Neck Pain and Text Neck Syndrome

Smartphones have become like an additional appendage in our lives. Just ask yourself: when was the last time you went somewhere without your cell phone? And to build upon that question, how long has it been since you last checked your phone? Reading emails, browsing social media memes, and watching short form video content has become commonplace in the daily lives of tens of millions of people. It is estimated that the average adult spends anywhere from two hours to up to four hours per day checking their phone. The major problem with this is the posture that is used to check our phones. When we check our phones, we tilt our heads down which causes strain on the neck. It also starts to give us a more hunched over posture. This posture and subsequent pain-related issues has given birth to its own name. What Is Text Neck? [...]

By |2023-09-04T12:38:55-05:00August 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Lower Back Pain: The Chiropractic Secret to Living Pain-Free

Lower back pain is a prevalent health issue, affecting millions of people worldwide. It's characterized by discomfort in the lumbar region, the area below the rib cage and above the legs. While the pain is often temporary, if not addressed properly, it can become chronic and significantly hinder one's quality of life. Common Causes of Lower Back Pain Lower back pain can arise from a multitude of sources, many of which are part of our daily routines and lifestyle choices: Sedentary Lifestyle: In our modern society, many of us spend hours on end sitting down for work, which can strain the lower back. Prolonged sitting, especially with poor posture, can put excessive pressure on the discs in your lower spine, leading to discomfort and pain. Physical Overexertion: Lifting heavy objects incorrectly, or overdoing physical activities, can cause acute strains and sprains in the lower back. These injuries may lead to [...]

By |2023-06-27T19:04:47-05:00July 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

The Truth about Headache Relief: Your Chiropractor Holds the Key

Headaches are an all too familiar discomfort for many of us. From tension headaches to crippling migraines, the pain can be debilitating. Many people turn to temporary solutions like over-the-counter medications, only to find that the relief is fleeting and the headaches inevitably return. This is where chiropractic headache relief methods can offer a new, sustainable approach to managing and mitigating this common ailment. Understanding the Common Causes of Headaches While headaches might seem like a common part of life, they're often our bodies' way of signaling that something is off balance. Numerous factors can trigger these painful episodes. Stress, one of the most common triggers, often results in tension headaches due to the tightening of muscles in the neck and scalp. Dehydration, too, is a significant contributor to headaches. Even mild dehydration can lead to a headache as the body struggles to perform essential functions with less than optimal [...]

By |2023-06-27T19:04:47-05:00June 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Why Your Joints Crack and Pop

Most people are quite familiar with the sound of cracking joints. You’ve probably heard someone “crack their knuckles” once or a hundred times. It’s something that millions of people across the world do, sometimes without even a second thought. But over time, it has raised many questions, particularly regarding the safety of cracking joints. To some, the sound that cracking a joint makes can sound rather painful. There is also the myth that constantly popping or cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis, but as stated, this is just a myth.This, obviously, brings up a lot of questions about the nature of cracking joints. Is it safe? Does it actually do anything? What causes it? These are just a few of the common questions many people have about cracking joints and chiropractic care. Let’s dive into some of the basics.The Cause of the Signature “Cracking” SoundA common misconception is that the [...]

By |2023-05-11T13:29:40-05:00May 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Top 5 Benefits Of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

You often hear of adults visiting the chiropractor after car accidents or sustaining other serious injuries, but did you know that chiropractic care is just as important for kids? Chiropractic care shouldn’t be reserved solely for injury treatment, as it provides great benefits to kids as well. Here are 5 of the top benefits chiropractic care provides to children: Strengthens the immune system Improves quality of sleep Supports the nervous system Increases brain development Promotes proper growth By implementing chiropractic care into your child’s healthcare routine early on in life, you are giving your child a great kickstart on their health journey. Strengthens The Immune System Children are notorious for bringing home all kinds of germs and illnesses from their daycare, schools, and friends’ houses. Wherever kids gather together, you can almost count on germ infestation. Pediatric chiropractic care can help combat the spread of illness by strengthening your [...]

