Summer is the perfect time to spend outdoors, soaking in the sun, enjoying the warm weather and spending precious time with friends and family. The season calls us to get outdoors and be active. Hiking, swimming, camping, rock climbing, road trips–the list could go on! All of these great summer activities can cause your spine to become misaligned, though, so it’s important to make visiting your chiropractor a priority.

How Outdoor Activities Affect the Spine

Outdoor activities, fun as they are, can put a strain on your spine. When you lift something heavy–like camping gear–and you use your back instead of your legs, it can cause your spine to become misaligned. Twisting during rock climbing, hiking or swimming can put an extra strain on your spine that causes the vertebrae to become slightly dislocated, a condition known as subluxation. Even sitting for too long in a car while on a road trip can cause subluxation. Eventually, this condition causes pain and discomfort and can dampen your summer plans.

What Are the Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor in the Summer?

  1. It keeps you pain free. By visiting a chiropractor regularly, you ensure that any misalignment that you incur during your summer activities doesn’t stick around.
  2. It keeps your entire body healthy. When subluxation occurs, it puts pressure on the nerves running through your spine. Depending on where the pressure occurs, it can affect a number of other systems of the body. Your immune system can be affected by subluxation, causing you to get sick more easily.
  3. It keeps you more active. With a pain-free, sickness-free summer, you’re able to get outside and truly enjoy what the season has to offer. You can drive on long road trips without discomfort, camp, hike, and swim with less risk to your spine, and stay healthy to continue being active.

The best part is, you’ll be even more active when your back is pain-free and your immune system is functioning at full capacity. Visiting a chiropractor should be a regular part of summer so you can enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer.

Let’s book your summer chiro appointment right now and keep you in that summer groove.

Our Creekside Chiropractic patients might have noticed a new face around the office in the last year. We’d like to introduce you to Amy Ferguson, our chiropractic assistant and scribe. In addition to being a mother and student, Amy brings joy and enthusiasm to Creekside Chiropractic and helps us with all of our needs.

Rounding out our series on meeting the Creekside team, we asked Amy some fun questions so you can get to know her better.

Learn More About Creekside Chiropractic’s Amy Ferguson

  • # of years in the field: Chiropractic Assistant/Scribe – 4 mos.  I’m currently finishing my Bachelors degree in health science.
  • What is your favorite whole body health feature at Creekside and why? The K-Laser is pretty awesome!  I can count on it to make whatever hurts, better
  • What is your favorite Indiana season and why?  Fall – I love watching my kids play football, having bonfires and just enjoying the beautiful colors. 
  • If you were a super hero, what super power would you have?  I would love to be able to read minds.
  • What is your favorite way to kick-off a Monday? A nice big fountain coke.
  •  What’s your favorite thing to “binge watch”?  The Vikings, Seal Team, Greys Anatomy
  •  Why do you LOVE working for Creekside?  My co-workers are the BEST!

Ready to learn more about K-Laser and all of our other services? Contact us today to come visit Amy and the rest of our team!

Everything Needs a Solid Foundation: Take Care of Your Feet

You can’t build a strong, sturdy house that will last for years to come without beginning with a solid foundation. The same holds true for your body. Feet, the one body part so often taken for granted, hold the key to much of our physical health.


What Does Foot Health Affect?

Because feet are the body’s structural foundation, foot problems can affect many aspects of our overall health.

Body Pain – Imbalanced feet can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, back, hip, and knees.

Organ Function – Your posture determines how your organs hang in your body. Balanced feet, and in turn better posture, ensure that your organs are in the proper place for optimal function.

Headaches – Severe headaches and migraines can be caused by flat and imbalanced feet. When your feet are imbalanced, all of the muscles in your body work harder to try to correct your posture. According to neurologist Dr. Mark Weatherall,

“The muscles in all parts of the body are constantly sending information to the brain about what they are doing, and signals from overloaded muscles can disturb the brain.

The brain then releases chemicals which cause blood vessels around it to expand and become inflamed – and it is this process that causes the throbbing pain.”

What Can You Do?

