Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis

A leading cause of pain in the heel can be attributed to plantar fasciitis.  This painful condition of the plantar fascia, the ligament in the bottom of your foot, is caused by small tears in the ligament.  If not addressed, these small tears can turn into larger tears, causing more pain and more problems.  You may not realize that chiropractic care can be a solution for plantar fasciitis pain.  Many Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis symptoms and many have found relief with chiropractic care.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

There are many things that can cause plantar fasciitis.  Too much improper form during exercise, suffering a fall, or injuring yourself can cause damage to the plantar fascia that leads to plantar fasciitis.  Something as simple as wearing the wrong type of shoes on your feet, standing on your feet all day on a regular basis, or even other previous health conditions such as arthritis can cause plantar fasciitis.  Once they begin, the symptoms can become painful and annoying fairly fast. It can be so painful that it even affects how you walk.  Changing how you walk in an attempt to avoid plantar fasciitis pain can also be harmful to your body and overall health.

What Can Chiropractic Do for Plantar Fasciitis?

There are many benefits of chiropractic care for relieving plantar fasciitis pain, and Dr. Ronnie Bolar can help those suffering from this condition.  For many, plantar fasciitis is due to stress on the plantar fascia tissue, which causes the tears initially.  Addressing the stress on this ligament can help it heal and reduce inflammation.  Chiropractic care from Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Bolar will reduce the stress on ligaments and muscles to offer relief.  Additionally, the change in your gait because of plantar fasciitis pain often […]

Increase Your Productivity and Decrease Your Sick Days with Chiropractic Care

For business owners, productivity plays an important role in the work atmosphere and overall business success.  The more productive your employees are, the more benefits your company experiences.  But sicknesses during the cold winter months often affect the productivity of employees at work.  Employees either take sick days because they aren’t feeling well or come to work feeling under the weather to avoid taking sick days.  As an employer, you’ve likely thought about how you can decrease the amount of sick days employees take while also increasing productivity in the office.  The answer may surprise you… chiropractic care!

Chiropractic Wellness Plans

Chiropractic care is associated with alleviating back and neck pain, but it does so much more than just that.  In fact, it has been shown to boost the immune system so that our bodies can fight off sickness quicker or even before illnesses fully manifests themselves.  Even the best employees sometimes suffer from the flu, the common cold, or even high blood pressure.  These health concerns are linked to spinal misalignments.  Misalignments cause nerve interference and disruption that leads to dysfunction and illness. Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can adjust the spine to remove misalignments and restore proper nerve communication once again.  When the body is in proper alignment and is able to fight off illnesses, employees take less time off work and are more focused when they come to work.  Chiropractic wellness plans for businesses can be a beneficial option for improving work and productivity among employees.  When you consider the cost of health plans and doctor visits, the cost of a chiropractic wellness plan to keep employees at optimal levels of health is well worth the expense, and it will save you money in the long run.  Not […]

Chiropractic Care Gives You True Correction – Not Just Temporary Relief


Step 3 - consultationVisits to the chiropractor for back and neck pain are common.  Once you have found relief from pain, you may wish to no longer schedule chiropractic appointments.  But principled chiropractors, like Dr. Ronnie at Vital Life Chiropractic, know that time and repetition with consistent chiropractic care will benefit you and your health both now and well into the future. Chiropractic care is more than just a quick fix. Pain or injury may come about at any time due to spinal misalignments, but the actual misalignment and function problem didn’t arise overnight. It has taken years for your body to get to where it is, and it won’t be corrected immediately with just one chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are more than just a health fad that boasts quick yet temporary relief.  Chiropractic care focuses on the central nervous system and the spine and aims to restore proper spinal health over time, leading to more effective function of the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The long-term effects of chiropractic care bring about real restoration to your body functions and true correction of any issues or problems. It will provide relief from multiple ailments and most pains, but it is a long-term and permanent solution rather than a quick fix and short, temporary relief. At Vital Life Chiropractic, Dr. Ronnie Bolar recognizes your desire to live a happy, healthy lifestyle. With the long-term benefits of chiropractic care, you can do just that.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive

In our society today, we react to sickness or disease instead of taking the steps necessary to stay proactive and prevent sickness and disease from even beginning. We get sick and then go see a doctor for medication that will ease the symptoms.  […]

The Effects of Childbirth on Both Mom and Baby

For most women, pregnancy and childbirth are not like they portray it in the movies.  In the end, there is the peaceful moment of holding your newborn child, but there’s a lot more that goes on in between that first positive test and that magical moment of meeting your newborn.  From experiencing the pain of labor to withstanding the exhaustion of childbirth, there is a lot more to birthing a baby than breathing exercises.  There’s nothing quite like the miracle of childbirth, but there is a lot of healing that needs to happen after.  It can take time for the soreness to go away or for moms to get the hang of breastfeeding.  During birth, there can also be trauma to the spine and surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles that will need time to heal.  Childbirth can affect the mom in many ways, but did you know that the baby goes through a traumatic experience as well?  No matter what kind of birth experience you had, some form of birth trauma occurred.  Addressing the effects of childbirth on both moms and babies can be essential to the short-term and long-term health of both mother and child.

