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Which is better to relieve my muscle ache? Ice or Heat

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Should I use ice or heat for my pain? The typical rule of thumb is that if pain is due to a new injury, ice is the best option. With a new injury, heat can increase the amount of inflammation and cause more discomfort. If the soreness is due to chronic muscle tension, it’s best to use heat and ice. …

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I am sitting at a desk or computer all day and I’ve noticed I’m having more back pain. Could there be a connection?

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It seems as though more often than ever we hear individuals complain about their back hurting after sitting at a desk or a computer all day. The working paradigm is shifting as more people have desk jobs now than ever before. 100 years ago, the majority of back pain complaints related to work were seemingly linked to jobs involving manual …

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Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Other Than Surgery

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often associated with tingling, numbness, and/or pain in the fingers, hand, and wrist.  The carpal tunnel is formed by the 8 small carpal bones in the wrist, and through this tunnel runs a group of tendons and the median nerve.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused from direct pressure on that median nerve. Your chiropractor can …

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What will the chiropractor do during treatment?

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Thinking about seeing a chiropractor for your back pain, headaches, dizziness or joint pain? Are you wondering what exactly the chiropractor will do during your treatment? Here’s some insight into what we do here at Watkins Family Chiropractic. The majority of our treatments involve us using our hands to adjust the joints of the spine as well as other joints …

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Acid Reflux in Babies

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My baby has been diagnosed with acid reflux.  Can chiropractic care help him? At Watkins Family Chiropractic, we hear this question quite often and the answer is yes. Acid reflux and many other digestive conditions can be helped with spinal adjustments by a chiropractor. It is believed that the process of being carried in the womb and/or the process of …

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Tension Headaches

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Let’s face it, we now live in a technology day and age, and with the push to make this change, we put a toll on our upper back and neck regions.  Not only technology, but everything we do is located within arms reach, like eating, driving, and our children.  We spend most of our day with rounded shoulders and a …

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Whiplash and Icy Weather

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  Whiplash is the effect of sprain and strain in the neck, most often due to some type of accident which “whips” the neck back & forth, thereby injuring nerves.  Commonly caused by having your vehicle rear-ended by another vehicle, we have seen an increase of whiplash from another type of accident – slipping and falling on ice. Falls on …

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Treating Acute and Overuse Injuries

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As I was driving around Savage this morning, I noticed a group of young people out for a run. It looks like the cross country runners from the Prior Lake High School are getting a jump-start on the upcoming season. It got me wondering how many of those athletes are, or soon would be, suffering from a sports-related injury. Unfortunately, …

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Stay Healthy, Stay Cool

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Everyone is talking about, and suffering through, the recent heat wave. It’s no different here in Savage Minnesota! Can chiropractic care help keep you cool in the summer heat? As much as I’d like to say it does, there isn’t any evidence that shows that chiropractic adjustments help you keep cool!  However, we do realize that the heat can definitely …

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Celebrating Freedom – From Pain!

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The Memorial Day weekend, the “official” start of summer, is almost here. Families all over the country will be gathering together to enjoy barbecues, the beautiful weather, a day off from work and school, and just being together. It’s also a day remember those that have given their lives for our freedom. The freedom we all enjoy today did not …

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