Many people work out for many different reasons, although most have the common goals of losing weight, to look and feel better, and to be in better shape for a better life. Many have the idea that cardio exercises, such as running, are the best way to slim down. When doing cardio, most people resort to jumping on […]

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We talked about the “RICE” method for injury healing last week. As we mentioned, many practitioners and trainers are no longer recommending the “RICE” method after an acute injury. Rest and ice have been part of the standard treatment for injury and soreness for so long because it helps to relieve pain, however, recent studies […]

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10 Sep September 10, 2015

Using RICE for Injury Repair

Anyone who has worked with athletes or been an athlete themselves, has likely heard the term RICE. This term stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Imagine a sprained ankle, the image of a person laying on the couch with their foot wrapped in ice and elevated on a pillow is fairly common, and displays […]

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04 Sep September 04, 2015

The Dangers of OTC Medications

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It is estimated that 240 million Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) pain killers for their aches and pains. Every year Americans spend roughly $102 billion dollars on these presumably safe drugs. OTC pain killers are recommended for everyday aches and pains, headaches, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, and reducing inflammation. When taking a […]

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01 Sep September 01, 2015

What’s in Your Sports Drink?

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What is actually in your Sports Drink? Fall Sports seasons are starting up all over the United States. It’s not uncommon to see coolers of Gatorade and other various sports drinks. Most athletes drink these liquids without any thought about whether or not it is helping to hydrate them or perform better. Most athletes don’t […]

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What is it that separates one chiropractor from another? Each practitioner has a variation in techniques or services they utilize. It is important to realize that a technique or treatment which may work well for one patient, may not be the best for another. From headaches to heel pain, chiropractors have a wide range of […]

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29 Aug August 29, 2015

Concussion Among Young Athletes

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With football season getting ready to start all across the country, parents and coaches should be reminded about concussions. It is estimated that 1.6-3.8 million sports related concussions happen each year.  A concussion can caused even from a very minor head trauma, and overlooked if you’re not looking for the proper signs and symptoms. Research today […]

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27 Aug August 27, 2015

Why This Diet May Do More Harm Than Good

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At Optimal Chiropractic, we get a lot of patients who come in to the office asking for advice about weight loss and specific diets or programs. One of the many “fad” diets out there is called the HCG diet. It may go by different names depending on the type of health care office you are […]

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26 Aug August 26, 2015

The Importance of Symptoms

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Although many symptoms of an injury or illness can be a nuisance, they are actually extremely important. Things like headaches, dizziness, insomnia, acid reflux, and many other types of pain are like a built in warning system. It is our body’s way of telling us that something has gone wrong, or that something is not […]

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11 Jun June 11, 2015

Effects of Cortisone Injections

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There are many different forms of pain relief for injuries and joint pain. One common method of pain relief used in medical offices includes Cortisone or Corticosteroid Injections. Cortisone is used to treat many conditions from allergies to joint pain. It is meant to target and reduce inflammation in the body, and is often used […]

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