Mountain Island Chiropractic

Finding the Cause of Joint Issues...and Getting Relief!..

Date: August 11, 2020 | Time: 5:48am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

When many people think of chiropractic care, they often associate it only with neck or back pain. However a skilled doctor of chiropractic can help with many issues of the joints such as carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, trigger finger, ankle and foot issues as well as knee pain. When our joints become stiff or painful to move, further injury can happen and cause hindrance to our.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 24, 2020 | Time: 7:37am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Our physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. Stress is normal both mentally and physically, however how our body adapts to that stress can either cause us to grow or break down. Chronic mental or physical stress will eventually deteriorate our health. Our body has a natural defense called The Stress Response, also known as "fight or flight." This response is your body's way of handling an emergency situation by activating a system to keep us safe.... <view entire article>

atlasUpper Cervical Chiropractic Care and High Blood Pressure..

Date: April 16, 2020 | Time: 1:02pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects nearly 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States. Hypertension can be an indicator of the likelihood of developing long-term chronic health issues. In particular, hypertension leads to cardiovascular issues. These issues can be quite severe or even deadly such as a heart attack. Hypertension is something to be taken seriously once it is identified. While there are numerous factors that may lead a person to a high.... <view entire article>

emergency 2Broom 2BskillsThank you to our Healthcare Workers!..

Date: April 6, 2020 | Time: 5:30am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our healthcare workers during this unprecedented time in our lives. Thank you to the doctors, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, registration personnel, housekeeping, pharmacists, and especially the nurses. I hold a special place in my heart for emergency room nurses as my wife was one for over 10 years. I know firsthand the stress that these magnificent people are going through, and wanted to share.... <view entire article>

mentalhealthMental Health Awareness..

Date: March 26, 2020 | Time: 6:15am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

During times of increased stress, we often lack self-care for our mental health. We tend to focus on our nutrition, exercise, rest and water intake but there seems to be a stigma when talking about ways to improve our mental health. When our mental health suffers, our quality of life can be impacted. Even our health insurance companies don't often cover mental healthcare which only adds to the difficulty to seek mental health help. There are.... <view entire article>

FRUITImmune Booster Spotlight on Vitamin C!..

Date: March 19, 2020 | Time: 3:47pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, meaning our bodies do not produce it. We must get our Vitamin C from our diet. It helps form and maintain bones, skin, and blood vessels as well as helps the production of collagen, L-carnitine, and neurotransmitters. It also is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and damage from oxidation in our cells. It protects our bodies from oxidative stress, respiratory infections, and boosts our immune response to viruses, bacteria, and stress..... <view entire article>

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Date: March 12, 2020 | Time: 6:00am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Our immune system is constantly working and fighting to keep us healthy. When we get sick or injured, we know that our immune system is working in overdrive to bring us back to "homestasis" or back to good health. We often don't think about our immune system when we feel good. However, taking precautions to prevent illness is often overlooked until its too late. Your immune system needs proper care so that your best defenses can.... <view entire article>

Depression Effects Pinterest cropHow Your Nervous System Effects Depression..

Date: March 5, 2020 | Time: 8:22am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Effects of Depression in your BodyFor over 260 million people, depression exhausts their bodies both mentally and physically every day. Often times, symptoms brought forth by depression can seem endless and trying to overcome those symptoms with different methods of treatments is tireless. Recent research has demonstrated decreased adaptability of the body's nervous system in those patients suffering with depression. A 2019 study assessed the effects of depression in patients that did not utilize antidepressant medications as.... <view entire article>

hypothyroidHow Chiropractic Care Can Help with Hypothyroidism..

Date: February 25, 2020 | Time: 5:16am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that is responsible for producing thyroid hormones which has many different effects in your body. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have a thyroid issue, with 60% of those being undiagnosed or unknown to the patient! Women are 8 times as likely to develop a thyroid issue than men in their mid to late 50's and beyond. Our thyroid gland.... <view entire article>

1478075920335Take Care of Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Nervous System..

Date: January 30, 2020 | Time: 8:57am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

With February just days away, heart health is the topic of the moment. We will see a lot of information speaking to the importance of eating right and exercising, as well as mental health exercises that all help improve our overall heart health. However, there is another factor to our healthcare that is just as important of a factor to improve our cardiovascular function. Researchers have been looking at a measurement called heart rate variability (HRV) to.... <view entire article>

vets60% of Veterans Report Chronic Pain and How Chiropractic Can Help..

