O'Fallon Crossing Chiropractic Blog

Importance of Sleep O'Fallon MO

The Importance of Sleep

March 6, 2017

The Importance of Sleep The first week of March is sleep awareness week so I wanted to share some information about sleep with you.  Sleep is an extremely important part of a healthy lifestyle.  Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.  Sleep is so important because while we are asleep, our bodies are…

Chiropractic Help with Posture O'Fallon MO

Text Neck

September 27, 2016

Text Neck We have become a society completely reliant on our electronic devices.  The average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes per day on media devices.  91% of teens access the internet on cell phones or tablets. When we are staring at our computers, phones, and tablets, we typically do so with poor posture.…

Heat or Ice Sleep O'Fallon MO

Heat or Ice?

March 15, 2016

Heat or Ice? Quite often, I hear the question, “Should I use ice or heat”?  This is a very important question.  The answer can mean the difference between quick healing and prolonging and injury.  So, my answer the majority of the time is to use ice.  Cold will help to decrease inflammation in the injured…

What is Chiropractic O'Fallon MO

What is Chiropractic?

March 7, 2016

What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic was started in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa by D.D. Palmer.  Chiropractic was originally designed to truly be an alternative form of healthcare.  The basic premise to Chiropractic is that the body has the power to heal itself.  This power starts in the brain and is delivered to every cell in the…

pregnancy chiropractic in O'Fallon MO

Back Pain During Pregnancy

February 22, 2016

Back pain during pregnancy Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life.  Bringing a newborn baby into this world is exciting and life-changing.  During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes.  Unfortunately, some of these changes can lead to pain and discomfort.  This pain and discomfort can make the pregnancy difficult and…

Effects of Poor Posture O'Fallon MO

Effects of Poor Posture

January 25, 2016

Effects of Poor Posture Unexpected effects of Poor Posture Poor posture has become an epidemic in the United States.  80-90% of people have developed poor posture to some degree or another.  The effects of poor posture can be far reaching.  Most people know that poor posture can lead to neck pain, shoulder pain, even headaches. …