Blog Archive

Suffering From Migraines? Chiropractic Care Can Help Sep 1st, 2019

When you go to a medical doctor for a migraine, you’ll likely receive a prescription for medication. But many patients can’t tolerate the side effects, or they simply prefer drug-free care. Additionally, many patients who get prescriptions for a preventive medication don’t continue taking it as prescribed. If you want...

5 Drug-Free Solutions for Fibromyalgia Pain Aug 1st, 2019

When you have fibromyalgia, it can be hard to find effective pain management solutions. But you don’t have to risk the side effects of prescription medications to manage your condition. At our practice in Otsego, Michigan, we specialize in innovative and drug-free solutions for treating numerous health conditions, including chronic...

Why Pain From Auto Accident Injuries is Often Delayed Jul 22nd, 2019

No two car accidents are alike, and everyone responds differently. One thing auto accident victims seem to have in common is that their adrenalin heightens at the scene.  Your body is flooded with this fight-or-flight hormone, which increases blood flow to your brain and muscles, makes your heart beat faster,...

Why Our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Deliver Long-Term Results May 8th, 2019

Did you know that half of all Americans say that they’re trying to lose weight? And it’s little wonder given that two out of three Americans are overweight and one in three tip the scales into obesity. Whether you’re trying to lose weight for health reasons or just to feel...

Children & Good Computer Ergonomics Apr 29th, 2019

At least 70 percent of America's 30 million elementary school students use computers, according to a recent New York Times article. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for...

Are You Protecting Your Children? Apr 29th, 2019

The growing awareness of safe driving and state safety laws have alerted the general public and parents to the importance of using car seats for their small children whenever and wherever they are driving. Most states require the use of car seats for children under the age of 4 and...

Choose the Right Shoes Apr 29th, 2019

Look around any crowded city street, and you'll see plenty of footwear— from stiletto heels to platform shoes— that is more than a little unkind to our feet. It's no wonder that foot pain is such a common complaint. But it's not just our feet that are hurting. Improper footwear...

Bad Habits Lead to Bad Health Apr 29th, 2019

Did you know that drinking too much soda or other carbonated beverages could interfere with calcium absorption - a problem that could eventually lead to osteoporosis? Or that slouching at a desk all day or tapping away at a computer keyboard can lead to painful strains in your wrists, shoulders,...

Backpacks: Lighten Your Child's Load Apr 29th, 2019

As millions of kids get ready to go back to school, many will pull out old backpacks or purchase new ones. While the books, homework assignments, lunches, and other school gear those bags carry may be important for success in school, some experts point to backpack use as the leading...

Weight Loss Made Easier with Chiropractic Apr 29th, 2019

If you need to shed a few extra pounds, you're not alone. Excess weight is possibly the largest health concern in the United States today. According to the Surgeon General, well over half of all adults in the U.S. were overweight in 1999. The good news is that your chiropractor...

Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain Apr 29th, 2019

Is a lack of sleep thwarting your best weight loss efforts? There is much evidence to suggest that a lack of sleep goes hand-in-hand with weight gain. But first, it is important to address why you aren't sleeping well. Is your stress level or caffeine intake to blame? Or is...

Key to Senior Fitness: Chiropractic Care, Healthy Lifestyle Apr 29th, 2019

Over the hill at age 65? Ready for the rocker at 70? Not these days. Americans are living longer and making more of their later years. One key is exercise. "Perhaps the most debilitating influence in people's health as they age is a sedentary life," said Dr. Jerome McAndrews, national spokesperson...

Suggested Reading Apr 29th, 2019

Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Richby Michael Zimmerman & Dr. Jason A., Deitch.Discover Wellness teaches us how to avoid the impending health care crisis by staying healthy. Well researched and full of powerful information, Dr. Deitch's book describes the process of staying well in a toxic world.Buy...

Wellness Glossary Apr 29th, 2019

A Activator:A spring-loaded adjusting instrument that utilizes an extremely rapid pulse to help restore normal functioning in the body. Acupressure:The practice of applying; pressure on parts of the body to relieve pain. Acupuncture:The practice of inserting fine needles on specific meridian points for the purpose of relieving tension, stress, and...

