel a sharp pain in your leg and lower back. You know you haven’t pulled a muscle just sitting. What could be wrong? Does this scenario sound familiar?
It could be sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, starting in the lower back and going through to the foot. As a result, you can feel excruciating discomfort basically anywhere along this nerve when it becomes pinched or compressed. This can occur because of lumbar subluxations, pregnancy, constipation, diabetes, bulging or herniated discs, or sitting on your wallet for prolonged periods. Read on to learn how this problem can be addressed with your chiropractor.(more…)
July 14, 2020
When you were a kid, did you run around barefoot, especially during summer, and hate wearing shoes? Some kids grow out of that as they age and become accustomed to covering their feet. Others don’t and often wear the bare minimum—flip-flops. Convenient and airy, flip-flops seem like the perfect solution, but it can come at a price. Do you also experience consistent lower back pain? This is a common symptom of those who frequently don flip-flops instead of more supportive footwear. In this post, you’ll learn how these sandals can impact your well-being and your fun this summer.(more…)
June 29, 2020
When you go into your chiropractor’s office, you’ll likely see several adults of various ages seeking treatment for neck pain, back pain, and other ailments. Perhaps you’ll see a few children now and then as well. But do you have to be a certain age or experience a certain level of trauma to receive chiropractic treatment? Can chiropractic procedures be performed on young patients as well? When is it ideal to catch these kinds of issues? Find out the answers to these questions in the information below.(more…)
June 16, 2020
If you’re like most kids, at some point growing up, your parents or teachers told you not to slouch multiple times. They may have also said that your face can get stuck if you cross your eyes too much. As you’ve become an adult, you realize that some things grownups told you simply aren’t true. Although you can cross your eyes as much as you want without fear, they were absolutely correct about the importance of maintaining your posture. In this blog post from your chiropractor, you’ll learn four reasons you should keep your back straight.(more…)
May 14, 2020
Summer is finally here! Are you planning on visiting the beach or camping with your loved ones? This summer probably won’t be exactly what you’d originally had in mind with the pandemic still going, but you shouldn’t have to cancel all your fun plans as a result of chronic or sudden lower back pain. As a trusted chiropractor, Dr. Chad Wills can help stay you on the right track. By treating this problem early on this summer, you can spend more of your time enjoying family and friends and creating memories that last a lifetime.(more…)
April 30, 2020
Do you suffer from chronic back pain? This constant battle can leave you discouraged, especially if you’ve been seeing a chiropractor regularly. When you think of visiting this professional for back pain, you probably think of getting your spinal alignment adjusted, but did you know that there are additional treatment options that can help you heal and finally find relief?
Laser technology, specifically Class IV K-laser therapy, can be used for almost any soft tissue injury, including carpal tunnel, knee injuries, shoulder rotator cuff injuries and more, and many patients have found that this solution helps them specifically overcome their back pain. In this post, you’ll learn more about the causes behind back pain and how Class IV K-laser treatment can make all the difference in your healing.(more…)
April 17, 2020
You hear your phone chime, signaling a text from your best friend. After reading and responding to it, you check your Instagram to see how many of your followers have liked your most recent post so far. Then, you remember that you need to order some home supplies from Amazon. By that time, you get another text. Before you know it, you’ve spent quite a long time looking down at your phone, and you’re far from alone. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of adults have their cell phones with them for up to 22 hours every single day. Is it any wonder, then, that you have neck pain?
Smartphones are an inevitable part of modern life, but that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer with the effects of “text neck,” as this condition is called. These symptoms include tightness or pain in the upper back, neck, or shoulders. Some even experience pain or a tingly sensation in their arms. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce text neck. Read on to learn more!(more…)
March 22, 2020
You have a lot on your plate lately, and the stress is mounting. You find yourself experiencing headaches more frequently than usual, and they make getting things done much more difficult. You may need to seek professional help, but you don’t need to turn to a neurologist—you may need a chiropractor like Dr. Wills! Although the pain is located in your head, the problem may actually originate in your upper back and neck. In this blog post, you’ll learn more details about headaches and how your chiropractor can alleviate your discomfort.(more…)