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VSC-Kierland wins Best Chiropractor Award Jul 6th, 2020

      PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Valley Spinal Care Kierland Wins 2020 Best Chiropractor Award The Best Chiropractor Awards judging panel of industry specialists honored Valley Spinal Care Kierland with the 2020 Best Chiropractor Award for their quality of care and patient satisfaction over the last year. Competition...

Is There A Perfect Posture? May 20th, 2020

Think about a balanced or dynamic posture, rather than perfect posture, and we're also discovering that our ability to change positions and move may be more critical than our static position while standing or sitting. Why it Matters: Your posture is made up of a dynamic pattern of responses, reflexes,...

Are You A Good Candidate For Spinal Decompression Therapy? Mar 23rd, 2020

Do you have spine issues that are resulting in chronic neck or back pain? If you’ve tried many other solutions and nothing is working, you might be a candidate for spinal decompression.   At Valley Spinal Care Kierland in Kierland Commons, located in the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Chris...

Spinal Adjustment: What You Should Know About the Gonstead Technique Feb 1st, 2020

It can be frustrating to try doctor after doctor for your back pain, and never seem to get long-term, lasting results. The spine is an extremely complex structure, and it takes a doctor with specific knowledge and skill to be able to accurately adjust all the vertebrae for optimal comfort...

What to Expect During a Cupping Therapy Session Jan 1st, 2020

An ancient form of alternative medicine that originated in China, cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of medical conditions. Though it may seem like one of the latest trends, cupping therapy is actually found in one of the world’s oldest medical textbooks, the...

3 Major Causes of Lower Back Pain and How to Best Treat Them Dec 1st, 2019

Chances are, you’re going to suffer from back pain at some point in your life. Up to 80% of Americans feel discomfort and disability due to issues in their back. These issues range from acute injuries, such as strains or sprains, to degenerative changes that occur with aging. Lower back...

Need to Relax or Reboot? Learn How BrainTap®️ Can Help Nov 1st, 2019

Are you trying to overcome a bad habit, engage in positive thinking, gain a healthy and vital life, keep your golf drive from hooking to the left? BrainTap®️ therapy could be for you. The treatment uses sound, music, and spoken words to train and relax your brain. It’s a treatment...

5 Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care Even if You're Not in Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Your joints are an essential important component of your body. Joints connect bones to bones. You have joints in your knees, elbows, hips, ankles, shoulders, and back. Ligaments connect the bones, and tendons connect the muscles to the bones. For your joints to function correctly, they must be in alignment,...

How Manual Chiropractic Therapy Provides Back and Neck Pain Relief Sep 1st, 2019

Pain medication can be incredibly rough on your body. And, even aside from the uncomfortable side effects, it can also present the issue of abuse. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, about 21-29% of patients who’ve been prescribed opioids for their chronic pain do end up abusing them. ...

The Amazing Healing Power of Cold Laser Therapy Aug 5th, 2019

When you suffer from a chronic pain condition — such as arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain or Headaches— the burden of knowing that your body isn’t working at its best can be almost as troubling as the pain itself. You’re tired of living with the pain, but you don’t...

Survival Tips For The Holiday Season Aug 1st, 2019

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. 1. Avoid skipping meals period, but especially on the day of events. If you think you are saving...

New Habits For The New Year Aug 1st, 2019

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. Parents have more potential than anybody else to influence their children’s behavior — including their eating habits — according to a study by the...

Top Reasons For Chiropractic Aug 1st, 2019

Chiropractic patients can proclaim the benefits of chiropractic adjustments better than most chiropractors themselves since patients are living proof. Usually, they will share their experience with all who will listen. We compiled the top 5 reasons why people choose chiropractic care. 1. Be More Healthy2. Relieve Pain3. Improve Physical Performance4....

Not Just a “Back Dr!” Aug 1st, 2019

When people hear the word “chiropractor,” they think “back doctor” but chiropractors can actually help with many conditionsother than back and neck pain. How is that? Misalignments and subluxations in the spine can irritate the nerve system and this can have many affects on the entire body. Chiropractors look at the body as...

