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PART 3: At-Home Ergonomics – Workstation Setups

We finished our last email discussing monitor height as displayed in the image above from OSHA. As discussed in our last email this is perhaps the single most important change a person can make to help them improve their ergonomics at home. There are however, many other tings that can be modified to help the “work from

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month; Shedding light on the Facts

Scoliosis is something that most people have heard of but are unaware of what it means and how it impacts someone’s health. The truth is, most people know that ‘they got checked for it in elementary school’ but that is about it. By definition, Scoliosis is a lateral curvature in the spine greater than ten

Governor Little Lifts Stay-at-Home Order

On Friday Idaho Governor Brad Little lifted the stay-at-home order. But he also declared a new order be put in place… a “Stay Healthy Order“. Yes, this includes social distancing when possible and increased sanitation, as has been practiced when visiting essential businesses the past 5 weeks (nothing new). The Stay Healthy Order also recommends

Part 1: Why Working from Home is Causing So Many People So Much Pain

Yes, it has to do with ergonomics. But there is more to it than just how you are sitting on a computer at home. We are writing a series of articles to inform our patients, current, and past, about advice to help with working from home. We are seeing patients in the clinic every day

What is telehealth?

What is telehealth? Telehealth is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as, “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care…”. Basically, health care providers can offer patients services such as consultations, exams, reviewing imaging such as X-rays, formulate a likely diagnosis and even

The Seinfeld Strategy
Get Healthy Using “The Seinfeld Strategy”

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all time and what is most impressive about him is his ability to maintain his level of success for such a long period of time. At his peak in 1998 Seinfeld earned $267 million dollars, not too shabby. What I find even more impressive is

The Most Commonly Missed Injury in Car Crashes

The Most Commonly Missed Injury in Car Crashes There are approximately 6 Million car crashes yearly in the U.S. Over 3,000,000 people are injured in these crashes. Half of these injured people will have PERMANENT pain or disability. The emergency room is the portal of care for many of these injuries. For severe, life-threatening injuries

Scoliosis in Adults

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis often starts during adolescence. This is why school “screenings” are performed in most states.  What many people don’t know is that scoliosis can also start in adulthood. This means that adults can have “adolescent-onset” scoliosis that they grew up with, or “adult-onset” scoliosis.   Adults with “Adolescent-Onset” Scoliosis  While the adolescent with scoliosis is growing the bones grow deform and become asymmetrical in

Improving Your Family’s Health, Starting in Your Own Home

Let’s start off this article with a little bit of truth, shall we? Do you live in the United States? More than likely the answer is yes, as you may be a current or prospective patient with us at Modern Chiropractic Center. Here at MC2, we speak the truth, especially when it comes to the

Managing stress- naturally and instantly

Stress is difficult to define. In reality, there is bad stress (distress) and good stress (eustress). Stressful events (stressors) lead to different responses in different people (see figure below). Take a roller coaster for example. There are those of us who sit in the back gripping tightly out of pure fear. Then there are those

Predicting Recovery in Whiplash Injuries

Have you ever wondered why one person recovers from a car crash without any long term pain, whereas another in the same of similar crash ends up suffering with permanent pain? There are factors that researchers have discovered that have an impact on chances of recovery after an injury. These are called Prognostic Factors. The

What is “Whiplash”?

Whiplash is a non-medical term used by people to describe a variety of injuries to the neck that are caused by or related to a sudden force to the neck and/or head, such as commonly occurs in a rear-end car crash. So, “whiplash” isn’t an injury… it is more like a mechanism by which the spine and associated structures are injured. Various

Cultivate Your Health: Tips for Good Posture when Gardening

Spring is around the corner and everyone in the Treasure Valley can feel it coming! Springtime means cleaning up the mess of winter, including yard work, spring cleaning, and gardening. Many people in Idaho choose to grow their own garden, as Idaho has some amazing soil to grow a multitude of foods. But one of

Why is “Good Posture” Important?

