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Does Scoliosis Automatically Mean Surgery?

A routine school exam reveals your child has scoliosis. Naturally you’re concerned. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. About 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic. Which means the cause isn’t known. Idiopathic scoliosis may ...

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Is Chocolate Actually Good for You?

Chocoholics take heart – literally that is. Seems that a bit of a chocolate bar might actually be good for your ticker. Dark chocolate, not that dreamy milk chocolate that melts in your mouth. It’s a comfort food that we can all live with ...

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Health Facts About Omega-3

What is Omega-3 and why is it important? First, it is a fat. The good type of fat. The “omega” is simply a way organic chemists name the long string of carbon atoms. At one end is a carboxylic acid molecule (called alpha) and a methyl at the ...

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Sit Up Straight!

Remember when your mother used to say things like, “Eat all your vegetables.” And, “Look both ways before crossing the street.” “A person is known by the company they keep.” And let’s not forget her mantra, “Sit up straight! Don’t ...

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Seven Reasons to See a Chiropractor

1. It’s effective. Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The primary focus of chiropractic care is the restoration of nervous system integrity. As your nervous system works better, you work better. 2. ...

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Is Your Debt Making You Sick?

There is an epidemic plaguing many. It’s called debt stress. Credit card companies and retail outlets make it easier than ever to obtain credit on demand. They’re perfectly agreeable to generous credit limits. They’re anxious to exploit your ...

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Golfers Love Chiropractic

For many, a relaxing game of golf is the perfect way to spend a sunny weekend with three of your best friends. But, the next day, some feel pronounced pain in the lower back. Does this popular leisure time activity produce lower back pain? According ...

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Burn Calories Without Breaking a Sweat

You may have suspected that proper weight control cannot be achieved entirely by dieting alone. In fact, you may know a few people who are engaged in a sedentary lifestyle who never work out, yet seem able to maintain an ideal weight. How do they do ...

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

For many of us, advancing age brings on more than just grey hair and wrinkles. It also surfaces degenerative changes to the spine. It’s not always the aging process. More likely, it’s the cumulative effect of years of neglect. Spinal stenosis is ...

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What is Pain Trying to Tell You?

An ache here, a pain there. Or maybe something more chronic, like migraine pain or lower back pain. What is the purpose of pain? What’s it trying to tell you? Many people try to avoid pain at all costs. So, at the first sign of any type of pain, ...

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Planting Seeds to Grow Healthy Kids

Just as planting a garden requires fertile soil, quality seeds, plenty of sunshine and water, planting seeds to grow healthy kids requires specific actions. With a dizzying amount of advice dispensed over the Internet, through the TV and by ...

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What Happens When You Get Whiplash?

Who knew a fun day at the amusement park could result in a whiplash injury? When they hear the word, “whiplash,” most people immediately picture a rear-end motor vehicle accident. But there are other ways that whiplash injuries can occur, ...

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Insider’s Guide to Free Radicals

Imagine a huge ballroom dance in which couples are whirling and twirling to the music. Until a single, unpaired dancer enters the ballroom. He cuts in on another dancing couple. This leaves one of the original couples without a partner. This new ...

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Common Factors That Affect Healing

Most of our patients begin care because they have an ache, pain or some other health issue. Naturally, they want it resolved as quickly as possible. Ingest a pain reliever and within minutes the drug disperses throughout your body, numbing the ...

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All About Salt

Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike. The human body contains about four ounces of salt. If you don’t have enough of it, your heart won’t beat, you can’t ...

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What Makes Chiropractic Different?

By now you know that chiropractic care is different from medical treatment. This difference goes beyond the importance of repeated visits. At our practice, the focus remains on the integrity of your nervous system. How do we do it? By seeing YOU. ...

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Are You a Victim?

Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions. Are we passive, ignoring our health until we lose it? Or do we actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote our health? The choice we make ...

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Why Spinal Problems Often Return

Chiropractic skeptics often pooh-pooh the idea of periodic chiropractic checkups after symptoms subside with the classic, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” line. This justification often results in a relapse into the original problem for ...

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Nervous System 101

The nervous system in your body is made up of two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system. The spinal cord transmits sensory messages to the brain and ...

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The Brain in Your Gut

It surprises many to learn that they have an enteric nervous system. Have you heard of it? It controls and regulates the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon and has five times the number of neurons as your spinal cord. You’ve probably ...

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Once You Go…

Probably one of the greatest myths about chiropractic care is that, once you go, you have to go for the rest of your life. Of course, this isn’t true. However, we do have patients who plan to see us regularly for the rest of their life. So what ...

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Boost Your Body

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Use it or lose it.” It’s especially true when it comes to joint function. As we age, many of us suffer from a loss of joint mobility. Morning stiffness starts to show up. Or we need time to recover after ...

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3 Ways to Get to Sleep

You’ve darkened your bedroom. It’s quiet. You’ve set the temperature to a comfortable 68 degrees. You’ve avoided eating or exercising before bedtime. You get adjusted regularly to quiet down your nervous system. You’ve avoided the blue ...

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Emotions and Your Spine

When we explain that physical, chemical and emotional stress is the underlying cause of subluxations, many wonder how emotions can cause spinal misalignments. Yet, our language reveals some common connections. “I just can’t stand it.”“He’s ...

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Headaches Are Common – But Not Normal

You may believe that everyone gets headaches. After all, they’re normal, right? Some are dull; others are throbbing. Some occur on only one side; others produce nausea or light and sound sensitivity. Common? Yes. But normal? Nope. The three most ...

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The Deceptive Slipped Disc

The intervertebral disc is a special type of cartilage found between each of the 24 bones of your spine. Bands of fibrous tissue surround its jelly-like center. The disc provides space so pairs of nerve roots can exit the spinal cord from between ...