If you are experiencing any of these problems, visit your chiropractor for a foot scan. This scan will show any imbalances and how they may be leading to your pain. Custom orthotics may be the solution. A high quality custom orthotic can help alleviate the pain caused by foot imbalances. We are proud to partner with industry leader Foot Levelers to best provide our patients with an effective, drug-free, surgery-free solution to their pain. Foot Levelers was created by a chiropractor, Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt, in 1952. The business has thrived and grown continuously for the last 65 years. Foot Levelers custom orthotics are designed to support all three arches of the foot, giving you the best foundation possible. A study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation concluded that Foot Levelers orthotics in conjunction with regular chiropractic can decrease lower back pain by 40.4%.

Contact Dr. Erin Merrill Macy today to begin your journey to living pain free. Call us at 317-758-4880. 

Many of you know our Creekside Chiropractic side of the business, but did you know we also do DOT physicals for independent drivers and corporate clients? Indeed. Creekside Testing and Compliance is our other side of the business. It’s where Dr. Erin Merrill Macy and Mallory La Lond work with CDL drivers for routine physicals, drug testing and sleep apnea testing and treatment, so drivers can stay compliant and safe on the road.

It truly is a natural fit within our scope of business, and we love helping keep drivers healthy and on the road. So much so we have social pages devoted to healthy happy truckers. Check it out and give us a like.

Continuing in our series on getting to know our Creekside team better, we thought you might like a few fun insights on our Mallory La Lond! Read more

Fundraising event for Hamilton County Kids Coats

November was a busy month for Dr. Erin Merrill Macy of downtown Sheridan’s Creekside Chiropractic. Not only did Macy host local female artisan entrepreneurs at her annual community holiday shopping bazaar, but she and her team pulled together a highly successful inaugural fundraising event for the Sheridan division of Hamilton County Kids Coats.

“There is a definite need in our community,” says Macy. “The people of Sheridan are who support our local small businesses. Banding together to give back is so important. I’m honored to be able to dive in and help in any way I can.”

Tickets for the November 4, 2017 evening of fundraising at Macy’s Studio on Main featuring local fare from Young’s Kitchen, a silent auction and games of chance sold out in just a few days. Macy had hopes of raising enough to fund coats, hats and mittens for 150 local youth in need. Thanks to event attendees, numerous local sponsors (R & T Tire, Blackhawk Winery, His and Hers Target Sports, Integrity Network Solutions, Hamilton Tax and Accounting, Butts Landscaping, Smith’s Jewelers and more) and donations, she was able to exceed her goal by almost double.

On November 11, 2017 Hamilton County Kids Coats, Santa and the Grinch arrived at the Sheridan Community Center to share Christmas cheer and help local families stay warm this winter. Due to the funds raised through the inaugural fundraising event more Sheridan families were able to receive assistance this year than ever before.

It’s never too late to stay warm. Local Hamilton County families who are still in need of a warm winter coat, hat or gloves, may call 317-324-8818 for assistance.

About Hamilton County Kids Coats:
Hamilton County Kids Coats is an interfaith mission in Hamilton County, Indiana, who collects donated new and used coats and other winter wear and gives them out to local families in need every November.

Join Creekside Chiropractic for our annual holiday open house on November 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Creekside Chiropractic and Studio on Main.

Holiday shoppers will find selections from local small businesses including: LuLaRoe, Matilda Jane Clothing, Young Living, Blackhawk Winery, Scentsy, Discovery Toys, Paparazzi Jewelry, Mary & Martha Home Accents, Monet, Norwex, Agnes & Dora, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Premier Designs & More!

Festive holiday snacks and hor devours also be on-hand, as well as tastings from Blackhawk Winery.

“I love being able to provide a fun space for our annual holiday shopping open house and support local female entrepreneurs in our community. Supporting each other and shopping local is so important in our local communities,” said Dr. Erin Merrill Macy


Have a full-time job? Either the kind where you get up and go to work M-F, 8-5 or even a work from home job? Hey, even being a stay-at-home parent or grandparent is a full-time job in itself!

