Category: chiropractic facts

Headaches: A Chiropractic Approach

We live in a hectic, stress-filled, fast-paced world. It’s no wonder that so many people suffer from headaches regularly. Their intensity can vary from person to person and for some, they’re merely an inconvenience, while for others, they’re downright debilitating. Often people don’t consider the root cause of the headache; they merely pop some aspirin …

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What is a “Slipped Disc”?

A “slipped disc” is a common term for a ruptured or herniated disc which is a problem in the spine that most commonly occurs as the body ages. It can be slight or severe, it can be extremely painful and you may not even know when it occurred. How Discs Work The spine is made …

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Spine Health is Whole Health

Your skeletal system is like the frame of a house. It provides support for the rest of the house, for the walls, floors, and windows. But it’s so much more than that. The frame also provides support for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems and it is the base for your home’s electrical system that …

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Spine Health 101

Proper spine health is a vital part of your overall health. When your bones are not strong or you have a misalignment in your spine, you can experience not only back or neck pain but it can cause problems with your immune system and affect your whole body’s ability to heal itself. Your spine is …

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Could You Be Suffering From TMD?

TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a disorder that results in pain and problems in the jaw.  Although it may be more commonly known as TMJ, this acronym is misleading because it stands for Temporomandibular Joint, not the disorder itself.  TMD may affect only one side of the head or both sides and if left …

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Sciatica: a Big Pain in the Buttocks

Sciatica is when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve, the large nerve that runs from the lower back through the hips and down each leg.  The pain can be mild or severe, intermittent like an electric shock or constant. Sciatica is not a disorder itself, but rather a symptom of a disorder, and in …

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The Mystery of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has long been considered a mysterious disorder, confused with other disorders, and many people suffering from Fibromyalgia face a constant stream of disbelievers who think psychosomatic, all in their head. Fibromyalgia is in fact, in the head but not imagined; it’s a problem in the brain.  It’s a very real disorder that occurs in …

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How to Travel When You Have a Bad Back

When you have a bad back, any kind of traveling can be a nightmare.  Airline, train, and bus seats are cramped and that compact car you thought would be good for the environment and your wallet is regrettably not good for your back for any trip longer than a drive to the grocery store.  Fortunately, …

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How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

♩♬ It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  ♫♪ Of course, the holidays can also be the most stressful time of the year.  Between decorating, cooking, shopping, and wrapping, we spread ourselves much too thin and leave little time to get it all done, let alone take a little time to relax.  By the …

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Hydrotherapy: Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Water is one of the most fundamental building blocks of life.  Every plant and animal needs it in order to survive. Aside from quenching a thirst, it is used for travel, for cleaning, and for fun and leisure.  Water has long been 21used for its therapeutic benefits, and in fact, hot springs have been used …

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