November Wellness Check-In

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we deeply understand how this November might be a stressful month. For one, we have a stressful election on our hands. Second, we’re in a global pandemic. Third, the holiday season is quickly approaching.

If we don’t keep our wits about us and our health and wellness routines in check, anything can happen this month.

First, take the time to meditate and practice mindfulness exercises, which go a long way in quieting even the most restless minds.

Next, exercise until you’re tired, which will help you burn your energy in the right places, instead of tossing and turning in bed at night worrying about all the things you can’t change. Working on your diet is also a great idea — eating clean, whole foods and staying hydrated are two keys to building a healthy mind, body, and life.

Chiropractic treatment is also an amazing avenue this month to double-down on your wellness. Our treatments at Espinosa Family Chiropractic have been shown to improve flexibility, reduce anxiety, promote a better night of sleep, and much, much more. We’re open during this COVID-19 pandemic and taking every measure to keep our facilities clean and safe for our patients and community. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Fall Wellness Tips

If you’re looking for ways to stay active and fit this Fall season, then Espinosa Family Wellness has you covered!

First, take your exercises outdoors, which will help you recharge a bit and get some fresh air. You’ll also find yourself working different muscles than you would on the treadmill since you’re not on a running track. You can either trail run outdoors or take your active recovery regiment outside to a secret nature spot. We won’t tell!

Next, try to incorporate some bonafide Fall flavors into your nutrition plan — and we don’t mean pumpkin spice lattes over here. Prepare some hearty roasted Fall vegetables — squash, zucchini, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts are all packed with essential vitamins and minerals that will power you through the Fall season.

Lastly, chiropractic treatment is a great way to rid yourself of those cold season aches and pains you’ve been living with. Our treatments provide drug-free pain relief that helps our patients avoid prescription drug usage. We’re all about keeping our patients healthy and well full time over at Espinosa Family Chiropractic. Contact us today to learn more about how we’re helping patients stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.

Can Basketball Players Benefit from Chiro?

The short answer is a resounding YES.

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to benefit athletes in numerous ways. One simple chiropractic treatment can help basketball players get a better night of sleep, even after a hard day of training. Chiropractic adjustments also provide drug-free pain relief, which will help you stay in the game, even with those aches and pains that come about from jumping up and down on the hardwood court.

Basketball is just pain hard on the joints, and chiropractic treatment is the perfect antidote. The sooner you start exploring the benefits of chiropractic treatment, the more your body will thank you for your choice. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation. We have a long track record of keeping athletes healthy, happy, and at the top of their game.

Chiro for Twenty-Somethings

When people think of the chiropractor, they often think of an elderly patient having back trouble, or a patient seeing a chiropractor in the aftermath of an automobile accident, however, chiropractic treatment stands to benefit patients of all ages and from all walks of life — even those who perceive themselves to be 100% healthy.

One simple chiropractic adjustment stands to provide a plethora of benefits to our patients in their 20s especially.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic discusses a few health benefits those in their 20s can glean from chiropractic treatment.

The Perfect Antidote for the Daily Grind

If you’re out there hustling, it’s likely that you’re either driving to and from work, not to mention sitting in front of a computer during your job, or, at the very least sitting in front of the TV after a hard day’s work to decompress. All of these activities put a ton of strain on your spine. A good chiropractor can help alleviate the pain and tension that you experience from your daily routine, setting you up for success on a daily basis.

Get a Better Night of Sleep

Just like after a good yoga class, a great session with your local chiropractor will have you feeling peaceful, serene, and as though you could sleep like a baby. Re-adjusting the spine helps the body function properly, which ensures that your energy is spent in the right places. Chiropractic treatment has even been shown to benefit those who suffer from insomnia.

Active Recovery

If you’re an active twenty-something, it’s time to devise an active recovery plan for your off days, which should include yoga or some type of stretching, not to mention chiropractic treatment, which will help ease tension from activity, increase flexibility, and improve range of motion as well. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation if you think you’re a twenty-something who could benefit from one simple adjustment.

Mental Health in October

To say it’s been a stressful and impactful year is an understatement. Right now we’re dealing with a global pandemic that doesn’t seem to be easing up. Some of us are separated from loved ones and have been for the better part of the year by now.

Pair this with the fact that we’re in an election year and this election will be happening in just a few short weeks — people on both sides of the coin are extremely on edge during these times. 

That’s why it’s extremely important to make sure that you take care of yourself, especially your mental landscape during this time.


We tend to think of exercise as only benefitting our bodies, but when we don’t exercise, this means that we have built-up energy that we’re not using, which means it will get used in other ways or show up in other ways. Anxiety will often be the culprit here. When you have extra energy to burn, a lot of times you’ll spend it thinking about all of your life’s worries at night instead of sleeping soundly after a day of hard work and hard exercise.


Meditation has been shown to provide an immense amount of benefits to those who choose to practice. Meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, boost mood, not to mention increase mental focus. When you sit down to meditate, try your best to let your restless thoughts settle. Try your best to think of nothing for 10-20 minutes. When you catch yourself thinking, simply become aware of it, and make yourself stop. Do that over and over again until your time allotment is up. As you build your meditation practice you’ll catch yourself thinking less and less as you go along.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to help promote a better night of sleep, boost mood, reduce anxiety, not to mention ease tension in the back, neck, joints, and other areas of the body. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation during the month of October in order to double-down on your mental wellness protocol.

