Sometimes, at the end of a long day, you just want to have a seat and rest. If you have worked outside all day or at least been on your feet, rest and relaxation are your earned reward. 

However, if you have been sitting all day, sitting may be the last thing you should do when you clock out of work. 

Believe it or not, sitting for work may be contributing to pain and discomfort. You could be doing very real damage to your back and neck.

Over 80% of American jobs are performed sitting in front of a computer. Since the beginning of the global pandemic, we have only grown increasingly sedentary in our work lives. 

Most people seek out chiropractic care after an injury, or severe pain is a non-stop sensation in their life. But this is the year we decide to listen and take care of our body before it ever reaches that point. 

A visit to the chiropractor can prevent many different negative effects on our bodies. 

The most common reason we see people come to the chiropractor is for neck and back pain, but chiropractic care goes beyond just those two areas. Spinal health affects your overall physical and emotional health. 

The spine is the center of your nervous system. This controls all your organs, so trouble in the spine can lead to a weaker immune system and cause you to become more susceptible to injury and illness. 

If you are wondering if it is time to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment, take a look at some common reasons.

For people who care about their health and wellness, Asheville is a great place in which to live. In the mountains of North Carolina, the temperature is often several degrees cooler than Greenville and Charlotte but warmer in the winter than higher elevation towns like Boone and Blowing Rock. That means you can get out and enjoy the great outdoors comfortably for longer periods of time. 

We have beautiful views of the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, greenway paths for cycling and jogging, and access to water sports like kayaking, tubing and whitewater rafting. Plus, we have some of the best fly fishing waters in the Southeast. 

Asheville is one of the premier outdoor cities on the East Coast. With so much of the population committed to living an active lifestyle, it is no wonder why we have a heightened awareness regarding health and wellness. Who doesn’t want to be healthier? 

Every year, millions of Americans make resolutions for self-improvement. It is likely that many of those who made resolutions this year set fitness and diet goals, or they wanted to improve their overall health and wellness.

We are almost halfway through the year, so we want to check in with you to see how your goals and resolutions are doing. We see it as a time to think about the people we want to be, and set goals toward that end.

Unfortunately, four out of five people do not achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Those that resolve to get outside more, exercise more often, and eat better may find that ongoing pain and discomfort hinder them from achieving their goals.

As you make your plans to become a better version of yourself this year, it may be time to consider making your chiropractor part of your plan to reach new heights.

In this article, we are providing a simple guide for when to see the chiropractor, and when to skip the visit.

Spring is in full swing here in the mountains. That means the hills and valleys come alive with vibrant colors and new life. The weather gets warmer, and Asheville area residents get to spend more time outdoors. Millions of tourists will visit our area during the season to explore the many hiking and mountain biking trails. Restaurants will be able to utilize outdoor seating. Generally, you cannot keep us indoors for the next nine months.

There is one downside to spring in western North Carolina: it is the season for excessive amounts of pollen. When the strong winds blow in behind cold fronts, they leave behind a yellowish-green dust cloud hanging over the French Broad River Valley. With so much pollen, allergies are inevitable. 

For some people, suffering from allergies makes spring lose some of its appeal. It becomes a season of runny noses, sneezing, itchy eyes, and sinus problems. One thing many do not realize is that chiropractic care is not just for people with back pain. It is a system by which your overall health and wellness are taken into account. This includes allergies.