Chiropractor Blog

From time to time North County Pain Relief will post helpful blog entries.

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‘Tis the Season for Slip and Fall Injuries

Winter is the season of seasons.  It’s the holiday season, cold and flu season, ski season, hockey season, and if you’re a chiropractor, slip and fall season.   As soon as freezing temperatures begin to creep in and we have to maneuver through an obstacle course of ice, snow, and water just to get to the …

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Your Child and Sports Injuries

Playing sports is something many children do and while fewer go on to continue the sport in high school or college, playing sports as a child is how most children learn how to work as a team and build confidence and sportsmanship.  You may think that children don’t have to worry about sports injuries aside …

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Repetitive Motion Injuries

Although repetitive motion injuries account for 50% of athletic-related injuries, they can happen to anyone.  They can happen to factory workers, carpenters, or office workers who spend hours typing on their computer keyboard, or even to you when you rake the leaves from your lawn or work in your garden.  Anytime you perform a task …

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Shouldering the Pain

The shoulder is a complex part of the body.  It is also the most flexible joint that gives your arm the ability to rotate in almost any direction.  Its complexity makes it vulnerable to various kinds of injuries.   Anatomy The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint where the humerus fits into the scapula.  The shoulder’s wide …

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Postural Muscle Weakness After a Car Accident

Our musculoskeletal system is made up of all of our bones and muscles, working together to help us stand and move.  Our muscles are either postural, phasic, or a mix of both.  Postural muscles brace your posture as gravity pulls down on it.  They have slow-twitch muscle fibers and are made for continued work and …

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Using Chiropractic Care to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Opioid abuse in the U.S. has become an epidemic that affects everyone.  In most cities, overdose deaths are a daily occurrence with 68% of the 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 caused by opioids, according to the CDC.  New Hampshire, which ranks 42nd in population, is in the top 5 for opioid-related deaths, prompting the …

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month!

Our bodies are like complex machines, each part working together for one purpose:  Movement.  Each organ, each bone, each muscle, a cog in the machine, necessary to keep us going.  (Except maybe the appendix.) Some cogs work to convert food into fuel, some to move oxygen to our cells, some do the actual work of …

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Chiropractic Care for Seniors

Chiropractic care isn’t only for pain management or lack of mobility due to an illness or injury, it can also be an important tool for preventative care.   This is particularly true for seniors.  At a time when body parts begin to show signs of wear such as degeneration of disks in the spine, spinal adjustments …

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Bad Posture is More Harmful Than You Think

When you were young, your mom told you to sit up straight and not slouch.  She may have even tried to teach you proper posture by walking with a book on your head.  As much as you may not want to admit it, your mom was right. Good posture not only makes you look better, …

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You’ve Been in an Accident

On average, there are 6 million car accidents In the U.S. each year so odds are, it’ll happen at some point to you. Fender benders make up the majority of these accidents but just because you were in a low-speed accident, it doesn’t mean that you didn’t sustain any injuries, just as it doesn’t mean …

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