Mountain Island Chiropractic

hypothyroidHow Chiropractic Care Can Help with Hypothyroidism..

Date: February 25, 2020 | Time: 5:16am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that is responsible for producing thyroid hormones which has many different effects in your body. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have a thyroid issue, with 60% of those being undiagnosed or unknown to the patient! Women are 8 times as likely to develop a thyroid issue than men in their mid to late 50's and beyond. Our thyroid gland.... <view entire article>

1478075920335Take Care of Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Nervous System..

Date: January 30, 2020 | Time: 8:57am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

With February just days away, heart health is the topic of the moment. We will see a lot of information speaking to the importance of eating right and exercising, as well as mental health exercises that all help improve our overall heart health. However, there is another factor to our healthcare that is just as important of a factor to improve our cardiovascular function. Researchers have been looking at a measurement called heart rate variability (HRV) to.... <view entire article>

vets60% of Veterans Report Chronic Pain and How Chiropractic Can Help..

Date: December 12, 2019 | Time: 7:09am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Chronic pain can make our lives difficult by interfering with our activities of daily living. When patients turn to medication to manage chronic pain, it may relieve symptoms by masking the pain, however it does not address the cause of the pain. Side effects of pain mediation include drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, depression, increased suicidal ideations, weakened immune system, addiction, and can have negative effects on how other systems in the body function. Unfortunately one group of people.... <view entire article>

costipationEverybody Poops! But not often enough.....

Date: December 5, 2019 | Time: 11:02am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Bowel movements shouldn't be complicated-they are a standard process for the human body! Our bodies are designed beautifully and intricately; all processes interact with one another and have very specific functions. However, sometimes our bodies "wires" get crossed in our nervous system, which leads to a lack of optimal functioning. Current research is highlighting the importance of the "gut-brain relationship." Meaning, the health of your gut is in direct correlation to your brain health. Diseases.... <view entire article>

pillsMore Chiropractic Care Means Less Opioid Use..

Date: November 20, 2019 | Time: 7:44am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Opioid medications act on our bodies opioid receptors to produce a pain-relieving effect. While there are times when opioid medications are necessary, a crisis has emerged in our country for opioid abuse. Most physicians try to only prescribe opioid medications for moderate to severe pain, however it is estimated that over 191 million prescriptions are written per year, meaning that approximately 58.7 per 100 people are receiving opioid mediation! When our bodies are in pain, it is common.... <view entire article>

sleepImmediate Improvements in Sleep with Chiropractic Care..

Date: October 17, 2019 | Time: 1:17pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Sleep is vital to our overall health. During sleep, our bodies are at work recovering from the day and restoring function to all systems. Poor quality sleep or interrupted sleep cycles can result in numerous dysfunction throughout the body. In infants and children, poor quality sleep can lead to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental issues. In adults, poor sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, mood issues, high blood pressure, weight gain, increased risk.... <view entire article>

HBPCan Chiropractic Care Help High Blood Pressure?..

Date: September 27, 2019 | Time: 9:32am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

High blood pressure is a condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. Some of these health problems include stroke, heart disease, heart failure, sexual dysfunction, vision loss, heart attack, and kidney disease. It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 adults in America have high blood pressure! With staggering numbers of upwards of 75 million people who suffer from high.... <view entire article>

herniated 2BdiscChiropractic Care for Disc Herniations...Less Risk and More Effective than Surgery!..

Date: September 19, 2019 | Time: 2:50pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

One significant cause for back and neck pain can be a herniated disc. Between your vertebrae are flat, round cushioning pads called discs. These discs act similarly to a shock absorption system found in your shoes. Each disc has a gel-like center called the nucleus pulposus that is encapsulated by a tough, fibrous outer layer called the annulus. A herniated disc (also known as a slipped or ruptured disc) can happen when pressure.... <view entire article>

scmRelief from Torticollis (Neck Pain) in All Ages..

Date: September 5, 2019 | Time: 10:37am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Anatomy of the Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius involved in TorticollisHave you ever woken up and not been able to turn your neck to one side? Having significant pain in one side of the neck can be caused by a condition caused torticollis. Torticollis results from a fixed posture or position of the head and neck. Tilting, rotation and flexion of the head and neck is impaired. Spasms of the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius and other neck muscles are typically.... <view entire article>

Neck tiltTEXT NECK-How it's Damaging our Nervous System..

Date: August 30, 2019 | Time: 7:29am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

The average American spends a minimum of 4 hours each day looking at a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen. The neck becomes unsupported when we look down and puts heavy strain and stress on our bodies. For each degree of tilt, the neck feels added pounds of force as seen in the above diagram. Added force on the neck is damaging and leads to musculoskeletal disorders of the head, neck and spine. We have seen such.... <view entire article>

Had Spinal Surgery? ..

Date: August 8, 2019 | Time: 5:38am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Surgical procedures are often not a simple, in and out occurence when it comes to our health. Not only are there pre-surgical preparations, but there can be post-surgical complications and recovery that we often don't think about. Even when the surgery goes exactly according to the doctor's plan, there is no guarantee that the surgery will fix the underlying problem. Any time that you alter the original state of the body, no matter the reason, there.... <view entire article>

5036b5e1fe2ee8ab185e0aa151999641How Chiropractic Can Help With Bell's Palsy..

Date: August 2, 2019 | Time: 7:14am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Bell's palsy is a sudden onset of weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. It can also include headaches, drooping of the eyelid or inability to close one eye completely. Also, facial drooping including a corner of the mouth as well as changes in saliva and tears production can be symptoms. It is estimated that over 40,000 people each year have a new onset of Bell's palsy. Repeat attacks are common as well once.... <view entire article>

nurseStudy Shows 87% of Nurses Experience Back and Neck Pain..

Date: July 25, 2019 | Time: 5:06am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

The nursing profession is a job which requires a great deal of physical and emotional strength. Nurses often stand on their feet for an extended period of time and work long shifts, ranging from 4-16 hours at a time. Any profession that requires you to stand on your feet all day can suffer from tremendous discomfort and it takes a toll on the mind and body. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are among the most frequent occupational.... <view entire article>

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>