Senior Citizens Benefit From Chiropractic Care

Senior Citizens Benefit From Regular Chiropractic Care Senior citizens are a growing population in the U.S. with approximately 10,000 “Baby Boomers” turning 65 each day. Health care and health care cost are becoming a concern for this population. They want to be able to stay active and healthy without spending thousands of dollars. At our office, I receive a general consensus among this population that they don’t want to take more medications and they want Read more…

Tips for Exercise of the Snow Shoveling Variety

Exercise of the Snow Shoveling Variety With it being January in Nebraska, we knew snow fall was mostly likely coming. These Nebraska winters can produce a lot of snow at times, and with snow, moving or shoveling of the snow can be required. Shoveling snow can wreak havoc on the musculoskeletal system. To help you, the American Chiropractic Association suggest these tips for when you exercise of the snow shoveling variety: If you must shovel Read more…

Best Tip To Keep You Healthy This Winter Season

Remembering your body wants to be healthy. That’s right! The best thing you can do this winter season to keep healthy is remembering well-being is your natural state. Your body has an innate ability to be healthy and strong. Your body’s immune system is the strongest fighting mechanism against any cold or flu you come in contact with. You were born with it! When your body is healthy and functioning properly, your immune response is Read more…

Why Do People Continue Chiropractic Care?

Why Do People Continue Chiropractic Care? Once people start going to a Chiropractor, they always have to go to a Chiropractor?  Is one of the most understood beliefs about chiropractic.  For many it is true, they choose to continue care on a regular basis after experiencing great results simply because it makes sense.  They feel better and their body functions better without nerve interference.  They understand it adds value to their Life. Some other activities Read more…

Diet to Help Fight Joint Pain

A Diet to Help Fight Joint Pain More and more people are asking: what can I do to help reduce my arthritis pain? What can I do to help reduce my joint pain? What should I be eating to reduce inflammation? Luckily, there is starting to be more and more evidence on foods and spices that help reduce arthritis pain, joint pain and inflammation in general. The evidence points to eating healthy being a key Read more…

Chronic Ear Infections Resolved with Chiropractic According to Recent Case Report

What is Otitis Media? Can Chiropractic Help Ear Infections? The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health published a case study in their January 14, 2016, issue documenting the case of a young girl with otitis media being resolved with chiropractic care. Otitis media is the technical term for ear infections. The study estimates that approximately 40% of children suffer from otitis media (OM) before the age of five years. Commonly children who suffer with Read more…

Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Brain Function

A study presented at the International Research And Philosophy Symposium held at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic finds that Chiropractic adjustments have a positive effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS), specifically on the four primary frequencies of brain function. Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Brain Function Approximately 100 volunteers were examined with an electroencephalogram (EEG) before and after chiropractic adjustments. A study presented at the International Research And Philosophy Symposium held at Sherman College of Straight Read more…

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

September Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, we here at Horak Chiropractic & Acupuncture are proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer Maintain or Read more…

Backpack Safety

It’s that time of the year again! School is right around the corner and the kids will have their backpacks strapped on. To keep them standing up straight with good posture and keep back pain away here are some helpful tips from the ACA. The ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household. Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more than 5 to 10 percent Read more…

Learn From a Toddler

Have you ever watched how a toddler picks up a toy from the floor?  If yes, you have observed perfect bio-mechanics. When you watch a toddler squat to play with his or her toy on the ground, you won’t see him or her bending at the waist.  A toddler will drop his or her hips, keep an upright torso, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, and then pop right back up with Read more…