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…

How Important is Water?

Water is everywhere! It’s an essential nutrient for our fields, flowers and most importantly our bodies and brains. The Earth is made up of 75% water and our bodies are no different. Up to 60% of our bodies are water. Our blood is approximately 92% water, our brains 73%, our lungs 83%, our muscles and kidneys 79% water, and even our bones are approximately 31% water. So just how important is water to our bodies? By Read more…

Neck Pain

“In a study funded by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to test the effectiveness of different approaches for treating mechanical neck pain, 272 participants were divided into three groups that received either spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) from a doctor of chiropractic (DC), pain medication (over-the-counter pain relievers, narcotics and muscle relaxants) or exercise recommendations. After 12 weeks, about 57 percent of those who met with DCs and 48 percent who exercised reported Read more…

Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis.

Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis. Reed WR, Beavers S, Reddy SK, Kern G. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 (Nov-Dec);17 (9): 596-600 This 1994 study involved forty-six nocturnal enuretic children (31 treatment and 15 control group) selected from an initial group of 57 children. A ten week clinical trial of chiropractic care was instituted, followed by a two week non-treatment period. The results reported was 25% of the treatment-group children had 50% or more reduction Read more…