When you think about your spine, you likely picture vertebrae stacked atop each other in a straight line, allowing you to stand up straight. But you may not realize that when you stand up “straight,” your spine should actually be curved in multiple places. A healthy adult spine runs from the base of the skull to the pelvis and should form an “S” shape when looked at in profile. The neck and lower back should both have a concave appearance, while the middle back and sacral region will be convex. When this curve isn’t properly formed, it can cause a huge range of issues and require intervention from a Bozeman chiropractor.
Infertility is an all too common disorder in which a person is unable to conceive after a full year of unprotected sexual intercourse or donor insemination in women under the age of 35. After 35, the time frame drops to six months. For those dealing with infertility, there are significant emotional, social, financial, and physical ramifications. Traditional care for infertility is often very expensive, involving hormones, surgeries, in vitro fertilization, and more. Fortunately, there is evidence that chiropractic care is effective in improving outcomes in the treatment of infertility, used alone or in conjunction with traditional approaches.
Few things can be as devastating to the health of an elderly individual as a fall. Preventing falls in the elderly is a vital and necessary step in ensuring safety and well-being throughout the aging process in the home, and it can be very simple. One of the first steps in doing so is to ensure the individual is strong and able to balance effectively when walking. The second is to provide a safe environment in which they can maneuver. After that comes evaluation for assistive devices and teaching on their appropriate use. These are all processes that a skilled chiropractor, such as Dr. Cary Bozeman, can assist you with today.
As children grow and develop into young adults, their bodies need a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and a good night’s sleep. Parents know first-hand how a bad night’s sleep can impact their child’s behavior. Lack of sleep and other important aspects of childhood development can impact healthy brain growth and lead to poor behavior and other issues. Parents can partner with a trusted Bozeman chiropractor to get to the root of any problem their child is dealing with and learn more about how chiropractic care can help. Instead of temporarily masking an issue with medication, children can benefit from gentle chiropractic care to improve their spinal health and support their overall growth and development.
The vast majority of the time, we are reactive to nearly everything in our lives. We want quick answers and fast solutions, and we’ll sacrifice a lot to achieve those immediate results. Unfortunately, we’ve taken the same approach to our health and wellness, and it’s gotten us in quite a pickle.
Most of us are notorious for not getting enough sleep. Between work, family, and social events, our calendars are full and we are constantly on the go. It’s rare that we slow down enough to prioritize sleep, and more often than not, we’re not getting our recommended number of nightly hours of sleep. While this is a reasonable fix—simply going to bed earlier—what about when sleep seems to evade us, despite our best efforts?
Scoliosis is defined by an abnormal curvature of the spine. When looking at the spine from the front or back, it should be straight. When looking from the side, it should have a natural curvature from the top to the bottom to help maintain balance when standing. Any variation of this is considered scoliosis, including any twisting of the spine as well. Most people who are diagnosed with scoliosis have idiopathic scoliosis, which means there is no known or specific cause of the curvature. Most cases of idiopathic scoliosis are diagnosed in adolescence, between the ages of 10 and 14, and girls are eight times more likely to develop it than boys.
If you’ve ever experienced symptoms of vertigo, you know how frustrating they can be. Feelings of dizziness and like everything is spinning around you, trouble keeping your balance, intense ringing in your ears, and uncontrollable swaying are all common vertigo symptoms. Some people also experience temporary hearing loss, sweating, and nausea. While some people are able to combat the symptoms by lying down in a dark room, that doesn’t always resolve the issue causing the symptoms. At Waypoint Chiropractic, we aim to get to the root cause of vertigo problems by looking to the spine.
Any decent parent will tell you that they want their children to be happy and healthy when they grow up. If a parent truly loves their child, they will do everything possible to help them grow up well and achieve their full potential. When it comes to setting a kid up for success, every parent has more or less heard the same advice: make sure they eat their vegetables, remind them to brush and floss two times a day, and regulate screen time. However, we feel that regular chiropractic care should also be a cornerstone of continuous health here at Waypoint Chiropractic.