Healthy Kids Aug 1st, 2019

Most people do not realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults. c – either because we fell (think about how many times a day a baby falls when they are learning to walk, sometimes 10-20 times per day), broke something, or...

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

Topic: Applied Kinesiology 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 transcripts below.  Enjoy! Podcast Interview: RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz...

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

Applied Kinesiology Can Help! 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… Applied Kinesiology is a holistic diagnostic tool that allows the...

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

Topic:  Joint Pain 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! Podcast Interview: RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz...

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

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. Most patients with back pain have some sort of a pinched nerve in their spines caused by the bones...

Headaches and Migraines – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini Aug 1st, 2019

Topic:  Headaches and Migraines 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 transcripts below.  Enjoy! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is...

Chiropractic Can Help Migraine Sufferers! Aug 1st, 2019

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. Once we address those issues realigning the spine, taking the...

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

Topic:  Frozen Shoulder 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 transcript below.  Enjoy! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you...

Allergies – Scottsdale Chiropractor Dr. Chris Serafini Aug 1st, 2019

Allergies Dr. Chris Serafini shares about allergies and how chiropractic care can treat them. Enjoy! Most people do not know that chiropractic care can help with allergies. Where is the connection? Dr. Chris Serafini: When we’re talking about allergies, it’s obviously an allergic reaction by the body as a result of...

We Treat Frozen Shoulder Syndrome! Aug 1st, 2019

At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, we do a combination of different treatments for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. A lot of times, we’ll start with adjusting the joint. That really gives a great correction most of the time. We also use cold light lasers – phenomenal instruments which help as well. We’ll...

Trigger Point Therapy – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini Aug 1st, 2019

Topic:  Trigger Point Therapy 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 transcripts below.  Enjoy! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming...

Do You Recommend Trigger Point Therapy vs Physical Therapy for Muscle Pain? Aug 1st, 2019

At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, we use trigger point and we have physical therapy in the office as well. The protocol depends on the problem. The nature of the issue really determines what therapy we are going to use. If it is a muscle pain that we feel needs to...

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

Topic: Nutrition 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! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you...

Individual Diet and Nutrition Plans Aug 1st, 2019

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. Using bloodwork and other diagnostic tools, an in-depth analysis of your body function will be performed....

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

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. I felt at times as a chiropractor, I was somewhat limited just by...

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

Topic: Corporate Wellness 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! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey...

Wellness Event For Your Organization Aug 1st, 2019

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals Dr. Chris Serafini of Valley Spinal Care Kierland is a member of The Foundation for Wellness Professionals™. FWP members are in great demand to speak at corporations, women’s associations, bookstores, health food stores and fitness centers, among many other locations. The most significant way to reduce...

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sciatica Pain Aug 1st, 2019

For diagnosing sciatica, we typically do a series of orthopedic and neurological tests during a patient’s exam. Also, we can take an x-ray of the patient if needed. Once we get all of that information, we try to figure out exactly why the patient is having the pain that they’re having...

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

Listen or Read Dr. Serafini’s Monthly Podcast Interview! Topic:  Whiplash Question 1: One of the most common injuries suffered during a car accident is whiplash. How do you describe what whiplash is and what causes it? RC: So first question. One of the most common injuries suffered during a car accident...

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Aug 1st, 2019

Whiplash can lead to long term problems and long term effects so it is important to address it right away. If you go for a long period of time without the bones being realigned in a whiplash injury, it can lead to long-term problems – headaches, neck pain, decreased range...

Chiropractic For Allergy Relief | Allergy Relief in Scottsdale Aug 1st, 2019

Allergy symptoms are an allergic reaction by the body. It is an exaggerated response by the immune system. Since chiropractic care helps with regulating that immune response by working with the nervous system, it is always good to receive chiropractic care beforehand. Very similar to allergies would be like going...

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

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. Most people assume and can associate injuries that happen as a result of a repetitive motion...

