Category: chiropractic facts

Using Cryotherapy to Treat Muscle Spasms

When you hear the word “cryotherapy”, you may have an image of a Dr. Frankenstein-type laboratory with a mad scientist performing questionable medical tests on unsuspecting patients.  Cryotherapy is not that.  Quite simply, cryotherapy is the use of ice or freezing temperatures to relieve pain.   When Cryotherapy Is Used When we get an injury, the …

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Auto Accident? Your Chiropractor Can Help.

It makes sense that the faster a car is traveling when it gets into an accident, the more severe the injuries but serious injuries can occur even at slow speeds.  Most injuries occur when a vehicle is going under 12 MPH and are often soft tissue injuries.  Even if there is no damage to your …

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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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