Chiro for Terrible Twos

The “Terrible Twos” is what a lot of people describe a time in a child’s life when they begin to experience mood shifts and shifts in behavior, perhaps mixed with a dash of coming into their own power and stretching the margins of that power.

Since you’re likely staying at home during these uncertain times of pandemic, it’s a good idea to have some handy solutions ready that will help your child create a space where they can be healthy and well year-round.

One way to set your child on a path to wellness early on is to cultivate a relationship with your local chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment provides an immense amount of benefits to infants and children, benefits that speak to the terrible two-year-old in all of us.

First, chiropractic treatment will help your child get a better night of sleep, which will help them get the rest they need to function at 100% the next day.

Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to improve mood and reduce depression, not to mention boost brain cognition — all benefits a cranky two-year-old can certainly benefit from.

As your child grows, chiropractic treatment can come through in the clutch, helping relieve growing pains the all-natural way.

If you’d like to know more about how our treatments can benefit your entire family, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

125 Years of Chiropractic!

Today the honorable profession of chiropractic turns 125! Yes, that’s correct, chiropractic specialists have been providing their drug-free treatments in order to alleviate or in some cases even cure a variety of health conditions, abnormalities, and maladies alike.

Back in 1895 D.D. Palmer provided an adjustment for Harvey Lillard in a quiet place in downtown Davenport, Iowa — the rest is history!

Over the last century-plus, the chiropractic profession has evolved and refined itself, helping patients from all walks of life live happier, healthier lives.

Moving forward, chiropractic treatment is only going to be more important. As we continue to face our current opioid epidemic, chiropractic adjustments provide the drug-free solutions that help patients avoid prescription drugs and opioid use.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we have a firm sense as well as a great appreciation for our rich history as chiropractic specialists. Contact us today and we’ll see about constructing a custom-tailored treatment plan that will help you get the sort of results you have to experience in order to believe.

Warming Up and Cooling Down

When it comes to your workouts, warming up before your workout and cooling down afterward are both essential.

Warming Up

Your warm-up should include a routine and movements that are essential to your workout, while at the same time not pushing your body anywhere near the realm of what you do during a workout. Boxers might warm-up for 45 minutes before the start hitting the bag, simply working on footwork, dancing around to get the blood flowing, and perhaps shadowboxing here and there to get the muscles prepped for a workout.

Cooling Down

Cooling down is important in order to avoid post-exercise hypotension, which has to do with the blood pressure drop that will likely occur after an immediate stop after a workout. When you come to a complete standstill post-exercise this can cause blood to pool in the legs, which can result in dizziness, fainting, lowered blood pressure, and more.

Cooling down will also ensure that lactic acid doesn’t build up in the muscles, which can result in cramping and pain.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic Today

If you have any questions about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we see many patients who experience the unfortunate event of an automobile accident, which can cause all sorts of injuries — or worse…

Below, we go over some of the more common reasons that automobile accidents occur in hopes that we can help people avoid experiencing an accident that could yield and injury that will make it necessary to see the chiropractor.

Driving While Distracted

Driving while distracted is perhaps the number one cause of automobile accidents, whether it happens because a person is looking at their phone, dealing with a child in the back, putting on makeup, or even something as seemingly innocuous as changing the song playing in the car. Accidents can occur within the blink of an eye, so it’s important to always keep your eyes on the road.

Driving While Impaired

Driving while impaired is one of the most common reasons accidents occur. If you take a prescription drug, have adult beverages, or do anything that impairs your ability to drive, you have no business being on the road. Make sure to get a designated driver. Let’s all keep each other safe out there!


Speeding is another common culprit when it comes to automobile accidents. Observing regulations and street signs, not to mention making sure that you do not go over the posted legal speed limit.

Espinosa Family Chiropractic is here in the event that you do experience an automobile accident and seek drug-free pain solutions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Planning a Labor Day that Makes Sense During Times of COVID-19

As we continue to face the effects of COVID-19 as it continues to run its course across the globe, it’s a good idea to custom-tailor your Labor Day plans to ensure you limit your own exposure and limit the risk of infecting those who come into contact with you.

Chances are, by now, you’ve begun to see close friends and close family, and maybe you’ve taken to enjoying the outdoors on your weekends.

Maybe you’d like to avoid going hiking, since that is probably what a lot of people are going to be doing — many folks seem to forget the whole “Let’s all limit our exposure,” thing.

Instead, try something more remote. Paddleboarding is a fine option. The chances that anyone invades your six-foot bubble are virtually zero — same if you decide to go rock climbing. Remember to pack all proper safety gear to ensure you’re not injured (or worse).

Staying active over Labor Day as opposed to, say, vegging out on the couch is always a better idea. Take a yoga class over the weekend if one is available to you.

Avoid wakeboarding this weekend — unless it’s only a once-a-year type of thing for you. Your chances of being injured are exponentially higher with so many other people on the water.

If you do experience an injury or discomfort as a result of your Labor Day activities, we’re happy to help provide drug-free pain and injury solutions. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation.