General Spinal Anatomy Lesson 

Looking to brush up on spinal anatomy? We could all use a refresher on general spinal anatomy. Made up of small bones known as vertebrae, the spine is one of the most important parts of the human body that supports the body and lets us stand upright. According to Cedars Sinai, “the spine supports about […]

Breathing Exercises for Improved Posture and Core Strength

Following proper breathing exercises can help improve and strengthen your posture, core, and pelvic floor movements. Deep breathing can also improve lung capacity and send more oxygen to your body. If you slouch or have bad posture, you can use proper breathing exercises for better health. At Flintridge Family Chiropractic, we can help provide spinal alignments […]

The Importance of Daily Movement 

Getting your daily dose of exercise and movement is important for long-term health and wellness. It’s also equally important to visit the chiropractor to discuss the prevention of spinal problems or address existing injuries affecting the spine. The lack of movement in the body can lead to stiffness and more pain, so be sure to […]

Pediatric Chiropractic Care 

It’s a myth that chiropractic care is only for adults. Children can see chiropractors, too. There are many benefits to helping children receive quality pediatric chiropractic care for their ongoing growth and early developmental needs. For instance, some of the benefits include improved cognitive development, reduced stress and anxiety, better quality sleep, and a strengthened […]

Whiplash Effects and Alternative Chiropractic Treatment 

Whiplash is a common neck injury that happens during rear-end car collisions or high-impact activities and sports. This traumatic injury occurs when the head forcefully moves in a sharp backward motion and then forward, causing moderate to severe neck and shoulder pain. According to Spine Health, the medical term for whiplash is cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) […]

Forest Bathing

As we celebrate Earth Day this year, it’s important to get that daily dose of Vitamin D and experience the benefits of forest bathing. If you notice a lot of pain from walking in shoes all day, take a break and let your feet breathe. For example, walking barefoot in nature helps us feel more […]

3 Healthy Herbs to Grow at Home 

Growing healthy herbs at home can be both nutritious and affordable. Instead of making frequent trips to the grocery store, you’ll have the convenience of growing your own herbs and vegetables in your garden. Want to eat healthier and stay on a budget? Growing herbs can be a fun activity for the whole family. There’s […]

Proper Sleeping Positions

Getting an adequate amount of sleep can be challenging. If your sleeping positions cause strain on your back and neck—it’s time to adapt and find the correct posture that works best for your health needs. Fortunately, you can eliminate bad sleeping positions with practice and bedding that provides better support. With Daylight Savings time right […]

Brief Anatomy Lesson on the Vagus Nerve

Did you know there’s a cranial nerve that carries vital sensory information throughout the rest of the body? It’s called the Vagus Nerve. It controls many autonomic functions and reflex actions such as coughing, sneezing, and swallowing. Also known as the “gateway nerve,” it sets the stage for the rest of the healthy functions in […]

How to Manage your Toxic Load

American Heart Month reminds us to keep our internal bodies clean and identify external toxic loads that may affect internal health. Your environment can directly impact and affect the amount of toxic load in your body. External factors could cause elevated hypertension, stress, high blood pressure, or other internal and heart health problems. For instance, […]