St. Paul Chiropractor Blog

Health. Wellness. For Life.

There was a time where tackle boxes were used to hold fishing gear. Bobbers, hooks and perhaps your favorite lures all found a home in one of many varying sized, slotted compartments. Now (it seems) those boxes are used to hold the multitude of drugs so many seniors are prescribed. According to a recent analysis [...]

Healing on a Spare

In case you get a flat, the temporary “donut” in your trunk is meant to get you off the road and to the nearest service station for proper repair ASAP. Manufacturer’s instructions warn you to take it slow and easy when driving on them - those tiny tires aren’t designed to withstand the load of [...]

It's not uncommon to see clients who get great results from chiropractic stop their care once they feel good, only to return with their original problem or something worse. Many repeat this cycle over and over again - traveling up and down the feel good, feel bad roller coaster of temporary relief, without truly getting [...]

If health is our most precious treasure, stress is a menacing thief trying to rob us of it every day. And if you're not diligently protecting your health against potential break-ins, chances are you'll lose it without any warning. Stress negatively affects our health in many ways, but perhaps the most devastating is its effect [...]

Pain Free Flat Line

A recent study published in the Europe Heart Journal links the use of NSAIDs (ibuprofen) with 31% increase in heart attacks. It further says "The findings are a stark reminder that NSAIDs are not harmless." Swap the pain for a potential heart attack - not exactly and even trade is it? Pain can be useful. [...]

Don’t Blame the Tee

It's just a golf tee, a small piece of wood barely weighing an ounce. But when you bent to pick it up after finishing the last hole, it may as well have been a 300 lb barbell. You felt your back pop and now the searing spasm is setting in. How could such a little [...]

Forest for the Trees

“Seeing the forest for the trees" is an expression of PERSPECTIVE. It's the ability to step back and see the whole picture of a given situation, instead of clinging to a narrow, limited, myopic one. Focusing on the BIG IDEA is necessary to achieving any worthy goal. We commonly hear newer patients say... my migraines, [...]

Changing Light Bulbs

If you came home, turned on the bank of switches in your hallway and noticed none of the lights came on in the back portion of your house, would you A: Change out all the light bulbs that didn't go on, or B: Go to the breaker panel in your basement to see which fuse [...]

What happens when you plug ten appliances into one outlet and turn them all on at the same time? You blow a circuit! The same thing can happen when you surge an unprotected nerve system with STRESS. Picture your nerve system as an electrical outlet with multiple stressors plugged in. Turn them all on at [...]

What do Daylight Savings Time and a Chiropractic Adjustment have in common? Both give you more LIGHT - get it! The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to locate and correct Subluxations. If you break the word down you get: SUB = less, LUX = light, and ATION = a condition. Subluxation literally means a state [...]