Category: chiropractic facts

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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Why You Should Call Your Chiropractor Your “Wellness Doctor”

Everyone knows that if they have neck or back pain, a chiropractor is where you should go.  They align your spine and correct spinal subluxations, or misalignments, but chiropractors do so more than treat back pain.   They treat all of your complex systems, bringing unity to your entire body, all without the use of harsh …

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Scoliosis

For most people, sometime around the age of 10 or 11, they visited their school nurse or had a checkup at the doctor where they were checked for scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.  Although rare, they may even remember someone needed to wear a rigid back brace to correct the problem. Unless you were …

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Chiropractic Care for Vertigo

Vertigo isn’t just a suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock movie from the ‘50’s, it’s a real condition that affects 40% of all people over 40 at least once in their lifetime.  The main symptom of vertigo is a spinning, whirling sensation that often occurs after you have been in a rear impact collision but can also occur …

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Back Pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and anticipation of the new arrival but unfortunately, for more than ⅔ of all women, pregnancy is full of discomfort and back pain.  And it’s no wonder―pregnancy increases your weight changing your center of gravity, causes fatigue, muscle strain, and hormonal changes, all of which can lead to …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Setting Them Up…

…for a Life of Back Pain? Backpacks have become a necessity for every school-aged child, as has to fill them with every heavy book and school supply imaginable. Their overstuffed packs can weigh 30 lbs. or more and they carry them all day long.  They walk around like turtles, schlepping their substantial packs from one …

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