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Untreated Chronic Pain: What it Does to Your Body

When we experience brief pain such as a stubbed toe or a paper cut, it is unpleasant but at least the pain fades relatively quickly.  Imagine being in pain that NEVER fades, or that fades only to come back a few hours later. What would that do to a person? This is chronic pain. What Chronic Pain Does Untreated chronic pain, a diagnosis including arthritis, back pain, and recurring migraines,...
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Flying the Friendly Skies: Chiropractic & Massage for Pilots and Flight Attendants

Pilots and flight attendants endure a lot of stress on their bodies.  Hauling, pushing, maneuvering, lifting, holding, reaching – all these movements cause wear and tear on the body.  According to the Monthly Labor Review, these professionals have a high rate of disabling illnesses and injuries. The leading injuries for flight attendants and pilots are strains and sprains.  Another typical inju...
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How Chiropractic Can Help After An Auto Accident

Even the slightest fender-bender auto accident can cause drivers and passengers significant pain and ongoing health issues.  A visit to a chiropractor may be the surest way to relieve these symptoms quickly. Chiropractic adjustments have helped many auto accident victims avoid invasive and risky surgeries, overuse of pain pills and injections, and years of residual discomfort from injuries that...
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A Fine, Healthy Spine

A healthy spine is an often-overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. In fact, back pain costs are staggering not only financially, but also in terms of lost time from work and because of psychosocial problems that arise during the healing process associated with long-te...
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Something to Cheer About: Cheerleading & Chiropractic

The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research lists cheerleading as the most dangerous sport for women. Sprains, strains and lower back pain are very, very common among cheerleaders.  Anyone who watches elite cheerleaders in action, either during a game or at competitions, has some idea why this might be. Cheerleading is a very physically demanding sport, particularly when partici...
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The Rake that Almost Wrecked You: Your Health and Yard Work Safety

The end of summer tends to bring with it the waning sun, shorter days, and cooler breezes – and the yardwork that goes along with the season.  Before you reach for the rake this fall, consider the possible consequences of jumping into such strenuous work: upper or lower back strain, neck strain and pain in the shoulders. Just as playing a sport can injure your body, the twisting, turning, bendi...
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DEEP BREATH: How Chiropractic Relieves Stress

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. In fact, it is becoming a sort of new normal in today’s hectic, fast paced, high pressure society. And stress symptoms should not be taken lightly. It is important to address the symptoms and find ways to reduce the stress. Chiropractic is an effective stress reliever. What is stress? In literal terms, stress is the state of emotion...
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Is Chiropractic the answer to the Opioid Epidemic?

Seizing on the opioid epidemic as a chance to expand their reach, naturopaths and chiropractors are aggressively lobbying Congress and state governments to elevate the role of alternative therapies in treating chronic pain. They’ve scored several victories in recent months, and hope the Trump administration will give them a further boost. Their most powerful argument: We don’t prescribe addicti...
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Back to School and Sports: Keeping Young Athletes Healthy and Fit

It’s back to school time, when more kids are involved in sporting activities. Although being part of a football, soccer or Little League team is an important rite of passage for many children, parents and their children could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for preventing injuries on and off the playing field. Highly competitive sports such as foot...
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Jet Lag comes with its own baggage: Preventing Travel Aches and Strains

Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone, on business or on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car or on an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore. Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your body.  Even if you travel in the most comfortable car or opt to fly first class, certain pressures and forces from awkward positions can r...
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