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February 20, 2019

Chronic Pain is one of the most complicated healthcare issues in existence and it is also one of the least well understood.

In my 20 years of studying chronic pain, I would say that there are 3 key issues at play:

1.  Bio-Mechanical Structure and Function:  


January 22, 2019

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 sw...

January 14, 2019

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...

November 11, 2017

Your brain is sensitive . . . Literally.

Your brain's sole function is to receive and interpret the sensory information from your 5 . . . well actually 6 senses and then send messages to the different parts of your body telling what to do.

 Eyes (vision) . . . Ears (audi...

November 1, 2017

Guess what time of year it is?  Yee Haw!

My kids came home with 27 pounds of candy last night and this morning I got to listen to Christmas music on my way in to work . . . in the DARK . . . the COLD dark.  Awesomeness.  NOT!

Currently I am sitting at my desk writin...

October 18, 2017

The conversation goes something like this. . .

Doctor:  I see that you are coming for treatment of your neck and back and I can see that it is really having a bad effect on you.  Let me ask you about some other problems that you may also be experiencing.

Patient:  O...

October 4, 2017


The last 10 days have been rough,  Scary.  Confusing.  Infuriating.  And a little DEPRESSING.

You see, I quit watching the news years ago because, well it's all CRAP and if I have to choose between "being well informed" and being "ignor...

September 27, 2017

I am the head of my household.

As the head of my household, I have the responsibility to make sure that everyone has what they need to be successful and it also means that I am responsible for making sure that everyone does what they are suppose to do . . . when they ar...

August 3, 2017

 Excessive sitting is one of the major causes of low back pain.  Maintaining a posture that forces you to maintain a 90 degree bend in the hips and the knees tends to shorten some muscles and over stretches other muscles.  Check out this short video where I teach you o...

June 28, 2017

Time + Repetition = Success . . . 

In almost everything worth doing in life!

Improving the state of your health is no different.

I will, from time to time, have people come into my clinic who want the magic adjustment.  The single adjustment that will reverse years of neg...

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