Elkin is a city that celebrates the great outdoors. People enjoy everything from jogging on the greenway to hiking and climbing nearby Stone Mountain. However, back pain from a pinched nerve can leave you sidelined and unable to explore the natural wonders of Surry County and nearby areas. Lingering issues related to pinched nerves can be especially frustrating when it seems like you cannot seem to shake them.

If you have or suspect you have a pinched nerve, you are probably wondering if chiropractic care and other remedies can help you feel relief from your pain. In this article, we will discuss what you can do to get relief from a pinched nerve and whether chiropractic care should be part of the solution. 

Good posture provides a wonderful array of benefits. Could yours use some improvement?

Are you slouched in your desk chair, slumped on the couch, or walking hunched forward? Do you find that your back and shoulders are constantly tense or that you are uncomfortable or in pain? Are your muscles tired or your shoulders rounded? Do you get headaches frequently? These can all be signs of poor posture, and it can have a big impact on your health, wellness, and even mood. The good news is that with a few easy changes and consistency, you can improve your posture - and enjoy the benefits. 

As winter weather sets in, do you find that you are feeling more aches and pains? That your body is more uncomfortable or even hurts more than it did in the summer? You are not alone, and, no, this is not a trick of the mind. Many people, particularly those with arthritis, report that symptoms worsen this time of year. While the medical community is not sure exactly why this happens (it could be our joints, muscles, and ligaments just get stiffer), weather-related body pain is a real concern. What do you need to know?

The holiday season is about joy, giving, and spending time with our loved ones. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to be about! Too often, we get caught up in the frantic pace and the stressful search for the perfect present. Why not take a breath, slow down, and give the gift of health, wellness, and relaxation? Chiropractic care may not be the traditional choice but trust us: your recipient will be as thrilled as they were when they were children, tearing through wrapping paper and bows! 

Gifting a loved one with chiropractic care is a no-lose situation: it will always fit; it’s great for vegetarians and those on Keto; it’s perfect for the hardest to shop for people on your list.

With a seemingly never-ending parade of parties and treats, it is challenging enough to stick to your fitness routine or eat well during the holidays. In the season of giving, self-care often takes a back seat as we rush to buy, wrap, prepare, cook, and indulge in another batch of sugar cookies! When we add travel to the mix - which about 100 million of us do each year - it is even more difficult to prioritize our health. This can all take a toll on your body… so what can you do about it?