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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Top 5 Reasons to Stay Away From Sugar

Top 5 Reasons to Stay Away From Sugar

Corn syrup, fructose sweetener, evaporated cane juice...it goes by many names and is an increasingly common ingredient in processed foods: it's sugar! Without even knowing it, many of us consume what is equal to 53 heaping teaspoons of white sugar every single day! Many experts in the healthcare field agree that reducing sugar intake is essential to achieve natural health. If those reasons weren't enough, here are five reasons to stay away from refined (white) sugar.

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Love Your Spine This Valentine's Day!

Love Your Spine This Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and we are feeling the love! Usually, we spend this day showering our significant others with love, affection, gifts, cards, and candy. In fact, millions and millions of dollars are spent on Valentine's Day in the U.S. But this year, we are doing things a little bit differently. We challenge you to show your spine the love it deserves! Here are a few suggestions.

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The Very Under-Appreciated Cervical Spine

The Very Under-Appreciated Cervical Spine

The cervical spine, which refers to the upper seven of our vertebrae, is undoubtedly among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. It has 37 separate joints that allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all the while obeying a constant stream of commands from the reflex mechanisms and special senses.

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The Key to Great Health

The Key to Great Health

Most people visit the doctor strictly when they are feeling unwell. Scheduling a visit to see your doctor when you are feeling fine is something relatively new. And yet, an increasing number of people who want to achieve their best are regularly visiting their chiropractor. This is to stay well, not just take care of back pain! 

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Chiropractic for Headache Relief

Chiropractic for Headache Relief

We've all suffered through them before: the pounding, throbbing pain of a headache. Most of us just get them every now and then, but some people suffer from chronic headaches, which can effect work, relationships, and overall well-being. 

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How Are You Staying Healthy?

How Are You Staying Healthy?

It seems like we are hearing the words "health care" more and more lately in the news. Usually, "sick" care is what's being referred to — care that is given to someone who already has the symptoms of an illness or injury. True health is what we do in our day-to-day lives to be healthy, and is the proactive choices we make to prevent life-threatening diseases or illnesses. 

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Taking On Your 2018 Fitness Routine

Taking On Your 2018 Fitness Routine

With the arrival of the New Year, gyms and health centers will see an increase in traffic as many rush to renew their commitment to physical fitness. It is great to set goals, and a new year is a great time to start fresh. As proponents of natural health, we know that regular exercise is incredibly important.

However, if you haven't maintained a regular fitness routine, jumping back in to exercise too quickly or intensely often leads to injury. This is because overused muscles can lead to injury and scar tissue, causing pain and restricting motion.

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