Mountain Island Chiropractic

spinal stenosis topview 800xSpinal Stenosis..

Date: February 20, 2018 | Time: 7:42am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason that a person visits their doctor in the United States? Back pain is a broad category, and therefore many many reasons can cause it. Often times you may hear terminology such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, sciatica, cervical pain, bulging or slipped discs when doctors diagnose your back pain. Spinal stenosis is common cause of back pain. It is often seen in older populations..... <view entire article>





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Date: February 13, 2018 | Time: 9:52am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

It's February which means a lot of awareness is being brought to our heart health! Did you know that your brain controls your heart? Meaning, that the brain controls and regulates every system in your entire body by way of the nervous system. Located at the lower part of your brain stem lies your medulla oblongata. This complicated part of your brain is in charge of controlling all functions that are involuntary. This includes a.... <view entire article>





IBSAdding Chiropractic Care to Defeat Irritable Bowel Syndrome..

Date: February 6, 2018 | Time: 5:08am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, affects somewhere between 12% and 30% of the US population. This disease alone is estimated to cost around $15 BILLION dollars annually! Wow! The high cost includes medication, supplementation, and dietary changes or restrictions. IBS is characterized by periods of loose stools and bouts of constipation, often causing cramping and pain in the abdomen, back, and pelvis regions. However, more patients with irritable bowel syndrome are being diagnosed with anxiety.... <view entire article>





raynauds phenomenon2Raynauds Phenomenon..

Date: January 30, 2018 | Time: 7:11am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

The picture above shows a typical case of Raynaud's phenomenon, which is a disorder that affects the blood vessels of the hands and feet. Typical presentation of this disorder are vessel spasms in the fingers and toes that cause pain, numbness, tingling along with the color changes of the digits. Raynaud's typically flares up especially with colder weather or if a patient is highly stressed. These symptoms are a result of a lack of bloodflow to these.... <view entire article>





flu1Chiropractic Effectiveness Against the Flu..

Date: January 23, 2018 | Time: 7:13am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

I need to see Dr. Knutson!Flu season is officially upon us! There is a lot of conflicting information out there in regards to influenza. The most confusing information is surrounding whether or not to get the flu vaccine. What I tell my patients is to do your research. Recent statements made by the healthcare community include advertising that the flu shot can prevent half or more of winter deaths in the elderly. But I caution.... <view entire article>





Chronic Fatigue-Tired of Being Tired?..

Date: January 9, 2018 | Time: 7:18am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Many people are affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The most common group of individuals affected are between the ages of 20-40. However, it is frustrating to not know a cause of this syndrome that affects a large number of people! Even worse, treatment for CFS is based on resolving symptoms only, and with medications that have numerous side effects that then cause a cascade of problems and never treat the cause of chronic fatigue. A lot.... <view entire article>





How an Adjustment Can Turn Our Genes On..

Date: January 5, 2018 | Time: 10:48am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Have you ever considered your genes as something that can be improved? A large number of people believe that our genes have predetermined how our health will unfold. As if it is completely out of our control what will happen to us as related to disease. Research studies are discovering "epigenetic control" in regards to our DNA genes. What this means is that although our genes are our written code to our bodies, there have been.... <view entire article>





ConcussionConcussion, POTS, and Chiropractic..

Date: December 12, 2017 | Time: 12:10pm | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Concussion and whiplash injuries have an effect on every organ, cell, and tissue in the human body. Current research on concussions is proving the theory that trauma to the neck during concussive injuries plays a role in post-concussive syndrome and therefore delays in healing are evident. Finally, more attention is being given to these traumatic injuries and bringing forth necessary treatment options after concussions.One of the side effects of a concussion can be postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)..... <view entire article>





strokeChiropractic Care After a Stroke...Seriously????..

Date: December 7, 2017 | Time: 12:23pm | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. During a stroke, an interruption of blood flow to the brain occurs that results in lack of oxygen and brain tissue death. Those that survive a stroke can have a wide range of symptoms or outcomes because of that stoke. Some of these deficits include numbness in hands, arms, and feet, trouble with thinking and attention, paralysis on one.... <view entire article>





The Peaks and Valleys of Healing..

Date: November 9, 2017 | Time: 2:31pm | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Time and Repetition. We all don't want to wait to heal. All good things in life take time and repetition, and so in our office we often say, "Healing comes in peaks and valleys." Often times chiropractic patients report that they are experiencing signs and symptoms that are unexpected. Especially during the beginning of their care plans, patients may have the return of old symptoms, or even new symptoms never experienced before. This is commonly known as.... <view entire article>





teeth grindingDo You Grind Your Teeth? ..

