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What Happens When You Hear a “CRACK” in Your Spine?

What Happens When You Hear a “CRACK” in Your Spine?
Bottom Line: You turn your head or bend down to lift something and “CRACK”! What is it? Did you injure something?  The first time that happens can be terrifying. Well, you don’t need to worry. That cracking sound is probably not a broken bone. It typically occurs in the facet joints, or knuckles, of your spinal column and it's completely normal. Your facet joints are designed to help your spine ...
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Chiropractic Versus Massage

Chiropractic Versus Massage
One of the main topics of questions we have here at the office is about massages.  Should I get a Massage? Should I get chiropractic instead? Should I get massage with chiropractic? Should a massage come before chiropractic? Or chiropractic before the massage? What we recommend is very simple. Massage first, followed by chiropractic care. The idea behind it is very simple. A massage will help y...
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Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids

Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids
Bottom Line: At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before taking any medications. What’s more, their stance is supported ...
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What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident
Unfortunately, once in a while, someone you or someone you know will get into a car accident. The most important thing is to not panic, get out of the car and make sure you're okay make sure your friends and family that were driving with you are okay and make sure the other driver is okay too. Once that happens, let's get all our ducks in a row. What you want to do is take the picture of all the c...
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3 Reasons Pregnant Women Seek Chiropractic Care

3 Reasons Pregnant Women Seek Chiropractic Care
More and more pregnant women seek chiropractic care for back pain. But you may be asking yourself why.  There are 3 reasons pregnant women seek chiropractic care. The first reason is that during pregnancy, natural hormonal changes causing a softening of ligament and loosening of joints as her body prepares to give birth. The second reason is that a shift in her center of gravity causes added stres...
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Why Chiropractic is the Best Treatment For Auto Injuries

Why Chiropractic is the Best Treatment For Auto Injuries
Did you know more than 70% of people who go to the Emergency Room after an auto accident still experience pain 6 weeks later? Chiropractic is one of the best ways to treat and heal from auto injuries. Chiropractic works by restoring the normal function of your spine, allowing the tissues to heal and become pain-free. If you’ve been in a car crash, here’s how chiropractic can help you: Inflamma...
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Are Prescription Drugs Really Helping?

Are Prescription Drugs Really Helping?
In the world of traditional medicine, the only way to help people deal with health issues is typically with drugs or surgery. Today, for more and more Americans, taking prescription drugs is the only way that they know, to “feel better”. Every day we watch hundreds of television commercials that normalize this drug-dependent way of life. However, we must ask ourselves, how much good are these drug...
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A Team Approach To Healthcare

A Team Approach To Healthcare
When people work together as a team towards a common goal, each individual member is able to focus on their strengths. Perhaps the most important hallmark of a great team is great communication. High-level communication is the key that allows everyone to bring their specific skills and talents together to achieve more working together than they ever could alone. And great teams do exist outside of...
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How Chiropractic Treatments Help You Lose Weight

How Chiropractic Treatments Help You Lose Weight
It’s no secret that losing weight can be hard. There are so many factors that determine weight loss such as: current weight, age, sex, metabolism, genetics and a host of other variables.  Trying to figure out what works best for you can be difficult considering there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of diets, workout plans, supplements, cleanses, protein shakes and meal plans out there to...
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Chiropractic Care Can Help Achieve Ideal Weight

Chiropractic Care Can Help Achieve Ideal Weight
In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that approximately more than one third of American adults were either overweight or obese. Obesity carries serious health issues and costs, as well as cause emotional and financial strain. In 2008, the Health Affairs revealed that medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, and individual medical costs for ...
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