Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of acute or chronic back pain. It develops from irritation of the sciatic nerve, the widest and longest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back, runs through the buttock, down the back of the leg and eventually branches into smaller nerves that run to the ankle and foot. It’s main job is to communicate with the cells in the upper and lower leg.
If you are a serious athlete, you know the importance of practicing for your sport. After all, a runner wouldn’t attempt a marathon without training and a weightlifter wouldn’t perform a max lift without warming up (at least we hope). But while many athletes understand the importance of preparation, the value of recovery is sometimes overlooked.
Hi everyone – Alyssa here!
For those who may not know me, I am one of the office managers at Summit Chiropractic Center. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, you can find me behind the desk greeting patients, answering calls, scheduling appointments and helping the doctors ensure that their day runs smoothly. I love what I do because I get to witness people healing every day… and that is an awesome feeling.
The first day of summer is finally here! And with it comes all the fun in the sun: swimming, biking, hiking, BBQ’s, boating, floating, beaches, camping… the list goes on and on.
And while we all try to pack the most into the few warm months that we get here in Vermont, it is important to remember not to neglect the health of your body. As we get busy, it becomes easy to get off track with our routine, including coming in for your regular adjustments.
We’re excited to welcome Dr. Kelly Dunklow back from maternity leave!
Dr. Kelly’s new office hours are:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8-11am
We’re excited for the 2018 race season in Vermont! We’re once again offering free pre- and post-race stretching to participants for a variety of events in our area.
We love being part of these races and supporting the organizations that set them up, particularly RaceVermont and Essex Junction Recreation and Parks. Not only are these races a lot of fun, they raise hundreds of dollars for important causes.
In the past, we’ve met many adults that could have benefitted greatly by seeing a chiropractor before showing up to the race. We often heard, “My body is just not moving the way it used to!”
You know that chiropractors treat issues involving the back and neck, but chiropractic is not just for the spine. Sometimes the pain you’re experiencing originates elsewhere in the body. Think about shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, TMJ pain, carpal tunnel issues, or plantar fasciitis. A certified chiropractic extremity practitioner can ease pain and reduce inflammation without surgery or drugs.
Good news! Also known as Flexible Spending Accounts, HSA’s will most often cover chiropractic care and massage therapy. These accounts are often offered by employers as a supplement to a high deductible health insurance plan. This gives the patient the ability to pay for alternative care, such as chiropractic and massage.
Some HSA’s require a doctor’s referral or have limits as to what the funds can be used for. Check with your HSA provider before booking your appointment. In most cases, however, it’s as simple as swiping your card, as you would for normal payment.
Really. It can be that easy!
We’re happy to be participating in the Toys For Kids program again this year! Toys for Kids of Vermont is a volunteer program sponsored by the Vermont Marine Corps League which collects new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas season and oversees their distribution to needy children in Vermont. All money collected stays in Vermont and is used to purchase age appropriate toys to supplement donations, and for older children.
We’ll be collecting toys through December 20th. Simply bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office and we’ll take care of the rest! Cash and gift card donations are also welcome. Toys for Kids is 100% volunteer run, and your gift is guaranteed to go to a Vermont kid in need.
We invite you to the 7th Annual Vermont Pregnancy and Baby Expo on Saturday, October 14th at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington, VT! This annual event was created to support and educate growing families and help inspire them to make the best decisions for themselves.
Stop by to say hello and play some fun games for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a 60-minute massage at Summit Chiropractic Center‘s office in Essex, VT!
We hope to see you there!