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Chiropractic Can Help Infants Sleep Better

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A pilot study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP), showed that infants sleep better when under chiropractic care. This study was conducted in a chiropractic teaching clinic in Bournemouth, England and involved 117 infants who consecutively came in for chiropractic to the teaching clinic over a 6 month period. In this study the parents of 117 infants …

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Changing your spine can take time.

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Once my spine is in alignment, why do I need to see my Chiropractor for wellness care?
An orthodontist is a great example of doctor that recommends wellness care as well. Let’s say you take your child in, and the doctor finds definite misalignments in their teeth. Braces are put on. Over the course of a few yea…

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Health Tip: Grocery Shopping

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When trying to determine “good” vs. “bad” food when it comes to grocery shopping, try using this simple rule of thumb: If your food can’t go bad, then it is NOT good for you! Foods that can sit on a shelf or in the fridge for weeks (or longer) at a time are generally packed with preservatives. Many preservatives contain …

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Your Mother Was Right – Sit up Straight

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Evidence is growing on the importance of good posture to health. Most recognize how a slouched posture can cause discomfort after sitting for extended periods of time. But new research is showing how posture can even affect mood and temperament. And new technologies are available to help determine and treat problems with posture. People are beginning to have negative postural …

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Can Chiropractic Care Help Relieve My Asthma?

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Chiropractic care for patients with asthma, especially those subject to severe attacks, provides an important and complementary role to the medical management of the disease. Regular spinal adjustments make asthma sufferers more comfortable by helping relieve the muscle soreness and discomfort that can develop during asthmatic flare-ups. In addition, chiropractic adjustments also realign the spine producing optimal nerve flow to …

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Hydration 101

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Did you know that the human body is approximately 60% water? Hydration is one of the most important factors of health as water is a necessary component in every cell and system in the body! But sometimes staying hydrated can seem like a large task. The old adage of “8 cups of water per day” is actually inaccurate. The appropriate …

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Can Chiropractic Help Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia is associated with a history of widespread, deep aching, radiating or burning pain of at least three months duration, both above & below the waist and including both sides of the body.  Ninety percent of fibromyalgia patients are also afflicted with chronic fatigue, which brings additional symptoms of dizziness, numbness & tingling, nausea, a swollen feeling in tissues as …

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What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

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A pinched nerve is usually a result of an obstruction to the nerves known as a subluxation.  A subluxation is a vertebrae shifted out of its normal alignment.  This nerve interference (the “pinched” nerve) renders the nervous system unable to perform its function of transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body.  This can cause a number …

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Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help My Digestive Problems?

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Doctors of chiropractic have helped millions of people obtain relief from back pain, neck pain, tension headaches and other painful symptoms related to the spine. What most people don’t know is that chiropractic care may help with digestive issues as well. Nerves from many regions of the spine have a definite connection to digestion.  These spinal nerves are capable of …

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Chiropractic and Athletes

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Do chiropractors work with sports injuries? Chiropractic is a great avenue for athletes, both on a preventative basis and for acute rehabilitation.  Every team in Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL, and the NBA has chiropractors on staff.  Both Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods have personal chiropractors that go on tour with them.  It makes much more sense to …

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