Category: chiropractic facts

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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The Health Benefits of a Good Stretch

Everybody knows the importance of stretching at the beginning of a workout and that after a long car ride, stretching your arms and legs feels good.  Stretching your muscles and joints throughout the day and night has many surprising health benefits for your body and mind. A good stretch can make all the difference in …

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What To Look For in a Chiropractor

Choosing the right chiropractor isn’t an easy decision.  Where do you begin? When choosing a chiropractor, you should be taking into consideration the same kinds of factors you did when choosing your primary care provider and deserves the same kind of scrutiny.  After all, your chiropractor is part of the team of people working with …

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Spotlight On: Intersegmental Traction

Among the many services we proved at North County Pain Relief is a little-known one that you may not have heard about in everyday conversation:  Intersegmental Traction. Don’t let the name fool you. It may sound like a complicated and potentially painful procedure but nothing could be further from the truth.  Intersegmental traction is actually …

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New Year, New You

Every new year arrives with the desire to begin anew, to do things better and make improvements in the way we take care of ourselves and those around us.  It’s a fresh start, and even though some changes will fall by the wayside by February, some will stick and you’ll reap the rewards of the …

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