Chiropractor Blog

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

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TMJ Relief

When you think of jaw pain you may not think of visiting your chiropractor for relief, but Dr. Elsey can help! A common cause of jaw pain is TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMJ refers to a variety of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint connects the skull and jaw. If issues …

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Sore Muscle Relief!

Exercise is good for your body, especially around the holidays!  It seems like it becomes easier to be sedentary because of the cold weather, and we tend to indulge more in overeating or going back for one two many deserts around this time of year. An unpleasant side effect of exercise is often the sore …

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Hip Health!

Keeping your hips and pelvis healthy and pain free is important.  Your spine and your pelvis work together, your spine rests on the pelvis; you could think of the pelvis as the spine’s foundation.  Issues like an uneven pelvis or muscle guarding can result in the upper spine compensating, problems in the spine can also …

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Muscle Spasms and Cramps

You have probably experienced a muscle spasm or cramp, they aren’t fun.  Typically painful, a spasm is an involuntary contraction.  The pain can usually be relieved temporarily by massaging the area.  There are a variety of muscles that can spasm and a variety of reasons that can cause the response.  It often occurs after injuries. …

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Is Neck Cracking a Problem?

You have probably experienced the occasional neck crack or pop, but does that indicate a more serious health issue?  In general no, infrequent cracking does not necessarily mean that you should visit your chiropractor, but there are a few things that could indicate a more serious problem. Crepitus refers to sensations or noises experienced during …

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Stay Healthy St. Louis!

Chiropractors treat injuries and address pain, but we also want you to live proactively and attain the healthiest and happiest life possible.  Here are a few tips to promote wellness in your life.  Schedule an appointment today to get specialized information on living well and being pain free. Stretch Daily!  Working to keep your body …

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Muscle Guarding

Ever heard of muscle guarding?  You may be putting yourself at risk for injury without being aware of it.  Muscle guarding is the state when muscles are held in a partial state of readiness to act.  A runner at the starting line that is waiting for the signal is muscle guarding, the body is holding …

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Four Common Conditions Your Chiropractor Can Treat!

Your chiropractor can help you in ways that you probably haven’t considered.  Here are four of the most common issues that we can help you address. Whiplash – This injury is incredibly common.  We address a variety of accident related injuries but whiplash is a very frequent issue.  The neck wasn’t made to withstand the …

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Backpacks and Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  Around 31 million Americans are suffering from pain in the lower back.  Many people have grown accustomed to the pain and no longer realize that most lower back pain is not “just a part of life,” it is something with …

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Basketball and Chiropractors

While you are watching basketball this month remember that your chiropractor can help with sports related health!  The benefits of regular chiropractic work can be shown in the way it helps pro sports teams, both in addressing injuries and preventative maintenance.  The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress reported how pro-basketball performance was enhanced, including both endurance …

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