Kids And Sports

If you are a parent, whether your child is involved in sports or not, you have undoubtedly noticed the increase in activity associated with organized youth sports. It seems that there are leagues, many competitive, happening year-round in most sports, today.  Sometimes listening to other sport-parents talk about their schedules on the sidelines during practices…

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27 Ways To Treat Pain Naturally

Americans love their prescription medications.  We take more prescription medications that any other country in the world and we are paying the price for it. Deaths from prescription medications is a significant cause of death each year and our healthcare policy makers are trying to figure out how to solve an opioid addiction crisis. We…

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Why You Should Do A 5K

A 5K. One of the few times Americans use the metric system. A 5K is a distance race that is equal to roughly 3.1 miles.  Don’t let the word “race” scare you.  Many 5K’s are “fun runs” or fundraisers and have a very casual feel to them where many of the people walk.  You do…

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5 Surprising Causes of Low Back Pain and What To Do About It

Figuring out the cause of back pain is simple, right?  You lift something wrong, you hurt your back.  Simple.   Yeah, sorry.  It’s not that easy. One of the main reasons it’s so hard to get rid of back pain is because it’s fairly hard to narrow down a cause. (The other reason it’s hard…

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What Does A Chiropractor Do?

  Have you been told you need to see a chiropractor but you’re not sure if you do? Or have you thought about going to a chiropractor but you don’t if they could help you?  Or maybe you’ve just always been curious what a chiropractor does, then this article is for you. You may be surprised…

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New Guidelines Recommend Conservative Care First

Earlier this month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of low back pain.  Spoiler alert: they’re good for chiropractic. So what’s the deal with these guidelines? In healthcare, there is a constant flow of new research being done on potential new treatments or the effectiveness of current…

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How Can Tight Muscles Result In Back Pain And What To Do About It

    As I’ve said many times in my posts, back pain is a complicated problem.  There are so many things that can contribute to your pain, joint dysfunction, muscle imbalance, bad posture/habits, and so on. In this post, I’m going to focus just on why tight muscles can cause back pain and then give…

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Why Do You Need An Exam?

“Hey doc, can’t you just pop me right here?” This is a question that I get in my office from time to time.  Most times I can explain to the patient the need for an exam (which I’m about to tell you) and they will agree that it makes sense.  Sometimes though, I’ll even have…

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Think Right, Eat Right, Move Right

When it comes to health, we often focus on one aspect, like weight or the absence of symptoms, to determine if we are healthy.  If our weight falls in an acceptable range, we think we’re healthy.  If nothing hurts at the current time then we think we’re healthy. When we don’t have a whole-person view…

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3 Ways A Chiropractor is Different Than A Medical Doctor

If you’ve spent any time going through our healthcare system, you’ve likely noticed the alphabet soup that happens after many healthcare professionals’ names; MD, DO, RN, LPN, RD, PT, DPT, DC, and so on. Obviously, the most recognizable is the MD which stands for “medical doctor”, followed closely by DO which stands for “Doctor of…

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