The Load on Their Shoulders

For the past several years we’ve all noticed backpacks getting heavier and heavier, but not in proportions to kids sizes. Backpacks that are too big, too heavy, and not worn properly can have lasting effects on a child’s developing body. Like the frame of a house, the spine is what keeps our body sturdy and..

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From Inspiration to Aspiration

When we get hurt, we rest to heal. When we feel pain, we halt all activities. When we look for solutions, we go straight to the causation, and that is why I am eager to share my story and experience with The Specific Chiropractic Center Boston. My father was the first one in my family..

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Island Fever – It’s the Real Deal

Aloha! As the Rolling Stones so eloquently put it, “Please allow me to introduce myself.” For my debut blog post, I figured I should tell you a little about myself and answer the question, ‘Why Hawaii?’ since I am the newest member within this elite group of Chiropractic doctors. I underwent hundreds of hours learning..

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Failure: The Missing Piece For Success

“When was the last time you failed, and what was the lesson you learned?” During my interview process to become a Clinic Director for The Specific Chiropractic Center, I was asked this question by one of our doctors. At the time, I didn’t have an answer. I was arrogant, and believed that I had never..

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Stay Cool and Active This Summer

Five Steps to a Healthier Summer I don’t know about you, but I love the way seasons change. I enjoy the various activities and traditions each of the four seasons brings. Summer is one of my absolute favorite times of year. Yes, it may be hot (here in Phoenix, it gets to be around 115..

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Starting Your Day With a Purpose

Starting your day with a purpose. That sounds simple enough. For most people, this involves waking up, following their normal daily routine, and grinding through the typical 8-5 work week. Then on Friday, at exactly 5:00 p.m.,  it’s here – the weekend! Sleeping in, cheat meals for every meal, Netflix season marathons, and yet another..

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Commitment, or Lack Thereof

Life is full of commitments, especially for business executives and professional athletes. There are commitments to family life, work life, and, of course, weekend warrior activities and game-day performances. However, recently I have started to notice a trend that there is a lack of commitment in one critical area of life: health. Now, I am..

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Let Me Tell You Why People Fly to Me

Alooohhaa! Hey there – Dr. Addison here on Kaua’i, Hawai’i. We sometimes run into a huge problem on Kaua’i. We don’t have many specialists here. Therefore, many people in our community have to travel by plane to other islands to get specialized testing and care. Does this sound familiar? It might not be a plane..

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3 AM and Wide Awake: Why Do I Have Insomnia?

Sleep problems can be defined in 3 different ways:  insomnia, disturbed sleep, and restless sleep.  Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep.  Disturbed sleep is the inability to stay asleep for a full night’s rest.  Restless sleep is when you can fall asleep and stay asleep, but the quality of sleep isn’t good.  The end..

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