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How Does Chiropractic Help Relieve Pain?

How Does Chiropractic Help Relieve Pain? The catalyst¬†for many people to seek chiropractic help is acute or chronic pain, most commonly in the lower back or neck and shoulders. Although patients want the chiropractor to help with the underlying problem, lessening their pain is a very important part of allowing them to get on with…
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Genetics and Back Pain: Is There a Family Connection?

Genetics and Back Pain: Is There a Family Connection? Back pain affects a majority of people at some point in their lives. Why is that? There’s little doubt among researchers and clinicians that much of the back pain we experience is related to our modern lifestyle. However, recent research suggests that low back pain may…
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What is “Lumbago?”

What is “Lumbago?” When you first hear the word “lumbago”, it probably sounds more like a dance from your grandparents’ generation than a medical condition. However, lumbago is actually a musculoskeletal disorder that is more commonly referred to as low back pain. An estimated 80% of Americans suffer from low back pain at some point…
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Injuries in the Workplace

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace: What the Statistics Tell Us Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace account for a full third of all cases of injury and illness that require days off from work in order to recuperate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) “are injuries or illnesses affecting the connective…
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Auto Accident 101: What to Do in the First 24 Hours

Auto Accident 101: What to Do in the First 24 Hours Most people will be involved in an auto accident at some point in their life, so it’s a good idea to know what to do in the first 24 hours should one occur. Following are a few tips to ensure that you receive the…
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Chiropractic For Low Back Pain

Ever since we evolved to stand upright on two legs, the lower back has been an anatomical weak point in humans. Rather than body weight being evenly distributed between both arms and legs, the entire upper torso is supported by the lower back, which rests on the pelvic girdle. Although the lower back muscles generally…
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How Chiropractic Can Help Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common types of pain that people experience on a regular basis. Researchers estimate that nine out of ten Americans suffer from headache pain at some point, helping to put the sales of pain medication through the roof. Both the frequency and severity of headaches vary greatly from individual to…
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Auto Accident Folklore

Auto Accident Folklore – Being Thrown Clear and Bracing for Impact You have no doubt overheard someone at work or at a party telling his friends that he never wears a seat belt-and that he has some really good reasons. The story usually goes something like this: He heard from a buddy he knows that…
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Can Exercise Help Menopause Symptoms?

Any menopausal woman can tell you that hot flashes are no fun. Neither are the night sweats, insomnia, increased irritability, anxiety and depression. And while about a quarter of all women experience no symptoms, half have mild to moderate menopausal symptoms, and the rest suffer from severe menopausal problems. However, some studies have shown that…
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Why Having Good Posture Matters

How many times did we hear from our parents when we were children, “sit up straight”? Our parents were not telling us to do this merely to keep us from looking like a boiled noodle. Good posture is important for a variety of health reasons as well. It helps us to breathe properly, increases concentration,…
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