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Backpacks and Children

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Backpacks can be a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of children.  The American Spine Foundation and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association published a report on backpack safety.  Here are their tips to preventing unnecessary wear and tear on a child’s growing spine. Backpacks should have two wide, padded shoulder straps. Also look for a backpack with a …

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Pulling weeds can be a pain!

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      After a long Minnesota winter, many individuals are itching to get outside and enjoy the festivities that accompany spring.  One of those activities enjoyed by many is gardening; however, individuals often anticipate the aches and pains that come along with it. Listed below are a few tips and tricks to help prevent injury and care for the …

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Can Chiropractic Help with Allergies?

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Spring is upon us! And with it are spring time allergies. Around 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. For Americans who suffer from nasal and seasonal allergies, the costs very quickly add up. It is currently estimated that between doctor visits, prescriptions, and time missed from work, these allergies cost in excess of 18 billion dollars each year. Did …

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Muscle Cramps May Benefit From MyoCalm

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Whether it’s the excruciating pain of a charley horse or a dull, achy pain in your neck, nearly everyone has had or will experience a muscle cramp at some point. These sudden, involuntary muscle contractions usually only last a few seconds but some can last much longer, making them temporarily debilitating. Over-the- counter medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin can …

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New Year’s Resolutions and Chiropractic

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It is the beginning of a New Year and many of you are kick starting your New Year’s resolution off right, with a new exercise regimen. As you may have noticed, you are quite sore after a good session at the gym! The sore feeling that lingers a few days later is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. This …

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Colicky Babies

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As your child is being born, the neck and back vertebrae can go out of alignment due to the stretching and compressing of the body as it emerges into the world. If your delivery included a prolonged pushing stage, forceps or vacuum extraction, or other form of assisted delivery, the chances of a misalignment are great. If the misalignments are …

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Pinched Nerves

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Often times, what is known as a pinched nerve is actually an inflamed nerve, that is irritated and not actually pinched. In most cases, these nerves become irritated and inflamed when the bones of the spine are not in proper position, and are not moving and functioning properly. This condition, known as a subluxation or spinal misalignment, is the specialty of a doctor …

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Active Lifestyle this Summer!

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With the warm summer weather, it can feel great to lace up the running shoes or hop on the bike and hit the trails. Unfortunately, sometimes as we rev up our activities, pain can flare up and stop us in our tracks. The repetitive pounding that comes from high-impact activities such as tennis, running, and walking puts large amounts of …

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Sciatica

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Do you have discomfort that travels down the back of your leg? Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. It’s a condition so widespread that many people think they can self-treat it or just follow another person’s advice for how to relieve the pain. Contrary to what …

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Can Chiropractic help with infertility?

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The brain controls every function of the human body.  In order for the reproductive cycle to work properly, the brain must be able to communicate clearly with the organs of the reproductive system.  The vertebrae in the lower spine protect the delicate nerves that leave the spinal cord and carry messages to the reproductive organs.  In many cases, fertility issues …

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