You may have heard of the terms “tech neck” or “text neck.” This refers to the overstretched, forward curve of our neck which happens when we use our smartphones. Research shows that on average, Americans spend almost 4 hours on their phones every day. About 20% of individuals spend more than 4 hours on their smartphones on weekdays. This adds to about 1,400 hours every year. Harvard Research found that 7 out of 10 people will suffer from tech neck at some point in their lives. 

What Are Allergies?

Spring in Western North Carolina is both rainy and sunny, beautiful and full of eh—pollen. While we all want to go outside this spring, especially after being on lock down for over a year, some individuals have a more difficult time than others when it comes to spring allergies. Being red and itchy, having watery eyes or a runny nose, and other uncomfortable symptoms are just among the few reported during this time.

Spring is finally here! After a long, cold winter, we can go outside again. Beavers run on the grass, the turkeys are out and about. In Western North Carolina, Spring means heavy rains, longer days, many flowers to pick, and healthy munchies to nibble. Some of the most powerful and beneficial fruits and veggies are produced during this season, and the good news is that you can pretty much find them in most stores. Read on below to learn about 10 spring foods that you can enjoy now! 

Can Chiropractic Help my Arthritis?

Arthritis is a Common Chronic Condition

Chiropractic Is a Safe Alternative

When it comes to musculoskeletal matters, many people are not sure whether to choose standard medicine or alternative care. Some are curious about chiropractic but are not sure if it is safe, or where to find a trustworthy Doctor of Chiropractic. Today, there are over 70,000 chiropractors in the United States. Chiropractors study at graduate-level health colleges, and can treat disorders of the bones, nerves, muscles, and ligaments. They usually complete 8 years of higher education before becoming licensed. In addition, they often take additional training courses and become certified in different specialties, such as: rehabilitation, nutrition, and more.