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Scott T. Sheriff, DC
By Scott T Sheriff, DC, Apr 9 2019 01:10PM
Regular spinal care is as important as consistent dental or eye care. We know from experience that brushing twice daily, flossing and getting our teeth cleaned regularly prevents cavities. I've also experienced the opposite - letting things go a little too long and allowing a tiny ache in a tooth become the "new normal" by adjusting my bite and not chewing on that side - until the pain grows and becomes an emergency. Massive amounts of drilling, root canal and thousand dollar crown ensue. Not sure what hurt more - my mouth or my wallet. Routine care for the spine also prevents small problems from growing into big ones.
By Scott T Sheriff, DC, Apr 2 2019 06:00AM
Most people have experienced delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after a workout. DOMS typically occurs 1-2 days after vigorous exercise that's different than your normal routine - new movements, greater intensity or longer duration. DOMS is still a bit of a mystery, but this week's blog will shed some light on its causes and what can be done to prevent it.
By Scott T Sheriff, DC, Mar 26 2019 06:00AM
One of the most common questions that patients ask me is what caused their pain. In many cases, the pain starts suddenly and they weren't doing anything strenuous or unusual. There was no accident or injury. The pain doesn't make sense. My job is to not only help heal the pain, but also figure out what might have caused it - so that we can prevent it from happening again. Let's dive into that topic in this week's blog.
By Scott T Sheriff, DC, Mar 19 2019 06:00AM
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the median nerve being compressed as it travels through the wrist. Symptoms include pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and wrist. This is an extremely painful condition that affects millions of people. Chiropractic medicine is a very effective way to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without drugs or surgery.
By Scott T Sheriff, DC, Mar 12 2019 06:00AM
Oftentimes when a patient is diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia the only direction given by their family doctor is to take a high dose calcium supplement and eat more dairy. That advice is not only ineffective but also dangerous. Studies hav e shown that excess dietary calcium builds up in the arteries, organs and other tissues and can lead to disease. Furthermore, calcium is only one component of healthy bone. Strong bones require much, much more.