Optimal Wellness Blog

Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

August 3, 2020

Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain Bottom Line: Whiplash injuries used to be considered “no big deal’, but times have changed. Doctors now know that whiplash can cause lifelong pain and disability if not treated properly. During a car accident, the head often suddenly moves forward and backward with a tremendous amount of…

4 Steps To A Healthy Birth

July 27, 2020

4 Steps To A Healthy Birth Bottom Line: With all of the advances in medical science, it may come as a surprise to discover that many of the technological interventions used in modern maternity management don’t seem very evidence based. Afterall, the natural birth process is designed to be relatively simple – it’s been going…

NSAID Risks: Making Smart Healthcare Decisions During Pregnancy

July 20, 2020

NSAID Risks: Making Smart Healthcare Decisions During Pregnancy Bottom Line: Pregnant women are certainly not immune to aches and pains. In fact, it’s estimated that over 85% of expecting mothers will deal with back pain. Finding relief without the use of medication is almost always the best route for the health of mom and baby.…

Tips To Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy

July 13, 2020

Tips To Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy Bottom Line: An estimated 85% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. Why? As a woman enters her second or third trimester, her growing baby pulls her body’s center of gravity forward, which in turn increases the curve of her low back. That increased amount of stress on…

Pregnancy: How Your Body Changes

June 29, 2020

Pregnancy: How Your Body Changes Bottom Line: A woman’s body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy. Some of these changes are visible, such as an expanding belly, while others, such as morning sickness and backaches, may not be as visible but equally well known. Then there a few body changes may be…

What Happens During A Visit To Our Practice?

June 22, 2020

What Happens During A Visit To Our Practice? Bottom Line: Most of the time, going to a new doctor isn’t exactly what you would call a good time. You might actually call it a pain in the neck because it can be so stressful under the best of circumstances. In fact, you may just learn…