Back Pain

Sciatica: Can we help?

By |2019-10-21T13:57:42+00:00October 16th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

I am surprised on occasion when somebody asks if chiropractic can help with sciatica. It is perhaps one of the most common conditions that chiropractors do treat. When someone says “sciatica”, what comes immediately to your mind?  Pain running down the leg? Pain in the buttock? Numbness in the foot?  Technically, sciatica is defined as [...]

Preventing Repetitive Training Injuries

By |2019-09-10T12:34:08+00:00September 9th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Cycling, Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event such as: wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time. This [...]

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15 Things We Have Learned In 15 Years Of Practice

By |2019-07-30T11:25:30+00:00July 29th, 2019|Acupuncture, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Pain, Sleep, Vitamins and Supplements|

Last month we celebrated 15 years in practice. We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve our patients and are humbled by the trust placed in us. When we first started the practice, one of our main goals was to educate the community. Many offices treat patients, but not [...]

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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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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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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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Acupuncture Treatment For Headaches

By |2018-12-04T11:57:51+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Acupuncture, Allergies, Anxiety and Depression, Back Pain, Disease, Pain, Sleep, Stress|

Migraine and headache sufferers, acupuncture can help! The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture has been used to relieve headaches and their underlying causes for thousands of years and [...]

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Shoulders: Increase Mobility, Decrease Pain

By |2018-11-06T12:19:07+00:00October 30th, 2018|Acupuncture, Back Pain, Exercise, Pain, Videos|

Shoulder mobility is a key component for us to be able to live life with high function and little pain. Reduced shoulder motion is a prominent cause of neck, mid-back, and even low-back pain. Common shoulder stretches, however, fail to address the major causes of reduced shoulder mobility. The simple exercises below focus on [...]

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