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Doc Hennie’s Chiropractic Blog

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

Is Sacroiliac Joint Disorder Causing Your Back Pain?

Low back pain is very common and affects approximately 70 percent of people in their lifetime, according to an article in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. But low back pain is not always a result of a spinal issue. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) often can be the pain generator and may be

Be Mindful about How you Lift that Mulch

A recent blog suggested warming up before you jump back into your yard work this spring. Adding to this, I want to give you some tips for lifting as well as loading and unloading all those plants and bags of mulch! Lifting Face the direction that you want to carry the weight. Always lift using

Dr. Hennie Earns Highest Certification in Traumatology

Dr. Craig Hennie recently received his certification in traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. This designation shows that Hennie is an expert in this specialized area of science, which requires insight into the physics of the actual crash mechanics and the occupant kinematics—or motions resulting from the crash—as well as the latest

Shoulder pain

Shoulder Pain: What Is A Slipped Biceps Tendon?

Assessing and correcting shoulder pain can represent a significant challenge to both the patient and the chiropractor, due to the shoulder being made up of a large number of pieces. One such piece is the biceps muscle. This muscle attaches to the humerus bone via the tendons – there is tone in the elbow and

Stretch before yard work

Make Sure you Stretch Before Yard Work

You’ve probably already had to mow your lawn at least once, and soon to follow you’ll be planting flowers and pruning trees. You likely haven’t worked in your yard since last fall, so you need to make sure your body is prepared for all of the bending, squatting, pushing and pulling that comes with yard

Hip Pain

Don’t Let Hip Pain Get you Down

You rely on your hips for everything from walking to kicking to bending. Obviously, it’s hard to get around if your hips ache. Here are some of the reasons you could be suffering from hip pain. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory joint disease and a common cause of hip pain among older adults. It

Chiropractic Can Help Combat Seasonal Allergies

Did you know that between 10 and 30 percent of the country’s population suffer from allergies? People in Knoxville can certainly relate. This time of year we are blessed with blooming trees and flowers all around. However, that blessing usually comes with a price…seasonal allergies. Seasonal or not, allergies are the result of a response

Repetition Takes a Toll on Our Bodies

Repetitive, or overuse, stress injuries, are caused by repetitive stresses being applied to an area of the body that can’t handle the load. The stress is too much or the body part is too weak. The tissues then begin to breakdown causing injury. These injuries cause the body to produce inflammation at the injury site,

Let Homberg Chiropractic Help you Deal with Tight Jaws

You may have heard people say they are dealing with TMJ. Well, let’s learn a little bit more about that. First, TMJ is not a condition. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, and we have two of them. TMJ an important joint formed by your skull and your jaw bone and involves the muscles needed

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