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Things To Consider When Choosing A Chiropractor

Too many Chiropractors put their financial wealth before their patients health. How can you know if your Chiropractor has your best interest in mind rather than their own? Read on to find out key signs to distinguish a good chiropractor from the rest.

May 25th, 2011
What is a Whiplash Injury?

Many low-speed crashes can do major damage to our bodies even if they don't do significant damage to our vehicles. Understanding what makes whiplash 'whiplash' helps us better understand how this is possible. Read on to learn more!

Nov 12th, 2019
What Happens to Your Body in a Car Accident?

Car accidents are scary and often result in some kind of injury, but when we hurt following somthing as 'small' as a fender bender, we can often wonder just how it is we can be in so much pain. Today we'll discuss how these injuries may occur.

Nov 5th, 2019
Your Foundation for a Pain-Free Life!

The Low Back is a gateway between the upper and lower body. Proper care will promote strength and prevent injury. Improper practices leave you vulnerable to pain and injury. Read on to learn how to make your low back a strong foundation for your body.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Stretching to Reduce Pain and Injury

Stretching has plenty of benefits, but if you aren't stretching the right way, you may be reducing the effectiveness of it. Read ahead to learn some tips that will hopefully improve your stretching so you can Feel, Live, and Perform Better!

Sep 3rd, 2019
Why Kids Need Good Posture

As childrens' spines develop, they need to avoid being in poor postural positions for long periods so it doesn't permanently affect their growth. These changes can lead to pain and increased vulnerability to injury as they mature.

Aug 27th, 2019
Backpacks and Back Pain in Kiddos

It's pretty standard for kids to walk around all "cool" with their overstuffed backpack hanging down to their knees off one shoulder, but these habits can lead to pain and discomfort. Today we provide some pointers and insight on backpacks and back health.

Aug 19th, 2019
The Posture Epidemic Plaguing Pre-Teens

If you feel sometimes like your kid may just grow horns out of their head, you're not far off. A recent study showed that an increasing popular poor posture (not bad behavior) has led to "horns" growing off the back of guilty children.

Aug 11th, 2019
Common Causes of Headache

In our last blog on headaches, we're going to touch a little on some of their most common causes.

Jul 28th, 2019
4 Ways to Find Relief from Headaches

Today we finally get around to treatments for headache. We'll talk about 1 strategy and 3 natural remedies shown to make big impact in reducing the pain, frequency, and/or length of headaches. Strap in for some great information!

Jul 17th, 2019
What Causes Chronic Headaches?

If you suffer from daily or near-daily headaches, it's a sign something may be going amiss in your body. Instead of relying on pills or "just living with it," finding the cause and fixing it must become a top priority if you want lasting relief.

Jul 11th, 2019
What Kind of Headache do You Have?

This month we're talking about headaches. Every week we'll delve a little bit more into what headaches are, why they happen, and how to treat them. This week: What are the different kinds of headache?

Jul 2nd, 2019
Designed to Move: Can you be TOO Flexible?

Recently a patient asked me if it was possible to be "too flexible." The short answer to that is "not really." So what really is flexibility, why is it important, and when CAN it be too much? Those answers and more in this weeks blog on body movement.

Jun 25th, 2019
Chiropractic and Disc Related Back Pain

If you've got back pain, it's very possible you've got some kind of disc problem, too. Don't worry, this doesn't mean you need surgery. In fact, research supports that many of these disc issues can be treated with conservative care, including chiropractic.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Could a Neck Issue be the Root Cause of your Arm Pain?

Oftentimes when people have arm pain it's caused by problems in our neck, so trying to treat the arm won't do much to help. Luckily, with proper diagnosis you can figure out where that pain originates and take care of the Root Cause of your problem.

May 28th, 2019
Bowling Balls and Neck Pain

What does bowling have to do with neck pain? Just as holding a bowling ball out in front of you is much more difficult then holding it close, so too can forward head posture put excessive stretch on our necks.

May 21st, 2019
Degenerative Joint "Disease" - It Happens to Everyone

Just like getting wrinkled skin or balding as you age, joint degeneration is part of the normal aging process--it'll happen to everyone to some degree. There are ways that process can be sped up or slowed down, though, which is what we're discussing today!

May 16th, 2019
Disc Injury and the Role of Inflammation

Today, NSAIDS such as Ibuprofin and Advil are commonplace for treating pain, but did you know that sometimes taking NSAIDS inappropriately can actually interrupt the healing process, slowing recovery from injuries such as disc herniation?

