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The Amazing Healing Power of Cold Laser Therapy

You have aches and pains that just won’t go away, and you’re tired of masking the discomfort with medication. What if you could amp up your body’s own healing powers so you’re pain-free again? Cold laser therapy lets you do just that ... and more.

Aug 5th, 2019
Survival Tips For The Holiday Season

We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season! Follow these six survival tips to stay healthy and fit through the holidays and the celebrations that go along with them.

Aug 1st, 2019
New Habits For The New Year

New Year’s resolutions often focus on personal improvement. This year, we are encouraging entire families to consider making a pledge to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Aug 1st, 2019
Top Reasons For Chiropractic

Chiropractic patients can proclaim the benefits of chiropractic adjustments better than most chiropractors themselves since patients are living proof.

Aug 1st, 2019
Not Just a “Back Dr!”

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States and can be a very painful condition. Chiropractic care can help get your joints in proper alignment improving biomechanics eliminating the stress that contributes to arthritic condit

Aug 1st, 2019
Healthy Kids

Most people do not realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults.

Aug 1st, 2019
Do You Have Muscle or Joint Pain?

Applied Kinesiology can be used in the treatment of many different conditions. The best results are often seen with muscle and joint pain, head and neck problems, shoulder pain, hip pain, back pain, knee pain, etc…

Aug 1st, 2019
Joint Pain – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Chris Serafini’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can either watch the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below.  Enjoy!

Aug 1st, 2019
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Joint Pain

Chiropractic care can help joint pain in many different ways. Obviously it depends on the severity of your condition, prior surgeries and any other factors that may be contributing to the problem.

Aug 1st, 2019
Chiropractic Can Help Migraine Sufferers!

According to literature and research, most headache sufferers have a problem with the head and neck region and as chiropractors what we try to do is assess and look for any kind of misalignments or pinched nerves in that area.

Aug 1st, 2019
Nutrition – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Chris Serafini’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can click to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below.  Enjoy!

Aug 1st, 2019
Individual Diet and Nutrition Plans

At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, we use Science Based Nutrition™ to develop an individual diet and nutrition plan for our patients. This starts with a consultation that will determine the testing that should be done.

Aug 1st, 2019
Dr. Brimhall’s Six Steps to Wellness

Dr. Brimhall’s 6 Steps To Wellness has really revolutionized my practice. The services and treatments that we can offer patients are so encompassing now that whatever walks through my door, I feel confident that I can handle.

Aug 1st, 2019
Avoid Golf Injuries | Golf Injuries in Scottsdale

The nature of a golf swing is very repetitive and injuries can start to occur the more you do the swing.  Chiropractors try to eliminate the injuries that are sustained from a repetitive motion.

Aug 1st, 2019
Gonstead: A Unique Technique

The Gonstead Technique involves a 5-step process that the doctor will take in order to analyze the patient and determine where the problem areas are, which bones need to be adjusted and how they need to be adjusted.

Aug 1st, 2019
Cold Laser Therapy Treats Inflammation

Cold laser therapy can treat pain, inflammation, swelling, bone fractures, disc herniations and more with increased healing times of up to 50 to 75%.

Aug 1st, 2019
Sports Injuries

Structure determines function so if the structure of the body isn’t proper then the body is not going to function optimally.

Aug 1st, 2019
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

Many professional athletic teams and athletes themselves have chiropractors on staff or work with very closely with chiropractors. For instance, NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, Olympics, most of those athletes are under some sort of chiropractic care

Aug 1st, 2019
Avoid Back Surgery

In many situations, back surgery can be avoided with chiropractic treatments.  We’ve been able to help patients recover fully or at least close.

Aug 1st, 2019
Avoid Back Surgery With Chiropractic Care

To help patients suffering from back pain and to avoid having back surgery, we start off with an exam, both orthopedic and neurological tests, an x-ray if necessary of the area of complaint and maybe additional views, a consultation and history.

Aug 1st, 2019
Be Proactive For Better Health

The number of people experiencing some sort of chronic pain every day of their lives is alarming. In fact, many Americans have resigned themselves to pain because they simply feel it’s a normal condition.

Aug 1st, 2019
Stretch Every Day And Avoid Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common complaint among so many people today. For many, it is ‘normal’ to have low back pain on a daily basis – chronic low back pain. Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks.