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The Health Benefits of a Digital Detox

Living in a world awash in technology can make life easier in some respects, but it can also be enslaving and detrimental to health and relationships. Whether we spend hours texting and tweeting or surfing and gaming, tech time can potentially ...

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Poor Posture, Poor Mood

As many people are finding themselves spending more time sitting slumped behind a screen or standing on their feet for hours on end without a break, paying attention to your posture is more important than ever. If you’ve never thought much about ...

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Give This Simple & Free Exercise a Try

It may be the most important and beneficial exercise there is. It also happens to be the cheapest and the simplest, requiring exactly no equipment, zero floor space and no special clothes. It’s stretching. You may have known that stretching ...

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Screening Your Children for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve in the spine that, if not caught early, can become worse with age, cause significant back pain, and lead to arthritis in the spine. We want your children to grow healthy and strong, which is why it’s ...

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What’s Bringing on Your Back Pain?

Many people with sudden, acute back pain think, “But gosh, I didn’t even do anything!” What many folks don’t know, or understand, is that it’s not always a case of what you did five minutes ago, or what you did yesterday, or even what you ...

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Why You Should Sit Up Straight

Remember when your mother used to say things like, “Eat all your vegetables.” And, “Look both ways before you cross the street.” Let’s not forget her mantra, “Sit up straight!” So many people today work in sedentary jobs that require ...

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The Truth About Germs

Why does it seem that some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that “go around” and others don’t? In 1895, it was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer to pursue what we call chiropractic! Today, many of us are ...

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5 Reasons to Stay Away from Sugar

Sugar, in its many forms, is an increasingly common ingredient in processed foods. In fact, many of us eat the equivalent of 53 heaping teaspoons of white sugar every day! Many experts now agree that reducing sugar intake is an essential ingredient ...

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All About the Cervical Spine

The cervical spine – that is, the upper seven of our vertebrae – must surely rank among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. Its 37 separate joints endlessly allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all the ...

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The Key to Health

Visiting the doctor when you’re feeling great is something new. Yet, a growing number of people who want to be and do their best are visiting chiropractors on a regular basis – to stay well, not just to take care of their back pain! The First ...

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So You Want to Live to 100?

Doing your best to stay naturally healthy doesn’t just add life to your years…it can add years to your life. And with so much to see and do across the globe, who doesn’t want to live longer and happier? Here are a few suggestions to do just ...

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4 Steps to Improved Immunity

A properly functioning immune system is necessary for optimal health. But how do you get one? Follow these do’s and don’ts to help your body fend off sickness and make room for health. 1. DO take probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria ...

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Ease into Your New Year Fitness Resolution

With the New Year quickly approaching, many will rush to renew their commitment to physical fitness, and that is to be commended. One of the most important factors in natural health is participating in a regular exercise program. However, when we ...

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Does No Pain Really Mean No Gain?

How often have you heard the expression, “No pain, no gain”? It can apply to many life situations, including exercise to shape up, tone or drop weight. But when pain is severe or prolonged, you gain nothing and stand to lose a lot! There are a ...

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Are You Over-Sitting?

It’s commonly accepted among experts that lower back pain is related to prolonged sitting. And let’s face it, in today’s world we spend plenty of time during our day doing exactly that—we sit in the car, we sit most of the day at work and we ...

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Is Your Head Posture to Blame for Neck Pain?

You feel exhausted at the end of the day. Your neck always hurts. You have frequent headaches, and maybe even fibromyalgia. Have you wondered if head posture could be the cause? All About Forward Head Carriage When your head is positioned correctly, ...

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What Type of Care Do You Choose?

We often hear the words “health care” in the news. But usually, they’re talking about “sick” care—care that is administered to someone who already has symptoms of an illness or injury. Often, “health care” refers to the heroic ...

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A Sigh of Relief for Sciatica

How do you know if you have sciatica? Many patients experience: Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting Burning or tingling down one or both legs Weakness, numbness or difficulty using your leg or foot A shooting pain that makes ...

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Does Your Child Have a Bad Back?

Natural health care, including chiropractic care, isn’t just for adults! In fact, using natural healing techniques for children is every bit as beneficial for them as it is for their parents. Nevertheless, the idea that children, even newborns, ...

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The Shock Absorbers in Your Spine

They bulge, herniate, degenerate and tear, but they don’t “slip.” Discs, along with the curves of the spine, serve as the “shock absorbers” of your body. Lower back pain may be the result of herniated discs and other disc problems. ...

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Why Good Posture is Important

If you ever experience tension or pain across the upper back or shoulder blades, get frequent headaches, have low back pain and are inflexible, you probably have poor posture. Posture and Your Muscles Poor posture shifts the body weight unevenly to ...

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Is Bad Posture Connected To Your Mood?

As many people are finding themselves spending more time sitting slumped behind a screen or standing on their feet for hours on end without a break, paying attention to your posture is more important than ever. If you’ve never thought much about ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Neck Pain

When is a pain in the neck more than just a pain in the neck? When is it a sign that something more serious may be involved? Typically, neck pain is caused by a muscle strain, and one side of the neck may experience more pain than the other. But ...

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Travel Tips to Save You Stress

Travel can be stressful, especially if it’s part of your job and you do it on a regular basis. Jet lag, time away from family, unfamiliar places, job performance expectations and irregular sleeping and eating patterns can really take their toll on ...

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Is Back Pain Hurting Your Career?

Low back pain, more commonly associated with jobs involving physical labor, is now afflicting an increasing number of white-collar workers. Usually associated with heavy lifting, turning, bending and repetitive motions, back pain is becoming a ...

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