Having “good posture” is very important for keeping the body pain-free and healthy. When posture worsens over time, pain and other problems become more common. Abnormal posture leads to increased muscle effort needed by your body to just hold you up. This leads to muscle tension and tightness. In addition certain postural habits (like slouching

7 tips can help you avoid low back injuries during the icy and snowy winter season

In addition to slips and falls on the ice, shoveling the driveway is a common cause of back injuries during the winter months. As is the case with most low back injuries, prevention is the most the most important thing to know.   Here are 7 tips can help you avoid low back injuries during the

Chiropractic Nampa
Helping Patients at our New Nampa Location

We are very excited to be opening our newest clinic location in Nampa, serving all of Canyon County. In today’s society of sickness and overmedication, people are looking for ways to improve their overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. Many Nampa residents are opening their eyes to the rates of failing back

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

Practicing “chiropractic” means many things to many chiropractors. Some chiropractors do rehabilitation techniques for sports injuries, while others use clinical nutrition methods and lifestyle advice. Others only adjust the spine, leaving the ancillary procedures for other providers to perform. However, the practice of chiropractic invariably has one common thread amongst nearly every doctor in the

Concussion and Chiropractic

Concussion is a term that many people know of and have possibly experienced at some point in their life. What a lot of people don’t realize is that concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury with many health effects, both instantly and into the future. Concussions can occur from either direct or indirect blows

Why is Maintenance Care So Important?

Maintenance Care is a term used in health care referring to appropriate care directed toward maintaining optimal body function. In chiropractic this would include following a recommended schedule of regular chiropractic adjustments regardless of whether you are free of symptoms. Many chiropractors will schedule a frequency one to several visits a month every month. Maintenance

Text Neck-A New Health Disaster

We live in a connected world through our technology, but unfortunately there’s a significant negative impact technology can have on our health. With the rise in use of cell phones, there has been a corresponding rise in neck pain and related symptoms (headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness and tingling in the hands). This new

Chiropractic First… For Teens!

Participation in sports or exercise is an important step in maintaining your health. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces stress, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, injuries during participation in sports are all too common, especially in children and teens. Often, these injuries occur in someone who is just taking up sports as

Can Chiropractic Help Headaches?

There are many different types of headaches including migraines, cluster, post-traumatic, tension, etc. The most common type of headaches people get is tension headaches, which are a type of primary headache.  There is often an underlying cause of various types of headaches.   Tension headaches can affect people of various ages. Although it is common to

Should You Use a Chiropractor for Whiplash

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 more than six million motor vehicle collisions occurred. And of those six million accidents, more than two million of the people involved were seriously injured or disabled as the result of it. Whiplash is a type of injury that is due to the neck being

Is Your Spine Sitting on a Strong and Level Foundation?

So for centuries, man has known about the importance of a level and strong foundation to build homes, buildings and bridges on. It’s common sense that a strong and sturdy foundation can support enormous amounts of weight and be able to withstand nearly all types of weather. Many people go to school for years just

Be Sun Savvy… What You Don’t Know About Sunscreen

You’ve wished for it all winter long and it is finally here; spring! The sun starts warming the Treasure Valley and soon enough it will be summer time in Idaho! With the tank tops and shorts also comes your mother’s voice in your head saying, “don’t forget your sunscreen!” Ever since we were little, our

4 Reasons to Take a Break from ScreenTime

  Let’s face it: many of us spend a lot of time in front of our computer screens – in some cases, probably too much time. It can be difficult to break away from the computer screen but there are a number of compelling reasons to carve out some screen-free time in your life every

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

When a woman experiences pain and discomfort during pregnancy, chiropractic care can prove to be invaluable. Chiropractors are holistic physicians who diagnosis and treat misalignments of the body joints. As a woman’s body transforms to provide room for a growing baby, she can experience discomforts. A common complaint of pregnancy is low back and hip

Chiropractic Care and Arthritis

Are you looking for a more natural and holistic way to take the edge off of painful joints? The doctors at Modern Chiropractic Center in Boise can help. Chiropractic focuses on helping stiff and painful joints to move better thus reducing inflammation and stiffness from the joints and helping the nervous system to function better.

Sugar and Our Health

Sugar has become such a major part of our everyday lives that it is now almost impossible to avoid it. Unfortunately, sugar plays a very negative impact on our health. There are many different forms of sugars, including cane/white sugar, fructose, sucrose, etc. Sugar has been around since we started processing our foods. In fact,