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Is Pain From a Car Crash Still Affecting Your Everyday Life?

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Is Pain From a Car Crash Still Affecting Your Everyday Life? According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 2.35 million people are injured in car crashes every year in the United States. The most common injury from car crashes is whiplash. Whiplash is so prominent because it only takes 2.5 miles per hour change for the neck…
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Tips to Improve Your Posture

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Improving and maintaining good posture can positively affect many aspects of your life. When practicing good posture you will be more energized, productive, less tired, will work more efficiently and there will be less burden on your body. This will help you in every activity that you do and will make you enjoy life more while staying pain-free.   According…
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What is Decompression Therapy?

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Decompression Therapy Decompression Therapy is the process of stretching the spine using a machine that pulls against the back at a rate slow enough that it prevents the back muscles from spasming.   This decompresses and takes pressure off of the back and relieves it of pain from disc issues. Treatment usually lasts about 4-8 weeks and then the patient…
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Why Take Your Children to the Chiropractor?

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Not Just For Adults Most people think of the chiropractor as only treating adults. But this is far from true, children have spines and nervous systems just like adults and need treatment just like adults do. In many cases chiropractic procedures can be even more essential for children because they are developing and growing and so it can be pertinent…
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Are Chiropractors Doctors?

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One prevalent misconception surrounding chiropractors is that they are not “real” doctors or health professionals, and that consequently laser therapy clinics, decompression therapy, and other procedures are unstructured or unregulated. But in truth, Chiropractors are licensed health care providers in every state in the U.S. and in dozens of countries around the world. In order to become a chiropractor, a…
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Spinal Health

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Your spine provides you with movement and supports your head, shoulders and pelvic girdle. It protects your central nervous system and allows it to function properly through the spinal cord, which controls the function of every cell tissue and organ in the human body. To put it simply, a healthy spine is crucial to maintaining an overall healthy body. Here…
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Can a Chiropractor Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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The carpal tunnel is a thin pathway located in the wrist which allows the median nerve, which extends from the spine to the hand, to pass through. When the carpal tunnel is swollen, it causes compression on the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. CTS can cut off or limit the feeling and movement to portions of the hand….
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Sciatic Nerve Pain

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What You Should Know About Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body and is made up of individual nerve roots that originate by branching out from the spine in the lower back. Sciatica occurs when the large sciatic nerve becomes irritated or compressed at the point of origin. Sciatica should not be left untreated,…
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What is a Bulging Disc?

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  Bulging discs are quite a common ailment in both young adults and elderly persons. Some bulging discs may present few or next to no symptoms while others can manifest through muscle weakness, pain or numbness in the spine, or other parts of the body. Generally they are not very serious and are definitely no reason to panic. Here’s why:…
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Posture Tips

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The reason posture is so important is that the habits you start now will lead to habits in the future. The difference with your back is, the worst you habits become the less active your back will be able to be. Remedying the problem now is the best solution for the damage that you have likely already done to your…
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