It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks

                        The expression “It hit me like a ton of bricks” means that some thought took you by surprise, or caught you unawares. My idea for The Proper Pillow definitely hit me like a ton of bricks. Here is an excerpt from my book, […]

Scar Tissue is a Chronic Pain in the Neck

Scar Tissue is a Chronic Pain in the Neck

Chronic neck pain can be explained by starting with scar tissue, or what we call Fibrosis. Fibrosis is scar tissue that develops inside of your body, on muscles, tendons or inside of a joint capsule. Fibrosis always occurs at the end stage of inflammation, or swelling.  While scar tissue on the outside of the body doesn’t cause […]

Part 6 Common Sleep Injuries: Hip Injuries

Part 6 Common Sleep Injuries: Hip Injuries

Hip injuries are the trickiest of common sleep injuries, because you will often feel pain in another part of your body. The lower back is most often the scapegoat. For instance, what you think is a lower back injury can turn out to be Piriformis Syndrome. A chiropractor can accurately determine if the cause of […]

Part 4 Common Sleep Injuries: Wrist Injury

Part 4 Common Sleep Injuries: Wrist Injury

Babies are so cute when they sleep with their chins cupped into their bent wrists; tiny hands curled into little balls and pulled into their chests. What is not cute, at least to your chiropractor, is an adult sleeping in the fetal position. That much stress on your body just isn’t comfortable or healthy. Best […]

Common Sleep Injuries: A Six-Part Series

Common Sleep Injuries: A Six-Part Series

Optimize. That’s the buzz word for 2014. We fret about how to optimize our diets, workouts, workdays, internet speed, websites, leisure time and investments. This isn’t a judgment on optimizing. It is beneficial to make the most of every waking minute of our day. But what about the minutes when we’re sleeping? Optimize your sleep. […]