Active Care Chiropractic

Active Care Chiropractic

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I had a great experience at Active Care Chiropractic. I appreciate the time Dr. McGraw took to explain everything to me and to answer all my questions. The arthritis I have will not disappear but it's important for me to know I can still be active if I eat right and do the prescribed exercises. I walk 6-8 miles a day, practice yoga, bike and play golf so it's a priority for me to find a Chiropractor that also wants to keep me moving and doing the things I love to do. Dr. McGraw is that guy, so thank you for truly caring about me and all of your patients!!!
I have been coming to Active Care to See Dr. McGraw ever since I began taking my fitness seriously. About eight years ago, my first injury was elbow tendinitis that required attention. I did not want cortisone shots to patch the pain. Dr. McGraw addressed this issue with stretches and taught me some moves to practice at home. Within weeks the pain was gone and has not returned. There have been other maladies I have suffered due to a rigorous lifestyle, and each time Active Care has risen to the occasion and been able to treat me successfully. At this point in my life they are a staple to my recovery and health routine. I am always referring and recommending them. Thank you, Active Care!
My daughter and I started seeing Dr. Eric about 2 months ago and the results have been FANTASTIC!

I am a golfer and have just had my best round of golf in my life! My knee and back feel as strong as ever and I am virtually pain-free at 51. Who would have ever thought that could happen post 50?

My daughter's scoliosis is improving every day and now she is going to the gym 4x/week with no neck pain.

The staff is the best I have ever encountered in any medical office I have visited. Thx K, T and C for putting up with us!

If you have any hesitation about Dr. Eric and his staff, you shouldn't. Go. You will not regret it.
I've been seeing Dr. Levi and Active Chiropractic care for over a year. As a helicopter pilot, thirty years of bumpy flying has taken a toll on my back - I feel 1000% better now that I am able to get routine care that is driven by medical decision making vs. drop in for an adjustment mentality. Dr. Levi studied my X-Rays, reviewed his findings and put me on a treatment plan that made sense - the results indicate his process is working.
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Somebody help these poor elves!!!
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Found then Riding bikes today, sneaky elves
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These elves are going to need an adjustment.
Just hanging out with the elves

Our mission at Active Care Chiropractic is to improve the quality of life for the residents of the greater Wilmington area!

Operating as usual

04/20/2021

Here’s day two of the ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain:
B: bend at the knees—Keep the object close to your body and keep your back straight as you lift straight up.
A: activity—Regular exercise keeps all of the muscles of the body strong and healthy.
C: core muscles—Weak stomach muscles cause poor posture resulting in back pain.
K: keep it loose—Your back benefits greatly from gentle daily stretching.

Stick, Misty. The ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, www.palmer.edu/getmedia/ba47c88c-9d0b-4436-b7a0-db2b71a9c14f/dr-stick-preventing-low-back-pain.pdf.

Here’s day two of the ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain:
B: bend at the knees—Keep the object close to your body and keep your back straight as you lift straight up.
A: activity—Regular exercise keeps all of the muscles of the body strong and healthy.
C: core muscles—Weak stomach muscles cause poor posture resulting in back pain.
K: keep it loose—Your back benefits greatly from gentle daily stretching.

Stick, Misty. The ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, www.palmer.edu/getmedia/ba47c88c-9d0b-4436-b7a0-db2b71a9c14f/dr-stick-preventing-low-back-pain.pdf.

04/19/2021

This week we will discuss the ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. It’ll be an easy way for you to remember the steps to lessen low back pain. Here’s day one:
L: low heeled, comfortable shoes—High heeled shoes add strain to the low back muscles.
O: own the right equipment—Do you sit a lot at work? Then your chair should be the appropriate height for the job you’re doing
W: watch what you eat—Keeping the excess pounds off will keep stress off the low back.

Stick, Misty. The ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, www.palmer.edu/getmedia/ba47c88c-9d0b-4436-b7a0-db2b71a9c14f/dr-stick-preventing-low-back-pain.pdf.

