Mountain Island Chiropractic

gutbrainThe Gut-Brain Relationship..

Date: June 19, 2018 | Time: 11:44am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Did you know there are more microbia in your gut than there are cells in your body? Your gut keeps a constant communication with your brain regarding both the quality and quantity of this bacteria. For example, if there is an overgrowth of one particular bacteria in your colon, the digestive tract senses this overgrowth and sends a message directly to your brain to interpret and diagnose this message. The brain determines the appropriate response and sends.... <view entire article>





uI2Urinary Incontinence or Bladder Leaking? We Can Help..

Date: June 12, 2018 | Time: 5:26am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

There are several different types of urinary incontinence including stress, urge, overflow, blockage, or temporary incontinence. Did you know that chiropractic can help with some of these types of urine leakage? No one wants to admit that urinary leakage is more common than we think. In children, bed wetting is a common ailment that we assume kids will "grow out of" although there is scientific proof that chiropractic adjustments can halt bed wetting during the day and.... <view entire article>





Are You Living With Post-Surgical Pain?..

Date: June 5, 2018 | Time: 6:50am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Surgical procedures put our bodies under a tremendous amount of stress. It is becoming more common for patients to have repeat surgery or "exploratory" surgery to try and cover up symptoms that arise after the initial procedure. Pain is the number one post-surgical symptom that appears and can stay long after the recovery period. This can be so frustrating for patients who turned to surgery for pain relief in the first place. It is estimated.... <view entire article>





whiplashWhiplash...Correct the Injury Now to Avoid Long-Term Effects..

Date: May 30, 2018 | Time: 4:19am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

A whiplash injury occurs between 4-10 G's of force to the head and neck. The number one cause of whiplash is automobile accidents, however we may experience whiplash injury without necessarily knowing it. Other causes of whiplash are riding a roller coaster, falls during water sports, contact sport collisions, or even hitting your head during a daily activity. Although you may not experience full symptoms after a whiplash injury, research is showing the long-term damage that an.... <view entire article>





A WBJ ConcussionPediatric Concussion Recovery..

Date: May 15, 2018 | Time: 10:46am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Sports can be risky at any age, but especially to children as their bodies are growing and changing daily. Injuries sustained can affect the way their bodies develop and have the potential to become chronic issues if not cared for properly at the time of the injury. Prevention is the key to best protect themselves against injury. There was a staggering 70% increase in emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries between 2001 and 2010. Research.... <view entire article>





asthma airways lgChildren and Adults with Asthma Find Relief with Chiropractic Care..

Date: May 8, 2018 | Time: 7:25am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Patients suffering with asthma may find everyday activities difficult to cope with at times. Asthma statistics are steadily increasing, especially in pediatric populations. Estimations of over 12 million people live with asthma, and of that over 3 million are children. Often times asthmatic patients learn to adjust their lifestyle around their condition, and chiropractic care can offer relief when you may not realize the effects that an adjustment may provide. Causes of asthma range from pollutions,.... <view entire article>





thyroidThe Hypothyroid Epidemic...How Chiropractic Can Help..

Date: May 4, 2018 | Time: 5:37am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

According to a 2015 research article, Synthroid is the number one prescribed brand medication in our country. Each month, over 23 million prescriptions are written for the synthetic thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (TSH, T3, T4) to meet the body's needs. Estimations of people living with thyroid disease is at a staggering 20 million Americans, of which only 60% of those are even.... <view entire article>





babySIDS and Chiropractic..

Date: April 17, 2018 | Time: 3:54am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) involving unexpected death during infancy, is being somewhat better understood after many years of the unknown. Awareness raised by campaigns such as Safe to Sleep or Back to Sleep have helped reduce SIDS rates by almost 50%! In recent years, the decline in SIDS cases has leveled and this has caused researchers to dive deeper into the possibility of other factors that can cause such a horrendous tragedy. Things such as sleeping.... <view entire article>





Spinal Injections vs. Chiropractic Care for Back Pain..

Date: April 3, 2018 | Time: 8:02am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Steroid injections to relieve back and neck pain are part of a medical management to treat issues such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, and disc issues. A needle is inserted into the epidural space of the spinal canal and a steroid medication is released with the hopes of reducing inflammation pressing on the nerve root and relieving pain in the area. However, it is known that this procedure only works about 50% of the time according to a 2018.... <view entire article>





headaches50% Reduction of Headaches With Chiropractic Care!..

Date: March 28, 2018 | Time: 12:37pm | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

On average 157 million days of work are missed each year due to headaches. Although they are extremely common, headaches are not normal. There are even millions of people who suffer from headaches on a daily basis. It can be exhausting to find treatment options for those who suffer from headaches. Researchers are constantly looking at alternative solutions for headache patients that differ from taking medications. The Spine Journal published a study recently proving a.... <view entire article>





epigeneticsEpigenetics...How Your Choices Will Affect Your Children and Grandchildren..

Date: March 20, 2018 | Time: 8:24am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

In 1953, the DNA double helix was discovered by Watson and Crick, and since then, science has been studying the effects of nature (our genetics) and nurture (our environment) and their effects on our development. Although the scientific model is constantly changing, the most current research is showing that our genes are not guaranteeing a predetermination of how our health will be. Rather, our environment and our perception of that environment controls the activity of our genes via.... <view entire article>





crohnsChiropractic Care Provides Relief for Crohn's ..

Date: March 15, 2018 | Time: 7:03am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune bowel disease that can affect any part of your digestive system. There is currently no cure for crohn's, and no treatment plan has seemed to be successful for all patients suffering from it. New research is shedding light on the possibility that crohn's disease stems from an altered immune response in genetically susceptible individuals that leads to improper development of normal bacteria in the gut. It is estimated that over 1.4 million.... <view entire article>





hrv 1Heart Rate Variability May Be the Key To Aging Fit!..

Date: March 6, 2018 | Time: 4:53am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

"The primary objective of chiropractic care is to optimize health and well-being through the enhancement of nervous system function by reducing nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxations." While that may be the objective, most chiropractors also seek to repeatedly measure and prove it as well. Have you ever exercised and watched your heart rate? With all of the fit bits, watches, and heart rate monitors, it is easier than ever to have our data during exercise. But.... <view entire article>





vagus nerve symptoms organ systemsWhat Happens When We "FAINT"????..

Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 8:17am | Posted By: Dr. Nicholas Knutson

Have you ever fainted? It is estimated that nearly 40% of adults in America have experienced a fainting episode. There can be several causes for fainting, but in short, fainting or syncope as it is called happens because of a sudden drop in blood pressure. The majority of the time syncope happens because of a neurological reflex (which controls the blood pressure). The vagus nerve, which controls things such as heart rate, heart rhythm, digestive functions,.... <view entire article>





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>





1478075920335Be Good to Your Heart Thru Checking Your Spine!..

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>