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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Shoot for the moon.  If you miss, you’ll still reach the stars. Dream it, and you can be it. Obstacles are only visible when you lose sight of your goal. Saying like these make goal achievement sound like a cinch.  The truth is that setting and accomplishing goals isn’t as[…]

Forgive for the Health of It

Recent studies prove what Mom always said:  Holding a grudge hurts you more than anyone else. Dr. Smith wants patients to know about research showing that nursing grudges affects body and mind, while forgiveness speeds healing.  Replacing resentment with compassion decreases odds for chronic pain and life-threatening maladies, such as[…]

Sweet Health: The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

This holiday season, chocoholics are getting an extra special gift — evidence that chocolate is good for you!  Dr. Smith wants patients to know about delicious new research showing that moderate amounts of dark chocolate can be part of a healthy diet. What makes chocolate healthy?  Dr. Smith teaches patients[…]

What You Should Know About Automobile Air Bags

Global statistics support the overall benefit of air bags — when used properly.  At the same time, however, the chiropractic community wants patients to be aware of certain dangers associated with air bags — specifically injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system.  Dr. Smith urges patients to use these life-saving devices,[…]

Preventing Concussions in Children’s Sports

Did you know that withstanding any head injury — even a seemingly minor one — makes children susceptible to a concussion?  Each year, thousands of youngsters suffer concussions, which often remain undiagnosed.  The good news is that following a few simple guidelines suggested by Dr. Smith can dramatically cut your[…]

Seven Tips for Preventing Osteoarthritis

Capping the bony ends of the body’s numerous joints and cartilage works like a built-in sock absorber.  Aging, wear and tear and injury degenerates cartilage, sparking a condition known as osteoarthritis (OA).  Dr. Smith cares for patients with OA, and focuses on teaching patients how to prevent the disorder. OA[…]

Eat Right to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is your immune system’s response to injury or infection.  The inflammation process cleans out damaged tissue and sets the stage for healing to begin.  But, if something interferes with the complex chemical balances of the immune system, the body fails to produce anti-inflammatory responses.  In this case, inflammation becomes[…]

Chiropractic for Middle Back Pain Part II: Less Common Causes and Research

Middle back pain is a common reason why patients seek chiropractic care.  Fortunately, chiropractic is highly effective in correcting most cases of middle back pain. Most cases of pain in the middle back are associated with a widespread condition called vertebral subluxation.  This occurs when spinal movement is restricted or[…]

Chiropractic for Middle Back Pain Part I: Common Causes

If you have ever experienced pain in your middle back (thoracic area), you have plenty of company.  One study estimates that 30 percent of working adults experience at least one episode of middle back pain each year (J Occup Health 2009;51:177-92). The good news is that chiropractic care effectively alleviates[…]

This Halloween Take Care Of Your Skeleton

Happy Halloween! This year, while ghosts and goblins lurk outside, look within — to your own skeleton.  Bone health is an essential, yet often ignored, component of a winning wellness plan.  Taking care of your bones can scare off a host of frightening conditions such as osteoporosis, back pain, fractures[…]