This week we will discuss the ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. It’ll be an easy way for you to remember the steps to lessen low back pain. Here’s day one:
L: low heeled, comfortable shoes—High heeled shoes add strain to the low back muscles.
O: own the right equipment—Do you sit a lot at work? Then your chair should be the appropriate height for the job you’re doing
W: watch what you eat—Keeping the excess pounds off will keep stress off the low back.

Stick, Misty. The ABCs of Preventing Low Back Pain. Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, www.palmer.edu/getmedia/ba47c88c-9d0b-4436-b7a0-db2b71a9c14f/dr-stick-preventing-low-back-pain.pdf.

Timeline Photos 04/16/2021

We just received another great review on Google:

We just received another great review on Google:

04/15/2021

Spinal Stenosis

Here's a video from Dr. McGraw discussing spinal stenosis and how it can affect the organs in your body. Give it a listen and tell us what you think!

Timeline Photos 04/15/2021

We just received another great review on Google:

We just received another great review on Google:

04/14/2021

Now let’s discuss a couple causes of spinal stenosis. Overgrowth of a bone is one cause of spinal stenosis. It happens from wear and tear damage from osteoarthritis on your spinal bones, which often prompts the formation of bone spurs, that grow into the spinal canal. Thickened ligaments are another cause. This happens when the tough cords that help hold the bones of your spine together become stiff and thickened over time. These thickened ligaments can bulge into the spinal canal. And don’t forget about herniated discs! They can cause spinal stenosis too.

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

Now let’s discuss a couple causes of spinal stenosis. Overgrowth of a bone is one cause of spinal stenosis. It happens from wear and tear damage from osteoarthritis on your spinal bones, which often prompts the formation of bone spurs, that grow into the spinal canal. Thickened ligaments are another cause. This happens when the tough cords that help hold the bones of your spine together become stiff and thickened over time. These thickened ligaments can bulge into the spinal canal. And don’t forget about herniated discs! They can cause spinal stenosis too.

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

04/13/2021

Hip-hip hooray! Dr. McGraw is back in the office today! Here's a quick announcement from him. Thanks everyone for helping us celebrate Baby Carter!!

04/13/2021

Symptoms of spinal stenosis in the low back include numbness or tingling in a foot or leg, weakness in a foot or leg, pain or cramping in one or both legs, and back pain. While most people report mild symptoms in the beginning, they gradually worsen over time. Do these symptoms sound familiar to you?

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

Symptoms of spinal stenosis in the low back include numbness or tingling in a foot or leg, weakness in a foot or leg, pain or cramping in one or both legs, and back pain. While most people report mild symptoms in the beginning, they gradually worsen over time. Do these symptoms sound familiar to you?

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

04/12/2021

This week let’s learn about spinal stenosis and if it’s the reason you’re in pain. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. There are two types of stenosis, cervical stenosis (narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your neck) and lumbar stenosis (the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back). Stay tuned for more information on spinal stenosis!

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

This week let’s learn about spinal stenosis and if it’s the reason you’re in pain. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. There are two types of stenosis, cervical stenosis (narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your neck) and lumbar stenosis (the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back). Stay tuned for more information on spinal stenosis!

“Spinal Stenosis.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 Oct. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961.

04/08/2021

Here’s some tips to help you prevent low back pain:
• Practice correct lifting techniques
• Maintain correct posture while sitting, standing, and sleeping
• Exercise regularly (with proper stretching before participation)
• Avoid smoking
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Reduce emotional stress which may cause muscle tension

“Low Back Pain.” Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, 18 Aug. 2020, www.cumc.columbia.edu/rehab/staywell/low-back-pain.

Here’s some tips to help you prevent low back pain:
• Practice correct lifting techniques
• Maintain correct posture while sitting, standing, and sleeping
• Exercise regularly (with proper stretching before participation)
• Avoid smoking
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Reduce emotional stress which may cause muscle tension

“Low Back Pain.” Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, 18 Aug. 2020, www.cumc.columbia.edu/rehab/staywell/low-back-pain.

Photos from Active Care Chiropractic's post 04/07/2021

Let’s go into a little more detail about strains and sprains. Strains occur when muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn. Sprains, on the other hand, occur when ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments. Both of these can hurt our backs, but usually it is a mild pain and goes away after a few days. Check out the diagrams below for a clearer understanding.

