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DIY Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Spray

Hand sanitizer. It sounds like a great alternative to washing your hands with soap and water. It’s quick, portable, and convenient, especially when you don’t have running water nearby. It’s important to be cautious of ingredients because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  ruled in 2016 that manufacturers should stop using triclosan, a common ingredient in […]

HEAT vs. ICE

We often receive this question from many of our patients about whether they should use ice or heat and when they should do so. RULE OF THUMB: Heat is for muscles, Ice is for Injuries Heat What It Does Heat promotes muscle relaxation and can increase range of motion. It opens blood vessels to increase […]

Arm Numbness: Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes

Arm numbness and hand tingling are common conditions which our patients report. Could you be dealing with Thoracic outlet or Carpal Tunnel syndrome? Watch the video below and download our Health Issue to learn more and how NeuroStructural Chiropractic may be able to help. DOWNLOAD OUR CARPAL TUNNEL HEALTH ISSUE HERE.

What’s the Popping Sound?

What’s the cracking or popping sound when I receive an adjustment? This is a question we get sometimes, especially from new patients that have never been adjusted before but have heard from a friend or relative that they go to the chiropractor to “get cracked”. Thankfully, it turns out that nothing is actually cracking during an […]

Symptoms – Looking Below the Surface

Remember the iceberg that sunk the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic? It turns out that icebergs can be an excellent analogy to explain your health.  The TIP of the iceberg is symbolic of symptoms or pain, such as: Back & Neck pain Sciatica Headaches & Migraines Fatigue Muscular tension Numbness & tingling By the time obvious symptoms rise to […]

Exercises to avoid with low back issues

Many people visit our office due to low back issues (sciatica, low back, hip or buttock pain) wondering what exercises to avoid. As our current patients know, our job is to identify and correct any structural abnormalities in the spine, over a period of time, to reduce obstruction on the nervous system. This allows the […]

Chiropractic and Ear Infections

Acute otitis media (AOM), is the most common form of childhood ear infections. In fact, 80 percent of children have at least one ear infection before their 3rd birthday. 40 percent will have six or more before age 7. It accounts for nearly 30 million primary care visits at a cost of $5 billion per […]

Vitamin D is for (Immune) Defense

Fall is underway and winter will be here before you know it in Des Moines (I know!). You may notice more people around you getting sick and missing work or time with family and friends. Have you every wondered, “why are some people sick all of the time and others rarely sick at all?” The […]