Date: December 12, 2019 | Time: 7:09am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Chronic pain can make our lives difficult by interfering with our activities of daily living. When patients turn to medication to manage chronic pain, it may relieve symptoms by masking the pain, however it does not address the cause of the pain. Side effects of pain mediation include drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, depression, increased suicidal ideations, weakened immune system, addiction, and can have negative effects on how other systems in the body function. Unfortunately one group of people.... <view entire article>

costipationEverybody Poops! But not often enough.....

Date: December 5, 2019 | Time: 11:02am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Bowel movements shouldn't be complicated-they are a standard process for the human body! Our bodies are designed beautifully and intricately; all processes interact with one another and have very specific functions. However, sometimes our bodies "wires" get crossed in our nervous system, which leads to a lack of optimal functioning. Current research is highlighting the importance of the "gut-brain relationship." Meaning, the health of your gut is in direct correlation to your brain health. Diseases.... <view entire article>

pillsMore Chiropractic Care Means Less Opioid Use..

Date: November 20, 2019 | Time: 7:44am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Opioid medications act on our bodies opioid receptors to produce a pain-relieving effect. While there are times when opioid medications are necessary, a crisis has emerged in our country for opioid abuse. Most physicians try to only prescribe opioid medications for moderate to severe pain, however it is estimated that over 191 million prescriptions are written per year, meaning that approximately 58.7 per 100 people are receiving opioid mediation! When our bodies are in pain, it is common.... <view entire article>

sleepImmediate Improvements in Sleep with Chiropractic Care..

Date: October 17, 2019 | Time: 1:17pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Sleep is vital to our overall health. During sleep, our bodies are at work recovering from the day and restoring function to all systems. Poor quality sleep or interrupted sleep cycles can result in numerous dysfunction throughout the body. In infants and children, poor quality sleep can lead to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental issues. In adults, poor sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, mood issues, high blood pressure, weight gain, increased risk.... <view entire article>

HBPCan Chiropractic Care Help High Blood Pressure?..

Date: September 27, 2019 | Time: 9:32am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

High blood pressure is a condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. Some of these health problems include stroke, heart disease, heart failure, sexual dysfunction, vision loss, heart attack, and kidney disease. It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 adults in America have high blood pressure! With staggering numbers of upwards of 75 million people who suffer from high.... <view entire article>

herniated 2BdiscChiropractic Care for Disc Herniations...Less Risk and More Effective than Surgery!..

Date: September 19, 2019 | Time: 2:50pm | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

One significant cause for back and neck pain can be a herniated disc. Between your vertebrae are flat, round cushioning pads called discs. These discs act similarly to a shock absorption system found in your shoes. Each disc has a gel-like center called the nucleus pulposus that is encapsulated by a tough, fibrous outer layer called the annulus. A herniated disc (also known as a slipped or ruptured disc) can happen when pressure.... <view entire article>

scmRelief from Torticollis (Neck Pain) in All Ages..

Date: September 5, 2019 | Time: 10:37am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Anatomy of the Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius involved in TorticollisHave you ever woken up and not been able to turn your neck to one side? Having significant pain in one side of the neck can be caused by a condition caused torticollis. Torticollis results from a fixed posture or position of the head and neck. Tilting, rotation and flexion of the head and neck is impaired. Spasms of the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius and other neck muscles are typically.... <view entire article>

Neck tiltTEXT NECK-How it's Damaging our Nervous System..

Date: August 30, 2019 | Time: 7:29am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

The average American spends a minimum of 4 hours each day looking at a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen. The neck becomes unsupported when we look down and puts heavy strain and stress on our bodies. For each degree of tilt, the neck feels added pounds of force as seen in the above diagram. Added force on the neck is damaging and leads to musculoskeletal disorders of the head, neck and spine. We have seen such.... <view entire article>

Had Spinal Surgery? ..

Date: August 8, 2019 | Time: 5:38am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Surgical procedures are often not a simple, in and out occurence when it comes to our health. Not only are there pre-surgical preparations, but there can be post-surgical complications and recovery that we often don't think about. Even when the surgery goes exactly according to the doctor's plan, there is no guarantee that the surgery will fix the underlying problem. Any time that you alter the original state of the body, no matter the reason, there.... <view entire article>

5036b5e1fe2ee8ab185e0aa151999641How Chiropractic Can Help With Bell's Palsy..

Date: August 2, 2019 | Time: 7:14am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Bell's palsy is a sudden onset of weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. It can also include headaches, drooping of the eyelid or inability to close one eye completely. Also, facial drooping including a corner of the mouth as well as changes in saliva and tears production can be symptoms. It is estimated that over 40,000 people each year have a new onset of Bell's palsy. Repeat attacks are common as well once.... <view entire article>