Tension headaches are a result of excessive compression on the nerves in the back of the head and neck, typically from the tight muscle group known as the suboccipitals. Remember that it is never normal to have headaches. It may be common in some individuals, but there are tools to help decrease the severity and frequency of headache symptoms.
Gradual onset of knee pain, swelling, and stiffness are typical symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Hundreds of clinical trials have proven laser therapy is effective at decreasing pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, we offer the strongest, most powerful laser therapy on the market - Class IV Laser Therapy.
Plantar Fasciitis is when the connective tissue of the foot called ‘fascia’ becomes inflamed at its attachment point on the heel or calcaneus. Some may correlate any type of plantar foot pain/heel pain with having plantar fasciitis or “PF”. So first off- getting a proper diagnosis is key.
We sat down with one of our triathletes, seasoned professional Kevin Collington, to learn how he keeps his race travels as seamless as possible. Kevin has raced in many different countries across five continents, (only missing Africa and Antarctica) including most recently an overall victory at Ironman Taiwan and 70.3 Cartagena.
In Colorado, residents are covered automatically through their car insurance premiums with Med Pay- unless they specifically choose to opt out. Most individuals are unaware that this option even exists, and that they are most likely already paying monthly for it.
The difference in a new and a professional runner is the ability to efficiently perform the action of running. There are many schools of thought who claim they have the best form of running: CHI, barefoot, etc. How do I know what is the best and where do I start? We sat down with Sandi Nypaver of Sage Running to talk about the basics of proper form.
Compensations may develop as the result of improper training form, overtraining, or your workplace ergonomics and daily posture. Rest simply decreases inflammation, but pain returns with activity because you have not addressed the cause.
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It is estimated that 80% of Americans will experience an onset of back pain at some point in their lives. So, let’s break it down and discuss the 4 most common types of mechanical low back pain.
We frequently read about the latest training recommendations that claim to shape you into a better athlete. But what really is the optimal recovery routine? To answer that question we sat down with top American professional triathlete Justin Metzler.
Low back pain accounts for some of the greatest incidence levels of used sick days in the corporate world. Those especially bound to their desk during the work week often fall victim to these debilitating aches and pains. Even the most active of individuals may be susceptible to injury and back pain, especially if they find themselves relying solely on crunches to ‘strengthen their core’.
January 1st, a New Year begins and most set new goals and plan on starting the year off right. For most, one of the biggest goals is to be more active or improve on last year’s performances.
These lofty goals seem to fizzle out after a few short months. Life gets in the way – work gets busy, the kids start spring activities, etc. New years resolutions often become short-lived due to INJURY.
"I have no arch" and "my knees dive in" are phrases that I hear on a regular basis from patient's describing their concerns. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, we constantly strive to better our patient's with functional restorative movements to correct dysfunctional patterns. However, between the office visits and home exercises, let's fake it 'till we make it.
Let’s talk about how well you’re moving in your mid-back. Thoracic mobility is often limited in most patients we see in our office for one simple reason – we sit too much. Let's identify if you have a problem using the SFMA movement analysis and show you how to fix it.
With school returning we have had a few parents ask about correct positioning of their child’s backpack. What is the proper position? How heavy is too heavy? This issue applies to far more than just kids. High school and university students hauling books to class, adults hauling their laptop to and from work – all need optimal carrying position.
How much do you sit on a daily basis? Sitting is a posture that becomes ingrained in the majority of us at an early age in school. If you watch an toddler bend to pick something up, a smooth squat is cleanly executed. If you ask a 45 year old to pick up the same object you see a very different result.
Throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy, mom's body changes to create a more favorable process for baby to thrive and ultimately join us. In the process of hormonal shifts and weight gain, low back and hip pain can arise. Tricky enough, medicine can be harmful to the growing baby - WHAT DO I DO?! Have no fear, a chiropractor is here!
In today's society we are tied to technology. In the office we're on the computer for hours on end. Out of the office we seem to have a gravitational pull to our phones, constantly checking for email updates, Facebook notifications, and where we are going to catch our next Pokemon (apparently). All of this technology is leading to, "Text Neck". Text neck is a recent diagnosis that has come about from this overuse and arguable addiction to our electronic devices.
If we only address the joints without examining the movement, structure and integrity of the muscle tissues are we missing part of the puzzle? I think so. What is the most cost effective way of restoring your body’s movement systems from head to toe? We believe it involves seeking the expertise of a sports chiropractor who takes the time to address both the muscles and the joints.
The average American is often deficient in magnesium and even more so if they are an active individual. Magnesium is important in bone health, creating energy (ATP), and is a HUGE player in both muscle contraction and relaxation.
All toes are created equally, right? Wrong. Your big toes may play a much larger role in your body’s overall movement than you may have initially guessed. Impressively, it can alter the movement of your entire body (head to toes).
Typically the first thing we look for after crossing the finish line or ending our workouts are the fluids. All too often we turn to the nearest Gatorade table to “replenish our electrolytes” in order to rehydrate.
Whether you're a master of sitting in your corporate chair, weekend warrior, or fitness extraordinaire, Original Strength can benefit you by re-teaching you how to breath, feel, and move just like a kid again.
Out of all of the common repetitive injuries out there, IT band pain pretty high on the list. Your iliotibial band (better known as your IT band) is like your youngest sibling growing up, innocent and easy to blame for everything.