Joshua Spine & Health Center

Keep On Running..

Date: April 2, 2015 | Time: 9:29am

The most important thing I've learned in my chiropractic practice when taking care of running athletes is that when injured, a serious runner doesn't want to stop even after their body forces them to put their running on the shelf. My professional advice to all running athletes is to set the time aside to take care of the body, legs, and feet with an injury prevention program and smart training techniques before injury occurs. Avoid chronic overuse problems that develop over.... <view entire article>

Health Community: Supporting Natural Immune Function..

Date: February 23, 2015 | Time: 5:16pm

Healthier Families With the recent reports of measles state by state across the United States a question comes to my mind. No, I'm not going to ask if everyone in your family has gotten or is going get their measles vaccine. My question is, what are you doing to support you and your family's natural immunity? Recently, whether to vaccinate or not has be a controversial topic with the measles outbreaks at Disneyland and more recently across several states including my own.... <view entire article>

Backpack Safety..

Date: August 11, 2014 | Time: 7:59pm

Yes, it's true. It's the end of summer and back to school for our children. Soon our children will be hoisting heavy backpacks over their shoulders filled with important tools for learning such as books, laptops, school supplies, and loads of homework. All of these things are important for learning but when loaded into a backpack the weight of making the grade can add up. Making good grades is very important but will your child continue to make "A's".... <view entire article>

Proper Hydration and Healthier Discs..

Date: July 14, 2014 | Time: 12:01pm

Are you drinking enough water to properly hydrate the intervertebral discs in you spinal column? Okay, maybe you're getting your recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day but can I ask you this question. Is that enough water to replenish the water you lose in your intervertebral discs on a daily basis? This may not be enough. Our adult bodies are 60% water at best and an infant's body is approximately 78%. Water is a vital nutrient to the life.... <view entire article>

Smart Travel Tips For Your Summer Vacation..

Date: June 3, 2014 | Time: 9:55am

Summertime is here! School is finally out and many families are getting ready to take their summer vacations. Vacations are meant to be relaxing and rejuvenating escapes from the stresses of every day life. However, sometime vacations can turn out to be even more stressful and exhausting than the rat race we run in our cumbersome stress filled lives. I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "I need a vacation from my vacation." While if you've ever caught yourself saying these.... <view entire article>

A Few Questions You Should Be Asking Your Health Care Provider..

Date: May 22, 2014 | Time: 11:33am

Just because I am a Chiropractor doesn't mean I'm always the doctor, sometimes I'm the patient too. But, because I am a Chiropractor I'm aware of the obstacles that all healthcare providers go through on a daily basis that most often makes it harder to give our patients the thorough care they deserve. It's stressful for both the doctor and the patient as insurance companies make it more and more difficult to let doctors give patients what they need. As.... <view entire article>

Controlling Inflammation with Supplementation..

Date: May 18, 2014 | Time: 9:02am

Inflammation within our bodies is a natural healing response that occurs to help our bodies heal from injury, exercise, infection, harmful chemicals, processed foods, and internal stressors such as emotional and mental stressors that can damage our body's tissues and cells. Inflammation is the necessary protective response the body must undergo to facilitate the healing process. However, if inflammation becomes chronic and long lasting it can damage the body's tissues causing the body to go into a state of distress.... <view entire article>

Good Posture = Good Health..

Date: April 24, 2014 | Time: 11:04am

The month of May is "Posture Awareness Month". At Joshua Spine and Health Center our staff is challenging our patients to improve their posture and encourage their families and friends to improve their posture too. Do you have good posture? When you look at a person with slouched shoulders, head tilted towards the ground, and a rounded back, do you think they appear healthy? I don't. When I see a person with poor posture I see a lack.... <view entire article>

New Frontiers: Texas, Sports Chiropractic, and Family..

Date: February 25, 2014 | Time: 8:38am

Dr. Joe, Jess, Bella (boxer). & Howie (dachshund) My name is Dr. Joseph Thomas and I am the chiropractor and owner of Joshua Spine and Health Center, PC. My wife and I moved to Texas at the end of 2013 to start a new adventure by purchasing a chiropractic office in the town of Joshua. For the past 11 years I worked in group practice in central Pennsylvania and felt it was long overdue to spread my wings and.... <view entire article>

Hello, Natural Health Blogging World!..

Date: January 21, 2014 | Time: 8:27pm

Hello, to everyone out there who is eager to learn about leading a healthier lifestyle. Our new blog here at will focus on giving you up-to-date information about Chiropractic, nutrition, healthy living habits, and a broad scope of NATURAL health-related topics. Stop by to learn more about a healthier you every month for a new blog about Chiropractic and better healthier living. Thank you for reading and please come again. Contact us or like us on facebook at Joshua.... <view entire article>