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Pain in your neck and shoulder can be the result of an accident, such as whiplash injury, but most times, poor daily habits are the primary cause. Here are a few ways that you could be causing extra stress on your neck and shoulders: You look down at your phone or tablet too often – We refer to this cause of pain as “Tech Neck” and it’s very common nowadays. A slight 15 degree forward head posture will add a whopping 27 lbs of pressure on your neck!
Lumbar Disc Lesion Your spine consists of 24 individual vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Flexible cushions called “discs” live between each set of vertebrae. A disc is made up of two basic components.
Begin on all 4’s, keeping your back in neutral position. Keep your hands under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend your neck and back at the same time into a “Mad Cat” position.
Patients often ask “What caused my problem and how do I keep it from returning?” Sometimes the origin of a condition may be easily identified as an accident or injury. More often, the exact cause is more difficult to pinpoint because the problem was generated by a series of seemingly harmless events and circumstances (i.e. your posture, increased activity, mild repetitive strains, etc). Most conditions are started by a “recipe” of irritants rather than any single &ld...
When you are setting your New Year Resolutions there are some healthy things to avoid this year. Fitness trackers – In overweight adults, the addition of a wearable technology device (i.e. FitBit®) to a standard diet and exercise plan results in less overall long-term weight loss.
5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays! Frosty the Hydrated Snowman Many people get thirst and hunger confused causing many to snack instead of drink water. Try to drink cold water to help quench your thirst.
Exercise of the Month – (Cervical Retractions) for those with Headaches This month’s featured exercise can be done anywhere and is especially helpful for headache sufferers. Cervical Retractions Sit or stand looking forward with good posture. Tuck your chin to create a double chin. Hold this position for 3-5 seconds.
The term “Rotator cuff” describes a group of four small muscles that hold your shoulder in its shallow socket while larger muscles move it. Strains and injuries to the rotator cuff are the most common cause of shoulder problems, accounting for 4.5 million doctor visits per year. Injuries are classified by the amount of damage as “partial tears”, “full thickness tears” or “ruptures”.
Lower back pain sufferers know that even the simplest movements can be troublesome. The following suggestions will help make potentially painful activities more manageable. Arising from a Chair The simple act of arising from a chair improperly can irritate your lower back.
Your First Visit to the Chiropractor As a new chiropractic patient, you may feel anxious before your first appointment because you don’t know what to expect. Relax…chiropractic care is a proven, safe & effective option for many causes of pain and lack of function. Whether you’ve been referred to a chiropractor by your medical doctor or have decided to visit us on your own accord, you’re first visit should be an exciting step towards getting you back on the path ...
Meet Our Chiropractor
Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO 
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

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Third generation Chiropractor from a family of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors
Graduated from the National College of Chiropractic
Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Published in the most esteemed medical journal, the JMPT, and the Library of Congress.
Over 30 years practicing Chiropractic
Creator of the SONOMA Method
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