Urinary incontinence is a fairly widespread problem in the United States, despite the fact that it is not a topic that most people like to talk about. Urinary incontinence affects almost a quarter of the population in the United States. This health issue can impact both men and women, with the majority of those affected being between the ages of 30 and 60 or 60 and older. Losing bladder control is inconvenient, unpleasant, and, for many individuals, shameful to discuss.
Here at Waypoint Chiropractic in Bozeman, Dr. Cary Gentry is a neurologically-based chiropractor who aims to get to the root cause of all health issues, pain, and diseases. If you or a loved one is dealing with asthma, schedule a consultation today to learn about how chiropractic care can help. In addition to helping with asthma, Dr. Gentry and the team at Waypoint Chiropractic can assist with digestive issues, blood pressure, ear infections, fibromyalgia, and far more.
You may be surprised to hear that chiropractic can provide mental health benefits. But it’s true! Several studies over decades of research have found that chiropractic care offers significant advantages to those struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. In fact, chiropractic care has been benefitting those with mental illness since the age of DD Palmer himself, and here at Waypoint Chiropractic, we would like to share a few of these significant mental health benefits with you.
Chronic numbness and tingling are very common issues, albeit frightening ones. Who wouldn’t be scared if they woke up and couldn’t feel a part of their body that they’ve been able to feel every day up to that point? What do you do then? Well, don’t fret because we’re going to discuss the most common causes of chronic numbness and tingling, as well as how we at Waypoint Chiropractic may be able to help.
Herniated discs are a common ailment affecting up to one-third of adults in the US today. Interestingly, most of the individuals suffering from a herniated disc had no prior back pain issues prior to the herniation. The first reaction of those who are suffering from the pain of a herniated disc may be to reach for medication for pain relief. Although medication may alleviate the pain rather quickly, the pain usually returns once the medication wears off. Since medication masks the symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the pain, it’s not the best solution for lasting pain relief. Chiropractic care with Dr. Cary Gentry offers a safe and natural approach to the extreme pain caused by a herniated disc.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a severe form of acid reflux that can cause great discomfort and pain. Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach flows backward into the esophagus. When this occurs frequently, it can cause additional symptoms, such as regurgitation of food or beverages consumed, coughing, wheezing, or problems swallowing. Frequent acid reflux may lead to a weakened muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, allowing it to open at random times and result in a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. At this point, an individual is typically diagnosed with GERD.
Everybody has experienced some digestive problems, whether it’s a mild stomach ache or a more serious condition like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In fact, digestive health issues are becoming more common over time. This may be due to the sedentary lifestyle most of us live, in addition to our poor dietary habits. But whatever the cause, poor digestive health can be a significant problem and impact your ability to live your life as normal. If you’re seeking relief from pain and other symptoms related to digestion, you may be surprised to learn that a Bozeman chiropractor can help.
Everyone has heard the phrase, “Stand up straight!” at some point in their life. While we may have let this advice go in one ear and out the other, it really is something to take to heart when it comes to our overall health and wellbeing. However, good posture is much more than just standing up straight for a better appearance. Good posture is essential for our entire body since it can prevent pain, injuries, and other health problems. Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry can help you on your way to gaining and maintaining better posture and improved overall health!
The extreme pain of whiplash makes it nearly impossible to complete your daily tasks! Not only does whiplash cause pain and limited movement in the neck, but it may also cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, or numbness and tingling. Although the most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, it can also be brought on by sports, a fall, roller coasters, or any time your neck moves or jerks suddenly. When these sudden movements cause your head to snap forward or backward quickly, it is likely to cause strained neck muscles and add extra tension to your spine. Since the pain may not always be immediate, you may not link the symptoms you’re feeling with a particular incident or injury. Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic is here to help you get to the source of your whiplash pain and help you find relief soon!
Constipation is painful and frustrating. Whether it's occasional or chronic, constipation can interrupt your live and cause daily discomfort. Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry can help regulate your digestion with neurologically-based chiropractic care.
Text neck, or tech neck, is the result of hours each day starting at various screens and devices. Neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, and more result from text neck. Thankfully, Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry can help alleviate tech neck pain.
Chiropractic care is an effective solution to dealing with pinched nerves. Not only can it help alleviate the pain of the pinched nerve, but chiropractic can also improve your overall health and reduce your likelihood of having a pinched nerve in the future.
