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  • The holidays will be here before we know it! If you are suffering from neck pain, you’re probably dreading the fact that you’ve got to leave your heating pad or ice pack behind and wondering how you are going to enjoy dinner with the family. At Beemer Back Center, we pride ourselves in providing our patients with pain relief and correcting the cause of the pain. Here’s how we can help you find freedom from neck pain. What is Neck Pain? Your neck, which is a bridge between your torso and head and

  • In addition to chiropractic adjustments,  Beemer Back Center in Springdale, Arkansas also offers a state-of-the-art spinal decompression system that offers a non-surgical solution for disc-related neck and low back pain.  Based on research, many experts now agree that decompression therapy is one of the most effective alternatives to surgery now available. Dr. Beemer has utilized traction tables for years in the treatment of certain disc and/or nerve related problems.  Decompression goes a step farther.  It can gently relieve pressure in the neck and lower back while increasing circulation to spinal discs. A

  • Today I want to talk about the other benefits of walking. People often consider walking more of a recreation than a sport, believing it less beneficial to your health compared to “real exercise.” What these people seem to forget is that exercise is not measured solely in sweat. If included as part of a routine fitness plan, walking can get your heart pumping, muscles working, and fat burning—all of the things that a real workout is meant to achieve. Walking is the exercise I prefer for all who are able.  I

  • It’s that time of year—cold and flu season. As we descend deeper into the winter months, it is important to maintain a healthy and boosted immune system. With regular chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and healthy lifestyle habits, you can take on cold and flu season like a champ! Although there isn’t a cure for the common cold, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are a great natural way to boost your immune system, which can help your body fight off viruses. It has been proven that there is a connection between the nervous system

  • Are you on a diet but want to dine out? Does eating healthy mean you have to give up eating out at restaurants forever? No! Believe me I did it for a few years when I was prepping for bodybuilding shows. Although it’s generally more difficult to stick within the guidelines when eating out, it’s definitely not impossible. And there are some really simple steps you can follow to help source nutrient-dense food when you're at a restaurant. Step #1: When eating out, embrace the awkwardness. It’s safe to assume that you’re going to

  • Believe it or not posture is not only important for aesthetics and how we look to others, it is vital to the function and maintenance of every body part of your body, from your muscles and your joints all the way to organ health and longevity! Identifying a postural distortion (and having a plan to correct it) as soon as possible is one of the fastest ways to avoid long-term damage, quickly boost energy, and safeguard your health over your lifetime. Take a look around. You won’t need to look far to

  • Meal planning for beginners is the perfect place to start if you are new to the world of “dieting” or like most, you have been inundated by too many diet choices.  It is time to get back to basics. No matter what diet you are following or attempting to follow - Paleo, Vegetarian, Standard North American, Mediterranean - the only way for sustainable success is to plan your meals in advance. What it can’t be (assuming success is the goal) is right now, in the moment. Only someone with exceptional dietary habits, who

  •  Move it, but do not over do it-Moderate exercise mobilizes your T-cells - key white blood cells that guard your body against infection.  But too much depletes your immune system.  Find the perfect balance for your body that includes at least one rest day a week.Stay hydrated -  Drinking enough clean water is important to keep hydrated on a regular basis, especially when it is cold and flu season. Keep your immunity up by drinking plenty of water to stave off infection. Staying hydrated helps your body naturally eliminate toxins

  • Have you ever wondered how many years your Springdale Chiropractor went to school or how their education compares to that of other health care professionals? Knowing your doctor's educational background and additional certifications is often essential to helping you choose the health care provider that is right for you. While the word "doctor" automatically implies an extensive academic curriculum, each health care specialist has a unique and individualized educational program to complete prior to practicing in the field. Dr. Beemer has designed this article to help you understand your chiropractor’s educational background

  • Back Pain Relief Strategies No One Talks About Strong glutes are an antidote to pain and injury. An important variable in managing and preventing pain and injury is having a strong, well balanced frame.  If one muscle is weak, other muscle groups have to work harder. The health and optimal function of your spine is dependent upon help from other muscle groups and structures. The gluteal muscles support your spine and lower extremities as stabilizers when you are not sitting on them. If your gluteal muscles are weak, you will end

  • Summer is HERE!!! It is time for a fresh, healthy drink.  My top choice is lemonade… healthy lemonade.   Here is my recipe: Ice Filtered Water Lemon juice 9 (I use about 1 tablespoon per glass) Lemon stevia drops to taste Mix and enjoy! Here is the healthy news.  This drink has zero calories and is full of anti-inflammatory enzymes while improving your digestion and enhancing the function of your liver. The lemon is a popular citrus fruit that is high in vitamin C and flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals that can damage cells

  • This information is directly from BrainMD Many are aware of the dangers of having too much salt (sodium chloride) in their diet. Some may also know to steer clear of MSG (monosodium glutamate). However, it’s a good bet many people have no idea why. What is MSG? MSG is a crystalline powder that is white in appearance, like sugar or salt. MSG comes from the amino acid glutamate (or glutamic acid). Humans naturally produce glutamate, which is necessary for many of the body’s functions. Small amounts of glutamate are naturally present in a wide

  • CHIROPRACTORS HELP POOR RANGE OF MOTION A body in motion is a beautiful thing, but through poor lifestyle choices, injuries, repetitive motions, and general aging our range of motion can diminish to the point that we can barely bend over to pick something up off the floor. Everyone seems to take their flexibility and ease of movement for granted when they are younger. However, as time goes by, those simple movements become more challenging and you are more prone to tightness and injury. Beemer Back Center in Springdale, AR, helps patients

