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Spinal Degeneration is Not Only in the Elderly

We sometimes think of spinal degeneration or osteoarthritis as a disorder dealt with only by the elderly. However, it’s not just the elderly who deal with it; it is a progressive disorder caused by years of malfunction in the spine. It builds over the years in direct relation to how much dysfunction is present and

Does cold weather make arthritis worse

Don’t Let Cold Weather Aggravate Your Arthritis

The cold weather is coming and for arthritis suffers that means that joint pain and stiffness is coming, as well. This is why many elderly patients have second homes in the south which they use as a winter retreat. For the rest of us, we have other options to make it more tolerable. First, we


It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Everybody

As the song says “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” However, that’s not the case for everybody. Many people can experience seasonal depression, they feel lonely at the holidays or they become gloomy during winter’s short, cold days. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects up to 20 percent of the population. Unfortunately, there’s no


Be Thankful and Healthy This Week

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. I’d like to start by thanking each and every one of you for trusting Homberg Chiropractic and Wellness with your healthcare needs! We are extremely grateful that you choose us to help keep you healthy. While Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, it is also a holiday that revolves

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Maintaining Neutral Spine During Low Back Exercises

You’ve started exercising as part of your low back rehabilitation – sit ups, squats, bent leg raises, etc. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for the safety of your back to perform these with the correct form. It is vitally important to maintain neutral spine during exercises and in everyday life. The discs

Posture and mental health

The Link Between Your Posture and Mental Health

Did you know your posture can affect your mental health? Never really thought about it, huh? A study from The University of Auckland concluded that sitting in an upright posture can function as a coping mechanism against stress. The researchers asked participants to complete several questionnaires about their affect/mood, self-esteem and arousal levels after performing


Posture Affects Your Total Health

How many times as a kid did you hear your mother say “stand up straight”? Good posture is important to balance: by standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. This also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains. Working on balance can even strengthen


Don’t Fall Into Fall

In case you haven’t noticed, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. You might not have considered this, but fall brings more than cooler temperatures. We actually see an increase in falls in the fall, especially among older adults. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause

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Don’t Let Shorter Days Interfere with Exercise

You’ve all probably noticed how it is getting darker earlier these days. It will get dark much earlier when Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 5, and we turn our clocks back an hour. It’s nice to get that extra hour of sleep, but it’s not so easy to keep up an exercise routine when

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How Chronic Pain Can Affect the Brain

We’ve all experienced physical pain of some sort. Whether you’ve had a broken arm, experienced toothaches or seven suffered a papercut, you’ve experienced pain. Now, imagine you suffer with that pain every day. People who are in chronic pain experience this. Chronic pain associated with such conditions as arthritis, back pain or recurring migraines, can

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