Asheville, North Carolina is an incredibly active city. At about 2,000 feet of elevation, we are the highest city of our size east of the Mississippi River. We are fortunate to be surrounded on every side by some of the tallest mountains in the Appalachians. Millions of residents and tourists enjoy exploring the thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the region. Many float down or fish in the pristine rivers and creeks crisscross Buncombe County while others try their luck with whitewater rafting. Thrill-seekers have plenty of cliffs for rock climbing. There is so much to do in our area, you do not want to be hindered by lingering back and neck pain.
Asheville has experienced an employment boom in recent decades. Many of those jobs involve staring at a computer screen almost every workday. The slightest bit of bad posture can be compounded across months and years, ultimately becoming a painful condition.
We have many patients who receive physical therapy for arm and shoulder problems, but getting the results they are expecting. We provide a combination of hammer therapy and kinesiology, working with the joints and muscles.
This technique works well for shoulder and arm pain. It also works very well for hip and knee problems.
Watch the video below for an example of this therapy for a patient with pain in his shoulder and arm.
This has been one of the most difficult times in modern American history. The world seemed to change drastically and dramatically almost overnight, and many Asheville residents are wondering if we will ever get back to normal. Some have felt stuck or trapped in their homes for months, while others have been thrust into the frontlines of essential work throughout this pandemic. Some have unfortunately been furloughed or laid off, while others have been learning the ropes of working remotely.
Whether you are working in the office, in your home, on the porch, or in your car, you are probably staring at a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone more than ever.
When considering the benefits of chiropractic care, many people immediately think of easing tension in the back and neck, but there are a number of lesser-known reasons to seek the help of a chiropractor. These include allergy relief, insomnia, headaches, and more. Whereas back and joint pain may be more commonly associated with adulthood, when you consider the wide range of positive outcomes associated with chiropractic care, parents might wonder if it is right for children.
Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in the Asheville area. Flowers are blooming and the colors of the season are vibrant. We have enjoyed a few rounds of snow showers this winter, and now is the perfect time to practice social distancing in the great outdoors and enjoy the incredible views of the blue ridge mountains.
Unfortunately, for many people, the arrival of spring also means allergies are reemerging. Allergy-sufferers everywhere are stocking up on antihistamines, essential oils, or whatever else they have found to relieve the sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses the season brings. For those who have found allergy medications and other approaches lacking, chiropractic care offers another way to treat seasonal allergy symptoms.