Fast Twitch Fountain of Youth

It’s no secret that muscle size and strength decline rapidly after the age of 50. What does this mean and what can we do about it? First we must look at the different muscle types.  Slow-twitch muscle fibers are small, and fast-twitch fibers are large. The slow-twitch fibers are the endurance fibers, which predominate in…

The Double Crush Phenomenon – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain resulting from compromise of neural structures (neuropathic pain) is common in various regions of the body. It is often thought to be associated with excessive tension or compression on a nerve leading to ischemia (loss of blood flow). One of the most familiar syndromes associated with neuropathic pain is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In…

The Runner

To be a runner. What is a runner?  Who is a runner? A runner is a person that goes out and runs any number of miles or minutes.  Being a runner doesn’t mean you spend countless hours every day running.  It means you went for a run. What does running do for the body? Improve…

What do you know about what your gut tells you?

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of research articles popping up in my healthy living subscriptions about probiotics and the connection it has to our gut. From depression and anxiety to IBS and eczema, there are many studies showing the benefits probiotics have on treating and helping these and many other conditions. Probiotics are live…

The Truth About Creatine

Many people think of creatine as just a supplement that is used to build muscle. This is true, but that is not all that it does to benefit the body. What is Creatine? Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid made naturally in the body, but it can also be found in meat and fish or…

Spring Fever?

With the changing seasons, brings the beautiful weather!  How are you enjoying the longer, brighter days?  Outside sports? Casual walking? Training for a long run?  Or maybe you just have a bigger smile? Going outside and getting a healthy dose of vitamin D has many positive affects on the body.  Such as, reducing your risk of…

Social Media….the good, the bad….the unhealthy?

2015. Entertainment, electronics and social media. I don’t know about you, but I do enjoy a little Facebook scrolling from time to time. Who doesn’t, right? Seriously, how else would we know who is having a baby, getting married, making a career change, what everyone is having for breakfast, what the weather is doing, where…

January News

Welcome to Elite Chiropractic’s monthly newsletter and blog!!  Through this newsletter/blog, we would like to keep you up to date on rising health issues, news from Chiropractic’s Association, the latest happenings here at Elite and local events that we think our patients might be interested in!!  Also, through this new venture, we would like to…

Imaging In Musculoskeletal Medicine… Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be*

Medical imaging comes with a price tag of $100 billion per year in the United States.  MRI use tripled over one decade from 1997-2006 (1).  Does increased imaging usage improve treatment outcomes? X-Ray X-ray images are primarily used to view skeletal anatomy and some soft tissues. This type of imaging is appropriate for viewing fractures,…