Dr. Gil’s Chiropractic Corner

Baby and Your Back Part 2: Infant Stage

baby and your back part 2- infant stage

    You learned how to take care of your back when your newborn came along in our last post—now it’s time to maintain that back strength with your fast-growing infant. Yep, there’s a difference between a newborn and an infant, and it’s about size just as much as age. Newborns turn into infants at…

Want a Happy Family?

want a happy family?

    Then get organized and spend time together! If you’re a parent, then you know the value a schedule can lend to your family’s harmony. If you run yourself ragged by having to keep with schedules without any recognizable routine, no one is happy. One of the keys to staying healthy is to keep…

Why Your Spines Needs You to Quit Smoking

why your spine needs you to quit smoking

    Sure, you hear it all the time: smoking is bad for you; it will cause lung cancer. And you probably already know that smoking has all kinds of bad effects on your physical health. But have you ever thought about how smoking affects the spine? You may see a chiropractor to adjust your…

Healthy Chips No Longer a Myth

healthy chips no longer a myth

    Do you find that you crave a salty snack rather than a sweet one? You’re like most of us, then! If you reach for a handful of wavy potato chips to go with your sandwich, or dig through a mylar bag between meals, this article is for you. What’s so bad about white…

Baby and Your Back: Newborn Stage

baby and your back

    The first three months of your baby’s life can be stressful, especially if you’ve never had a baby before. It’s a delicate dance of infant car seat, diaper bag, and baby herself that you just don’t have down yet. Eventually you get the hang of it, but in the meantime, what is the…

Sturdy Bones and You: Preventing Osteoporosis in Daily Life

sturdy bones and you

    Has you doctor mentioned your risk for osteoporosis lately? Although mainly a bone problem in women, 20% of osteoporosis cases in the US are found in men. So everyone’s at risk—and what do we do about it? Osteoporosis currently afflicts 10 million Americans, which is roughly 3% of the population. That may not…

Kicking the Pain: Overview of Shoulder Pain and the Best Treatments

shoulder pain

    Do you have chronic pain in your shoulder? It may have started with a ski injury or from picking up something much too heavy. If you don’t have chronic pain, you might feel sore in your shoulders now and then. The answer to your shoulder pain doesn’t have to be with surgery or…

Why Juice Is the Key to Staying Healthy

juicing

    We’re not talking grocery store fruit juice here, as nice as that would be. We’re talking fresh-produce-in-a-juicer juice. Sound like a hassle? It’s not as bad as you think. Juicing is one of the best ways to get the nutrients you need. The liquid form absorbs faster into your body, and juicing helps…

Breaking with Tradition Is Good for You

breaking with tradition is good for you

    Have you ever heard of “holistic medicine”? Chiropractic offices often tout their holistic approach to healing. But you might be intrigued to learn that another name for holistic is nontraditional—and a nontraditional approach might be just what you need. Holistic, or nontraditional, practitioners want to see your pain treated at its source, not…

Got Laryngitis? Stick Some Needles in Your Throat

acupuncture

    What would you do if you lost your voice the night before your singing debut in a new city? If you ask a local chiropractor, he might have a surprising answer for you–acupuncture.   What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points along the skin, known as acupoints. Very thin needles that resemble…

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