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Ask the Doctors: Plantar Fasciitis

If when you step out of bed in the morning, you experience sharp pains in your foot, particularly your heel, you could have plantar fasciitis.

The whole body is connected so sometimes, this can be caused by low back issues, hip issues, or other areas of the body.

Watch Dr. Lacey explain more here and then give us a call at 402-884-4774 for a total body assessment and let us help you Live Better!

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Car Accidents

Did you know it takes a change in speed of as little as 2.5mph to cause bodily injury?

You have a 72 hour window after an accident to catch any musculosketal issues before they start to set in. It’s never too late to start repairing the damage, but the sooner we catch it, the better.

We see patients experiencing pain and they don’t know why. After a series of questions, they mention a car accident from years prior and they didn’t think anything of it. They ask if it could be the cause and most likely, it is.

Your body makes adjustments to compensate for trauma and eventually, it can’t compensate anymore and those old injuries rear their ugly head

Watch this short video to learn more. If you’ve experienced a car accident, fall, any sudden change in speed from an activity, give us a call at 402-884-4774 and let us help you Live Better!

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Preparing Your Workstation for Better Ergonomics and Less Pain

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Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen more patients come into our office with pain due to changing work ergonomics. Any change in your work ergonomics can trigger pain throughout your body. When it comes from working at home, we suggest that you set up an ergonomic workstation.

Oftentimes, patients who work from home find themselves working from their kitchen table. This places the screen at a lower angle, causing neck issues. Or if you make it so the screen is at eye level (as it should be), then the keyboard is too high.

Patients who transition between working at home and working at their office find this to be problematic as well, causing pain. Your body is constantly adapting to different chair, keyboard and screen heights. Since the start of the pandemic we have seen more than 100 patients who are experiencing similar circumstances.

It may take some time for you to notice issues that arise due to workstationergonomics because the strain is gradual and builds over time. Common pain points we see are headaches, tightness between the shoulder blades and lower back pain. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, give us a call. We can identify the issue and work to help you set up a workstation that is more ergonomic. Learn more from Dr. Lacey about how poor ergonomics affects the body here.

As an added courtesy, we invite our patients to bring in a picture of their workstation for recommendations. We have even written notes for our patients to have a sit-to-stand desk covered by their employer.

Becoming More Resilient

Maintenance care is a critical part of patient care at Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic. Oftentimes when a patient comes in, they’re experiencing some sort of pain event. Whether acute or chronic, many of our patients are placed on a treatment plan to ensure that they experience rehabilitation and recovery.

After a patient recovers from their pain event, we recommend our patients continue with maintenance care. Maintenance care is designed to protect and prevent your body from experiencing the pain that likely brought you into our office and is individualized for each patient.

Why do we need maintenance care? Think of the pain as a pot of water – max pain is the pot boiling over. Once we get the boil under control, we work to keep it at a low simmer – that’s what maintenance care helps with.

At Akridge & Akridge, we believe that each person should receive care personalized to their life. Regardless of what circumstances you may find yourself in, our maintenance care exists to help prevent future pain or injury by helping your body become more resilient, in turn, helping you Live Better! To schedule an appointment or for more information, call us at us at 402-884-4774.

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Pinpointing Pain


Many patients who experience a painful injury try to pinpoint it to a recent event. They try to think of something specific they did that caused them to wake up in pain. However, more often than not, it was likely multiple little things that add up over time and one day peak in intense pain.

A comparable analogy would be a cavity. When you finally get a cavity, you don’t think it was the result of eating one particular piece of candy. It was usually caused by small actions over time. Similarly, it’s repeated events that you don’t notice causing an issue until they reach their breaking point and cause enough pain that you need to come in.

Through our in-depth assessments, we’re able to help patients identify old sports injuries, car accidents, daily repetitive motions or other events that may be a contributing factor to the pain you’re experiencing.

Although our minds may have forgotten all of the events that our bodies incur, our bodies have not. We’re here to help your body become more resilient and to help you Live Better. Schedule an appointment today at 402.884.4774!