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Your Child’s Alignment is Important

We see a lot of kids in our practice. And we work closely with our in-house midwife, helping pregnant moms and their babies. Why is it so important to address spinal alignment early on? First let’s look at Mom. Poor pelvic alignment during pregnancy can cause intra-uterine constraint on baby, not to mention low back […]

“Doc, I Think I Have a Pinched Nerve!”

I’m sure all doctors have heard this before: “Doc, I think I have a pinched nerve.” Symptoms like arm or leg pain, tingling or numbness are common when a nerve is pinched, stretched or otherwise irritated. There are other symptoms which can be a result of pinched nerves as well. The nerves are the communication […]

Shoulder, Thorax & Thoracic Spine

The shoulder & pectoral girdle has 3 bones, 3 joints, and 1 articulation. The chest cavity, or thorax, consists of 12 vertebrae connected to 12 pairs of ribs which connects to the sternum in the front of the body. The thorax forms an elastic but firm cavity that protects vital organs. It also generates a […]

Maintenance vs Pain Relief Care

I’ve been talking to a number of patients about this lately, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on this. There are 2 camps of people who use chiropractic care—those who wait until they are hurting to come in, and those who come in proactively around a once a […]

Dr. E’s Immune-Boosting Salsa & Hummus

Salsa 4 medium tomatoes Small handful of cilantro 2-4 cloves of garlic, depending on how much you love your fellow man Hot pepper of your choosing, depending on masochistic tendencies. I add one jalapeno (minimum), but I have also used one serrano, which is quite a bit hotter. Or, if you are feeling frisky, go […]

Knee, Ankle & Foot

The lower extremity has a significant impact on your ability to move within your world. A series of moving links (hip, knee and ankle joints) work cooperatively in dynamic and static states. This capacity affords us the opportunity to proficiently move, perform and pursue our passion in life. An understanding of these articulations, muscles, joints […]

Slackline Your Way to Better Balance

Dr. E demonstrates his newfound love of slacklining. I took up slacklining last summer. My first attempt produced what I call “Elvis Leg,” where even the slightest foot pressure on the line caused my leg to shake uncontrollably. It seemed impossible, like there was no way I would ever achieve the steadiness of the slackliners […]

The Progression of Low Back Pain

Approximately 70% of the people that come in to the clinic complain of low back pain. Low back pain can take many forms, but, in general, long-standing low back pain follows a typical plot line. I will often hear from a patient that their low back has been bothering them, on and off, for years. […]

Bungee Jump Your Way to the Present

I grip the handles of a bridge and peer 160 ft. down into a rocky, raging river. A stranger pokes me in the back, urging me to lean out as far as possible. I stare into the abyss, gulp deeply, and, when I hear my cue (“5-4-3-2-1…Go!”), I jump. Just before slamming into the turbulent […]