“Low Back Strain and Sprain.” AANS, www.aans.org/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Low-Back-Strain-and-Sprain.

04/06/2021

Scar Tissue

Check out Dr. McGraw's latest video! He discusses scar tissue and how it can cause low back pain. Tell us what you think!

04/05/2021

No one likes to experience back pain, but knowing what’s causing it may help us in the long run. Let’s talk about some cause of lower back pain. The most common cause is sprains and strains. Then we have disc problems, we discussed these a couple months ago and how it may affect the spine. Another common issue is spinal stenosis. We’ll go into more detail about this next week. So, there you have it, three common reasons for your low back pain.

Publishing, Harvard Health. What's Causing Your Lower Back Pain? www.health.harvard.edu/pain/whats-causing-your-lower-back-pain.

No one likes to experience back pain, but knowing what’s causing it may help us in the long run. Let’s talk about some cause of lower back pain. The most common cause is sprains and strains. Then we have disc problems, we discussed these a couple months ago and how it may affect the spine. Another common issue is spinal stenosis. We’ll go into more detail about this next week. So, there you have it, three common reasons for your low back pain.

Publishing, Harvard Health. What's Causing Your Lower Back Pain? www.health.harvard.edu/pain/whats-causing-your-lower-back-pain.

04/05/2021

This month is low back month! We will be posting educational tidbits about low back pain all month long. Join us for some insider tips and tricks!

This month is low back month! We will be posting educational tidbits about low back pain all month long. Join us for some insider tips and tricks!

04/02/2021

We will be closed April 5th for the holiday. Enjoy your weekend everyone, we'll see you soon!

[04/02/21]   We just received another great review on Facebook:

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04/01/2021

Let's talk about how to eat healthy on a budget. Here are some tips to help make eating healthier less expensive:
- Plan your meals for the week
- Buy frozen fruits and vegetables
- Cut up your own fruits and vegetables
- Buy in bulk
- Skip organic
- Cook large batches of food and store portions

See, Caitlin. “The Cost of Healthy Eating vs Unhealthy Eating.” The Plutus Foundation, 23 Mar. 2020, plutusfoundation.org/2020/healthy-eating-budget/.

03/31/2021

Did you know it cost roughly $1.50 more per person to eat healthier foods compared to packaged items? While it does make it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet, it is still important to try your best to receive the right nutrients. Besides, poor nutrition is linked to several illnesses so, a proper diet may actually end up saving you money in medical expenses. It'll save you from the hardships of them too!

“Eating Healthy vs. Unhealthy Diet Costs about $1.50 More per Day.” News, 13 Jan. 2014, www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/healthy-vs-unhealthy-diet-costs-1-50-more/.

03/30/2021

Price of Eating Healthy

Here's Dr. McGraw's video for the week. He discusses the price of healthy eating and whether it really is more expensive. Check it out!

03/29/2021

Let's talk about the price of eating healthy versus unhealthy. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a dollar could buy 1,200 calories of potato chips or 875 calories of soda but just 250 calories of vegetables or 170 calories of fresh fruit. We find that more and more food is full of empty calories, and the worst part is the food we should be eating is more expensive. The question is, however, do the benefits of proper nutrition outweigh the cost?

“The High Price of Cheap Food? Nutrition vs. Cost.” My Money Blog, 21 Mar. 2018, www.mymoneyblog.com/getting-value-for-your-food-dollar-nutrition-vs-cost.html.

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"Dr. McGraw and his staff are wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about them. The staff is very warm & inviting. Dr. McGraw is extremely knowledgeable and with a very consistent regimen, I no longer have upper back pain and the numbness and tingling in my right arm & hand are completely gone. Prior to working with Dr. McGraw, I was in constant pain which made it hard to enjoy time with my family. I would recommend Dr. McGraw to everyone."

- Heather C

03/25/2021

Illnesses Associated with Poor Nutrition

Check out Dr. McGraw's latest video! Here, he discusses illnesses that could occur due to poor nutrition. Give it a listen!

