Mountain Island Chiropractic

menopauseRelief From Menopause Symptoms..

Date: February 16, 2021 | Time: 7:10am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Menopause (the ceasing of menstruation) typically occurs between the ages of 49-52 for most women. Approximately 50 million women in the United States are actively in menopause. Symptoms of menopause can last as long as 5-8 years and technically a woman must go an entire 12 months without a period to be considered "done" with menopause. The symptoms of this biological process range from mild to debilitating, and although medical intervention is not always deemed.... <view entire article>

chlorellaBenefits of Adding Algae to Your Diet..

Date: January 19, 2021 | Time: 6:56am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Blue-green algae (BGA) are among the most primitive life forms on earth and have been consumed as food or medicine by humans for centuries. BGA contain various bioactive components, such as phycocyanin, carotenoids, .... <view entire article>

addictChiropractic Care Shown to Help During Addiction Recovery..

Date: January 12, 2021 | Time: 6:08am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Overcoming addiction is a multi-step process that requires help and multi-faceted plan. While it seems impossible, taking an approach to include non-traditional therapies have shown to aid in the recovery of addicts. Therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki, meditation, and yoga are just a few that healthcare professionals are starting to incorporate to help those suffering from addiction. When overcoming addiction, patients often find that anxiety and depression are factors for what led them down.... <view entire article>

emotionalinjuryUnderstanding the Emotional Side of a Physical Injury..

Date: January 7, 2021 | Time: 5:59am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

While we understand how a physical injury impacts our body's way to move, function, and regulate itself, we often are focused on the short-term physical destruction and how to heal those issues. We often overlook the long-term and emotional toll that an injury can leave behind. Especially traumatic injuries can take a heavy toll on our emotional health without even realizing it. Our body adapts to this stress acutely, and it often goes unnoticed that there.... <view entire article>

CGDHow Your Neck Could be the Cause of Your Dizziness..

Date: December 8, 2020 | Time: 8:09am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

New research is finding one root cause of dizziness...imbalances in your cervical spine (neck). It is estimated that upwards of 30% of our population suffers regularly from dizzy spells. Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo. These symptoms are not only scary to experience, they often.... <view entire article>

garlicBenefits of Garlic-It's Not Just for Cooking!..

Date: December 1, 2020 | Time: 7:42am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Garlic-by now you know it makes your food taste wonderful, and have probably even heard of people taking garlic supplements to boost their heart health. However, did you know that garlic directly impacts your immune system? Garlic has been proven to decrease the number of colds by 60%, and of those infected with the "common cold," garlic was discovered to reduce the length of symptoms by 70%! This powerhouse food was often prescribed to combat a.... <view entire article>

tmj headacheRelief from TMJ..

Date: November 18, 2020 | Time: 5:20pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD) are caused by a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and impact over 10million Americans yearly. Commonly known as "lockjaw," TMJ causes pain and discomfort of the jaw as well as headaches, clicking of the jaw, ear pain, ringing in the ears, dizziness, unexplained tooth pain, grinding of the teeth, pain in the face and cheek, and muscle stiffness. TMJ can also cause issues with the shoulders and neck including muscle soreness, loss of.... <view entire article>

lymphatic 2BsystemKeep Your Lymphatic System Moving..

Date: November 10, 2020 | Time: 6:35am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

As we enter into colder months where we are exposed to less sunlight and are more sedentary, our body needs to keep its lymphatic system clear and moving to avoid getting sick. Our immune systems and lymphatic systems are directly related. The lymphatic system helps defend the body against illness-causing germs, bacteria, viruses and fungi. The system builds immunity by making special white blood cells (called lymphocytes) that produce antibodies which are responsible for immune responses that.... <view entire article>

man sneezing outdoors 1200x628 facebook 1200x628Research Suggests Allergies May Stem from Gut Imbalances..

Date: October 20, 2020 | Time: 11:39am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Allergies can be seasonal or year-round, which leaves most to turn to allergy medications to hopefully find relief from annoying and painful allergy symptoms. Patients often suffer from runny nose, cough, itchy, watery eyes, redness of the skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting, sneezing, skin blisters, and even swelling of the face and joints. While allergy medications can provide symptomatic relief, we need to understand how our allergies work on a functional basis to help determine where they.... <view entire article>

migrainestagesFinding the Cause of Migraine Headaches..

Date: September 29, 2020 | Time: 6:42am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

It is estimated that over 38 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, and over 4 million of those with migraines are diagnosed with chronic migraines. This means that over 4 million people have a migraine headache for 15 or more days! Migraines should be taken seriously as it is the 6th most disabling condition in the world. Some patients experience migraines that can last up to 72 hours! Many people experience nausea, vomiting, blurred vision,.... <view entire article>

ergonomics computerWorking from Home? Tips for Maintaining Spinal Health..

