Tricks for a Healthier Halloween

One of the scariest things we can think of is your chiropractor telling you to keep your Halloween healthy. At Williamsburg Chiropractic, we love Halloween as much as everybody else. What’s not to love about dressing up in a spooky or silly costume while getting candy?! It is a tradition that most look back on with fond memories, but we also know how important it is to maintain balance in life, and Halloween can make that a challenge. Here are our tips.

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.

Avoid Overuse Injuries!

If you’ve been following our blogs, you already know how important it is to stretch and strengthen your body, particularly your core. When you have a strong core, you have an excellent foundation for a healthy spine. To maintain that strength and support, you have to be on the lookout for injuries from overuse. Here are our tips to avoid them.

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?