Entries by Dr. Kerstin Zock

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What a Lumbar Injury Does to Your Body

When you have back pain or a back injury, the “normalcy” of your day goes out the window. What used to be simple tasks, like tying your shoes, become extremely difficult. Things that used to only take a minute or two, like getting into your car or going down the stairs, now take double or […]

Elderly Chiropractic Care

Age isn’t necessarily kind on the body. As we age, we see many side effects on the outward appearance of the body. Age lines and wrinkles begin to appear. A number of individuals swear they have gotten shorter (usually due to posture). But our bodies are aging internally as well. Our bones are getting less […]

E-Stim Therapy

Electrical Stimulation (E-stim) is a tool often used by both physical therapists and chiropractors. When used correctly, and can relieve pain, spasms, inflammation, and even muscle weakness. In other words, E-stim mimics muscle contraction. Electrodes attached to the skin carry these neurological impulses. Starting at a low frequency, the impulses will get slightly more intense […]

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Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

You might have noticed the trend of athletes sporting bright tape on specific areas of their bodies. Kinesiology tape (KT tape) is often used by those either recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion. If you’ve been curious about the “magic muscle tape”, today we’re diving into all the ways […]

Desk Report: How to Stop Neck Spasms

Have you ever been minding your own business when all of a sudden, the muscles in your neck decide to tense and spasm? These involuntary contractions can be so severe that they cause pain. Unfortunately, this pain isn’t standard and can last anywhere from minutes to days once the initial spasm occurs. The best approach […]

Fall Sinus Symptoms and Chiropractic Care

Although all bodies are different and most of us love this fall season, there are a number of people who dread what fall weather does to their sinuses. During the fall, the air becomes cool, crisp, and dry. Hay fever is rampant. And symptoms like sinus headaches, runny noses, and “face” pain become more and […]

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Fall Season Essential Oils

As they say, fall is officially in the air. And with that crisp fall air come our favorite seasonal smells and fragrances. What does fall smell like for you? Crisp morning air? Bonfires? High school football games? Pumpkin and apple pie? And while you could try to re-create these fantastic fall smells with store-bought, chemical, […]

Fall Allergies and Chiropractic Care

The beginnings of fall are in the air. And so are sniffles, itchy eyes, head pressure, and fog that come with fall allergy season. That is because communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body are being infiltrated by foreign bodies like dander, pollen, and dust. If you’re preparing yourself for this […]