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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

There are a lot of reasons to love winter: the holidays, family, and getting ready for the new year. Bonus: not having to deal with the snow!

But there's another side to winter, too—cold and flu season.

As much as we may wish we could, none of us can wrap ourselves in a bubble and avoid all of the germs going around. But you can take steps to increase the likelihood that you'll be one of the "lucky ones" who escape the misery....

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

All of us at AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic Centers wish you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy the time with those who matter most and not stress about indulging too much. How you eat on Thanksgiving Day does not determine your health; how you eat the other 364 days of the year does.

Here are some tips for making the special day healthier:

1. Eat breakfast.

Start your day as usual...

10 Ways to Reduce Migraine Symptoms, Naturally

Migraines aren't typical headaches. 

If you experience them, you're probably familiar with the pounding pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. When a migraine strikes, you'll do almost anything to make it go away. 

Natural remedies are a drug-free way to reduce migraine symptoms. These at-home treatments may help prevent migraines or at least help reduce their severity and duration:

1....

Why You Should Consider Trigger Point Therapy

Almost everyone has experienced a tight muscle that feels like a knot.

This knot is known as a "trigger point." Trigger points are not only a cause of a lot of back pain and shoulder pain but often a sign of underlying spinal problems. Trigger points are painful and restrict proper nerve and blood flow to your organs and tissues. If a trigger point is left untreated, scarring, loss of strength and range of motion, and...

A healthy spine leads to a healthy life. It's important to be kind to your spine—especially since October is National Chiropractic Month.

If you're ever had a chiropractic adjustment, you know just how good it makes you feel. But why are adjustments so important for your long-term health? Here are seven reasons you need chiropractic care as part of your health care routine.

1. Pain relief without...

The Science Behind Your Favorite Yoga Poses

In honor of National Yoga Month, we're talking more about the benefits that yoga can provide for your overall health.

If you've ever done a yoga class, you're probably familiar with the basics of yoga and how it can serve as a great form of exercise, slash stress, and help you feel great overall. Depending on where you practice, your yoga instructor may share additional pointers as to how each pose or sequence can...

Benefits Beyond the Mat

September is National Yoga Month, so what better way to celebrate than rolling out your yoga mat for some movement and meditation?

Yoga is a great form of exercise and has amazing benefits—it increases flexibility, lubricates your joints, tones your muscles, and more! Like physical therapy stretches, yoga provides the same benefits for easing pain in a flow of movement. For the month of September, we...

How to Fix Your Desk Posture

Could your sitting work area use a makeover? 

We're not talking about office decorations like picture frames or desk plants. Instead, we're referring to how you can ergonomically optimize your workspace to give you a comfortable working area. Not only will this makeover help you feel your best, it'll help you feel more productive at work and prevent common pains like back or neck pain typically...