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What Are Spinal Discs Made Of?

Bottom Line: We all know spinal discs are important — but to understand why, the real question is… what are they made of? Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and…
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Increasing Your Energy in 2021

Bottom Line: Have you found yourself tired and drained at the end of each day? It may be easy to grab a second (or tenth?!) coffee or energy drink but boosting your energy level doesn’t mean you need to rely on caffeine. Creating smart, healthy habits each day can help increase your energy level, mental…
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Moving Your Way to Better Health in 2021

Bottom Line: You’ve heard it before: regular exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Daily exercise can help you lose weight, lower your risk of future health challenges, reduce your stress, and improve your mental outlook. But, if you’re like many people (over 80% to be exact!), you just aren’t getting enough exercise…
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How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset in 2021

Bottom Line: Mindset is the #1 predictor of success. The conversations that you have with yourself that play a major role in determining your growth. And thinking that you can’t do something can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that prevents you from acting and making the decisions you need to live your best life. The good…
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Setting Smart Health Goals in 2021

Bottom Line: Have you ever felt like you were working hard but weren’t making any progress towards your goals? You’re not alone. Most people feel that way each year around this time. They set goals, take a few action steps, but never seem to accomplish very much. Often the problem isn’t a lack of motivation……
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3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Reduce Your Stress

Bottom Line: Did you know… chronic stress can contribute to health challenges like anxiety and even back pain. Why? When your body is in a constant state of stress, it produces hormones that can disrupt almost all of your body’s natural processes. That’s one of the big reasons discovering healthy ways to cope with stress…
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The Link Between Your Stress and Your Spine

Bottom Line: Your stress level and spinal health are linked through your nervous system. Just think about what happens to you physically when you get stressed out. Your muscles tense, your breathing patterns change, and often, so does the way you move. Changes in your posture, for example, can lead to neck pain, back pain,…
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The Impact of Chronic Stress During the Holiday Season

Bottom Line: Stress can actually a good thing. If a lion were chasing you, an increase in heart rate, muscle tension, and focus would hopefully help you escape unharmed! Thankfully, we don’t need to worry about being chased by a lion today. It might be someone cutting you off on the way to pick up…
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Long Term Effects of Whiplash After an Auto Accident

Whiplash is a soft tissue neck injury that will often occur in a Car Accident when the victim’s head is suddenly jolted backward and forwards. Many people who are involved in an auto accident will suffer from a whiplash injury. These injuries can range from mild to severe, however, when they are not properly diagnosed or treated, the…
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6 Steps to Take Immediately After a Back Injury

We use our back every day to complete regular activities such sitting up, lifting and reaching. Your back is in use all day long making the tendons, muscles, and ligaments in your back work hard. These three soft tissue structures need to work synergistically for you to function without pain. Since they are in constant motion it…
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