Entries by Scott Roberts DC.

Not Your Parents’ Cannabis

Ok… so what’s the deal with cannabis and how has it become one of the new medications seen as a panacea? First, although certain components of cannabis have recently been touted as a miracle by many people all over the world, no cannabis product is a panacea. Cannabis, or marijuana, is simply a type of […]

Winter is Coming

Simply put, warming up is essential. In fact, when pressed for time, it’s better to shorten the length of your workout and keep a good warm-up than to skip the warm-up and dive right into the workout. Skipping your warm-up is the best way to get hurt. I suggest that you start with some light […]

Happy Halloween Everybody!

‘Tis the season to dress up! Dress up like animals, dress up like different people, it’s your choice this Halloween. Just do not forget that as humans we are all driven by the light cycle. Less daylight leads to more inside activities. Some of us are more affected by the seasonal switch to darkness than […]

Fall is Here

Fall is here! Time to expect pumpkin flavored everything, cooler weather and hopefully an end to the smoke in our valley. The dog days of summer are gone, and we humans are preparing for the oncoming winter. This season is the time to take stock of your health and remember to mitigate the Halloween candy […]

Roberts Chiropractic

1. Chiropractic Works Chiropractic is natural health care that focuses on the relationship between the spine, which houses the spinal cord, and the nervous system, and how this relationship impacts your overall health. Chiropractic is the largest health care field after medicine and dentistry, and years of rigorous scientific research has demonstrated chiropractic’s effectiveness for […]

Pull Your Weeds, Not Your Back, When Gardening

As springtime approaches, weather warms up and leaves turn green, many people will spend more time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. Gardening can be […]

Chiropractic Keeps You Moving

Aging isn’t always easy as your risk of certain medical conditions increases and, often, your mobility decreases—both of which can lower your quality of life. Unfortunately, when you have a spinal condition, the effects can often be worse. However, research recently released in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that engaging in regular […]

8 Reasons Not to Visit a Chiropractor

If you’re looking for reasons not to visit a chiropractor, here are eight of them! 1. You don’t have a spine. If you’re born without a spine, there’s no need to worry about spinal degeneration, right? 2. If you can’t see it, it must be fine. Skin, eyes, hair, teeth… These front-facing body parts are […]

Recovery from Overdoing It

Let’s talk about recovery from overdoing it while exercising. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or the proverbial weekend warrior, you want to recover as fast as possible so you can get back to whatever warrioring it is you do. There are many ways to give your body that little something extra it needs to […]

Why Choose Chiropractic?

Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive, demanding professional education on par with medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs). To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable […]

Headaches & Chiropractic

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop […]

Retirement: the Burdens and Benefits

The fear of the unknown seems to hang over all the plans and thoughts about retirement. Will I have enough money to live on? Will I miss the work I have done for decades? What will occupy my time? What purpose will my life have? While financial planning is usually handled ahead of time, the […]

You Cannot Love Without Giving

As we approach Valentine’s Day, our minds cannot help but focus on the red and pink hearts that pop out from every storefront. Americans are in love with love—that heart-fluttering, twitterpating, euphoric sense that a new romance can bring. At times like these, or when we are delighted in our children, or even sharing a […]

A New Year – A New You!

New beginnings give us the chance for…new beginnings! There is no law that says 2014 must follow the same path as 2013.  However, to get a different result, we must make new choices. So it is with our bodies. Contrary to what we might have thought in 2013, almost all of us can increase our […]

What Lies Beneath?

You have been hurting for weeks; maybe months.  No amount of massaging or pills has made a difference. Your head aches.  Or, the pain might be traveling down your leg or arm.  What is going on? These are health problems that need an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.  They may also need an x-ray to […]

Magnesium—Modern-day Snake Oil?

That is what I thought when a patient began to tell me all the benefits of adding magnesium to the diet. He had experienced relief from joint and organ pain, mental confusion, and trouble sleeping. Then he left some samples of powdered magnesium. It just so happened, I knew of two friends who were experiencing […]

Colwell Chiropractic

While Dr. John has been planning out his retirement, his wife, Cheryl (me), has been developing a writing career. So, while he’s out riding his bike, I have been sitting in place, writing suspense novels. It sounds like the perfect situation, each doing what we love, except that he was getting fit, and I was […]

It’s Not Just About Sore Feet

After visiting the East Coast this summer, I noticed several things that contrasted greatly with my home in the Rogue Valley. One was how old the buildings were. Many huge structures from the 18th century were still standing strong. On the other hand, one similarity was the universal complaint about sore feet. Having custom orthotic […]

You’ve Never Been to a Chiropractor?

You may be suffering needlessly. Listen to what your friends and neighbors say about Roberts Chiropractic:   “Since the first time, the difference in my back is amazing. The treatment has lasted and allowed me to have a much improved quality of life. Thank you.”  Pat “I can’t even begin to express my appreciation and […]

The Importance of Core Strength

Okay. For years, my chiropractor encouraged me to follow the neck and back exercise book he gave me to strengthen the muscles that support my head and spine. Regarding my neck, he put it this way: “Your head weighs about 10 lbs—the weight of a bowling ball. Imagine holding the ball straight up with your […]

Standing Tall Among the Flowers

As usual during this magical time of year, when brilliant flowers burst forth from the barren soil—accompanied by invasive weeds—I am in the garden, attempting to tame the land. My back screams when it sees me heading for the tool shed, “Not the garden cart!” But, the sun is shining. Weed seeds are pushing out […]

A Sparkling New Season

Spring brings new beginnings: greenery we have not seen in months pokes tender sprouts from the earth; dark red buds swell on the Japanese Maple and slowly unfurl into lacy leaves; and spots of brilliant tulips dot the landscape of homes in Ashland and around the Rogue Valley. New change has also come to Colwell […]

What’s in a Name?

If I asked for the purpose of “Quantum Computer Services,” you might guess it had to do with the set-up and maintenance of computers. However, if I said, “America Online,” or their latest name change, “AOL,” you would recognize them as the online service giant. The point? Colwell Chiropractic has added a new name, the […]