Blog Archive

Spring Gardening: Avoiding Aches and Pains in the Garden Apr 18th, 2021

Spring is here. With Spring starting a lot of people are itching to get outside to start doing some yard work. Many people are starting to trim up bushes and trees or planting seeds and bulbs in the ground. One thing to keep in mind, especially as you age, is...

Chiropractic patents Less likely to use opioids. Feb 23rd, 2021

In a recent study from 2020 , patients that use Chiropractic care for spinal pain are 50% less likely to use opioids prescription drugs for that pain.    Study linked below.    Link

Here are nine of the top habits you can try to prevent illness: Feb 8th, 2021

Hydration   How much water is necessary?  Take your weight, divide it in half, and then divide it by eight to get the number of cups needed on a daily basis. Graduate, Bastyr University Nutrition Dr. Solomonian recommends eating lots of fruits and veggies, healthy fats, adequate protein, fiber, and minimal...

8 Tips to Prevent an Injury While Shoveling Snow Feb 2nd, 2021

Does Shoveling Snow and Ice Present the Risk of a Winter Activity Injury? There’s no way to avoid cooler temperatures and changing weather. For many, ice and snow along with freezing temperatures are normal. You need to remove this frozen blanket from areas like the driveway, sidewalk, porch and walkway....

What Should You Do About a Whiplash Headache? Jan 26th, 2021

What Should You Do About a Whiplash Headache? Without proper treatment, whiplash headache can last for more than three months.  But you don’t have to go through this excruciating pain every day of your life. With good whiplash treatment, the pain will be gone in no time. Chiropractic care for whiplash adjusting...

Bad Posture Habits Lead to a Decrease in Productivity Jan 11th, 2021

A corporate wellness initiative between UpRight and Ernst & Young Israel studied the correlation between posture and workplace productivity. The case study included studying office workers at E & Y’s Israel office through the application of the UpRight wearable and training them to be more aware of how they sit...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINTER VEGGIES Dec 15th, 2020

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINTER VEGGIES   If cooking is new for you, or if you're simply being more intentional about what goes on your plate, going to the grocery store can be a little intimidating. Buying canned or frozen veggies is always a great option, but sometimes you're craving...

Massage therapy is showing some promise in helping people better handle depression. Dec 8th, 2020

This is a particularly tough time for emotional stress and strain on all of us, and it is taking its toll with increased rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Recent research has shown that massage therapy has similar positive impacts on mental health as psychotherapy   READ MORE: https://www.amtamassage.org/publications/massage-therapy-journal/massage-and-depression/

Chiropractic care vs Opioid Use Nov 23rd, 2020

 The prevalence of chiropractic care among patients with spinal pain varied between 11.3% and 51.3%. The proportion of patients receiving an opioid prescription was lower for chiropractic users (range = 12.3–57.6%) than nonusers (range = 31.2–65.9%). In a random-effects analysis, chiropractic users had a 64% lower odds of receiving an...

Car Accident Injuries Nov 10th, 2020

Americans are involved in more than six million vehicle crashes and suffer more than three million car accident injuries. However, many of those victims feel very little pain immediately after a wreck. There are a few reasons for this, the most common of which is the release of chemicals in...

SLEEP AND WEIGHT LOSS  Nov 2nd, 2020

SLEEP AND WEIGHT LOSS  When you think about weight loss, what do you consider the most important ingredients for success?  Most people say "diet and exercise." Others might say "hydration."   If you're like me, your brain might go to "mindset" or "motivation."But what about sleep?Turns out, sleep hasn't been getting...

Adjustments are affective in treating spinal pain in children. Oct 26th, 2020

This study shows that children benefit more with spinal pain when adjustments are included in their treatment. This study is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial measuring the addition of manipulative therapy in 238 danish school children ages 9 to 15 years old complaining of spinal pain with...

Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches. Oct 19th, 2020

Frequently, headaches are associated with disorders of the cervical spine, especially on the upper cervical spine. Therefore, restoration of the upper cervical mobility is considered fundamental for the treatment of headache. Manual therapy interventions seek to restore upper cervical mobility through a wide range of therapeutic procedures, including mobilization or...

The Proven Benefits of Massage Oct 13th, 2020

Research has been proving more and more through scientific data what massage and physical therapy professionals have known for decades  -- that receiving regular massage has tremendous and wide ranging health and wellness benefits. From medical symptoms like high blood pressure and injuries to issues more traditionally classified as mental health...

