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Is Your Posture Shortening Your Life Span?

Watch this short video (4 min 12 sec) as Dr. Tim St. Onge discusses some of the negative health affects of having chronically poor posture. What are the Negative Health Effects of Poor Posture? Hi, I am Dr. Tim St. Onge with Thrive Chiropractic in Branson, MO. Research has shown that a loss of or increase in the normal curves of the spine may increase mortality by up to 15 years. People die 15 years sooner than they should because of abnormal posture. Think about that for a minute. Some of the less ominous problems associated with chronic poor posture may include: Neck Pain, Headaches, Back Pain, Herniated Spinal Discs, Heart Disease, Decreased Sex Drive, Depression, Constipation, Reflux a

What Does Stress Have To Do With It?

What is Stress and how does it affect your LIFE? Hi. I am Dr. Tim St. Onge with Thrive Chiropractic in Branson, MO. In terms of your health . . . Stress is a stimulus that your brain perceives as a threat to your survival. When the car in the lane next to you swerves into your lane, your brain perceives it as a threat. When this happens your brain shifts into something that we call “fight or flight” mode. The fight or flight mode creates sweeping changes to your bodies physiology. Changes like increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, a heightened sense of your surroundings, increased blood sugar and increased muscle tone, especially around your spine, prepare your body to either

Is Sitting Killing You Slowly?

There is a growing body of research that is demonstrating the health busting effects that a sedentary lifestyle has on everything from your heart to you bone health. In this video I discuss how what constitutes excessive sitting, it's effects and what you can do about it. #Chiropractic #Bransonchiropractor

Secret Exercise to Reverse Rounded Shoulders

If you spend much time sitting or staring at a cell phone, there is a good chance that the muscles in your chest have become shortened from it. When the chest muscles become shortened, it can cause you to have: 1. Rounded Shoulders 2. Neck and Shoulder Pain 3. A Dowagers Hump (See Picture Below) And over time this can lead to spinal degeneration and chronic pain in the cervical spine (neck). Dr. Jeni demonstrates some great stretches that you can do at home on a 36 inch long Foam Roll. These stretches, if done on a regular basis can reverse or at least slow the progression of the Dowager's Hump and the cervical degenerative process. If you don't have a Foam Roll, you can get one HERE. H

The Healthcare Secret of Pro Athletes

Did you know that all 32 National Football League teams employ a chiropractor? Why do you think that is? You see, entering the arena of professional sports comes with high stakes. The slightest advantage can make all the difference between winning and losing. As a result, most high-level athletes are in tune with every part of their bodies and are on a constant hunt to find ways to improve their performance. It might surprise you to learn that athletes have been using chiropractic for decades. From Babe Ruth to Tom Brady, top athletes rely on chiropractic care to keep their bodies functioning at it’s very best. Maybe you are not a professional athlete but why shouldn’t you take advantage o

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Thrive Chiropractic

574 Highway 248, STE. 4

Branson, MO 65616

417.598.0080

           Office Hours

Monday          9-1   and    3-6:30

Tuesday                              3-6:30

Wednesday    9-1   

Thursday        9-1   and    3-6:30

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