Childbirth Takes a Toll on Mom

Growing a baby inside of you is sure to take a toll on your body.  An expanding uterus and increased weight gain put pressure on the spinal column.  Additionally, as the body prepares for the birthing process, ligaments loosen to allow for the flexibility needed to give birth.  To combat these changes, the spine actually takes on an increased lordosis, or inward curvature of the spine.  This balances out the weight of the growing baby inside your belly.  After giving birth to your baby, it can take time for […]

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Concussions

Head trauma, such as concussions, can happen to anyone: men, women, and children alike.  Concussions are defined as an injury to the head from either an impact or violent shaking back and forth, often including temporary unconsciousness.  Most concussions are caused by sports injuries, car accidents, or falls.  It may surprise you to know that visits to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can be beneficial during the healing process after a concussion injury.

Look For These Signs of a Concussion

If you have suffered from an accident, injury, or fall, is important that you know the signs of a concussion so you can seek medical care when necessary.  Severe concussions, such as a hard hit during a sports game, can bring about extreme dizziness, confusion, or loss of consciousness.  However, not every concussion is severe or presents with such extreme symptoms.  Any concussion is still a concern, no matter how severe or small.  Other signs of a possible concussion could include unequal pupils, a delayed reaction time, drowsiness, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.

If at any point, you recognize these symptoms in someone who just suffered an accident or fall, be sure to seek medical attention.  Some symptoms may present themselves right away while others could show up later.  To be safe, consult a doctor, even if you suspect only a mild concussion.  Thankfully, one concussion won’t cause severe damage to the brain, but multiple concussions can lead to long-term problems. No matter how minor or severe a head trauma seems, concussions are very serious and should still be taken seriously as they can affect your health and require time to heal.  When it comes to healing, know that Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can help.

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Can Chiropractic Care Support Those With Autism?


Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in every 68 children.  It usually begins to present itself and is diagnosed by the age of 18 months, but some children don’t receive a diagnosis until years later.  Autism affects children in many different ways, but autistic children typically struggle with interacting with others, thinking and playing with imagination, and communication.  The causes of autism remain unknown, but there are some genetic and environmental factors considered to have an impact on the likelihood of a child having autism.  Whatever the cause, the fact remains that it affects the children diagnosed with it as well as their parents, who try to give their children the very best in care and support.  More and more, families are turning to chiropractic care as a means to support those with autism.  But how can a Lithia Spring chiropractor help those affected by autism spectrum disorder?

Chiropractic and Autism

Chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor focuses on spinal health to ensure the body is functioning as it should.  Spinal misalignments disrupt nerve communication in the body and affect how the body operates, including neurological function.  Nerve interference affects the central nervous system, which impacts the immune system and digestive system, as well as bringing about negative effects on social and emotional functions. Removing spinal misalignments can restore neurological function to the sensory, motor, and autonomic systems.  Children with autism often struggle with sickness and constipation in addition to sensory or emotional issues.  Thankfully, gentle chiropractic adjustments from Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can restore balance to neurological functions to increase speech and language development and social skills. Chiropractic care will also boost the immune system and restore function to the digestive system for improved quality of life for […]

Insomnia? Restlessness? Sleeping Problems? Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Chiropractic!

Nothing can affect you quite like not sleeping at night.  You wake up each morning hoping to feel refreshed, but instead, you find yourself drained of energy and exhausted.  Not surprisingly, lack of proper sleep is a common complaint among Americans.  We toss and turn all night, or we have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and we never really getting the sufficient sleep we need to function properly and be healthy.  As a result, we experience feelings of fatigue, loss of concentration, and a decreased ability to fight off sickness.  If you wake up more often than not feeling exhausted instead of rested, know that you are not alone.  There is hope for combatting insomnia, restlessness, and your sleepless nights with chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor.

Who Is Affected by Insomnia and Why?