Gonstead: A Unique Technique Aug 1st, 2019

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. One of the most unique aspects of the Gonstead Technique is that...

Cold Laser Therapy Treats Inflammation Aug 1st, 2019

Cold laser therapy can treat pain, inflammation, swelling, bone fractures, disc herniations and more with increased healing times of up to 50 to 75%. For someone unfamiliar with Cold Laser Therapy, how do you describe the actual equipment used? Dr. Chris Serafini: Lasers in general are quite different as far as...

Benefits Of Cold Laser Therapy Aug 1st, 2019

Arthritis and joint pain can be painful and very difficult for people. Cold laser therapy works on a cellular level and gets deep down inside the body where those particular issues are and it interacts with the cellular membrane which will increase ATP production which is the power of the...

Sports Injuries Aug 1st, 2019

Structure determines function so if the structure of the body isn’t proper then the body is not going to function optimally. What are some common sports injuries that you have helped to heal as a chiropractor? Dr. Chris Serafini: They vary tremendously which is great but we’ve helped a lot of...

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

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. The reason for that is we’re trying to get the body to...

Avoid Back Surgery Aug 1st, 2019

In many situations, back surgery can be avoided with chiropractic treatments.  We’ve been able to help patients recover fully or at least close. When people say they have a bad back, what are some conditions they might be experiencing? Dr. Chris Serafini: Obviously, some sort of back pain whether that’s in...

Avoid Back Surgery With Chiropractic Care Aug 1st, 2019

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. We really want to figure out exactly what the...

Be Proactive For Better Health Aug 1st, 2019

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. According to a recent survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), close to one in two Americans...

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

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. A National Institute of Health Statistics survey...

Proper Spine and Pelvis Alignment Aug 1st, 2019

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. What are some indicators that your spine and pelvis are not in proper alignment? Dr. Chris Serafini: Most of the time it’s really a pain...

Healthy Living Habits Aug 1st, 2019

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. We...

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

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. Well in the same way, going to the chiropractor and...

Results with Gonstead Technique Aug 1st, 2019

Can you please explain what the Gonstead Technique is and how it is unique to chiropractic care? Dr. Chris Serafini: 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...

Ways To Avoid Sciatica Aug 1st, 2019

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. There may even be...

Lumbar Disc Disease Aug 1st, 2019

Learn what causes lumbar degenerative disc disease and how it should be treated. What are the signs and symptoms that someone is suffering from lumbar disc disease? Dr. Chris Serafini: Well believe it or not, a lot of times they are asymptomatic. The patient won’t have any symptoms at all. This...

Chiropractic Adjustments Help Lumbar Disc Disease Aug 1st, 2019

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. To put it simply, it is adding stability to the segment that is restoring normal motion again....

Resolutions for Corporate Wellness Aug 1st, 2019

Corporate Wellness programs are designed to increase production and decrease healthcare costs by educating employees on diet, exercise and reducing stress levels. What is the general concept behind your corporate wellness program? Dr. Chris Serafini: I’d say the general concept is really to go in and educate the employees on health...

The Top 3 Resolutions for the Corporate Workplace Aug 1st, 2019

In a corporate wellness session, we see employers and employees looking to make personal improvements for quality of life at home and at the workplace. In my experience, the top three resolutions that people in a corporate workplace want to address are: Increasing weight loss Increasing energy Implementing a workout...

Applied Kinesiology and Your Health Aug 1st, 2019

Applied Kinesiology is a non-invasive way of evaluating structural, chemical and mental aspects of health. Treatment involves specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. It’s really all encompassing. What is the...

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

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. A high quality vibration platform really can generate forces from 2-6 Gs depending...

Choose an Applied Kinesiology Doctor Aug 1st, 2019

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific...

Real Food, Exercise and Chiropractic Aug 1st, 2019

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. What do you consider to be real food versus not real food? Dr. Chris Serafini: This is an interesting question when you ask this. I think if you had...