Aug 1st, 2019
Proper Spine and Pelvis Alignment

Proper spine and pelvis alignment can improve your range of motion, sports performance, and your body’s overall function. It can also prevent hip, knee and ankle problems.

Aug 1st, 2019
Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months.

Aug 1st, 2019
Benefits of Proper Spine & Pelvis Alignment

To explain the benefits people can receive by having a properly aligned spine and pelvis, I use a dental analogy. One goes to the dentist periodically to maintain their teeth and they also brush and floss for good oral health.

Aug 1st, 2019
Results with Gonstead Technique

The Gonstead Technique was developed by a Dr. Gonstead. He was a mechanical engineer before he ever got into chiropractic. He took all of his knowledge of mechanical engineering and he applied it to the spine.

Aug 1st, 2019
Ways To Avoid Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks and all the way down both legs and ends at your feet. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain or numbness.

Aug 1st, 2019
Lumbar Disc Disease

Learn what causes lumbar degenerative disc disease and how it should be treated.

Aug 1st, 2019
Chiropractic Adjustments Help Lumbar Disc Disease

Lumbar disc disease is a degenerative process. It is an abnormal wear and tear on the spinal segments. The chiropractic adjustment can help someone suffering from lumbar disc disease because it realigns the spine.

Aug 1st, 2019
Resolutions for Corporate Wellness

Corporate Wellness programs are designed to increase production and decrease healthcare costs by educating employees on diet, exercise and reducing stress levels.

Aug 1st, 2019
The 3 Main Benefits of Whole Body Vibration

When you’re standing on a vibrating platform, you’re really increasing the forces on your body, which is really what puts the work into your workout. By increasing gravity, it effectively increases the G-forces exerted on the body.

Aug 1st, 2019
Real Food, Exercise and Chiropractic

Eating real, chemical-free food that is also GMO-free, getting effective exercise and visiting the chiropractor are all ways to live a healthier life.

Aug 1st, 2019
Kick Start Healthy Eating and Exercising

Making the decision to exercise and eat better is the first step in becoming an all around healthier person. Once that decision is made, staying motivated, cleansing, and a proper education on nutrition and exercise will help the process.

Aug 1st, 2019
Back and Neck Pain

We focus on back & neck pain with successful treatments that find the root cause.

Aug 1st, 2019
Detoxification and Cleansing

Detoxification and cleansing are important ways to rid the body of toxins. Taking probiotics and different cleansing products along with eating designated foods will give you the best results.

Aug 1st, 2019
The Best Way to Start a Cleanse

The best way to start a cleanse is to first, educate yourself on cleansing and the types of cleanses there are. Some might be a good fit for you; some might not.

Aug 1st, 2019
Supplementation

Almost every person could benefit from taking a dietary supplement such as a probiotic, essential fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin D. Getting lab work done before and after taking supplements will confirm if they are working.

Aug 1st, 2019
The Top 5 Dietary Supplements

There are many different supplements out there but the top in my opinion would be a probiotic. A probiotic is going to be great, fantastic for you. It’s great for colon health, but many different applications in the body use that probiotic.

Aug 1st, 2019
Whole Body Vibration

Whole body vibration uses a vibrating platform to increase the forces on your body during which 98% of muscle fibers are engaged. This allows for a better workout in a shorter amount of time.

Aug 1st, 2019
Have You Ever Been to a Chiropractor?

You don’t have to have a bad back to visit a chiropractor. Chiropractors check your spine and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your body and your nervous system can function at its best without any interference.

Aug 1st, 2019
What to Expect as a New Chiropractic Patient

The first visit is designed to really get a grasp of what their problems are. We discuss their main complaints and their symptoms. We discuss the health issues that they are experiencing.

Aug 1st, 2019
Fender Bender? See Your Chiropractor!

Did you know that about half of all whiplash injuries occur at low speeds between 6-12 mph? The logic that if there is no damage to the car then there is probably no personal injury can be no further from the truth!

Aug 1st, 2019
Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries like tendinitis and tennis elbow cause pain and stiffness in the affected joints. Chiropractors can check for misalignments, restore range of motion, and teach proper form and posture to avoid further injury.

