What is Delaying my Recovery

Most uncomplicated neck and back problems resolve in a relatively short period of time. However, not every injury or spinal problem recovers quickly. This article addresses some common causes and reasons why some patients seem to respond slower than expected when recovering from neck and back injuries. In most of the cases where there is […]

Neck and Upper Back Pain From Knitting

Knitting has been used for relaxation, passing time while waiting, helping with stress management and practical for families all describe this past time. The popularity of knitting has been increasing. Those who are serious about knitting are well aware of the “community” of knitters. Knitting circles and clubs are like coffee shops, knitting while socializing […]

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

Opioids have been used to control acute and chronic pain for many hundreds of years. The name is from Opium Poppy plants. Opium and its derivatives became more popular in our society during the mid-19th century. Morphine was an early derivative of opium. It was addictive then as it is at present. Oxycodone was developed in the […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you ever wondered why you feel so “down in the dumps,” have “the winter blues,” or feel just plain depressed during the winter months? There is a reason; it is called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD). It is a real condition with real consequences and problems. The condition occurs during the late fall and winter […]

Temporomandibular Joint Headaches (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint. It only opens and closes, like a door hinge. The joint is the connecting point of the lower jaw to the skull. A faulty jaw will cause mechanical jaw pain that can include headaches. Altered mechanics of the joint can cause chewing problems that may trigger other symptoms or […]

Recovery From Pain: A Joint Alliance with Counselors and Chiropractic Care

Do you need a new approach to easing your pain? My name is Vicki Langemo, LPC, MA a licensed professional counselor. I have written this article because of the personal experience I have had with the results of combining my counseling of patients and chiropractic care. Counselors and Chiropractors Join Forces to Give You Pain […]

Yoga and Your Health

Yoga involves more than just learning different poses and getting into funny looking postures. It can be very beneficial to your health. Not only does it help you relax and reduce stress, but it assists with breathing and a sense of whole body wellbeing. If you are considering yoga, working with an experienced teacher is recommended and it […]

Manage Your Stress

The trials and tribulations of our daily activities contribute to increasing stress levels. Family activities such as paying bills, washing clothes, preparing meals and taking children to after school practices and lessons may be only one night’s activities for the end of your work day. Working overtime, meeting deadlines at work and following through with […]