Saturday, April 23, 2016

Small changes in your morning routine can transform your day and you life!

The quoted article is categorized under productivity and addresses practical issues like time management and scientific health benefits of the recommended changes.  More importantly it offers concrete simple steps that are easy to incorporate and beyond their long lasting health benefits I believe they can actually make you a better person. 

Beyond the basics of proper nutrition and making time to exercise it highlights in an inspirational way the often neglected virtues of meditation, and not neglecting your "passion".  

Everything we do is meaningless routine unless there is a purpose or joy in it.  As I write this I am reminded of finding my purpose, joy and passion in life through meditation many years ago.  Sadly the routine has gotten the better of me lately.  This post motivated me to start again and I hope it may do the same for some of you.  Let's make some positive change together! 

Your in Health

Dr. Nick

Thursday, April 21, 2016

How to transition to a standing desk!
I often joke with patients that the chair and the computer are great for business...because they are horrible to our bodies.  I have been a proponent of getting variable height working surfaces for years to counteract this.  Even if you get up frequently from your desk you are still sitting for too long.  Just standing at your work for 20 minutes / hour can reduce your sitting by a  third of the day - that's significant!  These tips should help you make the transition easier.  Combined with proper stretching and regular chiropractic adjustments they should keep your spine healthy and pain free!  For more information please visit: 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Effective treatment for knee pain without surgery!

With warmer weather finally arising more of us hit the pavement as a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. No gym membership needed! The freedom and convenience of walking or running do not come without any downside. Whether you are a weekend warrior, new to running, or switching exercises for the season, you may soon start being limited by knee pain.

Many factors can contribute from foot strike, footwear, running surface, muscle imbalances, hip mechanics or poor conditioning. You may try a typical approach – medicate the pain! However keep in mind medication usually only masks the symptoms of the problem and the underlying mechanical imbalance and the problem can become worse.  In contrast, several studies have shown Chiropractic care to be more beneficial than medication especially in the long run. The following study: (

Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo.) did a 12 week follow up and found : “ spinal manipulation was significantly better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo.”

Another study dealing with Arthritic Knee pain found that those treated with Chiropractic had increased function (were able to do more) and had less clicking and grinding.

In my own practice of over 20 years I have had several patients that elected to have surgery before following my recommendations. The knee pain continued even after Surgery! Luckily, after proper chiropractic treatment the condition resolved. Don’t expose your health needlessly to the harmful side effects of medication or any drawn out invasive surgical procedures. My approach is very comprehensive, effective, and in many cases we help patients make small lifestyle changes, that create a big difference in their symptoms.

Whether you have knee pain or not, you would benefit from an evaluation / adjustment to get you up and “running” with your outdoor exercise plans. By all means do not go “under the knife” until all the functional issues surrounding the knee have been resolved first!
Enjoy Spring everyone!