Is it really carpal tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is more than just your typical wrist or hand pain.  CTS is when the Median Nerve is compressed or “trapped” between the carpal bones and connective tissue of the wrist. This compression can cause pain, numbness, coldness or clumsiness of the hands. There are many causes of this compression such as … Read moreIs it really carpal tunnel?

Get relief from back pain without medication or surgery

If you live with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs, you don’t have to take medication or resort to surgery to find lasting relief.  Spinal decompression therapy, a treatment that involves the meticulous mechanical stretching of your spine, is a gentle, nonsurgical way to instantly relieve disc-related … Read moreGet relief from back pain without medication or surgery

What your chiropractor wants you to know about tech neck

Tech neck is the prolonged forward posture of your head looking down at either at a phone or tablet or just spending too much time on the computer. That puts a lot of undue stress and strain on the neck muscles and the upper back which over time can cause a lot of big issues: … Read moreWhat your chiropractor wants you to know about tech neck

Reasons You Get Horrible Headaches

If you’ve ever experienced a really bad headache, then you understand what it feels like to go through a busy day’s activities while suffering. It can be absolutely horrible! Not all headaches are the same and some of the most common classifications include: Migraine Headaches Tension Headaches Cluster Headaches Regardless of what type of headache … Read moreReasons You Get Horrible Headaches

Is your workstation causing you pain?

Many office workers experience aches and pains at the end of the work day due to workstations that are not set up with the best ergonomic fit. Whether you are commuting to the office each day or working from home, having the correct set up is key keeping your spine healthy and pain-free. Optimal Health … Read moreIs your workstation causing you pain?

Thank you for the support!

We are so thankful for everyone who participated in our anniversary celebration. August marked one year under our re-branded name Optimal Health & Wellness as well as one year in our second clinic in downtown Tulsa. As part of our celebration, we asked for donations of backpacks to Youth Services of Tulsa. Through your support, … Read moreThank you for the support!

Stop skull horns and protect your neck

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By now we have all seen the post circulating on Facebook about young people developing extra bone growth at the base of their skulls or ‘skull horns’ due to cell phone use. Though the paper’s findings may have been overstated, neck strain from constantly looking down at phones and tablets is a legitimate concern. According … Read moreStop skull horns and protect your neck

Backpacks have become the new briefcase

Back to school backpack shopping isn’t just for the kids anymore. Backpacks are increasingly seen in place of briefcases in the business world with plenty of brands catering to the office worker. With grown up features like protected laptop cases, portable chargers and a more adult look, what was once only for school is now … Read moreBackpacks have become the new briefcase

Keep lower back pain at bay while traveling

Summer and thus summer travel is in full swing. Whether you are cramped in the back of a minivan on a family road trip or stuck in an ever-shrinking airline seat, a few tips can help you prevent a sore back at your final destination. For starters, make sure you are sitting in your seat … Read moreKeep lower back pain at bay while traveling