30 09, 2014

ChiroThin Weight Loss – A Minimalist Guide to Dieting

By |2020-04-10T12:11:36-04:00September 30th, 2014|Diet, Health Tips|Comments Off on ChiroThin Weight Loss – A Minimalist Guide to Dieting

ChiroThin Weight Loss? Let's be truthful, America is overweight!  I can remember growing up in the 1960's; There was no culture of gym memberships, Crossfit didn't exist, there were no diet soft drinks and yet almost no one was fat! My friends and I would spend our free time outside running, swimming and riding bikes.  Fast forward to our age of handheld devices, busy schedules and computers. We've become a culture of convenience!  fast food trumps healthy home cooked meals, and [...]

5 07, 2014

Back Pain / Foot Pain Related?

By |2020-04-09T15:22:08-04:00July 5th, 2014|Back Pain, Health Tips|Comments Off on Back Pain / Foot Pain Related?

Back Pain Related to Foot Pain? Back pain / foot pain related?  The pain could be telling a story your doctor may have not have heard.  As your body's foundation, your feet absorb an enormous amount of stress with every step you take.  Three arches underneath each foot are the main structures of support.  Three arches, not just one.  Surprised?  So are most of my patients.  You already know about the inside or medial longitudinal arch, but we also have an outside or lateral [...]

17 04, 2014

Best Pillow? Here’s Some Guidance! – Dr. Mruz

By |2020-04-09T14:46:16-04:00April 17th, 2014|FAQs, Health Tips, Spinal Care Tips|Comments Off on Best Pillow? Here’s Some Guidance! – Dr. Mruz

I'm often asked by my patients, “which is the best pillow to use?” The truth is there is no one answer that works for everybody because there’s no one best pillow that works for everybody. I’ll talk about some of the different pillows and the advantages and disadvantages of those pillows in this blog post, then after talking about it with your healthcare provider, come up with a pillow or series of pillows that works best for you. The Challenge of [...]

8 04, 2014

The Aging Spine: We Get Shorter and What To Do About It!

By |2020-04-09T14:38:56-04:00April 8th, 2014|FAQs, Health Tips, Spinal Care Tips|Comments Off on The Aging Spine: We Get Shorter and What To Do About It!

Many of my patients ask the question "Do people shrink when they get older?" Even more curiously, does our height vary throughout the day, and what causes it to change? The answer to the first question is "yes," and it's all because of our aging spine.  But how does this occur? Gravity Is Relentless... During the course of any given day, the discs of the spine (the shock-absorbing, sponge-like structures that lie between the vertebrae), absorb or lose water, leading to [...]

4 04, 2014

Laptop ergonomics – Here’s your guidelines!

By |2020-04-09T14:26:37-04:00April 4th, 2014|FAQs, Health Tips, Spinal Care Tips|Comments Off on Laptop ergonomics – Here’s your guidelines!

Laptop computers are first and foremost designed with portability in mind.  Laptop ergonomics are not a major consideration for most manufacturers. My MacBook Pro is a mere 14 inches wide, and has vastly more computing power than the computers which landed men on the moon a mere 4 decades ago. But portability and ergonomics are at odds with one another; if I position my screen at the correct ergonomic height, then my keyboard is too high. If my keyboard is in [...]

7 06, 2013

What Difference Does It Make? The Point of The Joint …

By |2020-07-27T16:23:57-04:00June 7th, 2013|Chiropractic, Health Tips, Most Talked About|Comments Off on What Difference Does It Make? The Point of The Joint …

No X-rays? No appointments? No hidden fees?  Perhaps you've seen billboards and slogans... The point of the joint Let's talk about what you can expect at Eastside Chiropractic PA (and most chiropractic offices): Each new patient receives a thorough examination to rule out any medical red flags. If there is something of a more serious nature found, the proper imaging study/test will be ordered or the correct referral will be made. Patients are seen at times that are patient-friendly (as early as [...]

31 05, 2013

Answers to Your Questions About Sleep Positions

By |2020-04-09T14:06:00-04:00May 31st, 2013|FAQs, Health Tips, Spinal Care Tips|Comments Off on Answers to Your Questions About Sleep Positions

A question that I always ask my patients during my first few visits has to do with sleep position. Why does this matter? Well, how you sleep can affect your spine health. A poor sleep position can cause back pain, stiffness in your neck or neck pain, issues with digestion and even premature wrinkles! Below are the 5 best and the 3 worst positions in which to sleep. 5 Best Sleep Positions These are the five best sleeping positions. Note that there are some [...]

3 04, 2013

Late Night Diet Sabotage

By |2020-04-09T13:42:27-04:00April 3rd, 2013|Health Tips|Comments Off on Late Night Diet Sabotage

Avoid Late Night Binges with a High Protein Morning Meal It’s 11 o'clock at night and you’ve just scarfed down a slice of leftover pizza and a few too many Oreo cookies. The satisfying taste of salty and sweet is quickly overcome by guilt, frustration, and what is now an uncomfortably full belly. After eating balanced meals and healthy snacks all day, you have just performed self-sabotage by your late-night craving for junk food. How can you avoid this self-defeating debacle? [...]

19 03, 2013

Weekly Health Update; A New EastsideChiro.com Feature… Check it out Greenville!

By |2013-03-19T23:57:41-04:00March 19th, 2013|Health Tips, News and Events|Comments Off on Weekly Health Update; A New EastsideChiro.com Feature… Check it out Greenville!

These "Weekly Health Updates" are exclusively for the friends and patients of Dr. David Mruz "A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier." ~ Tom Stoppard Mental Attitude: No Interruptions Please. Short interruptions (such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smart phone) have a surprisingly large effect on one's ability to accurately complete a task. Interruptions of just three seconds can double your chances for making errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: [...]

16 02, 2013

Whiplash! After A Car Accident, What Can I Do?

By |2020-04-09T11:42:03-04:00February 16th, 2013|Chiropractic, FAQs, Health Tips|Comments Off on Whiplash! After A Car Accident, What Can I Do?

Whiplash is a term that describes an injury to the neck that occurs after a motor vehicle or car accident. The most common type of car accident is the rear impact, and most typically the occupant in a vehicle which gets “rear-ended” is at the greatest risk of injury, including the injury termed whiplash. Until recently, the cause of the pain resulting from a whiplash injury was poorly understood.  Also, as a result of legal and insurance issues, people who complained [...]