Spinal manipulation is much more than just a "back crack". For over 100 years, chiropractors have been performing spinal adjustments or manipulations. This makes it easy for most people to think ONLY of "spinal manipulation" when they hear the word chiropractor—they think that's all we do.
After my 41 year-old brother-in-law, Joel, started experiencing sudden low back pain he sought the council of four practitioners: a massage therapist, a physical therapist, a chiropractor and an orthopedic surgeon. All of whom came to 4 very different conclusions.
The massage therapist deemed his back ‘too tight,’ the PT told him he had a muscle spasm, the chiropractor told him his pelvis was 'off' and the orthopedist sent him for an MRI and told him he had herniated a disc.
Who, if any, was right?
The way we treat sprains, immobility and swelling has changed. One of our favorite techniques is at the heart of this blog known as compression or Voodoo wraps. Made most popular by Dr. Kelly Starrett @MWOD and has since trickled into boxes, gyms, clinics, and most anywhere people are trying to optimize healing and performance.
Have you been following the news lately? With all the horrible events happening and being broadcasted worldwide, I find myself in need of a boost in energy, motivation, and inspiration to keep doing what I do: inspiring people to live a healthy lifestyle.
Here are three crystals that I am interested in getting for myself.