  • Sleep hygiene is a popular new buzzword that has been widely used because of the many Americans who struggle with sleep and feeling well-rested. The American Sleep Association defines ‘sleep hygiene’ as behaviors that one can do to help promote good sleep using behavioral interventions. Most people understand that limiting naps and stimulants are part of the behaviors recommended for a good night’s sleep. Yet even with good habits in place to prepare for a good night’s rest, sleep hygiene can be a problem. The effects of HOW one sleeps

  • For many students and people in the workplace, it may require sitting at a desk often working on a computer for long stretches of time. The negative effects of prolonged sitting have been reported in numerous recent health studies. Researchers theorize that the slowdown of blood flow and decreased metabolism that occurs when we are seated for long periods allows fatty acids to build up. Furthermore, sitting at a desk for 6-8 hours per day can also result in increased instances of back and neck pain due to poor posture.

  • The Vertebral Subluxation Complex This is the order 1.  Restricted Motion spinal joints can get stuck and lose their normal range of motion 2.  Muscles surrounding the Joint can become tight in order to protect the joint from further damage 3. Onset of Inflammation  the body produces swelling around the abnormal joint to protect it from further damage. 4.   Nerve Pressure  The abnormal joint along with the tight muscles and swelling can compress the spinal nerves.  This interferes with the communication between your brain and body which leads to nerve damage and dysfunction. 5.  Harmful Effects 

  • Springdale Chiropractor Helps TMJ Patients Among the areas of the body that chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It’s easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Springdale can also find relief. What Is TMJ? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects your jaw to your skull, so it stands to reason that if

  • IF VERTIGO HAS YOU SPINNING Vertigo can literally turn your life upside down.  Many people with vertigo seek out a chiropractor and experience a great deal of improvement in their condition. Vertigo is a condition marked by dizziness and living with it makes even the simplest functions of day to day living a struggle. Many people find it difficult to get information about what exactly is causing their vertigo and therefore, what the best available treatments are. This article will hopefully help you to understand the common causes of vertigo as

  • New‌ ‌Review‌ ‌Investigates‌ ‌Vitamin‌ ‌D‌ ‌Supplementation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Risk‌ ‌of‌ ‌Respiratory‌ ‌Tract‌ ‌Infections‌ April 17, 2020  Vitamin D deficiency is a global epidemic and has been linked to chronic diseases, with research finding a higher prevalence of these diseases in those who are deficient in vitamin D.  Previous research has also shown that vitamin D supplementation helps reduce the risk of influenza. Viral infections often occur in the winter when vitamin D levels are the lowest and supplementation is often required in order to reach normal concentrations. In a review published two weeks ago in Nutrients,

  • Are you sitting on the problem? If you have been suffering from back pain, perhaps the filing cabinet you’re carrying around in your back pocket is to blame. Wallet sciatica and hip-pocket syndrome are very real conditions. Here are my suggestions to avoid back pain associated with thick wallets. Wallet — friend or foe? There’s no denying it, wallets do a lot for us. They hold our credit cards, cash, and the stack of untouched loyalty cards . We understand — it can be difficult to let go. But for the sake of

  • When the Ozarks Makes You sick Illness, Environment, and Some Futures for Complementary Medicine by Julius Santos; Neil Nathan, M.D. Cindy Beemer, D.C.; and Jim Echols, M.S. Photos by Jim Echols My name is Julius. I’m not the subject so much as the occasion for this roundtable discussion among three experts—a physician specializing in chronic/complex illness, a chiropractor specializing in allergy elimination, and an industrial hygienist specializing in mold testing and indoor air quality. The real subject is the Ozarks and its allergens—in my case, molds. Of course, I could have gotten sick anywhere. (“You’re

  • Whiplash More Than a Pain in the Neck An automobile accident can be frightening, injurious, and costly, not only to our bank accounts but to our health as well.  Our necks usually suffer the most PAIN and damage but whiplash is much more than a pain in the neck.  According to the research … CRASH FACTS Most injuries occur at crash speeds below 12mphThere is no correlation between vehicle damage and outcome 3,000,000 Americans suffer whiplash each year50% of occupants in a car crash are injured50% exhibit injury symptoms five years later when untreatedWomen get

  • DAY 1 Fly to Denver -Southwest TUL-DEN and stay the night  Hampton inn (booked free). Pick up SUV from Alamo. DAY 2 drive to Vail Lakeside Terrace Villas Avon/Vail Valley- 2 bedroom Nice!  Beautiful setting with frozen lake.  Stop at Coors Beer for tour and Golden, Colorado DAY 3 After breakfast drive to Moab, stops at Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction - 4 hour drive.  Stay at Moab Hampton Inn. DAY 4  Hike Moab stay at Hampton Inn. Canyonlands 35 miles from Moab-Mesa Arch 20 miles from MoabDead Horse Pt state park on way- see

  • Day 1 Fly United Airlines from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Lima, Peru with layover in Houston.  We arrived in Lima at midnight and stayed at the Wyndham Costa del Sol (attached to the airport).  The next morning we walked straight from the 2nd floor of the hotel right into the airport. (Use this if you are not checking bags.) Altitude RX is available in the airport. Day 2 Fly from Lima to Cusco.  This is NOT an organized boarding process so go with the flow!  It almost seemed that many Peruvians think of the