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How to increase patience and decrease anxiety

Patients at Chiropractic First often report feeling less anxious, more patient and calmer after their adjustments. Have you ever wondered how it is that chiropractic can make you feel so peaceful, not just in the moment, but for days after your adjustment? Light touch chiropractic care is based on the premise that your body stores […]


Is Your Pillow Causing Your Neck Pain?

Waking up with a sore neck, headache or tightness in your shoulders or back can be common. Luckily, it’s a problem that is often very easily rectified. Here’s what you need to do: In addition to chiropractic care, you should check your pillow. Whether you have neck pain or lower back pain, the problem may […]


How to use gratitude to reduce stress

As the holiday stress is upon us, one good daily practice is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude to stay focused on the good parts of the holiday season! Here are some great suggestions for developing a gratitude practice from my good friend, neuropsychologist Dr. Jennifer Medina, who specializes in mindfulness and cognitive assessment. Gratitude Practice Gratitude is […]

5 Ways to Decrease Low Back Pain

Low back pain. If you don’t have it, someone you know does. What can you do to help? Here are the top five things I tell my patients about low back pain and how to decrease it. Blame your boss In a longitudinal study on the causes of back pain, the Boeing company found the […]

Sometimes Pain is Just a Habit

No matter where Ann injures herself, the pain always goes to the top of her neck. Last week she came to get adjusted after she had minor surgery on her thigh. I spent most of her adjustment working on her upper neck and the base of her skull. She’s not alone in that experience. There […]

The office supply that will reduce your pain

Poking my cat with a paperclip. To decrease pain. There is this neurological concept called Two Point Discrimination. It refers to being able to distinguish if the sensation you feel is coming from one point poking your skin, or if it’s two  points that feel like one. Here I am practicing Two Point Discrimination with […]