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Four Reasons to Try Chiropractic First! Part 1

Chiropractic is a great way to naturally and safely improve your health. Many studies show that chiropractic is the best choice for patients suffering from acute and chronic back pain. According to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association dated April 24th, 2013, surgery is not usually needed and should only be…
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Colic and Chiropractic

Infant colic is not a disease but rather a condition defined by a collection of symptoms. There is no specific test for colic but the symptoms themselves will result in a colic diagnosis in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic is generally diagnosed in a baby that cries vigorously for long periods, despite all efforts at…
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When you don’t want travel to be a pain in your neck (or back)

Whether traveling for work or for pleasure, alone or with your family, traveling by car or plane can you tired, stiff, sore and even stressed. We were never designed to spend large amounts of time sitting. Even traveling in the most comfortable car or opting to fly first class won’t eliminate the abnormal pressures and…
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History of Chiropractic

The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written between 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation (Tui Na) and describe the positioning and moving of the legs to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who lived…
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Rest is not Best for Back Pain

Bed rest, is now understood to have a very limited role in healing sore backs. In very small doses, bed rest can give you a break when standing or sitting causes severe pain. Too much may actually make back pain worse. If you have to spend a day or two on bed rest here are…
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Americans are in Pain says the National Institute of Health

A  National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) published in 2012 revealed that most American adults have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain. An estimated 11.2 percent of adults had pain every day for the preceding 3 months and 17.6 percent of adults experience…
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Four common mistakes in treating back pain and what to do next (excerpted from Consumer Reports, August 2014)

Mistake 1: Rushing to test Back pain can be so intense that your first thought might be that you need an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to see exactly what is going on with your spine. Most people who have those tests within a month of the onset of pain don’t get better any faster…
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Linked to Migraines

About 12 percent of the U.S. population gets recurring attacks of moderate to severe headaches called migraines. Migraines are three times more common in women than in men. This type of headache pain is often described as throbbing or pulsing, and is often on one side of the head. During a migraine, there may be…
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Benefits of a chiropractic pillow

Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions and while there is no one position that is technically the correct way to sleep stomach sleeping is not considered to be good for your neck or low back. Side and back sleeping however are generally good although if you are on your side or back…
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Iodine and Breast Health

The thyroid absorbs iodine from the blood and uses it to make the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which contain three and four atoms of iodine per molecule respectively. This mineral is therefore essential to optimal functioning of the thyroid gland and for thyroid hormone production. Until the early 1900’s, doctors treated both hypothyroidism and…
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