The normal walking or running cycle begi

The normal walking or running cycle begins with your heel striking the ground. As you transfer your body weight onto the front part of your foot, the arch of your foot naturally flattens slightly. This is called pronation.

The tissues that help maintain the arch of your foot are exposed to tremendous stress and may eventually break down. The loss of the normal arch of your foot results in a condition called “overpronation” or flat feet. This condition most commonly develops over a long period of time from repetitive stress.

Overpronation by itself is not painful, but the problem often leads to secondary problems, which may be painful. Plantar fasciitis, foot pain, shin splints and problems in the knee, hip or lower back are all related to overpronation. Patients who carry excess weight are more likely to develop this condition.

To help support your foot, you should wear shoes with good arch supports consistently. In some cases, specially molded orthotics may be needed to help support your arch.

Migrane Triggers

MIgraine Triggers


Migraine Triggers

The best way to identify foods that may be triggering your migraine is to keep a daily food journal. A journal allows you to look back and identify specific foods that may be contributing. Not all triggers affect everybody, but here’s a list of commonly reported triggers:

✓ Chocolate and cocoa (Chocolate: milk, ice cream, pudding, cookies, cake, or pie). ✓ Alcoholic beverages (especially red wine, beer, and sherry)
✓ Caffeine
✓ Nuts & nut butters

✓ Pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.
✓ Fruits such as: Figs, raisins, papayas, avocados (especially if overripe), red plums, overripe bananas
✓ Beans such as: broad, fava, garbanzo, Italian, lima, navy, pinto, pole & string beans. ✓ Other vegetables such as: snow peas and onions (except for flavoring).
✓ Raw garlic
✓ Anything fermented, pickled or marinated (sauerkraut, olives, pickles).
✓ Freshly baked yeast bread or coffee cake, doughnuts, sourdough bread.
✓ Cultured dairy products (buttermilk, sour cream).
✓ Cheese: blue, brick (natural), Gouda, Gruyere, mozzarella, Parmesan, provolone, romano, Roquefort, cheddar, Swiss (emmentaler), Stilton, Brie types and Camembert types.
✓ Aged, canned, cured or processed meat, including ham or game, pickled herring, salted dried fish, sardines, anchovies, chicken livers, sausage, bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage, hot dogs, pâté, caviar, mincemeat pie.
✓ Other high sodium products: Meat tenderizer, soy sauce, monosodium glutamate (MSG), seasoned salt, (Accent), canned soup, soup or bouillon cubes,
✓ Nutrasweet
✓ Excessive Vitamin A (over 25,000 I.U. daily).

Migraines occur when the number of #triggers reaches a critical threshold. This can be likened to a glass of water that overflows at a certain point. One frequently overlooked trigger comes from restricted joints in your neck. Research has shown a “significant reduction” in migraine frequency and intensity through chiropractic care. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, call your #chiropractor today.


Spinal Manipulation more effective than

Spinal Manipulation more effective than other types of care –

“According to a 2004 article in The Spine Journal, spinal manipulative therapy for both chronic and acute lower back pain was more effective and provided more short term relief than many other types of care including prescription #drugs, physical #therapy, and home #exercise.”

Bronfort G, Haas M, Evans R, Bouter L. Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization for Lower Back Pain