Kick Start Healthy Eating and Exercising Aug 1st, 2019

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. To stay motivated, it helps to have an event to look...

Back and Neck Pain Aug 1st, 2019

We focus on back & neck pain with successful treatments that find the root cause. Consistent back pain and neck pain should not be a way of life. Start living with intention and leave the aches and pain behind! If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Chris Serafini, visit www.thescottsdalechiropractor.com or...

Detoxification and Cleansing Aug 1st, 2019

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. What is the main purpose for detoxification and cleansing? Dr. Chris Serafini: Really the main purpose is to get rid of all...

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

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. I would also recommend supervision. Make sure that someone is guiding you through this process that has experience...

Supplementation Aug 1st, 2019

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. What are the main types of dietary supplements? Dr. Chris Serafini: Your main categories would...

The Top 5 Dietary Supplements Aug 1st, 2019

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. Over 80% of your immune system originates in...

Whole Body Vibration Aug 1st, 2019

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. How do you describe what whole body vibration is? Dr. Chris Serafini: Whole body vibration is when...

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

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. What types of questions are discussed during the first visit and consultation...

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

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. We want to do a broad detailed history of the patient’s problems. We want to know the duration,...

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

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! A small fender bender with no real damage to...

What Benefits Can You Expect from Chiropractic Care? Aug 1st, 2019

Chiropractic care includes making adjustments to the spine to align it properly so that the nervous system can function at its best. The benefits of chiropractic care include greater range of motion and flexibility, reduced pain and inflammation, and greater overall body function. Can chiropractic care help relieve different types...

Top 5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care Aug 1st, 2019

Chiropractic care includes making adjustments to the spine to align it properly so that the nervous system can function at its best. The top 5 benefits of chiropractic care are: Decreased Pain Increased Range of Motion Increased Flexibility Increased Muscle Strength Increased Body Function

Repetitive Motion Injuries Aug 1st, 2019

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. What are some common names for certain repetitive motion injuries? Dr. Chris Serafini: I’d say the...

3 Ways to Avoid Repetitive Motion Injuries Aug 1st, 2019

Modify or Avoid the Activity Modify the activity so that you are not doing it for as long or as often as you were in the past. Break up the activity with periods of rest and stretching. Avoiding the activity altogether is obviously helpful. Get Chiropractic Adjustments Get checked by...

The Importance of Good Posture Aug 1st, 2019

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. What effects does poor posture have on our body? Dr. Chris Serafini: This is a great question. It has numerous...

Posture Affects our Overall Health Aug 1st, 2019

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. Also, abnormal posture is evident in patients with chronic and stress related illnesses. Homeostasis and nervous system functions are ultimately connected with posture. As...

Text Neck Aug 1st, 2019

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. What is text neck? Dr. Chris Serafini: Text neck...

Text Neck Affects Body Function Aug 1st, 2019

Text neck affects the entire body because it is directly related to our posture and imbalances in our posture. There is definitely a link between posture and health and I’m going to list some different statistics from the American Journal of Pain Management. They found through their research that posture...

My Journey to Chiropractic and Our Practice Philosophy Aug 1st, 2019

Dr. Chris Serafini describes his journey to becoming a chiropractor which started with his athletic career and desire to work with the body. Dr. Serafini’s chiropractic practice takes a holistic approach to individualized patient care and specializes in the Brimhall and Gonstead methods of chiropractic. What were some of the...

Our Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness Aug 1st, 2019

The philosophy at Valley Spinal Care really centers around a holistic approach to the patient. There are three main categories or stressors that people suffer from. It is going to be one of these three types of stressors:  physical, chemical, or emotional stress. What we try to do is identify...

Chiropractic for Athletes Aug 1st, 2019

Chiropractors can help improve sports performance and help prevent sports injuries by removing misalignments in the spine. A healthy spine provides the foundation for proper body function including good posture and coordination which are essential for athletes. Starting with the basics, for an athlete who has never been to a...

Chiropractic Care Improves Sports Performance Aug 1st, 2019

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. Athletes are under a tremendous amount of stress to perform and excel in sports, and chiropractic helps...

