River Ridge Chiropractic Blog Archive

Canoeing Safety

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Here in Asheville, we are blessed with being able to remain outdoors year round, but that also puts us at greater risk for sports-related injuries.  Canoeing, while seeming like such a relaxing activity to do out on the water, is no exception.  The repetitive paddling required while canoeing is the cause of many shoulder, hand, […]


Vitamin D Sources

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

When we go outside, ultra violet (UV) rays from the sun trigger vitamin D production in our skin. This in turn promotes strong bone and teeth health as well as necessary calcium metabolism in healthy people.  Vitamin D also helps us regulate blood pressure, helps to prevent chronic joint and muscle pain, and lowers levels […]


What Not to Do at the Gym

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Despite your best intentions, there are probably simple mistakes you are making at the gym.  Here is a quick list of some of the most often cited mistakes, as well as suggestions for improvements.  Remember, check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine, and if it hurts, something is wrong. Improper Squats and […]


Swimming for Back Pain Relief

Friday, November 9th, 2012

If you suffer from back pain, you may want to learn about the benefits of swimming as a source of relief. Because it is a low-impact exercise that does not directly stress, twist, or add rough contact to your back, it is actually quite good for you. Swimming can actually strengthen your back while limiting pressure or […]


5 Steps to Lifting Weights Safely

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

You want to build muscle, gain strength, enhance your appearance, and increase your self-esteem. Lifting weights is an excellent way to achieve any or all of these goals, but in order to avoid injury to your body, it is important to lift weights properly. According to the livestrong website, there are several steps to help […]



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