Difference Between Over-the-Counter and Customized Orthotics

An orthotic is an insert that fits inside a shoe and is designed to decrease abnormal foot motion, realign the foot, restore balance and eliminate or reduce foot pain. Orthotics generally come two ways, customized by an orthopedist or podiatrist to fit your foot and meet your physical needs or, over-the counter, trim to fit…. Read more »

How to Choose a Chiropractor

Your chiropractor is your partner in spine, muscle and joint health and you have to be able to depend on their expertise to help you stay healthy or recover from an injury or spine condition. How do you find the chiropractor who is right for you? Follow these Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center tactics! Ask for… Read more »

Relationship Between Foot Pain and Spinal Issues

Foot pain is usually derived from wearing shoes that do not fit, injury or physical issues, such as tendonitis, arthritis or bursitis. At Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, we know that in some cases, pain in your foot may be linked to problems in your spine.  In fact, studies have shown that spinal dysfunction can cause… Read more »

What is Inflammation and How Can It Be Treated?

Inflammation plays a central role in some of the most challenging diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and even Alzheimer’s. At Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, we want to help you understand what causes inflammation, and educate you on the treatment options that are available. What Is Inflammation? Essentially, inflammation is a defense… Read more »

8 Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Halloween is almost here! To keep trick-or-treating safe and fun, follow these Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center costume safety tips. 1. Look for Flame-Resistant Costumes While trick-or-treating, your child is likely to be near candles, lanterns and other decorative flames. When choosing your child’s costume, ensure that the fabric is either polyester or nylon- as both… Read more »

Physical Therapy Techniques

If you have a musculoskeletal injury or an orthopedic illness, your doctor may refer you to a Physical Therapist to help decrease pain and improve mobility. At Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, we want you to understand some the common techniques our Physical Therapists use to enhance recovery. Some of these practices include: Exercise Exercise is the go-to… Read more »

How to Avoid Injury During Fall Cleanup

Typical fall cleanup tasks, including raking, pruning and cleaning gutters can cause back pain, muscle strain, repetitive motion injuries, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as other injuries and accidents. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately 42 million people seek emergency room treatment for yard work-related injuries each year. At… Read more »

The Importance of Having a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and kills approximately 610,000 people every year. High blood pressure, cholesterol levels and smoking are the top risk factors associated with heart disease, but there are other medical conditions and harmful habits that can increase your chance of developing it. At Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, we… Read more »

Neck Treatment Options

Your neck begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae, your cervical spine. It supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While your neck can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes it very susceptible to pain and injury.