Chiropractic care is an effective way to manage allergies and allergy symptoms. Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic can help you and your family overcome frustrating allergies and find relief from allergy symptoms.
Everyone is familiar with the unpleasantness of a sleepless night: you toss and turn, feel restless, and just can’t stay asleep. The worst part is that you feel the effects the next day, too. Every parent knows the only thing worse than not getting a good night’s sleep is having kids who aren’t getting their rest. Fussy sleepers can have tiresome effects for the whole family, and it doesn’t take many sleepless nights for you to feel like you’d try anything at all to reverse course and get back to sleep. Parents know all too well what they can expect when their kids don’t sleep: mood swings, behavioral issues, lack of concentration, and so much more.
Stress is a guarantee in life. It can come and go, be great or minor, but we all experience it routinely in our lives. Growing relationships, striving at work, raising kids, and managing finances all contribute to daily stresses that bear down on our sense of wellbeing. The body’s response to events and circumstances via stress is necessary for our health. But in our modern world, stress can easily get out of hand, which creates numerous problems with our bodies’ nervous and immune systems.
Do you play piano, a lot of golf or tennis, or type a lot? If you have a job or hobby that requires repetitive motion of the fingers, hands, or wrists, you may suffer from carpal tunnel. These repeated movements are what can lead to carpal tunnel, which can be a painful and frustrating issue. Other health issues such as hypothyroidism, arthritis, or diabetes can also cause carpal tunnel. But carpal tunnel doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love or living your best life. With the help of a Bozeman chiropractor, you can find relief from the frustrating symptoms and pain.
Parents go to great lengths to ensure their children are well taken care of. They will buy them the best vitamins, schedule regular dental check-ups, and buy healthy, nutritional food. What parents might not realize is that regular chiropractic care should also be included in the health regimen for people of all ages, including children. Regular chiropractic care from a Bozeman chiropractor is not only good for optimal health, but it has also been proven to be a great resource for children, particularly those with developmental delays. Developmental delays can include delayed motor skills, speech concerns, dyslexia or dyspraxia, or Attention Deficit Disorder, known as ADD. If your child struggles in any of these areas, Dr. Cary Gentry of Waypoint Chiropractic can help.
After a long year with fewer sports than normal, kids and adults are finally getting back to the fields, courts, and gyms to compete, perform, and play in team and individual sports. No matter your age, fitness level, or sport of choice, taking care of your body is a vital part of your enjoyment of any athletic activity. You need to be healthy and strong so that you don’t get injured, and you need to be at your best physically so that you can compete at the highest level possible. If you’re looking for a natural, safe, and effective way to boost your athleticism, Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry has your solution. Here are just a few of the main benefits of chiropractic care for athletes of all ages.
Potty training is a big feat in any household with little ones, but nighttime potty training is a whole different beast. You might have gotten your little guy daytime potty trained around age 2, but now he’s almost 4 and still can’t make it through the night dry. Or perhaps your little girl has been pretty well potty trained since around her third birthday, but she’s starting kindergarten soon and still isn’t staying dry all night long. Or maybe you have an older child who occasionally has nighttime accidents. What can you do to combat bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis?
You’re probably familiar with adults beginning chiropractic care to alleviate headaches, reduce back pain, or improve their digestive troubles. But it may surprise you to know that babies and kids can also benefit a great deal from chiropractic care. In fact, kids who get under chiropractic care at an early age are likely to have fewer issues growing up and later become healthier and more wellness-minded adults.
Chronic exhaustion is a huge problem in today’s world. With a number of different causes and lifestyles that often contribute to increased fatigue, it’s something that many of us struggle to overcome.
Nearly 6 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). These disorders are characterized by inattention, lack of focus, impulsivity, and an inability to sit still, and they must be present for at least six months and in two different settings. Most children are younger than 7 years old when they are first diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, though older children can receive diagnoses as well. If you suspect your child has ADD or ADHD or if you have received confirmation from a doctor that he or she does, we want you to know that you have options.