Aug 1st, 2019
The Importance of Good Posture

Maintaining good posture is extremely important for long term health and wellness. Learn and practice the correct way to stand up straight, sit correctly and hold electronic devices with proper posture.

Aug 1st, 2019
Posture Affects our Overall Health

Posture and health are very interrelated. According to the American Journal of Pain Management, posture affects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to hormonal production.

Aug 1st, 2019
Text Neck

Looking down at a mobile device for too long and too often causes neck pain and poor posture resulting in text neck. People of all ages are susceptible to this painful condition and need to learn proper techniques for viewing handheld devices.

Aug 1st, 2019
Chiropractic for Athletes

Chiropractors can help improve sports performance and help prevent sports injuries by removing misalignments in the spine.

Aug 1st, 2019
Chiropractic Care Improves Sports Performance

Athletes have been benefiting from chiropractic care for many years. Athletes of all types, from “weekend warriors” to world-class athletes, utilize chiropractic because it is a natural method to better health and performance.

Aug 1st, 2019
Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a condition where the discs in the spine lose flexibility and become thinner and dehydrated causing back pain, stiffness and soreness. Chiropractic care realigns the discs to restore blood supply and proper function.

Aug 1st, 2019
SUPER SIMPLE STRETCHES TO PREVENT BACK PAIN

Low back stretch: Bring both knees to your chest by first raising one knee and holding it with both hands, then raising the other to join it. Gently pull both knees toward your chest and breathe. Hold for 20 seconds.

Aug 1st, 2019
Sciatica – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Chris Serafini’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below.  Enjoy!

Aug 1st, 2019
Neuropathy

Neuropathy is caused by damage to the nerves and the results can be feelings of numbness, tingling and pain in the extremities such as the hands and feet. Improving your diet, exercising and taking nutritional supplements are ways to help neuropathy.

Aug 1st, 2019
Signs You Might Have Neuropathy

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function. There are sensory nerves, motor nerves and autonomic nerves.

Jul 31st, 2019
Scoliosis

There are many signs that someone might have scoliosis including their head not being centered, one shoulder or hip being higher than the other, or they have a curved spine.

Jul 31st, 2019
Identifying and Treating Scoliosis

Before you begin treating a patient with curvature of the spine, you really have to analyze the severity of the scoliosis. What are their symptoms? How much curvature angle do they have? Those are the kinds of issues you have to address first.

Jul 31st, 2019
Back Pain: Causes and Treatments

There are different types of pain that people experience in their back. A chiropractor will provide a thorough examination and take X-rays to discover the source of the pain and provide treatment to help achieve lasting pain relief.

Jul 31st, 2019
Importance of Flexibility as We Age

We can maintain our flexibility and range of motion as we age by exercising and stretching on a daily basis. Keeping our bodies active will prevent loss of function and reduce stiffness in our joints allowing us to live a longer, healthier life.

Jul 31st, 2019
Keep Moving to Stay Flexible

Want to maintain your flexibility as you age? Use common sense. You have to move. Get outside of the normal activities that you perform on a day to day basis.

Jul 31st, 2019
Workplace Ergonomics

Maintaining proper posture throughout our daily activities will keep us healthy and performing at our best. Workplace ergonomics is the study of how our work area is set up to fit our bodies so that we can generate the most productive work.

Jul 31st, 2019
Health Resolutions for 2019

When it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, it’s important to set realistic goals that are attainable and understand you may need to make some changes to your lifestyle.

Jul 31st, 2019
Auto Accident Injury Care

Being involved in an auto accident can result in injuries you don’t even know you have. A chiropractor will look for and treat any inflammation and muscle or soft tissue damage that could lead to bigger issues if left untreated.

Jul 31st, 2019
Health Tips for 2019

It’s the middle of January…how are those resolutions coming along? Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t succeeded in accomplishing all those goals. Rather than throwing in the towel, try following these simple tips to improve your everyday health.

Jul 26th, 2019
Pediatric Chiropractic

Parents can seek chiropractic care for their children from the time they are born. Chiropractors will very gently examine children of all ages to reduce any interference with the nervous system allowing for proper growth and development.

Jul 26th, 2019
Tips for Living a Pain-Free Life

There are simple things we can do to prepare our bodies for living a pain-free life such as exercising, eating healthy, nutritious food, and getting chiropractic adjustments to align the spine and improve body function.

Jul 26th, 2019