River Ridge Chiropractic Blog Archive

Living with Scoliosis

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Dr. Bart Hodgins gives an informative overview of Scoliosis and what help is available for those living with the varying degrees of this common chiropractic ailment. Take a look and listen:


Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Friday, August 15th, 2014

That sharp catch in the low back/hip area from gardening or hiking just might be a sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Dr. Bart describes the specific symptoms of this condition that we see a frequently in our Asheville chiropractic clinic.  Keep your back safe from injury and enjoy the great outdoors! Watch this very informative video by […]


Chiropractic Post Surgical Management of a Spinal Fusion

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Watch the above video by Dr. Bart Hodgins to learn how to manage your post surgical needs and for other guidance on how chiropractic care can help you. How can we care chiropractically for your spine following surgery for spinal fusion? Essentially, you now have one vertebrae instead of two, and perhaps you are thinking […]


Slip Sliding Away…….

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Remembering this Paul Simon song is a little nostalgic, but in light of the major snowstorm we’re in right now, maybe not so pleasant an image of our vehicles or ourselves slip sliding away with the ice and snow. So we hope you are all taking good care of yourselves during these times and staying […]


Plantar Faciitis and You

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Plantar Faciitis is a medical term for inflammation of the connective tissue in the bottom of the foot. This can also include pain in the heel area that is generally most severe in the morning. Causes of plantar faciitis include a flattening of the arches and an arch drop that might result from weight gain, […]


Foot Care for Your Life

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Care of our feet is key to the overall development of our bone structure and spinal health.   Some thirty odd years ago when my oldest children were small, it was one of the “important” things on their pediatricians list of what to look for in their physical development. How were the feet and ankles […]


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 […]



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