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Keeping Your Kids Back-Pain Free

School can be rough on your kid’s back. They’re sitting most of the day, and many kids will slouch in their seat or hunch over their desk. Many schools require that they carry several books around all day. Or, maybe your kid has a heavy backpack that they carry on their walk to and from school. What can you do…

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The Keys To A Healthy Spine

39% of adults in the United States reported having back pain in the past 3 months. 54% of those adults reported having neck or back pain that has lasted for at least 5 years. A whopping 73% said they use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain treatment. Back and neck pain links to the spine, one of the most important parts…

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Office Space Ergonomics That Supports Your Body

If you’re working from home or in an office setting, your body will be happier if you construct an ergonomically correct workspace. The goal of ergonomics is to fit the worker’s environment to the worker, and this process will increase productivity and reduce back, neck, wrist, and shoulder strain. Ideally, if you have the luxury of choosing your office set-up…

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Preventing Back Injury: What Can You Do?

  Back injuries are most common during a person’s most productive time of life. Not only can back injuries cause financial concerns, but they can be the cause of lifelong struggles with pain and discomfort. Injury to the back can affect any area between the neck to the tailbone or coccyx area. The muscles and ligaments supporting the spine and…

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Springtime Safety Health Tips

Spring is finally here! The warm weather is a welcomed change from the chilly winter. It’s time for swimming, hiking, washing cars, and yard work. Physical activity will increase in this season, and now is the time to practice moving safely to avoid injury. Practice Smart and Safe Lifting First, learning the Dos and Don’ts of lifting can affect the…

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Traction Therapy in Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors specialize in providing treatments to remedy their patients’ body pain without surgery or medications. Most chiropractors’ treatments involve spinal manipulation and holistic methods to treat spinal alignment. One of those treatments is traction therapy. Almost every person suffers from some form of back pain in their life. Problems can occur with lifting heavy objects, prolonged sitting, accidents, and sedentary…

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Winter Safety Tips to Help Avoid Injury

The winter months bring a variety of personal injury risks. Being prepared for the changes in a person’s activities because of the shorter and colder days will help reduce the risk of severe bodily harm.   The most common injuries during the winter months are from falls, shoveling ice and snow, automobile accidents, and winter sports. These traumas to the…

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Help for Hip and Joint Pain

Hip and joint pain is difficult to ignore. The victims endure the pain with every movement until the road to healing is mapped out by a specialist. Many circumstances of hip and joint pain benefit from non-surgical treatment as the first option. Patient education and behavior modification has been successful in reducing pain and swelling without surgery.   Programs and…