Good information for a Great Christmas Season

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Chiropractic Care and Lifetime Health

Regular chiropractic care is a key ingredient in the mix of activities that result in lifetime health. A healthy diet – consistently eating balanced, nutritious meals with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during the day – is very important. Regular vigorous exercise – three to five times per week for at least 30 minutes a session – is another important component. Getting sufficient rest, more often than not, is another critical piece of the health puzzle. If you’re doing all these things, you’re doing a lot. When you add regular chiropractic care to your weekly, biweekly, or monthly schedule, you’re substantially enhancing the value of all your other health activities.

In a word, by helping to maintain the health and proper functioning of your body’s master system – your nerve system – regular chiropractic care helps you get the most out of your diet, your exercise, and your rest. Regular chiropractic care helps make it possible for you to function at your maximum, and when that’s happening you are likely to be enjoying peak health and well-being.

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Training and chiropractic

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Chiropractic Care and Cardiovascular Exercise

Regular chiropractic care supports all your exercise activities. The converse is true as well, Regular exercise helps support chiropractic care.

In order to get the most out of the valuable time we spend exercising, we want to ensure that our musculoskeletal system is working effectively and efficiently. Bones, joints, and muscles need to be able to go through a full range of motion in order to exercise properly. Any limitation of mobility might cause an injury, which would not only be painful but would set back our normal exercise schedule.

By helping make sure that your muscles, bones, and joints are working at their best, regular chiropractic care helps you enjoy a full exercise program and reap all the benefits that exercise brings.

Holiday headaches

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We are now officially in the holiday season.  This is a time for joy and celebration with family.  This is also a time of the year when folks begin to worry about many things including financial woes.  The resulting stress may be revealed with a headache.

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Headaches can come in many forms from the dull ache nearly everyone has experienced, from being overly fatigued, to pain described as sharp and stabbing. A headache may last for a few hours or as in the case of a cluster headache, may persist for several days only to abate for a period of time and return. A headache can be associated with neck problems, too much stress, fatigue, vision problems, a nutritional imbalance, muscle strain, a circulation problem such as high blood pressure, infection, and even a malignancy (cancer.)

What about using aspirin or an aspirin substitute to fight headache pain? Well, although over-the-counter drugs like aspirin and acetaminophen (found in products like Tylenol) are often effective in relieving headache pain, both of these substances carry warnings as to side effects and over use. So, if you suffer from persistent headaches, you may want to talk with a Doctor of Chiropractic to see if the cause of the recurrent headaches can be determined and treated instead of relying on the use of aspirin or aspirin substitutes.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all.

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Back pain is no Joke.

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I’ve been reminded today that I have had episodes of lower back issues since I was in ninth grade. At times its just mild annoyance. This discomfort can include mild to very severe muscle spasms with or without sciatica symptoms shooting down my right, left or both legs.  Not a pleasant experience.  The point is, I have lived it, so i know it.

Roughly seven to eight out of 10 people will experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime. This is why many patients seek the help of a chiropractor. Chiropractic has been shown time and again to be an effective treatment of back pain.

Since there are many ways to diagnose and treat a back injuries, it takes knowledge and understanding to ensure the minimal possibility of a permanent effect on your health and wellness.

The reality is that there are many different injuries and problems that can be caused by accidents. Automobile accidents can cause broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries, whiplash, etc. Most of these injuries can be treated by a medical professional and will heal over time. However, there are some types of injuries sustained from a car crash which can stick with you for months, or even years, after your accident.

Back injury is one type of injury which can leave many auto accident victims in pain long after their incident. Car accident back pain is one of the worst, and most prevalent, types of chronic pain which is caused by automobile accidents.

While the tremendous forces that are created during a car accident are enough to tear apart the soft tissues in the back and shatter bones, whiplash is also responsible for more than one million car accident back injuries each year. Ten percent of these car accident back injuries can lead to long-term pain and disability in those affected.

Symptoms of acute back pain can range anywhere from muscle ache, to shooting pain in the back, to the inability to stretch or stand straight. While most cases of acute back pain can be cleared up with help from a medical professional, if symptoms are left untreated, they can become more serious and painful over time.

Chronic (long-term) back pain presents the same type of pain and symptoms of acute back pain, however it is measured by duration―typically pain that persists for four or more months.

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