When you experience discomfort or pain, your primary goal becomes to feel better. You may stretch, take a bath, take pain medication, or something similar to try to relieve the discomfort and get back to feeling good. If you’ve been around the Waypoint blog for any length of time, you know that an absence of pain doesn’t necessarily mean that your body is functioning well, so simply alleviating pain shouldn’t be your main or only goal. Of course, we want you to feel good and experience quick relief, but more than that, Dr. Cary Gentry and his team want you to experience true correction.
Located at the base of your neck is one of the most important glands in your body: the thyroid. This small, butterfly-shaped gland secretes a number of important hormones, all of which serve important roles in proper health, development, and function.
Pregnancy is a beautiful and miraculous thing—there’s no denying it. It’s a season of growth and new life and exciting anticipation. But for many women, pregnancy can also be very difficult. In addition to the stress of protecting your baby and dealing with potential health concerns, pregnant women also have to face overwhelming emotions, drastic bodily changes, and recurring discomfort, pain, and morning sickness.
When most people think of investments, they think purely of their finances: where their money is going, how they are earning money, and where they can spend more to make more. But investments are far more than just financial—they are also about how you spend your time, your talents, and your non-monetary resources.
Headaches are frustrating and can make you miss out on important moments and events. But even worse than a normal tension headache is a migraine. Characterized by throbbing, pulsing pain that is often worse on one side of the head, migraines can also bring about nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can sometimes be triggered by external factors, but they stem from the spine and can completely sideline you from your daily life. They can last for just a few hours or they can go on for days, leaving migraine sufferers desperate for relief.
You may have heard it said that feelings are indicators, not dictators. This statement applies primarily to our emotions, as we all know it’s not mentally healthy to be completely led and ruled by our emotions. But this concept should also be applied to our physical feelings and physical health. Feelings of pain, discomfort, or concern about our physical health should be indicators that something may be amiss, but they should not be dictators that require us to take a pill, have a procedure, or even get surgery.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury and should be taken very seriously. It is possible to get a concussion if you’ve been in a car accident, gotten injured while playing sports, or even hitting your head during a hard fall. A concussion can also occur when you’ve experienced an intense shaking of your head and neck, like with whiplash in a car accident. If you live in Bozeman, MT or the greater Gallatin County area, then our team at Waypoint Chiropractic can help you through your recovery after a concussion.
Fibromyalgia is most well-known for bringing about widespread and chronic pain. This pain is often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood swings, memory issues, and other cognitive difficulties. While the primary symptom is musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia can wreak havoc on every aspect of a person’s life, including their mental health and overall quality of life.
If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) then you understand how multiple sclerosis pain can seriously affect your daily activities. While the impact of MS varies with each person, chiropractic care offers a way to manage pain and discomfort in a natural, safe, and drug-free way. At Waypoint Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana, Dr. Cary Gentry provides chiropractic care to anyone struggling with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis through gentle, noninvasive approaches that will help you experience pain relief, improved mobility, and better health outcomes.
Winter months bring holidays and family gatherings, a time of celebrating and spending quality time with loved ones. These can also be stressful, anxiety-inducing experiences for many people. If you struggle with anxiety or finding yourself stressed more around the holidays and in the winter months, then you are not alone. Chiropractic care at Waypoint Chiropractic can help to naturally manage your anxiety and help you enjoy all these special moments ahead.
Everyone longs to be healthy and happy and to live a full life. If you struggle with getting sick constantly or have severe illnesses on a recurring basis, it can be difficult to enjoy life and feel like you’re thriving. While there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to improve your immune health and help you be healthier, one great way to enhance the function of your immune system is through chiropractic care. Dr. Car Gentry is a Bozeman chiropractor who understands the power of chiropractic for improving overall health and wellness in all his practice members.
Although chiropractic has been around for hundreds of years, many older adults aren’t as familiar with the science behind it and don’t have much experience with its benefits. But as the largest generation in history makes its way into senior citizen status, they are quickly learning that traditional medicine may not be all it’s cracked up to be, and they are beginning to explore and embrace new-to-them approaches to proactive healthcare.
