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Yoga, Pilates and Workouts that Help with Back Pain

Back pain affects many Americans each year: almost 65 million report new back pain, and about 16 million adults report chronic ongoing back pain. Back pain is a consistent issue that can disable or slow you down, and many industries spend billions of dollars trying to relieve people of recent or chronic back pain. Back pain can be challenging to…

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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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…

Four Things That Make Back Pain Worse

Back pain is a serious disorder that can cause a person’s productivity to be limited and also dramatically increase a person’s medical costs. Back injuries and pain are the most common reasons patients call or visit their physician for help. Pain radiating from the back can last a few days (acute pain) or more than three months (chronic pain). A…

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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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Do I Need to See a Chiropractor or Orthopedist?

Body pain can be unbearable, and when we hurt, it’s difficult to know where to get the best help. Having information about chiropractors and orthopedists can help define where to start the healing process. Chiropractors The Chiropractic practice is a regulated health care profession. Chiropractors have graduated from accredited chiropractic colleges and are honored with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.…

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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…

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Winter Wellness: Keeping Up Healthy Habits This Season

Winter months are known for the increase of cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses. The days are shorter, and it’s cold outside, so humans retreat to the indoors. Staying indoors with artificial warmth, closed windows, and proximity to other (possibly virus-infected) humans, stresses the immune system. As a result, the vicious cycle of illness remains in effect. Humans can take…