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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

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

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

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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,

Chiropractic Care and Children

From the moment of conception, our bodies are growing and forming innately with only the help of mothers’ womb for protection and nutrition. As nine months go by, we are released into the world and we rely on immunity and protection from our mothers. But as we grow older, we start to build our own

Text Neck: A Modern Epidemic of Epic Proportions

Computer ergonomics has long been known to cause faulty posture, and as a result, symptoms such as neck pain, upper back pain and headaches. In more recent years, the “computer” has been replaced in daily life with smaller mobile devices. The technology eventually collided with mobile phones. The use of these small mobile devices pose

The Need for Vitamin D

Here at Modern Chiropractic Center in Boise Idaho we believe in keeping the body in the strongest and most efficient state possible. Here in Idaho, especially in the winter months, many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency. When people hear ‘vitamin D’, commonly the first thought is sunlight. Vitamin D is nicknamed “the sunshine vitamin.”

It’s “Knot” Supposed to Feel That Way

Through our daily lives, we have all encountered a ‘muscle knot.’ We try to work them out and then suddenly they turn into something that we have had for years and years and it becomes ‘our normal.’ “Oh yea, I have always had tight muscles” is something that is commonly said. Or the statement, “I

Making Your Health Your #1 Goal for the New Year

Making Your Health Your #1 Goal for the New Year  It’s that time again. The time when everyone feels like the start of a new year is the perfect time to set and accomplish some new goals. It’s the time when the holidays known for their great feasts have ended and a new calendar year

Stress is a part of everyday life that we have to deal with

In a world full of hustling and bustling, stress is a part of everyday life that we have to deal with.  There are many different types of stressors that we as people have to handle on a daily basis. Different types of stressors include chemical stresses, emotional stresses and physical stresses. Chemical stressors can include ingredients

Improve Your Sleeping Patterns with Chiropractic Care

Do you have difficulty falling sleep?  Do you lie in bed at night for hours tossing and turning?  Does stress, anxiety, or depression cause you to lose sleep?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions or just wish you slept better, then visiting your Chiropractors at Modern Chiropractic Center in Boise may

Organic vs non organic

Many Boise residents are looking for ways to better their life; whether it’s through diet, exercise, or a combination of both. There are so many different trending diets and fads going around which makes it very difficult to choose which route to take. Weight watchers, ketogenic, low carb, low fat, and paleo diets are just

Chiropractic and the Opioid Epidemic

Unless you have been sleeping through your days ignoring major media, you are well aware that there is an opioid epidemic in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has produced Fact Sheets related to the opioid epidemic.1 The CDC reports the following: On an average day in the U.S.:2,