Degenerative Disc Disease Aug 1st, 2019

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. What is degenerative disc disease? Dr. Chris Serafini: Degenerative disc disease really involves the...

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

If you’ve ever groaned, “OH, MY ACHING BACK!” you are not alone. Back pain can range from a dull constant ache to a sudden sharp pain. The American Chiropractic Association reports that 31 MILLION Americans experience low back pain at any given time and back pain is the single leading cause of disability in Americans under...

Dr. Brimhall’s 6 Steps to Wellness – Podcast Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini Aug 1st, 2019

Topic:  Dr. Brimhall’s 6 Steps to Wellness Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Chris Serafini’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can either click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcripts below.  Enjoy! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello...

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

Topic:  Sciatica 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! Podcast Interview:                                                           RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming...

Golf Injuries – Interview with Dr. Chris Serafini Aug 1st, 2019

The golf swing can be greatly corrected and enhanced with chiropractic modalities for flexibility, mobility and strengthening. Repetitive nature type injuries are very common with golfers. We look for bio-mechanical problems and we try to counter balance that and realign the patient so that they can reduce the effects of...

Neuropathy Aug 1st, 2019

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. What is neuropathy and are there different types? Dr....

Treating Degenerative Disc Disease Without Surgery Jul 31st, 2019

Degenerative disc disease is really related to a biomechanical issue with the spine, a biomechanical misalignment. Chiropractic adjustments are exactly that. They are a biomechanical readjustment or a realignment of the spine that is going to create a process known as imbibition of the disc, which is going to hydrate...

Signs You Might Have Neuropathy Jul 31st, 2019

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function. There are sensory nerves, motor nerves and autonomic nerves. Here is a list of the signs and symptoms associated with those nerves that might be neuropathy: A gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your hands or your feet...

Scoliosis Jul 31st, 2019

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. While people can function normally with a mild case of scoliosis, a chiropractor should examine the spine and determine if...

Identifying and Treating Scoliosis Jul 31st, 2019

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. Once you identify the severity of the...

Golf Fitness – Improve Performance and Avoid Injury Jul 31st, 2019

Chiropractors can help golfers improve their game and avoid injury with chiropractic adjustments, exercises and cold light laser therapy. You served as the official chiropractor for the Gateway Pro Golf Tour. What were some of the common problems the golfers had and what were some of the ways you were...

3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Golf Game Jul 31st, 2019

Golf is such a repetitive motion sport and there are effects from performing the same motion or activity over and over thousands of times. Chiropractic care can help golfers in these 3 main ways: Decrease the Effects of the Repetitive Motion: Chiropractic treatments can minimize the trauma and the damage caused...

Back Pain: Causes and Treatments Jul 31st, 2019

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. Many people suffer from low back pain. Is it the most common...

3 Most Common Forms of Back Pain and the Best Treatments Jul 31st, 2019

The three most common manifestations of back pain that I see are: Low Back Pain or Sciatica Neck Pain Headaches Treatments for those ailments would be quality chiropractic care. A lot of these issues arise from bones that misalign and put pressure on discs and nerves. An adjustment is a chiropractic procedure...

Importance of Flexibility as We Age Jul 31st, 2019

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. As we age we are not as flexible...

Keep Moving to Stay Flexible Jul 31st, 2019

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. Sitting on the couch is not going to increase your flexibility. Getting up to go to the sink and get...

Workplace Ergonomics Jul 31st, 2019

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. Could you start by describing what the term...

5 Things You Can Do to Stay Safe and Healthy at Work Jul 31st, 2019

Understand office ergonomics. Try and use common sense to situate your workstation so it is most beneficial to you as the worker in front of it. Understand ergonomic injuries. What are the most common musculoskeletal problems that you can get from improper ergonomics? Identify your ergonomic challenges. Observe the office...

