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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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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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