Wellness Articles

Catch up on Menner Chiropractic's News & Views, a blog for better health and well-being.

Bending Leads to More Low Back Pain

Bending Leads to More Low Back Pain

The average person bends forward around 4400 times per day. Forward flexion puts extra stress on your lower back making you more susceptible to lower back pain.  Blue collared workers seem to be more at risk according to a recent article I just read.  Come in and let us get you in alignment and inform you of how stop the pain before it starts!

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Is Sugar Killing Us?

Is Sugar Killing Us?

Many argue that sugar in moderation is benign, but that assumption has been up for debate for as long as we have added sugar to our diets. Anti-sugar forces continue to warn that sugar—both the crystalline variety that we put in our coffee and high-fructose corn syrup—may be a fundamental cause of disease, particularly a condition known as insulin resistance.

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NFL's medical culture not for Brady

NFL's medical culture not for Brady

With guidance from his guru, Tom Brady tries to be better through self-awareness (he meditates), rest and repair (he sleeps in special "athlete recovery sleepwear") and nutrition (he won't eat dairy, caffeine, white sugar or white flour).

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Physical Activity vs Exercise Regimen

Physical Activity vs Exercise Regimen

How does physical activity versus an exercise regimen help reduce the adverse effects of depression and anxietyResearch indicates that even modest amounts of physical activity can make a difference. Regardless the age or fitness level, physical activity and exercise are a powerful tool to feeling better.

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Preventing Back Pain

Preventing Back Pain

Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching—and the normal wear and tear of working and playing—and you have the perfect recipe for back pain.

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Struggling with Depression

Struggling with Depression

Did you know... Fifteen out of one hundred young people with depression take their own lives? Anxiety and depression is a serious illness that can be easily overlooked. Learn what the two major underlying causes are and what we can do to reduce stress.

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Ten Things Most People Don't Know About Chiropractic

Ten Things Most People Don't Know About Chiropractic

There are many things a chiropractor can do for you yet most people are unaware of all the benefits we have to offer. Did you know, chiropractic treatment help you get sick less? Chiropractors are able to restore proper motion in the joints, which relieves tension on the nerves and muscles and allows your body to do the healing that it is inherently made to do.

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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Tips for a Healthy Spine

People who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. In fact, back pain costs are staggering not only financially, but also in terms of lost time from work and because of psychosocial problems that arise during the healing process associated with long-term back pain.

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Why is Nutrition Important?

Why is Nutrition Important?

Your body needs a fresh supply of nutrients each day to nourish and rebuild its cells and organs. For instance, your 20 foot long digestive track replaces its lining every 7 days. Imagine the work involved! And that’s just one system out of many others. Your body is in a constant state of construction.

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