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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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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Improve Your Immune System

Improve Your Immune System

A healthy immune system is imperative for optimal health, but can be hard to maintain with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. So, how do you get a properly functioning immune system? Follow these simple steps to help your body fend off sickness and make room for health.

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5 Tips to Soothing Your Sciatic Pain

5 Tips to Soothing Your Sciatic Pain

If you are looking for solutions to sciatic pain, you will often find chiropractic care at the top of the list. Unlike medication or surgery, chiropractic effectively helps sciatic symptoms, without uncomfortable side effects. It's important to remember that if you're going to do something, you may as well do it right, and that usually requires time. Healing, repair, and relief do not happen instantaneously. Regular chiropractic visits can help you find relief, but what about immediate relief?  

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Healthcare Innovation: Stem Cell Therapy

Healthcare Innovation: Stem Cell Therapy

Major surgeries such as back surgeries or joint replacements come with serious risks, limited success rates, and slow and painful recovery times. You might be fighting surgery, suffering from chronic pain, degenerative issues, or even sports injuries and feel you don't have another option. It may not seem that there are many alternatives, but our center offers natural therapies such as stem cell regenerative therapy, which is available without the risks of surgery and long, difficult recover periods.

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A Healthier Thanksgiving

A Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and giving thanks for what we have in our lives. But it's also a Holiday that revolves entirely around food. If taking a nap after overindulging is part of your routine for Thanksgiving because you feel groggy and tired, you may want to try to change your routine up a bit with some of our suggestions. 

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4 Tips for Runners

4 Tips for Runners

It may seem like it's too hot out to enjoy a nice run, but soon enough we'll be enjoying the fall and spending more time outside. Running is a great way to get in your cardiovascular exercise. Whether you're new to running or just getting started, it's important to ensure you're taking care of your knees and spine so that you can keep running for many years to come. Here's what you need to know:

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Is Your Pain Hurting More Than Just You?

Is Your Pain Hurting More Than Just You?

Low back pain is most commonly associated with jobs that involve physical labor. However, over 80% of the U.S. population complains of low back pain. While those with physical jobs are easily excused from work due to low back pain, those who spend most of the time at a desk are not. If your back pain is at a level where you're thinking about missing work, it is affecting more than just you and it's time to correct the problem instead of just masking it with pain killers.

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Stretching: The Most Important Exercise

Stretching: The Most Important Exercise

We all know that exercise is important, and we all also know that stretching is an important step before and after exercising. However, this doesn't mean that we all do it. If you can take the time to do anything, take the time to stretch. It's the most important exercise and requires no equipment and no special clothes.

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5 Tips to Tackle Back to School

5 Tips to Tackle Back to School

Back to school started last week, and if you have college students will be going on over the next couple of week. This means many trips to the store, heavy backpacks, books, and much more. This is great for you and your kids but the heavy backpacks coupled with bad posture can hurt your kids in the long run. So, here are 5 back to school tips to keep you and the family healthy:

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How to Deal With Neck Pain

How to Deal With Neck Pain

Most of us go through each day with some kind of ache or pain that we are essentially ignoring. Pain is a sign that something isn't quite right, and neck pain can be particularly debilitating. Neck pain is usually caused by muscle strain. You'll typically feel it on one side of the neck more than the other. The most common course of action is stretching and taking pain relievers and hoping it sorts itself out. However, if your neck pain is accompanied by other symptoms it may be a cause for concern. Here's why:

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Are Your Feet To Blame For Your Back Pain?

Are Your Feet To Blame For Your Back Pain?

Anyone who has suffered from back pain knows how debilitating it can be. With over 80% of the U.S. population complaining of back pain, it is a pretty common occurrence, and therefore, important to understand what causes it. Your feet are likely the culprit. Here's why:

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Which Yoga Style Is Right For You?

Which Yoga Style Is Right For You?

As a chiropractor, I am regularly recommending stretches to patients to relieve pain and tension in problem areas. I am often asked if yoga would help. The answer is usually yes depending on the patients condition. But it is not as simple as that because there are actually many different types of yoga. Some styles are better for beginners while others styles work well for certain conditions. Yoga is meant to be a de-stressing activity so I wanted to take a moment to point you in the right direction by breaking down the top seven yoga styles.

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5 Happiness Habits

5 Happiness Habits

We all want to achieve happiness. If you ask anyone what it takes to attain happiness you will get a variety of answers, but most of them will contain the words "if" or "when." So, if you really think about it most people seem to think happiness is only attainable if or when certain things happen.

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The Effects of Travel

The Effects of Travel

Summer is here which likely means travel is in your future. While vacationing is a lot of fun, trips can cause a lot of stress and strain on your body. I like to think of it as travel is the toll worthy paying to get to the destination. However, if you can avoid the strains even better. So here are some of the common strains from travel and my recommendations to reduce the toll they take on your body:

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