May 1st, 2019
Preventing Disc Injuries in a Sedentary World

Because so many of us live lives devoid of activity, our spines are at increased risk of injury--including disc injuries. Read on about what changes you can make to prevent something like this from happening to you.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Don't Forget to Stretch!

Stretching before and after activity is important, and regrettably, most people don't do it. But did you know that there are also better ways to stretch than what is typical? Find out about Dynamic stretching and how it can help you better prevent injury.

Mar 28th, 2019
Is Kinesiotape worth the Hype?

What is this colorful tape more athletes are wearing at sporting events, and how does it work? Find out how kinesiotape may be a great option for you to feel, live, or perform better.

Mar 19th, 2019
Foam Rolling the Right Way!

Foam Rolling is an excellent way to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and reduce risk of injury. Regrettably, many aren't doing it quite right. Find out how to get more out of your foam roller.

Mar 5th, 2019
The Danger of Opioids

While Opioids are affective at relieving pain, they're also affective at leading to addiction. That's why Better Chiropractic wants to education you about the relative risks involved and let you know there are other, better options.

Feb 28th, 2019
The Headache Epidemic and How to Help Stop It

Headaches could be considers a scourge to our society! Sadly, the side-effects of one of the most popular treatments--medication--INCLUDE causing MORE headaches! So what else can you do to get relief?

Feb 20th, 2019
Relieving Pain without Drugs

Today the medical community has waged it's own war on drugs, banding together to combat the opioid epidemic that has devastated so many lives.

Feb 13th, 2019
Keeping Free from Injury during Crossfit

CrossFit is a new, wonderful way to stay healthy by being active. Sadly, it is also not uncommon to see people get injured from overexerting themselves. Read on to get some tips of how enjoy your workout without fear of injury!

Jan 29th, 2019
Pro Athletes benefit from Chiropractic--and so can you!

If you wanna be the best, you gotta move the best. Chiropractic is PERFECT for helping with that, and most Pro Athletes know it. Do you use Chiropractic to up your game? We're offering you a chance to do so with POWER HOUR!!

Jan 22nd, 2019
Do you know your Healthcare Team?

Research supports the use of a multi-disciplinary approach for most conditions, which means using more than one provider in different specialties to tackle health and wellness.

Jan 14th, 2019
Stay Calm and Holiday On!

Travel over the holiday brings families together--literally! Being cramped up during holiday travel can do a number on our body. Stay on top of your health with Chiropractic!

Dec 17th, 2018
Holiday Stress can Be Beat!

The Holidays are a beautiful time--and a stressful time. Here are some steps to stay on top of this busy time of year!

Dec 11th, 2018
Perform Better with Chiropractic Care!

At Feel, Live, and Perform Better Chiropractic we pride ourselves on our advanced training and ability to provide the athlete within all of us the bestBetter Chiropractic-Gilbert-Arizona care available for most athletic injuries. Dr. Bates understands...

Nov 29th, 2011
Therapeutic Taping: Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape that is thin and stretchy and is designed to promote movement as opposed to immobilizing an injured region of the body. Kinesiology tape is used to help relieve a patient’s pain, reduce swelling and inflammation...

Sep 23rd, 2011
Precompetition Meal: Myth or Miraculous?

As a Chiropractic Sports Physician the discussion of what you should eat before you compete has come up several times. With each conversation my attempt to answer that question has been somewhat ambiguous. I prefer to be as clear and direct...

Jun 7th, 2011
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN CHIROPRACTIC CARE?

Chiropractors are specially trained to diagnose the specific problems that are responsible for your pain. By reviewing your health history, the history of your condition and a thorough orthopedic and neurological examination, chiropractors can diagnose...

May 18th, 2011
Causes of Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy. Unlike many other common side effects of pregnancy you don’t have to grin and bear it. Normal weight gain, especially in the later phases of pregnancy puts pressure on your spinal curve...

Apr 27th, 2011
Ice and Injuries

I often get asked, “When should you use ice and when should you use heat?”. You should use ice only for the first 48 hours after being injured. Ice for 15-20 minutes and after a couple of hours you can ice again. Make sure not to ice for more than 20 min..

Mar 29th, 2011
About Chiropractic

Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) undergo a rigorous and demanding professional education equivalent to any other primary care provider (ie. Family Practitioner, General Practitioner). Their curriculum places special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology..

Nov 17th, 2010