Over 10% of all Americans have diabetes and a staggering 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. As the seventh leading cause of death in our country, diabetes is a problem that we need to get a better handle on, and for most people, it is all about lifestyle habits. While some people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes where the pancreas produces little to no insulin, often as children, the majority of those with diabetes have Type 2, which is linked to diet and activity levels. In Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance or poor insulin production occurs most frequently because of an overload of glucose in the diet. While there isn’t a specific cure for either type of diabetes, those with Type 2 can improve their symptoms and sometimes even reverse their diagnosis with lifestyle changes and proactive health measures.
Almost all Americans will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. It is one of the primary reasons people miss work and is one of the main causes for a visit to a chiropractor. Back pain can range from a mild, dull ache to severe and debilitating pain. It can impact your day to day functions, lessening your quality of life and overall physical and mental health. Whether you’ve been injured, have chronic back pain, or are beginning to deal with back pain for the first time, Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry can help.
Beginning in your lower back, the sciatic nerve runs through the buttocks and down the legs. When there is damage done to the sciatic nerve, it can lead to a condition known as sciatica. This pain typically begins in the lower back, with complaints of discomfort in this area that may be caused by injury, herniated discs, or a narrowing of the spine called spinal stenosis. Conditions like these can lead to back, hip, and leg pain that worsens over time, in addition to symptoms in the extremities like numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Spinal stenosis and herniated discs are both conditions that put a severe pressure on the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, this pressure can be painful and frustrating.
Newborn babies are notorious for being sweet, snuggly, and adorable. But sometimes, they can also be known for crying a lot, being unpredictable, and seeming inconsolable at times. Since having a newborn is different for all parents and each baby is unique, it can be difficult to determine what the true cause of the crying may be. It could be as simple as the baby being hungry, needing a diaper change, or wanting to be held. However, sometimes babies don’t need to be comforted be anything and instead cry and fuss for hours on end for no known reason. This is called colic, and it’s defined by doctors as unexplained crying for 3 or more hours at least 3 days out of each week.
Arthritis is an extremely common problem, affecting nearly one-fourth of the entire adult population in America. That’s over 50 million people who have symptoms of arthritis, with about half of them experiencing daily limitations due to their condition. While arthritis is most commonly known to affect the older population, different forms of it can impact the lives of people of all ages. Joint pain of any kind can be frustrating and difficult to live with, but Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry can provide neurologically-based care that improves joint health, minimizes arthritis symptoms, and increases overall health and wellbeing.
One of the most common childhood ailments is ear infections. Between 20% and 30% of young children experience ear infections, which can be chronic, painful, and frustrating for parents and children alike. While most ear infections tend to resolve themselves if left untreated, they can be quite uncomfortable and can even bring about additional problems, such as balance issues, trouble sleeping, short-term hearing problems, and more. Although antibiotics are a common treatment prescribed for ear infections, they come with their share of risks and side effects, and they aren’t always effective. Instead, those dealing with bothersome ear infections should turn to natural, effective, and safe chiropractic care in Bozeman, Montana.
Most people have experienced neck pain at some point, whether it is from sleeping in an odd position or an injury that they have sustained. While some of the discomfort may fade with time, neck pain can be debilitating, making it difficult to drive, work, and perform your typical daily activities. One of the best ways to regain mobility and strength in the neck is to visit a skilled chiropractor. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people visit a Bozeman chiropractor is to address neck pain. The gentle adjustments performed by Dr. Cary Gentry can lead to relief from pain and a reduced risk of further pain in the future.
Digestive issues are a common complaint among Americans. From Crohn’s Disease to ulcerative colitis, these issues can impact your quality of life greatly. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is known as one of the least severe forms of digestive illness, but it can still be greatly disruptive and uncomfortable. For those who are familiar with the effects of IBS, a visit to a Bozeman chiropractor can bring relief.
Chiropractic care has been known to relieve all kinds of symptoms, illnesses, and ailments, as well as improve quality of life for practice members of all ages and levels of health. If you have difficulty with high blood pressure, you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cary Gentry at WaypointChiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic can help address and improve your condition.
Besides back pain, headaches are actually the most common reason cited for visits to the chiropractor. It is estimated that over 37 million people in the United States suffer from severe headaches. While many people never seek out the root cause of their headaches and assume it’s a normal ailment, those who visit a Bozeman chiropractor know that proper spinal adjustments can offer long-term relief from the pain of headaches.