Mountain Island Chiropractic

cars cLong-Term Effects after a Car Accident..

Date: July 18, 2019 | Time: 7:18am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

There are an estimated 6 million car accidents in the US every year, with over 3 million resulting in serious injuries. Its easy to think of only the "right now" effects of a car accident when it comes to our health. Most people who have been in an accident do not feel pain immediately, and research shows it takes about 48 hours for pain and stiffness to set in after a collision. However, over 68% of people.... <view entire article>





Migraine PreventionDecreasing Frequency of Migraine Headaches..

Date: June 12, 2019 | Time: 6:53am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Migraine headaches affect an estimated 38 million Americans, with 91% of those patients reporting that their daily lives are affected by them. Migraines are debilitating. Different than an "average headache," migraine headaches can not only cause pain but affect vision, sensitivity to light and noise, seeing spots or "halos," tingling on one side of the body, increased sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, all with no relief from pain medications. Migraine sufferers often are debilitated during an.... <view entire article>





Chiropractic Aids in Recovery of Any Kind..

Date: May 21, 2019 | Time: 1:57pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Healing takes time. Often we don't listen to our bodies to fully understand its needs when recovering from an illness or injury. Trauma to the body, no matter what form, doesn't heal overnight. Have you ever said to yourself "usually I'm not bothered by this but for some reason I'm not getting over it this time as fast?" If so, you haven't allowed your body to properly recover from an illness or injury in the.... <view entire article>





1230x615 period painChiropractic Care Can Help With Menstrual Pain..

Date: April 12, 2019 | Time: 5:36am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) affects women before and during their menstrual cycles. Often times they can feel not only pain, but lethargy (feeling sluggish), irritability, pain with urination, cramping, nausea, headaches, and vomiting. Pain typically begins in the lower abdomen and radiates thru to the back and even down the legs for some women. Over 50% of reproductive-age women report a reduced quality of life during their cycles because of menstrual pain. Dysmenorrhea and bladder pain syndrome.... <view entire article>





IMD otitis media ENEar Infections in Children..

Date: April 3, 2019 | Time: 12:18pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Before the age of 3, it is estimated that 80% of children will experience at least one ear infection (otitis media), while over 40% of children will have multiple ear infections by the age of 5. Children often experience pain, irritability, fever, disturbed sleep patterns, loss of appetite, and general feelings of malaise during these times. Most often, viruses are the cause of ear infections, and therefore giving a child an antibiotic will not help relieve the infection..... <view entire article>





How likely is back surgery Pain After Back Surgery? Study Shows Chiropractic Can Help..

Date: March 26, 2019 | Time: 4:09am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Back pain is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Living with chronic pain causes us to lose joy and miss out on important activities in our daily lives. Patients are often told how to "deal or manage the pain" by taking prescription medications or eventually turned to surgery to try and fix their pain. According to the University of Oregon 2017 study, there was an estimated 1,150,000 back surgeries performed in 2015. And.... <view entire article>





drinking water challengeHow Much Water Should You Drink?..

Date: March 12, 2019 | Time: 2:55pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

A question I get asked often in my practice is "how much water should I drink?" The answer to this varies person to person. Often times you hear the phrase to drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day. Although this is an excellent measurement to base water consumption on, there are other factors to consider when trying to reach an adequate hydration goal.Most people are not great about water consumption, and quite honestly water.... <view entire article>





valentineReducing the Risk of Heart Disease..

Date: February 14, 2019 | Time: 3:22pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

With February in full swing, we bring attention to the epidemic of heart disease this month. About 1 out of every 3 deaths is related to heart disease, and every day it kills more than 2300 people. That equates to approximately one death every 38 seconds! The best thing to combat heart disease is to prevent it. Although scary, cardiovascular disease research has given us plenty of data to recognize risk factors associated with it.Things like.... <view entire article>





babyReflux in Infants..

Date: January 30, 2019 | Time: 1:10pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Have you been told by your pediatrician that your baby has reflux or GERD? This occurs when the contents of the stomach start to ascend up the esophagus causing heartburn and irritation. Infants will often persistently "spit up" after feedings and continue throughout the day. There has been a dramatic spike of reflux drugs prescribed to infants over the last 5 years. These medications such as ranitidine and omeprazole have not thoroughly been tested and safety.... <view entire article>





avoiding hot flashes naturallyFeeling HOT?? Get Help With Hot Flashes!..

Date: January 24, 2019 | Time: 8:53am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Hot flashes are commonly associated with menopause, meaning that women over age 45 are especially susceptible to them. Although menopause is the number one reason for hot flashes, other conditions such as chemotherapy treatments, hormone replacement therapy, post-surgery on the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and medication side effects. We often forget that men are just as susceptible to hot flashes following chemotherapy treatments and as a side effect of medications as well. Hot flashes are technically defined.... <view entire article>





Anxiety and ChildrenTreatment for Children Suffering with Anxiety..