Strong Lower Backs: Having One That Works Apr 29th, 2019

You never know until you hurt it how much you use your lower back all day long. When your lower back is injured, every movement becomes painful. Simple actions, such as getting out of a chair or bending over the sink, become excruciating, and your daily routine becomes difficult and...

Give Your Kids the Gift of a Healthy Spine Apr 29th, 2019

The health of a child’s spine needs to be taken very seriously. A healthy spine will decrease their chance of injury, improve their posture, improve their overall health and help to avoid spinal problems such as scoliosis. in fact, studies have shown that children who receive regular chiropractic care are...

Sleep Better: 8 Simple Steps Apr 29th, 2019

Ten to fifteen percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. Do you? Most of us experience an occasional sleepless night, but prolonged bouts of insomnia can lead to decreased mental function, frazzled nerves, and lowered immunity. The good news is that you don’t have to pop a pill or count...

Osteoporosis: Not Just An Elderly Disease Apr 29th, 2019

It used to be that osteoporosis was considered a disease that affected only the elderly. We particularly associated osteoporosis with older women whose backs were slightly hunched over or those who could no longer stand up straight. Today, the truth is that an estimated 20 million American women suffer from...

The Truth About Multivitamins Apr 29th, 2019

During a graduate nutrition course at the University of Minnesota, a professor posed a challenge to the class: Construct a 2000 calorie-per-day diet that at least met the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for vitamins and minerals without the use of supplements. Most of the graduate students thought that this was...

Erasing Migraines: An M.D. Turns to Chiropractic Apr 29th, 2019

Stress, sleep deprivation and fatigue have been no small component of Dr. Michael Benson’s life. As a fetal surgeon, Benson is often up for 24- to 36-hour stretches at a time looking after patients. He has little time to rest or eat regular, healthy meals. It’s no wonder he has...

Experiencing Headaches? Apr 29th, 2019

If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and...

Neck Pain: Chiropractic Can Help Apr 29th, 2019

Who hasn't had neck pain at one time or another? What's more, many of us have experienced on-going neck troubles at some point during our lives. Looking at human anatomy, it's no wonder pain strikes us so often in this vulnerable area. While the neck structure gives us an amazing range...

The Bottom Line on the Bird Flu Apr 29th, 2019

It’s hard to turn on the television or listen to the radio without hearing about the dangers of an impending pandemic of the Avian Flu (often called the ‘bird flu’). Day after day, the media interview expert after expert who claim that the bird flu is going to cause massive...

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy in the New Year Apr 29th, 2019

So, it's a New Year, which traditionally means it's time for a fresh start. This year, why not make a resolution to improve your health? It's time to start the self-improvement plans we've been putting off for so long. Following these ten tips will increase your chances of living longer...

Soccer Kids Need Protection Apr 29th, 2019

Ever since 1984, the year soccer passed baseball as the most popular team sport in the United States, participation in this sport has skyrocketed. With increasing numbers of children running and kicking their way down soccer fields across America, doctors of chiropractic are urging parents to take a step back...

Keeping Athletic Kids Healthy & Fit Apr 29th, 2019

In today's age of health and fitness, more and more kids are involved in sporting activities. Although being part of a football, soccer or Little League team is an important rite of passage for many kids, parents and their children could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body...

Today's Fashion Can Be Tomorrow's Pain Apr 29th, 2019

Looking your best might not always be the best thing for you. Today's society is extremely fashion and style conscious. Unfortunately, clothing designers and stylists aim to please by creating unique looks that might not always be practical or even comfortable. The look of the season shows runway models in...

Travel Can Be a Pain In Your Back Apr 29th, 2019

Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on businessor on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a caror an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore."Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your body," says Dr. Scott Bautch,...

Prepare for Winter Sports Activities Apr 29th, 2019

When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears...

Surviving the Holidays Apr 29th, 2019

The day after Thanksgiving is a milestone of sorts in America. It reminds us of just how quickly the year has gone by— and how close we are to the holiday season. This realization— coupled with the fabulous sales at major department stores and malls everywhere— helps make the day...

Don't Let Housework Be a Pain in Your Back Apr 29th, 2019

Household chores can be a pain in the sacroiliac. Unless you're careful, routine activities around the home— washing dishes, vacuuming, even talking on the phone— can strain your back, including the sacroiliac area near the tailbone, and result in debilitating discomfort. But you can protect your back by knowing the...