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Preventing Winter Weather Injuries

Winter can be a dangerous time of year. Freezing temperatures, white-out blizzards, treacherous driving conditions, and the ever-present risk of slips and falls on ice. While there is plenty of fun to be had in a snow-covered winter wonderland, you should always take extra precautions to avoid winter-related accidents and hazards. Unless you plan to hibernate for the winter, there’s really no way to a...

Sitting is the New Smoking: How to Beat a Sentient Lifestyle

Let’s cut right to the chase. Sitting for too long is making us sick. We have often heard that sitting for extended periods can lead to back trouble, weight gain, and a decline in overall health.  But just how extensive is the damage? Beyond back trouble, “sitters” experience neck strain, poor circulation, muscle degeneration, and even heart disease and cancer. Desk jobs, an abundance of screen t...

Best sleeping positions to alleviate pain

We spend one-third of our life sleeping and studies show that sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout our lives. Quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.  If we are suffering from pain, it is important to be proactive and take on sleeping positions that can reduce the pain.   To Alleviate Sho...

Avoiding Autumn Injuries

One of the many benefits of living in the Midwest is the changing of seasons. And for many, the cooler weather of fall is a welcome relief (especially after a hot and humid summer). Breezes blow, days are sunny, and thoughts turn to getting the house ready for the chill of winter. Gardens need to be put to bed, siding needs cleaning, windows need caulking, and the leaves need raking. Unfortunately, injuries caused by strains or too many repetit...

Putting You at Ease: Is Chiropractic Care Really Safe?

It seems like everyone has an opinion about chiropractic care. Many swear by it as a noninvasive, drug-free treatment for countless issues like back and neck pain, headaches, vertigo, and even depression and anxiety. However, there are those who write the practice off as pointless quackery, or even dangerous. So what gives?   Chiropractic care has been practiced legally in the United States sin...

Better Posture Can Mean a Better Mood

Did you know that poor posture can increase feelings of depression, increase stress levels, and influence confidence? In a 2016 study, 74 participants were randomly assigned 6to either a slumped or upright seated posture to determine if postures affect stress responses. According to the results, the upright pa...

Don’t Let Back to School Be a Pain in the Back

It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re sending your first born off to kindergarten or your youngest to their senior year of high school, the new school year means early mornings, crazy schedules, and tons of homework. Well, maybe not tons, but it’s common for studen...

Treatment at Benningfield

At Benningfield Chiropractic, we approach each client with the same professionalism and care that they deserve. Our goal is not just to provide pain relief, but to also introduce a higher level of wellness. We want to get you functioning as optimally and pain free as possible, so you can perform your very best at work or whatever lifestyle activities you enjoy!   Human movement is accomplished through the optimum coordination between the nervous (brain, spinal cord...

The Woes of Tech-Neck

We live in a constantly connected world...one where anyone can reach you at any time! There are times when it’s good to be connected, and other times when it’s a burden. Unfortunately, being tethered to your smartphone can be a pain in the neck. Literally and figuratively. What is “Tech-Neck”? The simple definition: poor posture that can lead to a lot of neck pain. This 21st century problem can be caused by straining your neck forward to see the...

Poor Posture Linked to Cell Phones

Today's technology allows us to connect with people and discover information anytime, anywhere.  And if you live on this planet, then you know that people spend A LOT of time staring down at their smartphones or tablets.  But, what you might not know is that the wonderful devices that we hold so dear are ruining our posture. Good Posture Defined

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes countless changes during pregnancy. In the field of chiropractics, we look at the ways in which pregnancy can cause stress and strain on the spine and joints, resulting in postural misalignment. Chiropractic care during pregnancy addresses these particular forms of misalignment so that the developing baby has adequate space to grow and move into the proper position before birth, as well as addresses a mother’s physical comfort during pregnancy, la...

Using AIS Therapy for Strong and Healthy Muscles

Active Isolated Stretching or AIS is a specialized technique that helps individuals maximize the effectiveness of muscle stretches without discomfort. It was developed over 30 years ago by Aaron Mattes, a registered Kinesiotherapist and massage therapist. The technique uses four basic principles which can help both professional and amateur athletes as well as individuals recovering from injuries become more agile or recover quickly. Isolate the muscle to be stre...

The Benefits of a Whole Patient Care

For years, traditional medical practitioners have worked to heal patients by targeting treatments to specific diseases or ailment. While this approach can prove effective in treating one condition, it may not get to the underlying issues that are causing problems. At Benningfield and Associates, our chiropractic care goes beyond treating the pain as we help our patients strengthen their bodies and develop important lifestyle changes to support long-term improvements.  ...