Date: January 18, 2019 | Time: 10:06am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Anxiety and chronic health conditions in children are on the rise. It is estimated that 1 in 8 children under the age of 14 suffer from anxiety, and the numbers increase to 1 in 5 in children between 14-18. Anxiety at any age ca be debilitating, but especially in children anxiety can hold a child back during their crucial growth and development periods. When it comes to treating anxiety, often patients and parents of patients turn to.... <view entire article>





Rotator Cuff Surgery Rehabilitation..

Date: December 11, 2018 | Time: 4:00pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Each year, over 200,000 Americans have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and an additional 400,000 have surgery for related tendonitis or partial tear repairs. Your arm is kept in your shoulder socket by your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of the humerus, or upper arm bone. The rotator cuff attaches the humerus to the.... <view entire article>





stress assessment wheelDepression and Your Autonomic Nervous System..

Date: November 6, 2018 | Time: 2:30pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Not all disorders or illnesses can be seen by the human eye or even on diagnostic testing such as x-rays, ct scans, or MRI's. These disorders aren't any less real than those that you can physically see or touch. Depression affects an estimated 300 million people around the world. It not only affects our mental health, but also our physical well-being. Depression and other mood disorders can leave us feeling isolated, helpless, and emotionally drained with.... <view entire article>





spine32-year old with Chronic Back Pain Finds Relief with Chiropractic Care..

Date: October 11, 2018 | Time: 1:21pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

When it comes to living with chronic pain, there are difference approaches in the diagnosis and treatment depending on the severity of the pain. People often look for outside factors such as strenuous activity, incorrect sleeping patterns, allergic irritants, or even the weather! We should also look to the possibility of a structural problem internally that is our bodies way of telling us that something is off and therefore we feel pain.Chronic spinal pain and headaches can sometimes.... <view entire article>





Research Finds Association Between Acid-Reflux Meds and Antibiotics with Allergies ..

Date: September 25, 2018 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Prescription medications are beneficial and are life-saving in many situations. However, most medications also have side-effects. Taking negative side effects into account when deciding to take a medication should be seriously thought out, and weighed against the positive effects. Often times people forget to leave medicine as a last resort in certain situations instead of a first option. Two of these times are with acid-reducing medications and antibiotics. Acid-suppresive medications such as omeprazole, prevacid, zantac, prilosec,.... <view entire article>





eustachian tube differenceChiropractic vs Tympanostomy Tubes..

Date: August 8, 2018 | Time: 5:09am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Tympanostomy tube placement is the second most common surgery for children. Accounting for 35% of pediatric office visits each year, ear pain or ear infections are diagnosed to 62% of American children by the age of one. 80% of children will be diagnosed with an ear infection by the age of 3. We often think of ear infections as a common childhood ailment due to the location and position of the eustachian tube in children. Because.... <view entire article>





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Date: July 25, 2018 | Time: 5:25am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Computers, screens, tv's, tablets, and especially cellphones surround us in our everyday lives. All of this technology puts unnecessary strain on our eyes and brains, but in particular smartphones can cause serious and permanent damage to our back and neck. Adolescents and young adults are particularly susceptible due to the number of people using these phones for a constant virtual connection with others.When we look down at our phones, our neck tends to bend forward or hunch over,.... <view entire article>





NEUROPATHY BLOG POST 1Help With Neuropathy..

Date: June 26, 2018 | Time: 5:19am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, frustrating, and just plain stressful for our minds and bodies. Pain is your body communicating to yourself that something is wrong and needs attention. A common cause of chronic pain is a condition called neuropathy. There are several different types of neuropathy, including diabetic, peripheral, chemotherapy-induced, and small fiber among others. Neuropathy is in short, nerve damage. Causes of nerve damage can be wide-ranging, but most symptoms show.... <view entire article>





gutbrainThe Gut-Brain Relationship..

Date: June 19, 2018 | Time: 11:44am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Did you know there are more microbia in your gut than there are cells in your body? Your gut keeps a constant communication with your brain regarding both the quality and quantity of this bacteria. For example, if there is an overgrowth of one particular bacteria in your colon, the digestive tract senses this overgrowth and sends a message directly to your brain to interpret and diagnose this message. The brain determines the appropriate response and sends.... <view entire article>





uI2Urinary Incontinence or Bladder Leaking? We Can Help..

Date: June 12, 2018 | Time: 5:26am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

There are several different types of urinary incontinence including stress, urge, overflow, blockage, or temporary incontinence. Did you know that chiropractic can help with some of these types of urine leakage? No one wants to admit that urinary leakage is more common than we think. In children, bed wetting is a common ailment that we assume kids will "grow out of" although there is scientific proof that chiropractic adjustments can halt bed wetting during the day and.... <view entire article>