tips for your spine

Holiday Travel Tips

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year…except for those of us that are traveling! During the holidays, airports and highways see more traffic than just about any other time. The more people there are traveling, the more likely you are to endure some travel woes. Here are our tips to ease some of those traveling frustrations for both your mind and your body.

Healthy Living and Chiropractic Care

I exercise regularly. I don’t feel any aches or pains. I don’t see any need to go to the chiropractor. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever thought that to yourself, then keep reading. Your health isn’t about not being in pain, and actually has very little to do with pain. Chiropractic, though effective as a natural pain relief tool, has far greater benefits for your health and wellness than just relieving back pain. It’s also great for regular healthcare.

Beat Your Low Back Pain!

If you have ever experienced recurring low back pain, you know that things can be going just fine and then suddenly, you are feeling that back pain again! You might even end up stuck lying flat on your back with an ice pack, unable to move. We have heard of this scenario time and time again. There are some constant factors to be aware of and we have tips to help you beat your low back pain.

Ice Pack or Heating Pad?

At some point or another, you can expect to get injured…it’s just one of those things that happens. Hopefully you will be able to avoid serious injury, but it is often little things like strains and sprains that can lead to much larger issues. Chiropractic care is an excellent form of therapy to keep you healthy, and there are some measures you can take to promote better health, one of them being understanding when and how to use ice and heat for your injuries.

Is Dehydration the Cause of your Back Pain?

You’ve heard it time and time again: drink more water! Water makes up over 50% of your body, and when you aren’t properly hydrated, you can suffer the side effects of dehydration, including headaches, dizziness, and even fainting. Did you know that dehydration could even be the cause of your back pain?

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Here at Williamsburg Chiropractic, we offer many forms of therapy to provide you with the best chiropractic treatment possible. We are proud to specialize in the breakthrough technology of non-surgical decompression with the DRX9000. Our office achieves a very high success rate using this non-invasive technology -  to treat herniated discs, chronic back pain and sciatia.

Balance: It Starts With Your Feet!

As chiropractors, we are known as back and neck doctors. What many people don’t realize is that your feet are incredibly important in relation to your spine. You sit, stand, walk, and run all throughout the day. Perhaps there are times your shoes don’t fit quite right, or are particularly brutal on your feet (like high heels), and you then wonder why you are suffering from back pain. It’s time to show your feet the appreciation they deserve! Here’s what you should know.

Let's Talk About Text Neck

It seems like we are constantly connected to technology, leading to a new phenomenon called "text neck". Text neck is a condition that affects the alignment and placement of the neck, and some serious health risks come along with it. Here's what you need to know.

Do People Shrink As They Age?

There is a famous quote that reads, "Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many". As true as that statement is, there are many difficult changes that happen to the body as we age. Hearing, vision, memory, and hair are some of the things we lose...but what about height?

Let's Talk About Spinal Stenosis

Spinal health isn't a topic that's usually taught to both kids and adults. When it comes to spinal health, and most people use pain as an indicator that something is wrong. An intimidating diagnosis from health professionals is often the motivating factor that pushes people to thoroughly research and understand the issues they are experiencing and the options to better care for their spine. One such diagnosis is spinal stenosis. Here's what you need to know.