River Ridge Chiropractic Blog

Astragalus……Support for your Immune System
Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Use Astragalus during this season of transition, a time when the body is more vulnerable to invasion of Colds and Flu, to support your immune system and help ward off unwanted viruses. Astragalus works best to support your immune system to either rebuild or for chronic conditions. Echinacea works best to boost your immune system […]

Spinal Decompression Therapy or How to Avoid Unnecessary Back Surgery
Friday, October 25th, 2013

As our office was closing at the end of our day today, we had a walk in new patient who had been referred to us by her chiropractor in another town for spinal decompression therapy. She had already experienced the benefits of this treatment for her low back pain in another geographic area and found […]

Waking Up to Intense Low Back pain ???
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

So, why is it when you don’t remember doing anything out of the ordinary, you just wake up with back pain that is moderate to intense? Then that back pain begins to fade as the day wears on and then is back with a vengeance the following morning. What then?  This is a very typical […]

How do I Love My Spine…….?
Friday, September 27th, 2013

Let me count the ways…..We don’t do much in this life, maybe anything, that doesn’t involve our spine. Every movement from bending, standing, walking, running, dancing, and so on depends on how our spine is working. It really behooves us to keep it in optimal working order. It’s one of those really important body functions, […]

A Chiropractors Guide to Sciatica and Low Back Pain
Friday, September 20th, 2013

If you have ever experienced back pain that radiates across the low back, you may have wondered if you were suffering from a condition termed sciatica. Sciatica involves a pinching of the sciatic nerve and can cause symptoms of radiating pain especially down one of the legs. Your low back pain might involve disc problems as […]

Help for Those Overworked Muscles!
Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Regular maintenance adjustments and some lovely time on our roller table (mechanical traction) or with our massage therapist, Alex can go a long way for keeping your spine and muscles happy. But for those times when you need a little extra help, consider trying some Musclease. Musclease by Physiologics is one of our favorite supplements […]

Preventing Neck and Shoulder Pain
Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A lot of neck and shoulder pain can be attributed to posture and how we are moving (or not moving!) through our day.  Oftentimes our workspaces are not accommodating our bodies’ need to move, so it is important to keep an awareness of this and move or shift positions often.  Our metabolism responds to regular […]

Let Chiropractic Be Your First Option for Back Pain
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A compelling new study cited by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) states “Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State, (Spine; 12.12.2012) observed reduced odds of surgery for those under age 35, women, Hispanics and those whose first provider was a chiropractor.” […]

Help Following a Motor Vehicle Accident – Part III – Your First Appointment
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

At River Ridge Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we are here to help you when you have been in a Motor Vehicle Accident. Your injuries may not be severe, but you should always consider being checked out by a chiropractor as many people experience pain that shows up or increases 24-72 hours or more after the accident. […]

Help following a Motor Vehicle Accident – Part II
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

“It’s not the accident, it’s how you heal up from it that’s the key”,  according to Dr. Bart Hodgins of River Ridge Chiropractic.   With that in mind, the sooner we see you following a motor vehicle accident, the better.  First, we begin with an getting an accurate account of what happened, then you will […]

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