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What are muscle imbalances?

Written By Wellness Heights on August 28, 2021

Muscle imbalances develop when one muscle group is stronger than the muscle group opposing it, for example, when your quad is stronger then your hamstring.  When a strength imbalance exists, the stronger muscle tightens up and the opposing muscle lengthens... Read More


Chronic Pain

Written By Wellness Heights on July 28, 2021

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care.  Pain lasting 3 months or more has been linked to activity limitations, dependence on opioids, anxiety and depression, and reduced quality of life.  There are several ways chronic... Read More


Chiropractic Myths

Written By Wellness Heights on July 7, 2021

Some people see chiropractic care as a last resort for their pain because they have heard negative things about the profession.  Here is a glimpse at some of the top myths we have heard over the years. Myth: Having an adjustment... Read More


Prolonged Sitting and Pain

Written By Wellness Heights on June 23, 2021

My kids recently played baseball out in Gulf Shores.  We drove out there and as the hours passed I slowly felt pain increasing throughout my low back and neck and shoulder.  I couldn't wait to stop and stand up!  It... Read More


Stress and Tension

Written By Wellness Heights on May 17, 2021

We deal with physical, emotional, and environmental stress on a daily basis.  That prolonged stress can result in muscle tension through decreased activity, poor posture, and decreased blood flow.  Stress can affect almost every part of the body such as... Read More


Entrapment

Written By Wellness Heights on April 26, 2021

Nerve entrapment occurs when some tissue like muscle presses upon the nerve fiber and can produce pain, numbness or loss of motor control.  The most common cause of nerve entrapment involves repetitive motions that can produce swelling around a nerve. Carpal... Read More


Why Is Nutrient Status Important?

Written By Wellness Heights on March 28, 2021

Deficiencies in single nutrients can alter the body's immune response. Each nutrient in the body has a role whether it is an antioxidant for protection or a protein for growth and repair.  Epidemiological studies show that poorly nourished individuals are... Read More


Vagus Nerve

Written By Wellness Heights on January 15, 2021

The Vagus nerve is cranial nerve number 10.  It is the nerve associated with the enteric nervous system or ENS which is sometimes referred to as a “second brain,” and contains between 300 to 600 million neurons.  This nerve is... Read More


Dry January

Written By Wellness Heights on January 4, 2021

Dry January is abstaining from alcohol for the month of January.  Whether you have been drinking more since the pandemic began, or are over indulging due to the holidays, taking a break from consuming booze is a good thing.   Some... Read More


Vitamin D

Written By Wellness Heights on December 3, 2020

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin found in some foods and is also produced from within the body when ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight strikes the skin.  It works together with calcium, magnesium, and phosphate to carry out different... Read More


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