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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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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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