Proadjuster

How can anything so gentle change my spin?  The Proadjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segment by reducing fixation or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the Proadjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping into a tree? Hard to imagine that they can go through some of the hardest wood and the Proadjuster is similar to that, comfortable to… Read the rest

Chiropractic and Massage together

Massage therapy and chiropractic care are both fantastic treatments for relieving pain, restoring mobility, and increasing overall health. When used together, these compatible therapies extend the health and wellness benefits of each treatment, benefiting the patient in a variety of ways. Massage therapy deals with the soft tissues, where chiropractic focuses on the nervous system, the musculoskeletal structure, and hard tissues. Knowing how these treatments work together can greatly improve your musculoskeletal function, thus improving your overall health.  Massage Prepares… Read the rest

Chiropractic for Children

Why do my kids need chiropractic? A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years. The resulting problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth, many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking are all activities that are affected by spinal… Read the rest

Massage and its benefits

What is massage? Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including what is offered at our office. Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. Benefits of massage Massage is generally considered part of complementary and… Read the rest

Myths about Chiropractic

Myth: Having an adjustment by a chiropractor is not safe.
Truth: According to studies, a chiropractic adjustment can be safer than most day-to-day activities like stargazing, having your hair washed, and more. Myth: Prescription drugs, including the non-prescription variety, are safe to use.
Truth: Having a negative reaction to a prescription medication is common, and it’s listed within the top three causes of death in the United States. Chiropractic care offers an alternative to these drugs and can provide therapeutic… Read the rest

America’s addiction to prescription drugs

One common theme that is seen by your Gainesville chiropractor, Dr. Hudson,  among patients is a desire to get out of pain while avoiding the use of either over-the-counter drugs or prescription medications. The over use of pain killers has been a steady and growing problem in our country. This is one problem chiropractic patients typically want to avoid. The number of people addicted to prescription opioids as well as the number of overdoses related to their use are on the… Read the rest

Nighttime light giving you the Blues?

It seems we learn everyday about something new that can affect our health and wellbeing. For instance, did you know that according to many studies and Harvard Medical School nighttime light from artificial sources can significantly affect our health and mood? Not only can artificial light negatively impact our health but blue light has the greatest detrimental impact. Nighttime light exposure has been linked to many diseases such as sleep disorders, diabetes and even cancers. Why you ask? It seems… Read the rest

Think Global, Eat Local

There are many components to living a healthy lifestyle: diet, exercise, spinal health, strategies for coping with stress to name just a few. Today we are going to focus more on the first of these diet. People are becoming much more aware of the products they buy (where they come from, what has been added to them etc) than they were in days gone by, especially when these products are the food they eat. Many people do not realize that… Read the rest

Hydrate in the Heat

Summer temperatures have been in overdrive for a while now. Gainesville has had temperatures in the mid 90’s  and heat indexes reaching triple digits for weeks on end now. How can we exercise and live a healthy lifestyle and beat the at the same time? In heat like we experience here in Gainesville heatstroke is real danger but can be avoided by taking some simple precautions. However, don’t let the heat keep you from living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise… Read the rest

Pain free without pills

Don’t suffer with pain. Painkillers are not the answer to your neck or back pain. Choose a lifestyle that leads to spinal health, choose a chiropractic lifestyle. America is becoming increasingly addicted to prescription drugs which is leading to an epidemic among young people. Increasingly people are of the mindset and mentality that a pill is the answer to all their problems. If you watch television for any length of time you can see why. TV advertising is loaded… Read the rest