New To Chiropractic?

New To Chiropractic?

Here at Markson Chiropractic, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. And the more educated you are about chiropractic care, the less afraid you will feel stepping into our practice. If chiropractic is new to you, take a deep breath and relax. Here's what you need to know about your first visit.

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Want To Be A Better Athlete? Try Chiropractic!

Want To Be A Better Athlete? Try Chiropractic!

Chiropractic care has been around for thousands of years, but it took until 1980 for the first chiropractor to be added to the United States Olympic medical team. Since then, athletes have recognized the importance of spinal adjustments as part of their fitness plans. It's not just for the professionals; athletes of all fitness levels can benefit from the long-term benefits of chiropractic care.

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Headaches: Just Because They're Common, Doesn't Make Them Normal!

Headaches: Just Because They're Common, Doesn't Make Them Normal!

You probably have the common belief that everybody suffers from headaches. They are normal, right? Some headaches are dull, others are throbbing, and some are debilitating. Some headaches occur on only one side of the head, others can be so severe they produce light and sound sensitivity or nausea. While that may be common, it's definitely not normal.

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Arthritis and Chiropractic Care

Arthritis and Chiropractic Care

Arthritis is a very common disease, but one that is also misunderstood. It is defined as an inflammation in one or more joints, which can lead to discomfort, stiffness, and pain throughout one's joints and body. Symptoms commonly include joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and decreased range of motion. Unfortunately, these symptoms all typically worsen with age. Here's what you need to know and if chiropractic can help.

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Chiropractic Care After A Car Accident

Chiropractic Care After A Car Accident

After experiencing a car accident, you might be feeling shocked or distressed. The logistics of health insurance, car insurance, and repairs can sometimes be overwhelming and can cause people to procrastinate getting medical treatment, especially when the accident did not result in obvious injuries.

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Beat Your Low Back Pain!

Beat Your Low Back Pain!

If you've ever suffered from recurring low back pain, you know that things seem to be going just fine for a while and then all of a sudden, you are experiencing that pain again! You might even be stuck lying flat on your back with an ice pack because you can't even move. We've heard of this scenario more times than we can count, and there are some constant factors to this and tips to avoid it. 

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Are You In Need of a Digital Detox?

Are You In Need of a Digital Detox?

Unless you're living out in the countryside, it can be pretty difficult to escape technology. It's everywhere you look, and even though it makes life easier in a lot of ways, it can consume much of our time and lead to issues in health and relationships. Whether you are texting, tweeting, chatting, or gaming, the innocent time spent on your phone can become addictive. It would be nearly impossible to completely remove technology, and we understand it is a vital part of everyday life. All we suggest is that you take a technological timeout, and follow our tips for a digital detox.

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Can Chiropractic Help With Asthma?

Can Chiropractic Help With Asthma?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, asthma affects approximately 1 in 13 individuals. It is also the leading chronic disease in kids, and is the top reason for school absences. Asthma causes over 2 million ER visits each year and when overnight hospital stays are necessary, the average length is over 3 days. With so many people suffering from asthma, chances are that you or someone you know deals with asthma. The question is, can chiropractic help?

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Tips for New Moms: Preventing Back Pain

Tips for New Moms: Preventing Back Pain

You've recently welcomed a new little one, and you thought the back pain would be over along with the pregnancy. But, as time goes on, you are spending more and more time not only carrying your baby, but also bending over your baby. For many new parents, that leads to new back pain. Fortunately, we have some suggestions for reducing that back pain.

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Chiropractic and Your Kids: Screening for Scoliosis

Chiropractic and Your Kids: Screening for Scoliosis

If your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, don't be alarmed. It is commonly seen in children, and is an abnormal sideways curve in the spine. If it's not caught early enough, scoliosis can become increasingly worse with age and can lead to significant back pain and even arthritis in the spine. We want your children to grow up strong and healthy, which is why it’s important for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of scoliosis.

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Five Spinal Secrets

Five Spinal Secrets

Unless you spent some time studying anatomy, you probably don't know too much about your spine. The spine runs from the base of the skull to the pelvis. Not only does it support the body's weight, but it also protects the spinal cord. I think the spine is fascinating, which is one of the many reasons I became a chiropractor. Spine nerding-out aside, there are some very interesting and little-known facts about your spine that I think you should know! 

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Got Back Pain?

Got Back Pain?

You're doing your same everyday tasks and all of a sudden, you've got back pain. You, along with many others, think, "I didn't even do anything!". What you probably don't know is that it's not always what you did five minutes ago or even five days that's causing your current problem. It's more a case of "the straw that broke the camels back"!  

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Outsmart Your Allergies

Outsmart Your Allergies

Allergy season is in full swing, and if you're one of the millions of allergy sufferers out there, you are feeling the negative effects! Seasonal allergies are symptoms due to your body not appropriately or readily adapting to its external environment. Exposure to dust, pollen, pet dander, grass, or mold can exacerbate your allergies and leave you feeling like a stuffy puffy mess.

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The Importance of Sitting Up Straight

The Importance of Sitting Up Straight

Remember when you were a kid, and your mom would tell you not to make funny faces, or your face would freeze like that? Okay, that one's not true, but she was right when she told you to sit up straight! In today's world, so many people are working sedentary jobs that require them to sit for hours on end. Whether you're sitting at your desk at work, at a baseball game, or in front of the TV at home, good posture is imperative...your spine's health depends on it! Furthermore, poor posture is a leading contributor to back pain.

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Chiropractic During Your Pregnancy

Chiropractic During Your Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, expecting mothers have numerous health matters to pay attention to. Not only do you need to ready your body for delivery, but you have to be sure your body is helping your growing baby develop properly. Focusing on diet, exercise, and your OB appointments is absolutely necessary, and remembering to visit your chiropractor is important, too! 

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Let's Talk Germs!

Let's Talk Germs!

Why is it that some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that are "going around” while others don’t? It was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer back in 1895 to pursue what we now call chiropractic! Today, most people have a negative association with germs, and many are afraid of them. So how can chiropractic help you in fighting them?

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