Posts tagged chiropractic
How to Prevent Halloween Back Pain

Halloween is finally here! You may be mentally prepared for a night of trick-or-treating, but are your back and feet ready? We’ve put together some tips to prevent back pain as you and your little ones take off for a night of trick-or-treating!

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Tips For A Healthy Spine

When you think about a healthy lifestyle, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it food? Exercise? Those components are incredibly important, but if you aren’t thinking about your spine, then you are missing out on a key element of good health. Here are some tips to help promote good spinal health.

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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!

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 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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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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The Situation with Over-Sitting

It is common knowledge among experts that pain in the lower back is related to sitting for extended periods of time. In today's world, the majority of us spend most of our day doing just that: we sit during the commute to work, we sit while we work at our desks, we sit while we watch TV to relax. We sure do spend a lot of time sitting!

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Your Spine: A Shock Absorber

Your discs, aka the "shock absorbers" of your body and spine, work with the natural curves of your spine to reduce stress and pressure as you move. They are similar to the shock absorbers on a car and, if worked too hard, can become damaged. The can bulge, herniate, tear, degenerate, but they don't "slip" (commonly used incorrectly).

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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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Chiropractic for Overall Health

Your nervous system is essential to your overall health. The better your nervous system, the better your health. It's that simple. Your nervous system is involved in your ability to digest food, fight off sickness, curl up with a good book, etc. If your nervous system becomes compromised in any way, this affects your ability to live life to the fullest. Here's how to keep your nervous system in check:

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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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Ice Vs. Heat And When To Use What

Did you get injured during a workout or by simply moving the wrong way? Most people either go for a heating bad or ice pack...or both. There is usually a lot of confusion around when to use heat or cold to treat injuries. I'm here to help you put an end to your confusion for good. Here's the breakdown for your fire or ice treatment needs:

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