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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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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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Preventing Lower Back Pain in Golfers

One of the most common complaints from golfers is pain in the lower back. The mechanics of the golf swing place stress on the parts of the spine including the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. According to the University of Pittsburgh Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, "more than 30 percent of golfers have experienced issues related to lower back pain or injury that have affected their abili...
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Back-to-School and Backs: A Guide

The smell of a new box of crayons.  Sharp pencils.  Fresh erasers. A new locker combination.  A new dorm room. It's back-to-school time, and that means trips to school, scraped knees, books, back packs, and school sports. The activity can be great for you and the kids, but heavy backpacks and bad posture can end up hurting your kid’s backs.  But how to navigate this growing concern straight out...
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