Chiropractic Blog


How to add in movement little by little

By Espinosa | May 26, 2016

When it comes to preserving the health of your body, every little movement counts. Starting small is the best way to instill the habit. Once you have taught yourself an appreciation for leaving laziness behind, it is easy to spend more time moving. For example, going for a walk after dinner is a great way…

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Child's pose

Child’s Pose

By Espinosa | May 25, 2016

The child’s pose is a yoga stretch that provides a plethora of benefits to people suffering from chronic low back pain. Promotes circulation Calms the mind and body Stretches hips and thighs Lengthens and stretches the spine Relieves neck and back pain Releases tension that is contained within shoulders, back and chest. Yoga is synonymous…

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By Espinosa | May 22, 2016

With all the attention paid to vertebrae, people often neglect the spinal muscles, who play a crucial role in spinal health. Spinal problems are often caused by decreased mobility in the surrounding muscles and often times, poor posture and biomechanics leave the muscles imbalanced. With more and more people living sedentary lifestyles, it is no…

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Thoracic Vertebrae

By Espinosa | May 22, 2016

Slumping shoulders are a common site across the forlorn landscape of 21st Century American posture habits. More jobs than ever are putting people in front of screens in poor ergonomic situations, leaving their posture and, consequently, the health of their spines at the mercy of long days spent stagnant, typing away with shoulders rounded and…

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Walk for Health’s Sake

By Espinosa | May 14, 2016

The bipedal human is a wonder to behold. But as time goes on we are walking less, choosing to commute instead of walk to work and choosing television over an evening stroll. The number one thing walking does for you: it promotes spinal balance, a cornerstone of good chiropractic health. Persistent (meaning daily) walking has…

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For the Love of the Runner

By Espinosa | May 12, 2016

Running imparts a euphoric feeling on some people that is hard to ascertain unless you have felt it yourself. It is what keeps these troopers moving through wind and rain, hail and searing heat. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we want hardcore runners to remember: posture is integral to your success and ultimate enjoyment of the…

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Preventing Rotator Cuff Injury

By Espinosa | May 6, 2016

For anyone involved in a sport or job that involves repetitive lifting or overhead activity of the arms, stretching the shoulders and arms must be an indelible prerequisite to activity. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we believe that NO injury is the right type of injury: prevention is as much a part of our practice as…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

By Espinosa | May 4, 2016

The rotator cuff is a region synonymous with baseball: because of the yanking motion and high arm speed involved in throwing a baseball, the shoulder muscles are consistently exposed to a repetitive stress. This group of muscles includes: Supraspinatus: elevation of the arm Infraspinatus: external rotation Teres minor: outward turning of the arm Subscapularis: internal…

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Sports Hernia

By Espinosa | April 29, 2016

Athletic pubalgia is the scientific term for sports hernia, an injury that involves a strain or tear to the soft tissue in the lower abdomen. This is your core we’re talking about: an injury to this region is going to hurt and affect your performance, whether it involves kicking a soccer ball in the backyard…

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Chiropractic for Strength

By Espinosa | April 26, 2016

Chiropractic ensures your body’s ability to reap 100% of the muscle building reward you set out to achieve. The quickest and healthiest path to more muscle is to work out with a properly aligned body. One thing we would like to see more of is stretching: to imbue the body with flexibility and inoculate it…

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