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Archive | December, 2014

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High Blood Pressure and Upper Cervical

If you went to your physician recently, he or she may have told you that you have high blood pressure. Chances are your doctor gave you a prescription and possibly a list of foods and exercises to help reduce your blood pressure. Diet and exercise changes are important however there are many times when the […]

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Is Your Neck Causing Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) When the body is put through the stress of repetitious movement, a number of unhealthy changes take place over time, including suffering from health issues that can include carpal tunnel syndrome, an ever growing concern. So many of us spend our days sitting at our desks, hunched over a keyboard for […]

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Can Neck Pain Cause Anxiety?

Neck Pain and Anxiety There is a  debate in the public and in the medical community as to whether neck pain can cause anxiety or does the anxiety cause the neck pain.   From our experience we would say that it’s a little bit of both.   Frequently though a patient will have a head or neck […]

Improved Sports Performance through Chiropractic Care

Serious athletes will go to many lengths with their health for improved sports performance.  However, many athletes are unaware of the vast amount of evidence that supports upper cervical chiropractic treatment for taking their athletic performance to the next level.  If you’ve tried many things and still feel you could reach a higher level of […]

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Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, and Natural Treatment

Sciatica  Sciatica is an affliction characterized by pain that extends along the path of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest and longest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back, through the hip and buttock and down the leg where it separates into two branches at the knee. Sciatica Symptoms […]

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Preventing Sports Injuries  If you play sports, there is a good chance that no matter what level you play at, you will be injured at some point. We hope your injury or injuries are not major, and we hope they happen few and far between. You should know what injuries you might sustain, so you […]

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The 5 C’s to Avoid Back Pain

Does Your Back Hurt?  If you have back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain is very common with 80% of people experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is now the single leading cause of disability worldwide. So if you have back pain, what can you […]

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Babies with Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux and Birth Injuries  Childbirth is frequently a difficult process that can result in damage to the newborn. One example is: a child born with an injured upper cervical, the uppermost vertebra between the back of the head and the remainder of the spinal column. This injury is often the result of vacuum extraction […]

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Neck Surgery – Knowing the Facts First

Risks of Neck Surgery  Neck surgery is usually considered if the patient has experienced an injury or has other serious health issues that can include narrow blood vessels, thyroid problems or severe osteoarthritis. Neck surgery is a concern when it comes to treating neck pain because there are many fragile structures in the neck that, […]

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The Facts about Prednisone and Fibromyalgia

Prednisone  So let’s pretend you have a chronic neck or back pain, Fibromyalgia or another condition  that has a lot of inflammation and swelling that goes along with it.   So your friendly MD puts you on Prednisone to help it…what’s the big deal? Prednisone decreases inflammation while depressing your immune system. Here are some common […]