New Program To Prevent Work injuries

We have started a new program for local businesses and groups that I want to share with you. Many people suffer from pain in the spring and summer because they are adding activities to their schedule and have been pretty much, inactive for the winter. The most prevalent result of increasing Spring and Summer activities is that more people get strains and sprains. After sustaining this type of injury, they are often unable to participate in … [Read more...]

The Importance of Stretching

Most people don't really think about how important stretching is before they start their day. However, even if you aren't planning on doing the same activities as our boys to the left, you will undoubtedly do some type of exercise during the day. There are some simple stretching exercises that you can do when you get up that will help you to function more effectively during the day and help you to avoid being injured because of a strain or … [Read more...]

Dealing with Tension Headache Pain

There is nothing worse than a tension headache! The crushing pain that feels like someone is standing on your head, the constant throbbing as you attempt to complete a task. Unfortunately, most people have to continue to be alert and functioning, even when they are experiencing this level of pain. But, there are some steps you can take that will help you to proactively address the pain until you can get the help you need to avoid these … [Read more...]

Lower Back Pain Tips

Remember when you had a back like this? I do! Every step was a new adventure and there were only a few minutes in the day when we actually sat down! Remember how sure we were of ourselves? We knew that the whole world was our own personal place to run and have fun! Those were the days for sure. Now, that we are older, most people spend a lot of time sitting down. The majority of people sit most of the day at work, usually in the same position. … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Chronic Neck Pain

There are two types of people who get chronic neck pain...Let's see, which am I? Well If you have little ones, you are probably like me, and although I cherish the time that I have to carry my children on my neck/shoulders, I know that if I don't take proper care of my neck, shoulders and spine, I won't be able to do this with my grandchildren! The other group of people that get the same type of pain as this are those that work on a … [Read more...]

Lifting and Pushing

Lifting and pushing are two of the main causes that people suffer from upper and lower back pain. See the picture to the left? You can almost feel the tension in the upper back as the upper back is lifting the weight of a toddler. It's very common for mom's to suffer from upper and lower back pain. This kind of stress puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the shoulders and neck. The same problem occurs when a person pushes in the wrong … [Read more...]

Dealing with Migraine Headeache Pain

A lot of people suffer from migraine headaches and spend a lot of time in a quiet, dark room trying to avoid any stimulation. If you are one of those people, there are some tips that will help you to avoid this pain and start functioning more quickly. It's important to think about the headache and what the triggers are. One of the issues I see alot in my practice with people who have chronic headache pain is that they don't really know … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Wright Start Wellness Blog

Each week I will be posting helpful tips on how to stay healthy. As a chiropractor, I have seen many people who have suffered from injuries and pain that could have been avoided. My goal both as a chiropractor and educator is to share simple tips each week that will help you to stay healthy. It can be very difficult to stay healthy when you are caught up in a busy lifestyle, job, or activities that don't give you the proper amount of time your … [Read more...]

Time to think about Spring

Yes, for many of us, it has been a long winter. Sometimes it seems that there are so few activities to enjoy in the winter that when the first signs of spring come, we really want to do something drastic to take care of the winter weight! But!!! Before you go on a fad diet, start lifting weights, take on a massive project, or do other things that can cause a strain on your body, start with some simple steps to get prepared! Find … [Read more...]