Date: October 25, 2017 | Time: 10:07am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Between 5.9% to 49.6% of children under the age of 18 grind their teeth and/or clench their jaw at night during sleep. There are significant links found between grinding teeth and other health issues such as headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, aggression disorders, dental abnormalities and just plain irritability. Not to mention the high level of annoyance it brings to anyone else who lives with a teeth grinder! Traditional therapies for this include dental equipment and appliances, and.... <view entire article>





Should I Take a Muscle Relaxer???..

Date: October 2, 2017 | Time: 8:03am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

It is estimated that 75%-85% of adults are affected by back pain! This pain interferes with all areas of our lives, including recreation, family time, work, and sleep. Over the counter pain medications such as Motrin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc along with prescription NSAIDS and muscle relaxers often are turned to in hopes of some relief for their pain.Life University researchers performed a study to compare the use of muscle relaxer medications vs. chiropractic care. Their results showed that.... <view entire article>





DNAGaucher Disease and Chiropractic-Is it Safe???..

Date: September 19, 2017 | Time: 6:10am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

People suffering from Gaucher Disease are often susceptible to fractures and bone pains, including the neck and spine. The disease is characterized by gene mutations that cause abnormal breakdown of sugar-lipid combinations in the body. Because of this breakdown, they have an increased chance of bone fractures. Often times patients with Gaucher Disease believe they are not a candidate for chiropractic care. There is a common belief that chiropractic adjustments are too forceful for their delicate.... <view entire article>





Top backpack clip art nice photo and images free shareBackpack Safety..

Date: August 23, 2017 | Time: 4:34am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

It's back to school time! One important thing parents often overlook is their child's spinal hygiene. The changes of a new routine that they encounter can impact their health. A backpack is not usually thought more than just a way to carry things to school, with children often picking their bags based on the color, design, etc. However, it is important to help your child choose a backpack that best supports healthy spinal posture.Did you know.... <view entire article>





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Date: August 15, 2017 | Time: 4:14am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Our current healthcare system can change by the day. With the amount of people in the country with a chronic illness, and the rising costs of healthcare to manage those chronic conditions, many people are finding it unaffordable to manage their health. Traditionally, medical management of pain and chronic conditions require a lot of time, money, repeated prescription drugs, referrals to several doctors and specialists, diagnostic testing, diagnostic imaging, and that doesn't include the insane costs of a.... <view entire article>





Management of Concussions with Chiropractic..

Date: July 28, 2017 | Time: 10:32am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Concussions obtained in sports is a hot topic right now. There are several benefits to competing in sports, but there must be caution and awareness given to the risks associated with impact sports. Over 3.8 million concussions occur every year in the country, and unfortunately the majority of these happen in high school athletics. Concussion primarily affects the sensorimotor system in the brain. A 2007 study published in Clinical Neurophysiology showed improvements in concussed individuals following.... <view entire article>





Family Slider1 943x345Chronic Illness in Children..

Date: July 17, 2017 | Time: 7:12am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Our bodies have the unique ability to adapt to our environment. It is widely accepted that the strength of our immune systems depends on environment factors. This is especially evident in children. Do you have a friend whose child always seems to be sick? Have you looked at their environment in which they are being raised such as smoking in the home, emotional stress, sleeping habits, food and beverage choices, exposure to other children, etc and.... <view entire article>





Can Chiropractic Help Fibromyalgia?..

Date: June 30, 2017 | Time: 8:30am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Fibromyalgia is known as a mystery diagnosis to most in the medical profession. Little is known about the cause of fibromyalgia, and patients who have been diagnosed experience a wide range of symptoms, as well as severity of symptoms. Because so little is known about specifics, treatment plans seem to vary widely and therefore patients are left feeling frustrated as if they are fighting an uphill battle. A commonly accepted theory of fibromyalgia is atlas subluxation that causes.... <view entire article>





Study Finds Improvement for Depression, PMS, Dysautonomia, and Insomnia with Chiropractic!..

Date: June 28, 2017 | Time: 6:27am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

A case study published in November 2016 followed a young 27-year old woman suffering from depression, insomnia, severe effects from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), headaches, constipation, and heartburn. It is known that at least 16% of Americans suffer from depression. Physical symptoms associated with depression such as decreased energy, fatigue, anxiety, loss of interest in activities, guilt, insomnia, helplessness, difficulty concentrating, heartburn, and physical pains throughout the body. The exact cause and triggers of depression may be unknown,.... <view entire article>





Improvement of Scoliosis!..

Date: June 13, 2017 | Time: 8:30am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Scoliosis seen in childhood that is allowed to progress into adulthood has been shown to lead to cardiovascular disease, respiratory failure, back pain, spinal degeneration, disability, emotional impairments and a decreased quality of life. Approximately 2-4% of children ages 10-16 have scoliotic curves left unattended. Traditional, conservative methods for treating scoliosis includes braces, and spinal exercises. Severe treatment includes surgery with rod placement around the spine.A long-term study followed adolescents with scoliosis whose curves were in.... <view entire article>