Dr. Jeff’s Health Column

Dr. Jeff writes a weekly article for the Oconee Enterprise and also posts articles in their Facebook account. There are hundreds of articles ranging from ear infections, to proper lifting techniques to the danger of high heels. A library of articles can be found that may help you get answers to your questions about healthcare.

Keep a Plane Trip as Enjoyable as Possible

September 19th, 2016|

We can’t give you advice on how to navigate a TSA security line, other than to say take a deep breath and be patient ( especially in Atlanta). But the American Chiropractic Association has pointed [...]

You Work From the Feet On Up

September 12th, 2016|

Your feet are the foundation on which your body stands and functions. Chiropractors recognize that one of the keys to spinal health, and therefore the maintenance of overall health, is taking good care of the [...]

A Look at the Lumbar Spine

September 5th, 2016|

The spine is made up of distinct areas: the cervical spine, which is essentially the neck; the thoracic spine, in the mid-back; the lumbar spine, the lower back; and the sacral spine, in the pelvis. [...]

Don’t Wait ‘Til It Hurts

August 29th, 2016|

Most people’s approach to health care is a preventive one. They visit their medical doctor regularly to check for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other issues. They see the dentist regularly to prevent development [...]

Backpacks for School

August 22nd, 2016|

Whatever you buy for your children as they prepare to go back to school, you make sure you buy in the right size—shoes, pants, shirts, skirts, socks and so on. You should exercise the same [...]

Chiropractic and Arthritis

August 15th, 2016|

It used to be thought that the pain, stiffness and diminished function of joints due to arthritis were just an unavoidable part of the aging process. Advice on the topic was (for some time) limited [...]

Your Bike, Your Wrist and Chiropractic

August 1st, 2016|

Exercise, of course, is good for you. But any form of exercise also can expose you to the risk of injury. Riding a bicycle is a great form of exercise, but it, too, has its [...]

Back Pain Won’t Go Away On Its Own

July 25th, 2016|

Experts estimate that as many as 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The back is a complicated weave of nerves, muscles, joints and ligaments. There are plenty [...]

Some Chiropractor Terms

July 18th, 2016|

As with any specialized area, whether it’s a sport or a health care field like chiropractic, there is a lexicon that develops. When you’re visiting your chiropractor, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask about any words [...]

Shoulder Pain

July 11th, 2016|

The shoulder is the third most common part of the body that chiropractors treat (after the lower back and the neck). As with any part of the body, the shoulder can become painful as a result of [...]

Chiropractic and the Weekend Warrior

July 4th, 2016|

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from the regular care of a chiropractor. But even if you are just a weekend warrior on the tennis court, softball field, golf course or [...]

Back-friendly Practices Around the House

June 27th, 2016|

You don’t have to be in some dramatically physical occupation like professional athlete or ironworker for your back to be at risk for injury. Ironing, vacuuming, tending to a child, all these seemingly mundane household [...]

The Slipped Disc

June 20th, 2016|

Your vertebrae are the two dozen or so bones that make up the spine. Between each of those bones, cushioning the spine during the daily stress of life, are gelatinous shock absorbers called ‘discs.’ The [...]

Chiropractic is holistic

June 13th, 2016|

Chiropractic is a form of therapy that considers the whole person; it may offer a variety of approaches to your particular needs. You can be confident that the treatments a chiropractor will offer will not [...]

General tips for a healthy spine

June 6th, 2016|

Back pain can be more than an annoying inconvenience. Both personally and collectively, back pain accounts for hours of time away from work, which translates into decreased productivity and lost earnings. Another insidious side effect [...]

Fashion and your back

May 30th, 2016|

Don’t let a fashion statement put you at risk for back, shoulder or any other type of physical discomfort. Pencil-thin skirts, stilettos and platforms may offer a nice look—and they have their place—but a steady [...]

Good Practices at Work

May 23rd, 2016|

Don’t think that because you work at a desk that you’re immune from the chance of injury in the workplace. You already have plenty on your mind at work, but giving some consideration to how [...]

Chiropractic and headaches

May 16th, 2016|

Headaches can be brought on by any number of factors, including environmental triggers like loud persistent noise or glaringly bright lights. One of the leading causes of headache is tension in the muscles of the [...]

Chiropractic and “the pops”

May 9th, 2016|

One of the little details that has become synonymous with the notion of chiropractic care is the “popping” or “cracking” sounds that sometimes occur when a chiropractor is adjusting the bones of the spine, or [...]

Overall benefits of Chiropractic

May 2nd, 2016|

You may be thinking that if you’re feeling perfectly fine, there’s no need to consider chiropractic treatment. Well, if you looked in the mirror and your teeth looked beautiful, would you say “I don’t need [...]

What is TENS?

April 25th, 2016|

Chiropractors have a variety of treatments at their disposal. They may be best known for using their hands in adjusting your spine and joints, but they are also trained in the use of an assortment [...]

Chiropractic and Flexibility

April 18th, 2016|

As we age, maintaining the flexibility of our bodies is an ever-increasing challenge. Flexibility is key to fighting off the stiffness that comes with aging. Also, the more flexible you are, the better you’re able [...]

Chiropractic and Opioids

April 11th, 2016|

There is a growing problem in the country with the overuse of opioids, which are narcotic pain medications. Some of the common opioids are hydrocodone and oxycodone, known under commercial names like Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin [...]


April 5th, 2016|

Vertigo is an uncomfortable condition that can range from momentary spells of dizziness or light-headedness to more severe bouts that can disorient a person and cause loss of balance and even nausea. Basically, a person [...]

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

April 4th, 2016|

Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It’s the most common chronic condition of the joints and is estimated to affect some 27 million Americans. It’s sometimes referred to as “wear [...]