Posts by Dr. Maggie
What’s the POP?
Chiropractic is crack a’ lackin’ good times—literally. Most patients hear a noise like a pop or crack when they receive manual chiropractic treatments. I always make a point to tell any new patient I’m treating that the “pop” they might hear with a chiropractic adjustment is not their bones breaking—that I’m not Jackie Chan or…Read More
Why is pain a thing?
Pain is our bodies’ way of saying something’s wrong. Think the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin when he’s rescuing Aladdin from the bottom of the sea—Genie transforms into a submarine, blaring his sirens as he rushes the wannabe prince up to the surface. AROOOOOGA!!! When something irritates the nerve endings (this input occurs through physical or…Read More
Abdominal bracing: Your internal corset
Imagine the scene: the beach on a glorious summer day, row after row of sunbathers, a group of slightly overweight older gentlemen lounging about. In the distance, a beautiful woman approaches in a tiny bikini. As one, the males suck in their guts and their postures suddenly improve while the oblivious woman makes her way…Read More
The big zzzzzz…
I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Well, if you’re depriving yourself of some much-needed snooze time, that can catch up to you faster than you might think. We deal our bodies some serious damage on the daily. Whether that’s emotional, physical, or chemical stress, the fact is that we put a lot of wear and tear…Read More
Women’s History Month Special
For the month of March, Dr. Maggie Sliwka will be offering a Health Risk Assessment for those in the community wondering if they could benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Maggie will provide a 15-20-minute service whereby she will attain a brief history of the individual’s health concerns, as well as perform postural and mobility analyses.…Read More
How much water is enough?
We’ve all heard the numbers: drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day for optimum hydration. Unfortunately, this is a debunked theory, just like the old food pyramid. In actuality, there’s still science being conducted researching the exact amounts of water a person needs to drink every day and how this contributes to overall health…Read More
New Year, New Goals
It may be cliché, but you can’t deny that the start of a new calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make some positive changes in your life, especially after the gluttony and decadence of the holiday season. Resolutions don’t have to be ultra-mega-super-mind-blowingly-big-deals. They can be small changes, like drinking more water. However, when…Read More
Seated workstation: The rule of 90’s
When you’re setting up your workstation, whether it’s at home or at an office, you want to make sure you’re following a few simple guidelines that can be summed up as “the rule of 90’s.” And no, this is not a conceptualization of how the garage band Nirvana defined a decade+ of music. Working from…Read More
Is “Text Neck” affecting your spine?
A study from August 2016 showed that the average American spent 87 hours/month on their mobile devices (1). That breaks down to just about 3 hours per day. Spending that much time looking down at your phone can create some serious issues. According to a 2014 study done by Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, NY surgeon, looking…Read More
Making changes in life can be scary. Trust me, I am MORE than aware of that fact! This doesn’t mean change can’t be exhilarating or thrilling at the same time, though. In fact, change is in our best interest. Life isn’t meant to be stagnant. We get in a groove and get comfy in a…Read More