Chiropractor Blog

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

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Fighting Opioid Abuse With Alternatives to Drugs

When we hear statistics about drug overdose deaths, such as there were 69,029 drug overdoses resulting in death during a one-year period ending in February 2019, we brush it off as something that happens to people on the fringe of society, those who do drugs like heroin or meth.  It’s easy to put it off …

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Social Distancing

During this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, life has been completely altered.  Many people are forced to work from home or worse, have lost their jobs altogether.  For everyone, everyday life has changed, from the way we shop for necessities to the way we try to stay active and healthy.  Gyms, parks, and beaches …

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Immune System Basics

One of the many things we’ve learned in recent months with the rapid spread of the coronavirus,  COVID-19, is how vital a strong immune system is and how even a healthy one can have difficulty fighting off viruses and disease. The Immune System The immune system is a group of cells, tissues, and organs that …

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Why We Feel Pain

Pain is a good thing. Quite simply, it’s a message from your brain telling you that something is wrong. If your brain wasn’t warning you that you’d been injured, you wouldn’t know it and the injury could get worse. Pain tells you to stop what you’re doing immediately because it’s harming you. It’s also about …

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Chiropractic Care for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Shoulder pain is a common pain for many adults in the U.S., often caused by tears or injuries to the rotator cuff.  The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder that gives the shoulder its wide range of motion and gives the shoulder its stability.  The rotator cuff tendon …

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For People and Germs, It’s a Small World After All

Today, the world is smaller than ever before.  You could start your day with a hearty breakfast in Peoria, IL and end it with a late-night dinner on the Nile.  Unfortunately, along with your return baggage, you may also bring with you an unintended souvenir:  bacteria and viruses.  The best defense against these kinds of …

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Driving Can Be Bad For Your (Spine) Health

In the last few years, truck stops have been adding new additions―chiropractor offices. Now, along with catching a shower, some food, and maybe a haircut, truckers can get a spinal adjustment. It’s really no wonder why.  Anyone who has driven a long distance know’s that driving can be hard on the back. When you sit …

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Fun Facts About the Spine

Most people don’t think about the spine until their back hurts.  But the human spine is an amazing structure.  Its 24 vertebrae, 120 muscles, 100 joints, and 220 ligaments give us the rigid strength to stand up and the flexibility to move in many directions.  It houses and protects the spinal cord which is part …

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Celebrate Valenspine’s Day With Better Spine Health

Mid-February is just around the corner and you know what that means… Valenspine’s Day! That’s right!  February 14th is Valenspine’s Day!  How does one celebrate Valenspine’s Day, you ask?  Why, by showing your spine how much you love it, of course! The health of your spine is vital to the health of your whole body.  …

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Is Your Job Causing Your Back Pain?

For most workers, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week are spent doing the same thing, whether it’s sitting at a computer, driving a vehicle, or moving around.  Our bodies don’t like this, being in the same position, sitting or standing or doing some kind of manual labor for extended periods and make their …

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