Welcome to Taira Chiropractic!

July 2015


Health Independence


Health independence is the freedom to choose your optimal health. 


Children’s health is dependent on their parents. Unless, they aren’t guided. Teens gradually acquire their health independence. Except, if they neglect it. Adults hold full ownership of their health independence. Unless, they surrender their effort.


Health independence is a mind set. It’s putting forth the effort. It takes staying consistent. It takes making time. And, it is often not fully appreciated until it’s gone.


Your possession is a result of the 5 to Strive:

1. Exercise 2. Nutrition 3. Rest 4. Attitude 5. Body care


Only you determine your health independence. Have you, do you, or will you honor it? Or, will you relinquish it? Will you thrive in health? Or, will you just survive?


In the pursuit to happiness, consider honoring your health independence!

5 Things that Attribute to Back Pain

Back pain is an epidemic in our society. It does not discriminate on age, gender, or ethnicity. So, what are factors that may not be obvious reasons for your back pain?

1. Commute Time

Oahu traffic can be downright painful! Its simple math: the longer you sit in your car, the greater the chance of back pain. Sitting places about twice the amount of pressure upon your spinal joints and discs thus resulting in achy, painful commuting. In addition to the time you spend driving, the vibrations from the vehicle and our lovely Oahu potholes cause more jarring damage upon your spine.


2. Smoking

We all know that smoking is obviously one of the most un-healthiest habits there are. But, what you probably didn’t know is that nicotine decreases blood flow throughout your body which means a reduction of nutrients to your spinal discs and joint tissues. Less nutrition results in degeneration of the cells of the discs and joint tissues thus causing pain. A recent study found that about 17% of people diagnosed with nicotine dependence report low back pain.


Click here for the 5 Things that Attribute to Back Pain.

Pain Free Your Daily Commute

1. Empty back pocket - Mostly for men; remove wallet from back pocket to avoid tilting hips and straining lower back.


2. Posture in - Try to avoid bending from the spine when getting into your vehicle. Use your stronger leg muscles to lower your body into seat then turn legs into car.


3. Adjust seat back angle – Set angle at a comfortable position where the ears, shoulders, and hips are in alignment.


Click here for Tips for Pain Free Commuting.

Hiking! Makapuu Lighthouse @ Sunrise

Taira Chiropractic

Contact us

Give us a call at:

#(808) 948-8722


Download Intake Forms


Taira Chiropractic

2525 South King St

Suite 303

Honolulu, HI 96826

(3rd floor of "Down to Earth" Natural Food Store)


Map location

Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri:

8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm

Tues, Thur, Sat:

8am - 12pm

Sunday Closed

Social Media

Check us out on Facebook at Taira Chiropractic!


Also, find us on Yelp at Taira Chiropractic and please leave us a review on our office and your chiropractic care!  Let's help others discover chiropractic!