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Babies – The Smallest Chiropractic Patients

By |2019-07-01T12:22:09+00:00July 1st, 2019|Chiropractic Care|

People are often amazed to see a newborn baby on the chiropractic table in my office. Babies, infants, and children all have spines, so why shouldn’t they be adjusted? Certainly the adjustment techniques are modified for their unique bodies, and great care is taken to ensure their safety, but the [...]

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15 Years and Counting

By |2019-06-05T11:44:23+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fifteen years ago my wife, Erin, and I packed up our apartment in St. Louis and loaded our 2-year-old son, Ian, and 3-week-old daughter, Caelin, into a moving van. Enduring a long journey, our family of four headed east to Roanoke. Two days after our arrival, I began my practice in a town that [...]

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Flip Flops & Foot Pain

By |2019-05-20T11:51:32+00:00May 20th, 2019|Acupuncture, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

Summer is almost upon us, and we can finally kick off our shoes and slip on our beloved flip flops. As a chiropractor, I also love to wear flip flops and find myself subject to their pitfalls if I’m not wearing the right brand. As the summer goes on, we find many patients coming [...]

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts with Essential Oils

By |2019-05-04T14:09:28+00:00May 4th, 2019|Recipes, Stress|

It is never easy to know what to get Mom. How can you show her how much you love her with just a card or a gift? Perhaps this year some Do-It-Yourself gifts can come close to showing your mom or the mother of your children just how much you love them. These simple [...]

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Top 6 Uses For CBD Oil

By |2019-04-23T15:10:41+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Anxiety and Depression, Back Pain, Healthy Eating, Pain, Recipes, Sleep, Sports Injuries, Stress, Vitamins and Supplements|

CBD oil is the hot new medical trend hitting the market that people of all ages are using for health benefits. CBD is the legal, non-psychoactive cousin of medical marijuana. It comes from the hemp plant but, unlike marijuana, it does not contain THC, which is what gives the "high." CBD (Cannabidiol) is demonstrating [...]

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Why We Call it [Core]

By |2019-04-09T18:50:47+00:00April 8th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise|

If you are reading this article, you most likely have some affiliation with our office. [Core] Chiropractic and Wellness has been fortunate to serve the residents of the Roanoke, Virginia area now for several years. Every once in awhile we get the question of where we got our name. In this week’s blog article, [...]

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Intermittent Fasting: Health Cure, Weight Loss, or Hoax?

By |2019-03-16T14:49:38+00:00March 16th, 2019|Exercise, Healthy Eating, Sleep, Stress, Vitamins and Supplements, Weight|

Intermittent fasting is a general term used to describe a variety of approaches that change the normal timing of eating throughout a day with short-term fasts used to improve overall health. In other words, intermittent fasting is an individual periodically fasting for a longer duration than the typical overnight fast. Let me start by [...]

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Ice or Heat?

By |2019-03-04T18:19:54+00:00March 4th, 2019|Back Pain, Disease, Pain, Sports Injuries, Stress|

“Should I use Ice or heat?” is a question chiropractors hear and answer multiple times each day. There is so much confusion about this issue, which is a shame because therapeutic icing and heating (cryotherapy and thermotherapy) are rational and cheap self-treatment options with minimal risks. Unfortunately, many differing opinions, based upon differing research, [...]

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Beware of Hamstring & Piriformis Stretches

By |2019-02-11T19:19:17+00:00February 11th, 2019|Back Pain, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries|

The general consensus for years has been that, when a muscle is tight, it should be stretched. It makes sense, right? If a hamstring or piriformis is tight, and stretching loosens muscles, then why wouldn’t you stretch it? There is no doubt that piriformis and hamstring stretches are very popular with athletes, sedentary workers, [...]

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