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Delaying Treatment Leads to More Pain

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It is common to wait and see if an injury will heal on it’s own, but research confirms that delaying treatment leads to more pain and chronic problems. The National Institute of Health notes pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Why so much pain? Experts have long believed problems like back pain often resolve on their own.  If that were true, we wouldn’t have so many Americans complaining of chronic pain. Some painful injuries can feel better over time, but even mild injuries have the potential to become complicated and lead to bigger problems.... (Read More ...)

Muscle Soreness & Cholesterol Medications

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Is your muscle soreness related to taking cholesterol medications or to an activity-related injury? Even when you notice more pain after extra activity or exercise, the answer is not as clear as you might think. With patients coming to our clinic for complaints of pain, and more patients than ever taking cholesterol medications (statins), the side-effects question is becoming more and more frequent. But aren’t those side-effects supposed to be rare and mild? Yes and no. The most severe side-effects of cholesterol medications (including a muscle disease called rhabdomyolysis) are rare. However,... (Read More ...)

7 Natural Tips for Colds & Flu

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Are you tired of passing colds & flu among your family all winter? Our bodies are designed to respond to invaders, but they may need some help. Use these seven natural health tips to help you make it through the season. 1. Wash your hands frequently. This does not mean hose down every corner of the house with antibacterial soap. Regular soap and natural cleaning products can actually be better than those with antibacterial chemicals. Just be sure to wash with soap thoroughly and frequently. 2. Drink plenty of water. Drink a few cups of water a day to keep your body functioning at its best when... (Read More ...)

Simple Stretches for Back Pain & Sciatica

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Whether you are lucky enough to experience back pain, sciatica (leg pain), or both at the same time, simple stretches can help reduce your pain and allow you to be active again. Not all leg pain is related to low back problems, but it often can be. This is commonly referred to as sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg, producing pain in these areas when compressed or irritated. Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. It may develop after an acute injury, but often occurs after a period of... (Read More ...)

7 Tips to Heal Faster

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Heal Faster Simple lifestyle modifications can help boost your body’s ability to heal faster and prevent your acute injury from turning into a chronic injury. Use these 7 tips from our doctors on how to naturally supercharge your healing: 1. Dream of Faster Healing While we’re resting at night, our bodies are healing from everything we have thrown at them during the day. Research has noted that improved sleep will actually change how our DNA functions, resulting in faster healing. Most of us need around 7-9 hours each night, but listen to what your body tells you. 2. Eat Better to Heal... (Read More ...)

Ice or Heat for Pain Relief?

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Ice or Heat for Pain Relief? Ice or heat are common treatments used for pain relief, especially when dealing with injuries or musculoskeletal problems. They are easy to use, inexpensive, safe, and often quite effective. Yet most patients are confused about which to use when, so instead they grab a pain pill. Consider this your guide to using ice or heat for pain relief. How do ice and heat provide pain relief? It’s odd that two opposites can both be beneficial and have the same effect, but they can. However, this occurs in different ways, which can make one more beneficial than the other is certain... (Read More ...)

Anti- Inflammation Diet: Eat to Reduce Pain & Improve Health

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When most people think of chiropractic treatment, they usually think of adjusting the joints to reduce pain – they don’t usually think of nutrition counseling and probably haven’t even heard of an anti- inflammation diet. However, diet is such a powerful component of our health and the pain we feel, that we discuss an anti-inflammation diet with over 90% of our patients. Why worry about inflammation? Classic signs of inflammation include pain, swelling, heat, and redness. Think of a swollen thumb after you smack it with a hammer. It’s clear that your thumb is inflamed when... (Read More ...)

Chiropractic for Pregnancy and Back Pain: Part 1 – Healthy Mom

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Growing research has shown chiropractic care to be a safe and effective treatment for pregnancy and back pain, as well as being potentially beneficial for the baby growing within. Low back pain is a common complaint in pregnancy, affecting over half of expecting mothers. Although this pain can cause significant difficulty with daily activities, as few as one third of women report symptoms to their doctor, and only one quarter are recommended treatment.1 Doctors want to avoid prescribing pain medications as much as possible during pregnancy to avoid causing adverse effects to the developing child.... (Read More ...)

Healing Injuries Naturally With Kinesiotape

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You have probably seen colorful kinesiotape on athletes or someone around town and wondered what it is. It has shown up on Olympic athletes like gold medalist Kerrie Walsh and professional athletes like David Beckham and Serena Williams. But it’s not just helpful for athletes. This colorful tape can produce good results when applied for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Kinesio means “movement”.  It is nothing like regular athletic tape that restricts motion to support an unstable joint. This special tape allows the joints to move and actually assists in proper motion. It’s... (Read More ...)

What’s the Difference Between Chiropractic Adjusting & Exercise Therapy?

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We commonly see many patients confusing chiropractic adjusting and exercise therapy. Both can be very helpful for musculoskeletal conditions, and there are are similarities between the two. However, there are significant differences between the two, which helps explain why patients can respond differently to these types of care. Let’s see why: 1. Chiropractic Adjusting is Specific The diagnosis is in — your back pain is related to a fixated/restricted right sacroiliac joint. Basically, a joint in your low back is stuck and not moving as well as it should. What do you do? You could perform... (Read More ...)