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03/24/2021

Are you eating healthy? Here's a checklist for you to determine the value of your nutrition:
o Do you eat 4-5 cups of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis?
o Do you receive enough calcium? (Calcium intake should be about 1,000 mg)
o Do you eat whole grain, high fiber foods?
o Do you eat a variety of foods from the five food groups?

“Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 Jan. 2021, www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.html.

03/23/2021

Did you know that over two-thirds (67.5%) of American adults are overweight or obese? This is directly connected to poor nutrition. We tend to favor foods that have empty calories, meaning they have a high calorie count, but are extremely low in nutritional value. Steer clear of these types of foods and instead try snacking on more nutritional foods like fruits or vegetables!

“Why Good Nutrition Is Important.” Center for Science in the Public Interest, 17 May 2018, www.cspinet.org/eating-healthy/why-good-nutrition-important#:~:text=Over%20two%2Dthirds%20(67.5%25),adults%20are%20overweight%20or%20obese.&text=Obesity%20rates%20in%20children%20have,old%20is%20overweight%20or%20obese.&text=Read%20more%20about%20how%20public%20policies%20could%20help%20reduce%20obesity.

03/22/2021

Several medical issues can be tied back to poor nutrition. Illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and even some cancers are connected to a bad diet. So it is important to make sure you are eating the necessary nutrients to keep your body healthy. You should be maintaining a diet that is 30% vegetables, 20% fruits, 30% grains, and 20% proteins. And don't forget to drink plenty of water too!

“What Is MyPlate?” MyPlate, www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/what-is-myplate.

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03/18/2021

Sharing lots of love with the handsome Mr. “Wright”. Come share some puppy love with us every 3rd Thursday of the month!

[03/18/21]   Due to weather, we will be closing at 4 pm today. We will be calling to reschedule anyone who has an appointment after 4 pm today. Please be patient with us, we will call you. If you do not receive a call you can assume your appointment will remain the same. Everyone stay safe!

03/18/2021

Chronic Inflammation

Dr. McGraw's video for the week discusses all about chronic inflammation and how nutrition is connected to it. Give it a listen and tell us what you think.

03/17/2021

Here are some anti-inflammatory foods you can start implementing into your diet:
- Healthy fat sources such as nuts, vegetable oils (olive, canola, soybean, and corn), and fatty fish like salmon or tuna.
- Herbs and spices that contain phytochemicals include basil, dill, oregano, parsley, and sage.
- Whole grains
- Beverages such as coffee or tea.
- And of course, colorful vegetables or fruits.

Publishing, Harvard Health. “Foods That Fight Inflammation.” Harvard Health, www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation.

03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at Active Care Chiropractic. We truly are lucky to have patients like you!

03/16/2021

Today, we are going to introduce phytochemicals. If you do not know what a phytochemical is, it is a compound produced by plants to help protect our cells. Phytochemicals are used to protect cells including the white blood cells used during inflammation.

To help reduce inflammation, try eating foods with more phytochemicals like whole grains, beans, nuts, or colorful fruits and vegetables.

Publishing, Harvard Health. “Fill up on Phytochemicals.” Harvard Health, www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/fill-up-on-phytochemicals.

03/15/2021

This week let's discuss all about chronic inflammation. Inflammation is not all bad. In fact, it is important when it comes to your health. It's what's responsible for repairing your injuries or fighting off infections. However, the issue occurs when the inflammation stays even after the injury has happened.

Nutrition plays a big role in inflammation, so if you're struggling with inflammation, setting a better diet may help you.

Publishing, Harvard Health. “Understanding Acute and Chronic Inflammation.” Harvard Health, www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-acute-and-chronic-inflammation.

Active Care Chiropractic

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Videos (show all)

Lifting Properly
Spinal Stenosis
Scar Tissue
Price of Eating Healthy
Illnesses Associated with Poor Nutrition
Chronic Inflammation
Dangers of Sugar
Eat Your Veggies
Dr. McGraw X-Ray Case Study
Dr. McGraw Explains the Spinal Disc Model
Dr. McGraw Discusses Arm Pain in Connection to Spinal Discs

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Wilmington, NC
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