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Back Pain Relief; The Ultimate Guide

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Back pain has many variables and returning to health can be complicated but it is not impossible. Listening to and responding to your body signals in a timely manner is one of the best things you can do for your health. Chiropractor, Dr. Erika Putnam, in Whitefish, Montana covers many of the causes and treatments for back pain relief in this Ultimate Guide.

Doctor-Patient Relationship: 3 ways to make it the best (EVER)

chiropractor Erika Putnam adjusting the spine

3 Things to consider when you want the best EVER doctor-patient relationship. Your chiropractic physician should understand how to treat your body and also help you improve your overall health. Find one that will treat you in relationship to your whole life.

Thumb Pain Relief Lets You Make Projects Again

Making a spoon might not be the biggest deal in the world, but it is when you have had thumb pain for 9 months. All of that digging against the grain and gripping is no easy task when your squeeze is reduced to a squish. Those of you with thumb and hand pain can relate. […]

His Name is Carhartt

His name is Carhartt , he is 11 weeks old. He bonks his head and rolls off of the leather couch and I catch myself thinking, lil dude, I’m gonna need to adjust you when we get to the office today. I have been in the chiropractic world since I was 15 years old. After […]

Healing is Happening – My Personal Story

Dr. Erika Putnam

It can be hard to keep hope in your heart, a vision of wellness in your mind and ease in your spirit when you are in pain, sick or physically unwell. When you have to give up your favorite activities, like hiking, hunting, or riding your bike, having a moment without pain seems more important […]

A Healing Journey from Hospital Bed to Yoga Mat

Woman Owned Chiropractor Whitefish

One of my best friends, and road biking buddies was hit by a car on her bike. I got the daunting news of the accident from her 17 year old son.  When asked, I was afraid to hear the sentence that would follow the question, “Is she okay?” I was home to Boise for the […]

The Bends in the Forest

As a chiropractor I spend a good part of my day feeling for or watching ranges of motion of the bendable, moving, dynamic structures of the spine and limbs.

In the Spirit of Wellness

Wellness strikes a chord in us that is beyond routine blood tests and the outward appearance of looking like we are okay and saying we are doing just fine. Wellness implies “feeling.” It implies feeling well…, alive…, happy…, and vital… in totality, as opposed to tired…, unmotivated…, suffering…, compartmentalized…, or lacking spunk and joy.  In […]

Chiropractic After Surgery

I wish all surgeons would recommend chiropractic post surgically. If you are under anesthesia, chances are your body has been in an unnatural position for a period of time. When muscles are relaxed and the conscious mind can’t move itself to protect us, it makes sense that there is potential for strain to occur to […]