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Neck Pain: How to Find Relief

Bottom Line: An episode of neck pain can quickly hamper your everyday activities. Whether you began experiencing pain due to injury, degenerative spinal changes, or poor posture, it can be difficult to think about anything except the pain. It’s estimated that 70% of people experience neck pain in their life, but you should know there…
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Is My Arm Pain Coming from My Neck?

Bottom Line: Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. Most of us don’t usually wonder “is my arm pain coming from my neck” right off the bat, but it’s actually very common…
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Stenosis: How a Pinch in Your Neck Can Affect Your Whole Body

Bottom Line: Have you been told that you have spinal stenosis? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from spinal stenosis each day, and it’s the number one reason people over 65 years old have spine surgery. Spinal stenosis describes the compression, or pinching, of your spinal cord, and it can occur due…
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Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Bottom Line: Your neck has a tough job. It has to hold, stabilize, and move the weight of your head… every day… for a lifetime. Holding up 11 pounds may not seem like a lot, but the 7 bones and 20 muscles of your neck have to work together in perfect harmony to balance that…
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Posture: Balancing Strength and Flexibility

Bottom Line: Both strength and flexibility play a significant role in how your posture develops. For instance, having both a strong and flexible core helps the body to dynamically adapt to every environment. The spine is not only supported but also moves well, reducing the possibility of injury or pain. While it’s true that “perfect”…
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How Your Smartphone Impacts Your Posture

Bottom Line: Believe it or not, many of us spend 3 hours or more per day on our smartphones. That adds up to over 1,000 hours each year! And the positions we tend to hold our heads in while using our devices can be, well… damaging. Damaging to your posture and damaging to your spine.…
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How To Improve Your Posture

Bottom Line: When discussing posture, we’re often referring to the overall position of your body as you stand, sit, or lie down. Most experts would agree that a “good” overall posture involves physical positions that reduce stress on the body by balancing the load placed on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. If…
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Perfect Posture is Dynamic

Bottom Line: Is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer may surprise you. The latest research shows that it’s actually more beneficial to think about your posture as dynamic, not static. In other words, your ideal posture is constantly changing and evolving. Why it Matters:  Think of your posture as a dynamic pattern…
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The Benefits of Chiropractic

Bottom Line: Do you know the benefits of chiropractic care? Chiropractors help your body heal itself through movement-based techniques that influence your body’s nervous system, muscles, and joints. Many people know that chiropractors adjust the body’s joints, but just how does it all work? Keep reading. Why it Matters: The benefits of chiropractic can extend…
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Taking a Stand Against Opioids

Bottom Line: About 30 years ago, the medical community shifted how they thought pain should be addressed. “Pain is a 5th vital sign” became a rallying cry, and new medications were created to block pain… at all costs. We now know that these medications created a never-before-seen healthcare epidemic. In fact, we now know these…
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