Mountain Island Chiropractic

Research Suggests Allergies May Stem from Gut Imbalances..

Date: October 20, 2020 | Time: 11:39am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Allergies can be seasonal or year-round, which leaves most to turn to allergy medications to hopefully find relief from annoying and painful allergy symptoms. Patients often suffer from runny nose, cough, itchy, watery eyes, redness of the skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting, sneezing, skin blisters, and even swelling of the face and joints. While allergy medications can provide symptomatic relief, we need to understand how our allergies work on a functional basis to help determine where they.... <view entire article>

Finding the Cause of Migraine Headaches..

Date: September 29, 2020 | Time: 6:42am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

It is estimated that over 38 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, and over 4 million of those with migraines are diagnosed with chronic migraines. This means that over 4 million people have a migraine headache for 15 or more days! Migraines should be taken seriously as it is the 6th most disabling condition in the world. Some patients experience migraines that can last up to 72 hours! Many people experience nausea, vomiting, blurred vision,.... <view entire article>

Working from Home? Tips for Maintaining Spinal Health..

Date: September 22, 2020 | Time: 7:33am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Our office has seen a large increase in patients with back and neck pain, hip pain, and elbow/shoulder pain with the recent work/school from home orders. Protecting your spine by maintaining proper positioning is essential to feeling our best and preventing pain. It is estimated that over 42% of reported absenteeism from work is related to back pain. As shown in the diagram above, when positioning is compromised, our shoulders round and the back hunches, our.... <view entire article>

Complementary Therapies to Promote Cognitive Function in Geriatric Patients..

Date: September 15, 2020 | Time: 6:46am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Cognitive impairment, like many problems in older adults, is often "multifactorial." This means that the difficulties with memory, thinking, or other brain processes are often due to more than one cause. It is a common assumption that as we age, our cognitive health should "normally" decline. However, things such as medication side effects, hormone imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, neuron damage from injuries, infection, toxins, or neurodegenerative conditions all have effects on cognition. Therefore determining what.... <view entire article>

Non-surgical Approach for Disc Herniations..

Date: September 10, 2020 | Time: 8:17am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

A common cause for neck and back pain can be a disc herniation. Other names for disc herniation can be ruptured, slipped, or bulging disc. These all fall under the category of a herniation. This happens when the gel-like substance of our spine breaks through the tire-like structure of our discs. Our spinal discs act like a shock absorber to keep our spines moving safely and effectively daily. Disc herniation are extremely painful and.... <view entire article>

Knee ArthritisChronic Knee Pain??? Why You Should Get Your Spine Checked.....

Date: September 1, 2020 | Time: 10:44am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Have you ever had someone tell you that their knees are "bone-on-bone?" While this is a common phrase used to describe knee issues, this isn't actually possible to not have ANY joint space left in the knee while still being able to physically walk. However, loss of joint space or inflammation of the knee joint is a very common issue. It is estimated that over 14 million people in the US have arthritis of the knee. .... <view entire article>

Slowing Degenerative Disc Disease..

Date: August 25, 2020 | Time: 8:22am | Posted By: Mountain Island Chiropractic

Degenerative disc disease of your neck and spine is not actually a disease. It refers to the "aging" process of our discs and joints that may become swollen and break down, causing pain and soreness. The rubbery discs between the vertebrae normally allow for flexing and bending of the neck and back, like shock absorbers. In time, they become worn, and they no longer offer as much protection as before. While some.... <view entire article>

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>

96364326 stress response system vector illustration diagram nerve impulses scheme The Stress Response..

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>

Endocrine immune messaging nervous system 300x289How To Strengthen Your Immune System..

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>