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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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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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How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

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Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that uses low levels of light to stimulate healing. Contrary to surgical or aesthetic lasers, it doesn’t cause your tissues to heat up. Sometimes cold laser therapy is called low-level laser therapy, low-power laser therapy or soft laser. How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work? Low-level light is applied directly to the problem area…
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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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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

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What is Cold Laser Therapy? Cold Laser Therapy is a type of medical treatment that uses wavelengths of light to engage with tissue and accelerate healing. Some of its uses include numbing pain, reducing swelling and spasms and increasing functionality. How does it work? The lasers are handheld devices the size of a flashlight. They are placed over the injured…
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Best Sleeping Positions

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There are really not that many sleeping positions, in fact we will name them all for you right now. Side, back, and belly. All three offer different pros and cons. There are obviously some variations to these but most of them do not affect the spine. Moving arms and legs to different positions don’t change much. Pros This is probably…
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What Causes Back Pain?

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You may have no idea what is causing your back pain because you have never really thought about it. Or because you don’t realize how little things can really destroy your back. Here is a list of a few things that you do on a daily basis that may be contributing to your sore back. Slouching This may be caused…
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