Date: September 22, 2020 | Time: 7:33am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Our office has seen a large increase in patients with back and neck pain, hip pain, and elbow/shoulder pain with the recent work/school from home orders. Protecting your spine by maintaining proper positioning is essential to feeling our best and preventing pain. It is estimated that over 42% of reported absenteeism from work is related to back pain. As shown in the diagram above, when positioning is compromised, our shoulders round and the back hunches, our.... <view entire article>

indexComplementary Therapies to Promote Cognitive Function in Geriatric Patients..

Date: September 15, 2020 | Time: 6:46am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Cognitive impairment, like many problems in older adults, is often "multifactorial." This means that the difficulties with memory, thinking, or other brain processes are often due to more than one cause. It is a common assumption that as we age, our cognitive health should "normally" decline. However, things such as medication side effects, hormone imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, neuron damage from injuries, infection, toxins, or neurodegenerative conditions all have effects on cognition. Therefore determining what.... <view entire article>

Lumbar Disc HerniationNon-surgical Approach for Disc Herniations..

Date: September 10, 2020 | Time: 8:17am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

A common cause for neck and back pain can be a disc herniation. Other names for disc herniation can be ruptured, slipped, or bulging disc. These all fall under the category of a herniation. This happens when the gel-like substance of our spine breaks through the tire-like structure of our discs. Our spinal discs act like a shock absorber to keep our spines moving safely and effectively daily. Disc herniation are extremely painful and.... <view entire article>

Knee ArthritisChronic Knee Pain??? Why You Should Get Your Spine Checked.....

Date: September 1, 2020 | Time: 10:44am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Have you ever had someone tell you that their knees are "bone-on-bone?" While this is a common phrase used to describe knee issues, this isn't actually possible to not have ANY joint space left in the knee while still being able to physically walk. However, loss of joint space or inflammation of the knee joint is a very common issue. It is estimated that over 14 million people in the US have arthritis of the knee. .... <view entire article>

Degenerative Disc Disease 1200x1200Slowing Degenerative Disc Disease..

Date: August 25, 2020 | Time: 8:22am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Degenerative disc disease of your neck and spine is not actually a disease. It refers to the "aging" process of our discs and joints that may become swollen and break down, causing pain and soreness. The rubbery discs between the vertebrae normally allow for flexing and bending of the neck and back, like shock absorbers. In time, they become worn, and they no longer offer as much protection as before. While some.... <view entire article>

tennis elbowFinding the Cause of Joint Issues...and Getting Relief!..

Date: August 11, 2020 | Time: 5:48am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

When many people think of chiropractic care, they often associate it only with neck or back pain. However a skilled doctor of chiropractic can help with many issues of the joints such as carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, trigger finger, ankle and foot issues as well as knee pain. When our joints become stiff or painful to move, further injury can happen and cause hindrance to our.... <view entire article>

96364326 stress response system vector illustration diagram nerve impulses scheme The Stress Response..

Date: July 24, 2020 | Time: 7:37am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Our physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. Stress is normal both mentally and physically, however how our body adapts to that stress can either cause us to grow or break down. Chronic mental or physical stress will eventually deteriorate our health. Our body has a natural defense called The Stress Response, also known as "fight or flight." This response is your body's way of handling an emergency situation by activating a system to keep us safe.... <view entire article>

atlasUpper Cervical Chiropractic Care and High Blood Pressure..

Date: April 16, 2020 | Time: 1:02pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects nearly 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States. Hypertension can be an indicator of the likelihood of developing long-term chronic health issues. In particular, hypertension leads to cardiovascular issues. These issues can be quite severe or even deadly such as a heart attack. Hypertension is something to be taken seriously once it is identified. While there are numerous factors that may lead a person to a high.... <view entire article>

emergency 2Broom 2BskillsThank you to our Healthcare Workers!..

Date: April 6, 2020 | Time: 5:30am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our healthcare workers during this unprecedented time in our lives. Thank you to the doctors, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, registration personnel, housekeeping, pharmacists, and especially the nurses. I hold a special place in my heart for emergency room nurses as my wife was one for over 10 years. I know firsthand the stress that these magnificent people are going through, and wanted to share.... <view entire article>

mentalhealthMental Health Awareness..

Date: March 26, 2020 | Time: 6:15am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

During times of increased stress, we often lack self-care for our mental health. We tend to focus on our nutrition, exercise, rest and water intake but there seems to be a stigma when talking about ways to improve our mental health. When our mental health suffers, our quality of life can be impacted. Even our health insurance companies don't often cover mental healthcare which only adds to the difficulty to seek mental health help. There are.... <view entire article>