May 2019 Health Newsletter

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Happy May and Happy Memorial Day everyone!!  It is so hard to believe that school will soon be over for the year.  I am excited to announce that my son Dylan will be a CBC Cadet this coming Fall.  Where has the time gone??  How is my son in high school already???


Happy Memorial Day.  I would like to personally say Thank you to anyone who has served in our military.  Freedom is not free.  You have given up more than I can imagine.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  As is the case with major holidays, we will be closed on Memorial Day.  For those of you travelling, stay safe.


We do sports physicals for school sports for only $20.  I can typically see your athlete in 1-2 business days.  Don't pay $65 at Walgreens for a physical when you can get it for $20.  I also want you to be aware that we treat a wide variety of sports injuries here.  If you are suffering and don't know if chiropractic can help, give the office a call or email.  We will let you know if it is something that we can treat here or we can tell you which type of healthcare professional you should see.  Many people don't realize that we treat a wide variety of conditions, such as:

*sports injuries

*whiplash from a car accident

*plantar fasciitis

*tennis elbow


You do not have to suffer.  There is help.

Have you tried Robyn our massage therapist yet?  If you have not, you need to give her a try.  You will not be disappointed!  Prices are only $1/minute.  She is here Wednesdays and Fridays.

 As always, thank you for the referrals and reviews.   I am extremely flattered with how many wonderful reviews you have done.  If you are interested in writing a review, there are links on our website.  I truly appreciate it.  Some of the places that you can review me are,, or  Thank you again!


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  Until next month,

Dr. Wertel and Anna

Current Articles

» Pain In The Text Neck
» Walking Away Back Pain
» What’s With The “Pop”?

Pain In The Text Neck

Spending too much time texting?  Hooked on social media?  Have you shifted from watching movies on a TV to watching them on your shiny new tablet?  With these new habits and activities come new stresses on the body.  "Text Neck" is the not so old term used to refer to pain and irritation to the neck and upper back as one looks down at their electronic device over extended periods of time.  This poor posture with the head in the down position causes irritation and damage to the cervical spine (neck) and upper thoracic spine (upper back).  Muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back as well as the joints of the spine are all vulnerable, resulting in pain and stiffness.  Even the nerves exiting the spine in the neck and upper back areas can become irritated, resulting in local or radiating pain into the arms.  So what to do you ask?  The first step is raising all devices so they're at eye level and avoid looking down for extended periods of time where your chin is approaching your chest.  Also, limit your time on electronic devices and ensure that while in use, you take frequent breaks every 20-30 minutes.  If you’re at the point where you are noticing pain and stiffness during or after use, there is help.  Your local doctor of chiropractic is a spinal expert and can accurately evaluate and care for a wide variety of spinal and soft tissue conditions, including text neck.  Chiropractors utilize a number of safe and natural treatments focused on restoring motion and balance back to the spine and supporting soft tissues, eliminating the associated pain.  If you believe you might be suffering from text neck or another spinal/soft tissue disorder, call your local chiropractor today for a non-obligation evaluation today!

Source:, May 2019.
Copyright: LLC 2019

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Walking Away Back Pain

European researchers have supporting evidence that moderate physical activity is beneficial for many people with acute low back pain. In a recent study, researchers found back pain sufferers had a reduction in their level of back pain after 10-15 minutes of treadmill walking at a self-selected speed. A word or caution: Those suffering from back pain should always seek the advise of their licensed chiropractor or other health care professional prior to initiating any physical activity when pain is present. Only a licensed health care provider can determine if physical activity is safe and/or appropriate for your particular condition.

Source: European Spine Journal 2003; Vol. 12, No. 2.
Copyright: 2003

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What’s With The “Pop”?

If you've been to a chiropractor in the past, you may have noticed that your chiropractic procedure was associated with a popping sound. This sound is actually quite normal and is created by the negative pressure within the joint resulting in the release of nitrogen gas. In fact, this is what occurs when cracking your knuckles. With certain chiropractic procedures delivered by licensed doctors of chiropractic, this noise is completely normal. However, there are many times when the popping sound isn't heard. New research performed to evaluate neck pain and the presence of an audible "pop" heard immediately following the chiropractic procedure indicates the lack of an audible "pop" does not necessarily contribute to the reduction of pain or overall effect on the nervous system. In other words, that audible "pop" is not required to get great results!

Source: JMPT. Vol. 34, Issue 1. January 2011.
Copyright: LLC 2011

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