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Foam Rolling

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Tips for getting the most benefits of foam rolling by using the foam roller in the correct way.

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Alternative to Opioid Use

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If you have watched the news at all in the past couple years, you have probably seen reports on the recent opioid epidemic. In the US, more than 130 people die every day from opioid use. The staggering aspect of this fact is that only 60% of those deaths are from illicit opioids such as heroin, and 80% of those …

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Chiropractic: not just for adults!

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Babies can benefit from chiropractic, too!  Many adults understand and have experienced the health benefits of chiropractic care. But have you ever considered it for your little one? Newborn babies have been through a lot by the time we get to hold them in our arms. As your child is being born, their neck and back vertebrae can go out …

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Neck Pain & Sinus Connection

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A painful neck and chronic sinusitis are common complaints in a chiropractic office. Dr. Josh Watkins and Dr. Lindsey Hurlbut of Watkins Family Chiropractic in Savage, MN can help you to manage those pesky symptoms. Here is a helpful article that talks about the connection between neck pain and sinusitis. https://chiro-trust.org/neck-pain/sinusitis-whats-connection/ “The connection between our sinuses and headaches is well …

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

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Do you have numbness or tingling in your arms or hands? Does working with your hands overhead cause discomfort, pain, or fatigue? Do your hands or arms ever feel cold or look discolored? Do you have a job that requires a lot of overhead movement? Are you a swimmer or baseball player? If you answered yes to any of these …

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The many roles of Vitamin D for Defense

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The winter months can seem like they drag on with the various stuffy noses, sore throats, and colds that we get. The good news is there is a supplement that is cost effective and efficient in preventing some of these things. Vitamin D has many roles in the body including our skeletal system, immune system, and cardiovascular system to name …

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Avoid Injury while Shoveling!

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With the recent snowfalls we have been experiencing, the staff at Watkins Family Chiropractic wants to remind you about the importance of preparation and mechanics while shoveling in order to best avoid injury! Shoveling incidents bring many patients, young and old, into chiropractic offices each year. Wearing boots or shoes with good grip is important. Many slips and falls can …

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VertiGO AWAY!

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Oh no, it is happening again!  One minute you are fine, the next you’re fumbling and stumbling down the hallway with poor balance because the room has started spinning.  Vertigo is the medical term for a patient’s sensation of spinning with often accompanying dizzy spells, nausea, vomiting, and trouble with balance.  While there are many causes of vertigo, two of …

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Heads up!

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Buzz, Beep, Beep, Buzz, Beep!  For the most part cell phones have made our lives much easier.  We can now keep in touch with friends, check our emails, get directions, take pictures, and update our Facebook status, tweet, or post a picture to Instagram within minutes and all at the palm of our hand.  These are all beneficial to our …

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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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