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Dr. Ryan Engelhardt’s Story

June 30th, 2017|Categories: About Us|

Hi folks I'm Dr. Ryan Engelhardt of Whole Health Chiropractic and we're doing a little video series so that you guys can understand a little bit more about our practice and what we have to offer. Prior to getting into some of the different unique facets about our practice, I thought it was really important that I go over exactly who I am as a person. First and foremost, I am happily married to my lovely wife Kelsey and we have a beautiful daughter, Miss McKinley Grace. We have two great pups Tenzing and Bentley. We are active members of [...]

Exercises that Keep Your Spine Aligned

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Healthy Habits|

Feeling out of alignment? Here are a few exercises we recommend that can help keep your spine in line. Just like chiropractic care, regular exercise is preventative maintenance for your body, keeping your body aligned and functioning well by supporting the skeletal and nervous system that are your body’s foundation. There are times we can’t make it to the chiropractor, such as when we are traveling, and there are times when we want to keep our spines aligned between visits to our chiropractor. Possibly after a long day slouched in your office chair or in the seat of a car, [...]

Dog tired of sleep apnea? Chiropractic can help.

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured, Sleep|

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects approximately 15 million Americans (about 1 in every 15 people). The disorder creates shallow breaths or pauses in breathing during sleep. Sufferers don't get enough air gets to the lungs, resulting in poor sleep and health issues. It may also cause the person to snore loudly, waking themselves, and/or their partner up from restful sleep. If you or someone you know (and sleep next to) suffers from sleep apnea, they may use a CPAP. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, machine is a treatment for sleep apnea (and other breathing issues) that [...]

Does Chiropractic Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured|

Have you considered chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? According to the University of Maryland Medical Center studies, researchers found that “chiropractic treatment and conservative medical care are equally effective for people with CTS.” Source: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (UMM.edu) This is great news for CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) suffers looking for a drug-free and/or a non-invasive treatment option. Some people have ill effects to typical drug remedies prescribed for pain and swelling/inflammation associated with CTS- anything from Ibuprofen and aspirin to corticosteroids. After weeks of using a wrist brace, some people believe the only remedy is surgery, but there is [...]

Sit Up Straight! Posture Tips to Keep You In Line

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Healthy Habits|

Good posture while sitting can be a real challenge for those of us who work desk jobs. When you're sitting 9-5, it is easy to form bad habits that compromise the alignment of your spine and improperly train your muscles. Over time, these bad posture habits can lead to lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other painful ailments. Good chiropractic care can help correct these issues, but maintaining the right alignment is just as important after your visit. Are you stuck in a desk all day? Don't worry. We've got your back with these easy tips for good posture while sitting. Set [...]

3 Things a Chiropractor Should Do Before Touching Your Spine

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured|Tags: |

What are the requirements for safe chiropractic adjustments? How does the doctor know what adjustments will help you? Many people who would benefit from the services of a chiropractor are reluctant to come in because they wonder if the treatments will be effective and even whether they’ll be safe. They might believe that the pain relief their friends have gotten from licensed chiropractors is merely a placebo effect. If you’ve visited a chiropractor, you know there is no reason to worry. A licensed chiropractor doesn’t just look at your back and start making adjustments. We follow a careful and complete [...]

The Chiropractic Secret to Back Relief in Pregnancy

October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Pregnancy|

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that back pain often comes with the territory. Getting back relief in pregnancy can improve your experience with both pregnancy and delivery. At Whole Health Chiropractic, we know this is true because my wife Kelsey just had a baby! The baby was born a few days ago and we couldn’t be more excited to meet her! Kelsey had a healthy pregnancy, but if you’re pregnant then you know pregnancy always means a lot of changes in the body. As the unborn baby grows, a woman’s body releases a hormone called relaxin, which causes changes in [...]

How to Choose a Chiropractor

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Doctors, Featured|

Because chiropractors can vary so greatly in their personalities, treatment options and techniques as well as philosophies, it is important to know what to look for when choosing one. How to choose a chiropractor has much more to do with simply receiving a flyer from a community practitioner and going over there. There are several things to take into consideration, after all, your experience and family’s wellness depends on it. How to Choose a Chiropractor Step 1: Ask Around Who do you know who uses a chiropractor or has? Would they recommend that person? What is the chiropractor’s online reputation? [...]

5 Strategies for Reducing Neck Pain

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Neck Pain|

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints involving pain that people come to the chiropractor to resolve. We wanted to offer some natural solutions to dealing with neck pain to help you strengthen your neck and give you relief between visits. Are you side or stomach sleeper? To reduce neck pain, try to sleep on your back. This position gives you the most support. If you aren’t able to change your sleeping position, make sure you have a pillow designed for the type of sleeper you are. Side sleepers can get more overall structure support by sleeping with [...]