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There Is Always Hope

Like many Minnesota Vikings fans, I watched the Viking’s top ranked defense give up touchdown after touchdown to the hot hand of Drew Brees in the second half of their playoff game last Sunday.  The Vikings gave up a 17 point lead and after a nail-biting back and forth with several field goals and another [...]

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition in which there is compression of the nerves, arteries, or veins in the passageway from the lower neck to the armpit. The most common type of presentation is pain, weakness, and occasionally loss of muscle at the base of the thumb. One potential cause of thoracic outlet syndrome [...]

Your child may have torticollis if their head is tilted to one side or if they are unable to turn their head to one direction. This is usually accompanied with pain or discomfort when you try to assist them in turning their head. This condition is also commonly called “wry neck” due to its asymmetrical [...]

Work can be hard. And the same goes for working out.  I think for many people, it is too difficult to get over that first proverbial hurdle where muscle soreness stops and progress begins.  When day after day their muscles are sore and achy and the needle on the scale is stationary – when the [...]

Piriformis Syndrome

The Piriformis is a muscle on the back of the leg underneath the buttock region. It connects the tailbone to the hip bone underneath the gluteal muscles. When it contracts it extends and rotates the leg and foot (think of pushing a heavy box or pressing on your brake pedal). Since it is a deeper [...]

Chiropractors have been saying for years that “motion is life” when it comes to your joints. Whether it is our spinal joints, knees, shoulders or hips – our joints are meant to move and move often. Much evidence points to the fact that lack of proper movement in the joint leads to degenerative arthritis in [...]

Tips for a Healthy Spine A healthy spine is an often-overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, approximately 80% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. People who are overweight or obese, and who smoke, lift heavy objects, or had a previous episode of back pain, are more likely to [...]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the feet in which the person feels a sharp pain on the bottom of the foot usually on the inside front of their heel. It commonly affects runners or people that are starting a new exercise program. Risk factors include running on uneven surfaces or [...]

In plastic surgery, millimeters count. A subtle shift in the nasal bones towards mid line, a slight tightening of the tissues around the eyes, just a bit more lift in the chin… all can dramatically change the appearance of a person for the better. In Chiropractic, millimeters also count. A subtle shift of the atlas [...]

Squat Like a Toddler

If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You’ll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic [...]