Did you know when you’re stressed out by everyday life, usually self care is the first thing to go by the wayside? Indeed. The horrible part of that is self care is exactly what can help you stay on top of your game and be the super star of your day. It’s so very important to take time for you and self care. It helps keep your overall health, mind and body, in check. Read more

Feeling stressed from the holidays? Maybe this past year was a little rough on you. Maybe you just need a little break. No matter what the situation is, we have the perfect solution: a trip to the Mudroom Day Spa!

At the Mudroom, we offer anything from premium facials, to waxing, to spa treatments that include L.E.D. light therapy, sweet tea body scrub, and microdermabrasion: all helping to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin so you look and feel incredible, and yes, so you can relax a little too.

Your well-being is important to us at Creekside Chiropractic. We want you to be able to look and feel your best. That is why we offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing retreat like the Mudroom Day Spa. No matter what stressful situation you are encountering, or what you need to take a break from, the Mudroom will have you leaving feeling refreshed and re-energized.


• Want to go all in? The Mudroom Retreat is the total package. It includes an exfoliating facial with customized masques and moisturizer, plus hot towels and a hand or foot massage. There is no way you can leave not feeling refreshed after this facial/spa package.

• If you’re looking for an exfoliating facial that will allow your skin to breathe and feel refreshed, Rapid Revival will take care of you. The facial is combined with a customized masque and moisturizer to rejuvenate your skin.

• If you suffer from acne or rosacea, Sweet Clarity is the perfect cleansing facial for you. It will leave your skin feeling purified.

• Don’t worry men, you’re not forgotten here at Creekside; we understand you need a break sometimes too. The Working Man facial is a hot towel facial without all the girly fluff.

• Have your skin looking great with the L.E.D. Light Treatment. It reduces wrinkles, rosacea, and acne, and is paired greatly with any facial to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing.

• Is your skin causing you to not feel as youthful due to its lack of softness? Microdermabrasion can fix that; it will leave your skin feeling velvety smooth and revitalized.

• If you’re a tanner or you just have dehydrated skin, our sweet tea body scrub is a great fit for you! It utilizes a sugar scrub that exfoliates to revive tired skin.

Start the New Year off right with a trip to the Mudroom Spa! Combine your Day Spa services with a massage and/or chiropractic for an even more relaxing retreat. Call or message us to schedule your appointment.

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Central Indiana Advanced Pain Relief and Natural Healing with K-Laser Therapy

A magic wand? Well, no, but some of our patients like to refer to our K-Laser therapy services as such.

For patients that aren’t able to enjoy their once active lifestyle due to intense pain, relief through laser therapy can be a godsend.

We know quality of life is important for everyone. If you aren’t able to work, travel, or enjoy everyday activities like sitting at the movies, then that’s an issue. The Creekside Chiropractic team is passionate about pain management, natural healing and helping our clients live the active life they love.

For those reasons and so many more, we are proud to offer K-Laser, a drug-free state-of-the-art pain management and natural healing therapy that allows our patients to get back to their active lifestyles quickly.

Are you experiencing pain from an injury, an intense sport competition, the stress of daily activities or natural aging? Our K-Laser therapy can help! K-Laser utilizes infrared wavelengths for targeting healing in specific areas of the body, even difficult areas such as the hip and spine. It is the only Class 4 therapy laser that utilizes these three infrared wavelengths, allowing for deep penetration into the body, providing for reduced pain and inflammation, along with enhanced tissue repair and increased range of motion.


Did you know your body has an innate desire to heal itself? K-Laser is a unique non-pharmaceutical solution that helps our team target the cells that lead to natural healing. Through stimulation, the body’s natural healing process is encouraged and pain is reduced.

Learn more about how K-Laser works:

Ready to set your appointment and see how laser therapy can provide for quicker healing and bring back your active lifestyle? Let’s chat.

We all have a skeptical bone in our bodies. Whether it’s political promises, product endorsements, or simply a claim from a friend, we’ve all experienced that twinge of doubt. And unfortunately, chiropractic care is no exception when it comes to skeptics and critics.  Creekside breaks down 3 common misconceptions about our profession.

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