Weight-Bearing Exercises for Strong Bones Jul 31st, 2019

Incorporating weight-bearing exercises such as squats and burpees into your daily routine will help build and maintain strong and healthy bones. How do you define what a weight-bearing exercise is and how does it make bones stronger? Dr. Chris Serafini: Weight-bearing exercise would obviously be what it is, any exercise with...

Health Resolutions for 2019 Jul 31st, 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. It’s important to focus on diet and exercise but also pay attention to your mental health and sleep...

Auto Accident Injury Care Jul 31st, 2019

  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. In most cases, auto insurance pays for the treatments...

The Top 3 Auto Accident Injuries Jul 31st, 2019

The three most common injuries sustained in an auto accident would be: Neck pain Low back pain Headaches The treatment for these injuries in our office would be chiropractic adjustments. Most of the time, with most chiropractors, unless there is something really niche-y that they are doing, you are going...

Tips for Building Stronger Bones with Exercise Jul 31st, 2019

Wolff’s Law states wherever you put more pressure on bones, the body will build more bone there. This law explains why any weight-bearing exercise is going to help build stronger bones, as long as there is some weight involved other than your own body weight. Here are some good examples...

Health Tips for 2019 Jul 26th, 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. Stay Hydrated.  Drinking water is essential to staying healthy. Every cell, tissue...

The Top 3 Health Resolutions for 2019 Jul 26th, 2019

The top 3 health resolutions that people should strive for in 2019: Lose Weight:  I think that weight loss is number one. Most of us probably have a few extra pounds that we could lose. Detox and Cleanse:  Number two is trying to implement some better dietary habits, maybe a...

The Science of a Chiropractic Adjustment Jul 26th, 2019

A chiropractic adjustment works to relieve pressure off nerves caused by misaligned bones, not just in the spine but all over the body. Let’s start off by describing what an actual chiropractic adjustment is, and what it feels like for someone who has never experienced one. Dr. Chris Serafini: Basically,...

Chiropractic Adjustments: Why They Work Jul 26th, 2019

The great philosopher Hippocrates, the father of all medicine, was well known for saying, “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” The reason why he said this is because the spine houses the master control system, the nervous system. That system controls every other system in the...

Pediatric Chiropractic Jul 26th, 2019

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. What age is safe to start chiropractic care for children? Dr. Chris Serafini:...

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

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. How can chiropractic care help people get their bodies in the best shape to avoid...

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

Some of these tips might seem obvious, but everybody really should be implementing all of them. Diet: Start with eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. If you want to live a pain-free lifestyle, you have to put good stuff in to get good stuff out. I think diet and nutrition are...

BrainTap Therapy Jul 26th, 2019

BrainTap Therapy uses a headset with stimulating lights and a voice-guided meditation to get the patient into an impressionable subconscious mindset. BrainTap Therapy offers many different sessions designed to help people with sleep issues, stress-reduction, weight loss and more. What is BrainTap therapy and how does the technology work to...

How BrainTap Therapy Can Help You Jul 26th, 2019

By using BrainTap Therapy. we are easily able to make impressions into the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is really what is driving the majority of your day. Most people think it is your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is only doing about 3% to 5%. Your subconscious mind is...

Qualified Nutritional Counselors Stay on Top of the Latest Research and Trends Jul 26th, 2019

I think this is a great, great topic, and I really like it, because it is stated well with “staying on top of the latest health research and trends.” This area is constantly evolving. It is constantly changing. There are things that are happening so fast and so quick in...

Top 3 Reasons Parents Should Seek Chiropractic Care for Their Children Jul 26th, 2019

There are a lot of traumatic processes that happen with infants and small children. Here are the three main reasons parents should seek chiropractic care for their children:   The Birthing Process Can Be Traumatic to Infants: One important reason that parents should consider chiropractic for thier infants is the...

Current Nutrition Trends Jul 26th, 2019

Could you list some of the current popular diets people are trying today, and which diets do you think are sustainable and healthy? Dr. Chris Serafini: The really popular ones these days are the Paleo diet and the Keto diet. Really low carb. Anything you’re going to do, if you...