5 Reasons Why FALL is a great time to LOSE WEIGHT: Oct 5th, 2020

5 Reasons Why FALL is a great time to LOSE WEIGHT:1) With Fall comes a steady routine. Kids are back in school and last minute trips to the beach are done for the year. You finally have the time and space to create new habits.    2) It's gorgeous outside....

How Often Should I get a Massage? Sep 28th, 2020

If you get a massage once a year, it will be relaxing, but it can't undo a lifetime of muscle tension. Typically, once every month or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape. If you are in chronic pain or have a special issue...

Spinal Decompression Study Sep 23rd, 2020

Study of the week: This study shows the association of intervertebral disc height and spinal decompression and its effects on low back pain. Patients with disc herniations underwent a 6 week treatment plan that consisted of motorized non surgical spinal decompression and measured with pre& post CT scans in order...

Study of the week: Chiropractic Adjustments help with migraines. Sep 14th, 2020

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Palmer College of Chiropractic performed a systematic review of the effectiveness of SMT for migraines.   They concluded: “We observed that spinal manipulation reduced migraine days as well as migraine pain intensity.”   The study

METABOLIC SYNDROME Sep 8th, 2020

METABOLIC SYNDROME:WHAT IS IT?HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT?    It's estimated that 30 - 35% of adults in DC, Maryland, and Virginia have Metabolic Syndrome. For perspective, that's 2.5 - 3 million people!   And a large portion of these folks don't even know they have it!....So what is it? Metabolic syndrome is actually...

Maintenance Chiropractic care study. Aug 31st, 2020

Patients receiving ongoing & regular chiropractic care endure less functional limiting low back pain as opposed to patients receiving treatment only relating to an acute episode of low back pain. Maintenance care in this trail follows a model called the Nordic maintenance care program, a secondary/ tertiary method where patients...

What is Ketosis, Anyway?  Aug 17th, 2020

"Keto" seems to be the hot new trend.  Maybe you've seen people stirring butter into their coffee or talking about the "keto flu," but you have no clue what they're talking about. Don't worry, I'm about to break it down for you. Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which the...

New Massage Therapist Jun 17th, 2020

Karl Hejlik is a licensed massage therapist with experience in multiple modalities of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, and Trigger Point Therapy.   Karal specializes in the treatment of muscle strains and issues such as shoulder (rotator cuff injuries), sciatica, back pain, and headaches.  With experience in spa/salon setting...

The importance of Magnesium Jun 10th, 2020

Aside from the role it plays in many muscular processes, strenuous exercise also increases sweat and urinary magnesium losses, meaning the need for it increases (by as much as 10 to 20 percent.) As physical activity levels increase, even a marginal deficiency in magnesium may impair performance and amplify the...

Whiplash Jun 4th, 2020

Each year approximately two million Americans suffer a whiplash injury. Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial in these cases. At Quality Chiropractic we can help assist patients with both the short and long term effects of whiplash associated injuries. Before we consider the numerous unique benefits offered by Chiropractic care in...

Virtual Food Drive. May 17th, 2020

The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association  is proud to team up with Virginia Food Banks and Feeding America for National ChiroCares Giving Back Week May 19-25, 2020. Through this initiative, the UVCA, ChiroCongress and fellow Chiropractic State Associations across the nation, along with their members, are organizing and participating in different...

Tips to protect your family from COVID-19 May 4th, 2020

This is a stressful time for all of us.  At our house, my family and I are coping with the present situation by staying informed and following the directives of those in the CDC, and other government agencies that are fighting to keep us safe. First of all, remember how...

Our Plan to Keep You Safe! Apr 26th, 2020

WE ARE OPEN and here is Our Plan to keep you safe:  Checking into the office you will be aware of several safety precautions. -   Waiting room:  i. You will notice tape on our floor at 6-foot intervals.  This measurement is to help regulate social distancing. ii. We are limiting...

Is Working at Home a Pain in your Neck? Apr 20th, 2020

Many individuals are developing musculoskeletal pain due to the poor ergonomics of their make-shift home office.  Slouching, keeping your head bent forward when texting, tilting to hold your phone to your ear and just sitting at the computer all day will leas to postural imbalances that eventually lead to pain.  Here are some suggestions:  To...