Insomnia can affect anyone—men, women, and children alike.  Sleeplessness in children is definitely cause for concern as children need sufficient amounts of sleep for proper developmental growth.  Lack of sleep in children can lead to serious health concerns such as ADD, hyperactivity, or stunted brain growth and developmental delays.  Adults also have consequences from too little sleep at night.  They may find it difficult to concentrate at work from exhaustion and see a reduction in their job performance.  For adults, insomnia can be caused by a variety of issues, such as sleep apnea or other health issues.  Not getting enough sleep not only affects your physical health, but also your emotional health.  When you are running on empty, you are more likely to experience an emotional roller coaster of mood swings where you feel like life is spiraling out of control at times.  Before things get out of hand, get the help you need from Lithia […]

What Is Dysautonomia and the Stress Response? Why Does It Matter?

The body’s central nervous system plays a crucial role in keeping us functioning at optimal levels of health.  It controls all the other systems in the body, so the health of the central nervous system is vital.  It is made up of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system is made up of all the nerves in our body.  The nervous system breaks down further into the autonomic nervous system, which controls all the involuntary actions that we do without thinking, such as breathing, digesting, and pumping blood through the body.  To break it down even further, the autonomic nervous system is composed of two parts, the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.  Overall, for the body to work properly, there must be a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic parts of the nervous system.  If at any point anything is out of whack, it can become a big problem that affects our health and wellness.

What Is the Difference Between the Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Systems?

The parasympathetic system is responsible for keeping the body in the rest and digest phase.  It is the part of the body that helps it repair itself as well as function at high, healthy levels each day.  A healthy parasympathetic system leads to long-term health and wellness.  The sympathetic system is responsible for our “fight or flight” response, otherwise known as the stress response.  Whenever your body senses a physical or emotional threat, it shuts down regular functions to cope with the threat and turns on the stress response. Essentially, it shifts into the fight or flight mode.  This results in rapid heart rate, increased sweating, and elevated blood pressure.  We always want these systems to be balanced.  Too much of the parasympathetic and not […]

Chiropractic Positively Impacts Those with ADD & ADHD

With ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affecting nearly 6 million children and countless adults across the country, more and more research has been done in an effort to understand these two related disorders.  Because of their far-reaching impacts, ADD and ADHD are the most prevalent pediatric disorders.  But how do you know if your child is truly suffering from ADD or ADHD and how do you know what can you do to help them?  Sadly, many children are being wrongfully diagnosed, as over-diagnosis has become a big problem. But when unwanted and unexplainable behaviors occur, parents want answers and results.  Sometimes they find these answers from doctors who are quick to prescribe medication before digging deeper to treat the root cause of these behaviors.  Prescription medications aren’t always the answer. Overmedicating children can often cause problems later in life as these children become overmedicated adults, only leading to bigger and more significant concerns.  Before turning to medication that can cause serious side effects, seek a natural and safe method for ADD and ADHD management from a Lithia Springs pediatric chiropractor.

What Impact Can ADD & ADHD Have on a Child?

Some people may not think an ADD or ADHD diagnosis is a big deal and won’t impact their children significantly. However, these disorders are caused by neurotransmitter imbalances that affect the messages sent to the brain.  This results in the behaviors seen with ADD and ADHD, such as a lack of concentration or an inability to sit still or control impulses.  When not managed properly, ADD and ADHD can become an even bigger concern into adulthood, as both disorders have been associated with mood swings, substance abuse, and feelings of anxiety and depression.  As you can see, an […]

Why Does Leg Length Discrepancy Matter?

You may have been told before that one of your legs is shorter than the other, or you may have hip, knee, or ankle pain that has been linked to differing leg lengths. While short leg syndrome is sometimes diagnosed by medical doctors, chiropractors have a different take on leg length—and it could completely change your life.

Why Do Chiropractors Look at Leg Length?

If you’ve visited Dr. Ronnie at Vital Life Chiropractic, you know that he checks your leg length at the start of any adjustment assessment. Science has told us that whenever a person has a misalignment anywhere in their spine, their legs will be different lengths. It may only be a miniscule amount or difference, but principled chiropractors are trained and experienced in noticing even the smallest discrepancy in leg length. So when Dr. Ronnie checks your leg length and then has you turn your head and checks it again, he’s determining where the misalignment is so that he can adjust you appropriately.

Why Does It Matter?

Leg length matters a great deal, especially when it comes to spinal alignment and overall health. We know that the health of your spine is directly related to the overall health of your body. Misalignments of the spine push on the spinal cord and nearby nerves, causing interference in the messages sent from the brain to the rest of the body. This interference results in miscommunication between your brain and your body’s systems, leading to dysfunction and various health concerns.

If your leg length is uneven, you absolutely have a misalignment in your spine. Even if your leg length discrepancy is miniscule, it is still causing an imbalance across your entire skeletal structure, which will eventually lead to more misalignments and your body attempting to […]

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