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Posture and back pain

Posture is a Contributing Factor to Neck and Back Pain

Between 20 and 40 percent of elderly adults experience kyphosis, also known as a curvature of the spine causing a hump-like appearance in the upper back. Causes of the curvature include degenerative changes, compression fractures, muscular weakness and altered biomechanics. Poor posture is also a cause – just 20 minutes of bad posture can cause negative


Dehydration Can Cause Neck and Back Pain

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been really hot and humid here lately! We see more patients this time of year at Homberg Chiropractic and Wellness who are dealing with dehydration. How can I tell its dehydration? When I adjust them I can feel that their joints are dry. Water makes up at least two-thirds


Too Much Sitting May Increase Your Risk of Chronic Disease, Premature Death

© Health Realizations, Inc. These days you likely hear a lot about sedentary lifestyles, and how this inactivity can lead to obesity and all of its related problems. But what you may not realize is that the word “sedentary” comes from the Latin word “sedere,” which means “to sit.” Being sedentary could actually be described

Postural Distortion

Homberg Chiropractic’s Answer to Postural Distortion

In last week’s Homberg Chiropractic blog, we addressed poor posture and overall back pain. But did you know poor posture also leads to low back pain? The impact of gravity on our bodies cannot be overlooked. Nothing on earth escapes gravity’s powerful, constant force. When the body is in balance, when the head is aligned

Improve your posture at Homberg Chiropractic

Homberg Chiropractic can Address Poor Posture

Poor posture has become a nationwide epidemic. Our daily habits can have a huge impact on our spine. Poor posture usually indicates a spinal misalignment – or vertebra in the spine that are not lined up correctly. At Homberg Chiropractic, we see numerous patients who have poor posture due to habits or work that have

Chiropractic x-rays, Homberg Chiropractic

Homberg Chiropractic X-Rays Help Diagnose Problem

New patients of Homberg Chiropractic and Wellness often ask why we have to take x-rays.  Chiropractic x-rays help us identify the source of a problem and can help us determine if something else is going on. Chiropractic x-rays are safe. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that radiation exposure from a chest

Cervical spine

Chiropractic Care for the Cervical Spine

The cervical spine – that is, the upper seven of our vertebrae – must surely rank among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. It is more commonly called the neck and is referred to in some cultures as the arc of life. Its 37 separate joints allow the head and neck

Fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmer's markets

Spring Means Fresh Eating

I took the opportunity this past Saturday to visit the Market Square farmer’s market. It was great to see the market so busy, and great to hear so many people asking the vendors if they use pesticides on their fruits and vegetables. Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate our diets and think more carefully

Beat Stress: Take Some Time for Yourself

As you know, I’ve been on an extended vacation and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. When I take time off, it takes about two or three days for my body and mind to relax. It’s amazing the difference I feel when I’m fully relaxed. We all experience stress in our daily lives and while

Joint Injuries Can Affect Your Coordination

Proprioceptors are sensory receptors on nerve endings found in muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear. These receptors relay information about motion or position and make you aware of your body’s position and movement in space. Therefore, proprioception is being able to move around without consciously focusing on where you are. For example, raise your

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