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Fresh thoughts from Dr. Martin on chiropractic, health and wellness

5 Reasons Our Brains Love CrossFit

You’re invited to join me for an Introduction to CrossFit class at CrossFit Sua Sponte West on Saturday, June9, at 9:15a. We’ll walk through the concepts of CrossFit and then we’ll do a scaled workout appropriate to your ability. Want a harder workout? Keep reading …...

Suffering from Sciatica

Sciatica is a common condition that causes terrible pain and frustration. Our quality of life can be severely impacted by sciatic pain. Different from “back pain,” which patients can usually pin point, sciatica symptoms vary widely—and often fluctuate in level of...

Migraines

Migraines suck. One patient described the pain as “the feeling of someone sticking a spike in your eye.” Other patients have said it feels as if their head is in a vice. I’ve heard it can’t be quiet enough or dark enough when a migraine attacks. I’ve spent a lot of...

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

On the advice of a neuroscientist, I picked up the book "Brain Rules" by John Medina. I was fascinated with his chapter on Exercise. Of course we know exercise is beneficial.  It's hard to escape the lift the body feels from even a minimum amount of movement, even we...

Allergies in Durham, NC

That fine yellow powder that coats most of Durham is more than just the first dusting of spring. It’s also a visible reminder of why our allergies are in full bloom. Itchy eyes. Painful sinuses. Sniffling, sneezing, and a general feeling of exhaustion--allergies give...

Maintaining the Life You Want

Have you ever tried to talk to your friends about chiropractic care and they immediately shut you down? I certainly have. I’ve heard the whole range of excuses for why someone wouldn’t go to a chiropractor. I get it. It’s easy to be sceptical of something new or...

Do I Need to Detox?

Periodically, my patients ask me questions about the importance of a detox cleanse. Do we need to detox if we have a healthy liver?  Full disclaimer: I do not detox or follow a cleanse regularly. I have pretty broad parameters about nutrition. In general, if it’s food...

2017 Monthly Contest Series: May

In February, Nancy A. scooped up a $50 Amazon gift certificate. In March, Christina A. won a massage, and last month John D. also won a massage. In May, anyone can win. Here's how it works: STEP 1: Get Dr. Martin scheduled at your workplace for one of the following...