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?

There are over 6 million car accidents in the US every year, and according to insurance industry experts, the average driver is involved in a crash once every 18 years. The odds certainly seem stark: best case scenario, you walk away shaken up but uninjured. But too often, people do suffer injuries. In the aftermath, you may wonder how best to recover and move on. Should you see a chiropractor after an auto accident?

We all cope with aches and pains and bumps and bruises occasionally. Discomfort and stiffness can literally be a pain in the neck and impact our ability to tackle everyday tasks, sports, and hobbies. What causes neck pain - and what can you do to treat and prevent it?

A complex system of bones, ligaments, and muscles in your neck supports your head and gives you range of motion. Vertebrae extend from the base of your skull to your upper torso, and their job is to absorb shock between the bones, providing a cushion for the spinal column. It’s common to experience some pain or stiffness once in a while: even “sleeping wrong” or slumping can cause this.

Few small towns have the level of food, art, and culture that Elkin has. With a renovated local theater, world-class restaurants, pleasant walking, and sitting areas, and fascinating art, the downtown area is vibrant and bustling with plenty for residents and tourists. Situated in the foothills of western North Carolina, natural beauty surrounds our town’s rolling hills that provide the perfect vantage for viewing sunsets over the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.

Autumn is approaching slowly this year with temperatures still in the 80s here in the foothills, but soon the landscape will transform into a fantastic display of color. Fall is the perfect time to get outside in Surry County. In this post, we will discuss six reasons why autumn is the season to start or continue your wellness plan by enjoying the great outdoors.

Elkin is a great place in which to live. In the foothills of North Carolina, the temperature is often several degrees cooler than Winston-Salem and Charlotte, but warmer in the winter than mountain towns like Boone and Sparta. We have beautiful views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, and the Yadkin River separating downtown Elkin from Jonesville. Mountain biking, cycling and jogging on the greenways, and watersports like kayaking and tubing are popular pastimes in our area.

Elkin is an outdoor city with increasing awareness about health and wellness. Who doesn’t want to be healthier? Nevertheless, if you do want to improve your overall wellness, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. In this post, we are discussing how chiropractic care fits with your overall plan for health and wellness.