By |2023-04-12T17:58:27-05:00April 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

7 Ways Chiropractic Care Helps With Depression And Anxiety

Struggling with anxiety and depression can leave you feeling helpless and confused. You’re sure there has to be another way to help you cope, but you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your options. Before you let the overwhelm rush in, it’s time to try a new approach to dealing with anxiety and depression. Chiropractic care is shown to help mitigate the symptoms and occurrences of anxious and depressive bouts and can provide relief to patients who thought they would never find help. Here are 7 ways regular chiropractic care can help depression and anxiety symptoms: Focus on your mind and body Lowers blood pressure All natural approach Improves sleep habits and quality Encourages relaxation Decreases stress and tension Triggers positive hormones Focuses On Your Mind And Body Chiropractic care focuses on physical symptoms that affect your mental experiences as well. The problem is that too often, you might [...]

By |2023-04-12T17:58:27-05:00March 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Lower Back Pain

Nagging back pain is one of the leading complaints patients offer when visiting a chiropractor for the first time. Lower back pain, specifically, tends to be a major issue across the spectrum of chiropractic patients. Lower back pain can be caused by a past accident or injury, osteoarthritis, and acute stress. If you’ve been struggling with lower back pain you’re no stranger to the frustration and discouragement that accompanies an ongoing issue like this. Thankfully, chiropractic care offers some great relief and solutions for how to deal with ongoing lower back pain. Some of the most common ways chiropractors treat lower back pain include: Spinal manipulations and alignmentJoint mobilization Decompression therapyExercise and strengtheningLifestyle improvements   Spinal Manipulations And Alignment Restoring proper alignment of the spine is one of the most important methods a chiropractor uses to help treat lower back pain. A chiropractor will apply controlled force to your spine to help [...]

By |2023-03-01T10:47:13-05:00February 1st, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Chiropractic Care for Athletes: Maximizing Performance and Recovery

In order to enhance functionality and lessen pain for our athletic patients at Meyer Chiropractic, we diagnose and treat neuromuscular issues directly. Chiropractors are typically sought out for acute or chronic back pain, but they can also be an integral component of an athlete's preventative care regimen. Many athletes, including the ones that we have treated over the years, have found that chiropractic care aids in peak performance and speeds up recovery from injury. Improved joint function and mobility is one of chiropractic care's key benefits for athletes. Pain, inflammation, and impaired performance can result from dysfunctional joints. Adjustments performed by chiropractors have been shown to restore normal joint function, hence reducing pain and increasing mobility. Dr. Meyer at Meyer Chiropractic can help you as an athlete in more ways than one, including by lowering the risk of injury. There is a direct correlation between the state [...]

By |2023-03-01T10:38:45-05:00December 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

5 Signs It’s Time To See A Chiropractor

Back pain, neck pain and the occasional adjustment are commonly what brings people in to see a chiropractor, but did you know that there are a slew of other issues you could be experiencing that can be treated with regular chiropractic care? There are many reasons you may want to find a chiropractor and these five signs are your indication it’s time to make an appointment: You are experiencing chronic headaches, neck pain or lower back pain You have been in a car accident or sustained another injury You constantly try to correct poor posture You are experiencing back pain due to a compressed spine You have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before now, you might be surprised to learn about the various treatments they can offer for obvious and not-so-obvious injuries alike. Chronic Pain - Headaches, Neck Pain, and Lower Back Pain [...]

By |2022-11-15T20:04:45-05:00November 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

What Is SoftWave Therapy?

If you’ve heard of SoftWave Therapy before, you are probably wondering if it’s too good to be true. If you haven’t heard of SoftWave Therapy until now, you’ll wish you’d known about it sooner! SoftWave Therapy is a fantastic treatment option that is non-invasive, painless and has been shown to render great results. As far as healing goes, the SoftWave approach is extremely therapeutic, utilizing a device that sends high-speed acoustic waves through targeted areas of your body, initiating healing and restoration. When your brain senses the sound waves, it sends stem cells to the targeted area to initiate repair. SoftWave Therapy is so effective because the stem cells it triggers are always ready to go to work; the sound waves just encourage them to get to work a little faster. SoftWave Therapy encourages increased blood flow which helps to fast-track the healing process and can be aimed at specific [...]

By |2022-11-03T19:03:37-05:00October 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments
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