Heathrow Chiropractic

Date: April 22, 2016 | Time: 1:06pm | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Does Popping My Knuckles Cause Arthritis?We've all had a grandparent or mother tell us stop cracking you knuckles! That will cause arthritis!The Truth is, knuckle cracking or bone cracking is harmless and does not increase your risk of any chronic issues.So What is the sound we hear?Joints are the points of articulation between two bones. The joints of your fingers have small gaps (joint space) between the bones like all joints in the body. These joint spaces are filled.... <view entire article>





Alternative Medicine Is Recommended prior to Painkillers according to the CDC..

Date: March 29, 2016 | Time: 12:59pm | Posted By: Mark Pegan

F4CP Lauds CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Chiropractic is Safer, Non-Drug Approach forPain ReliefCDC recommends conservative care and alternative options prior to prescription painkiller treatment.HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - March 21, 2016 - In response to the new federal guidelines issuedby Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding opioid prescribing, the Foundation forChiropractic Progress (F4CP), the voice for the chiropractic profession, notes that many individuals are prescribed opioids for pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, including low back and neck pain. Individuals.... <view entire article>





Neck Pain and The Office Worker..

Date: July 20, 2015 | Time: 8:08am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Attention Desk Jockeys More people than ever sit in front of a computer for a living these days, and if you're reading this online it's likely that you're one of them. So before you get back to being productive for your boss, let's review some ways you can spare your neck in the process. First, the basics: Your head weighs, on average, about 12 pounds. You have a fairly complicated series of joints and muscles holding that weight off your.... <view entire article>





Plantar Fasciitis..

Date: July 8, 2015 | Time: 7:54am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Plantar FasciitisOne of the most common conditions of the lower extremities that presents to my office weekly is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that refers to a lingering pain on the bottom of the foot. It is a condition that normally does not respond well to traditional methods of treatment. This condition causes muscular dysfunction and pain that can cause serious drop in a persons movement especially with their physical activities. There are many ways for a.... <view entire article>





Mens Health and Testosterone..

Date: July 6, 2015 | Time: 7:58am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

This one is for the men. Specifically for the men in their 40s and older. Men who want to maintain not just their libido, but their muscle mass and health as we move forward into our Golden Years.Guys, we have to maintain, or increase (if it's low) our testosterone levels if we want to maintain our health. Low testosterone levels will also make you a weak girly man who can't open jars. And we can't have that. Your testosterone level.... <view entire article>





Disc Herniation's..

Date: July 3, 2015 | Time: 3:00am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

What can be done to help with a Disc Herniation?A recent research study reviewed records from 1,450 patients in the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation database who had diagnoses of disc degeneration, disc herniation or radiculopathy, a nerve condition that causes tingling and weakness of the limbs. Half of the patients had surgery to fuse two or more vertebrae in hopes of curing low back pain. The other half had no surgery, even though they had comparable diagnoses.After two years,.... <view entire article>





Grains Inflame Part 2..

Date: July 1, 2015 | Time: 3:30am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

6. Grains aren't good for your joints.Due to their inflammatory nature, grains - even whole grains - are linked to joint pain and arthritis. Grain's amino acid composition mirrors that of the soft tissue in your joints. Because both synovial tissue and grains are chemically similar, your body has difficulty differentiating between the two. So, when your immune cells get all hot and bothered by inflammation caused by grain and.... <view entire article>





Why You Should Go Grain-free Part 1..

Date: June 30, 2015 | Time: 6:00am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Why You Should Go Grain-free Part 11. If you can get it from grain, you can get it elsewhere.The big heroes of most grains' nutrient profile are dietary fiber and B vitamins. Take heed, every grain is different and different grains offer different nutrient profiles. Yet, one thing remains constant: if you can find the nutrient in grain, you can find the nutrient in better quantities in other foods. For example, 100 grams of whole wheat.... <view entire article>





New PIP Law..

Date: June 29, 2015 | Time: 12:37pm | Posted By: Mark Pegan

In early 2012, Florida Legislature made sweeping changes to the Florida's no-fault automobile insurance law at the urging of Governor Rick Scott. Most significant were changes to the personal injury protection (PIP) component of your coverage that protects you should you be the victim of an auto accident. While all Florida drivers will still be required to carry PIP coverage, the new law signifacantly alter how you will be able to seek and obtain medical care for your.... <view entire article>





Neck Pain and Arthritis..

Date: August 4, 2011 | Time: 11:57am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

When we say the word "arthritis," many images pop up in our heads. Some people think of crippled hands or perhaps Mr. Smith who talks about his bad hip being, "...bone on bone!" Or, how about the neighbor who has a bum knee and walks with a limp and a cane? Rarely do we think about the neck being associated with "arthritis."Before we go too far into this discussion, we should define the term, "arthritis," which means joint ("arth-") swelling.... <view entire article>





Essential NP webAre all Supplements Created Equal?..

Date: January 27, 2011 | Time: 11:50am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Supplement Quality--What's the Deal? In the United States alone there are approximately 1,000 supplement manufacturers. These companies can be anything from a mom and pop operation putting raw materials into capsules in a garage to a multimillion dollar lab with high tech equipment comparable to some of the large pharmaceutical companies. And there's no government regulation of the supplement world. This often leads the consumer to question the purity and manufacturing process of what they see on the shelves, as.... <view entire article>





deep neck flexorsOffice workers and their Necks..

Date: January 5, 2011 | Time: 12:58pm | Posted By: Mark Pegan

More people than ever sit in front of a computer for a living these days, and if you're reading this it's likely that you're one of them. So before you get back to being productive for your boss, let's review some ways you can spare your neck in the process. First, the basics: Your head weighs, on average, about 12 pounds. You have a fairly complicated series of joints and muscles holding that weight off your shoulders and giving you.... <view entire article>





hip flexors musclesOffice Workers Beware!..

Date: December 22, 2010 | Time: 8:52am | Posted By: Mark Pegan

Attention Desk Jockeys I'm a fan of computers and all, but sitting all day is bad for your back, bad for your neck, and bad for your sense of well being, too. I know--I'm writing this while sitting, and if it weren't for the fact that I regularly show (and therefore do myself) people exercises to help recover from the excesses of sitting, I'd likely end up with back pain myself. That scenario is not a practice builder. What's so.... <view entire article>