After our blog earlier this week about the harmful side of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), we wanted to follow up with a more natural and safe way to fight some of those long standing inflammatory conditions. While acute inflammation in response to injury is a necessary process, chronic inflammation can lead to many more serious […]

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The use of painkillers and over-the-counter medications are very common for pain relief among many Americans. However, most are unaware that these medications may in fact be slowing the process of healing in many of the conditions they are attempting to treat. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can be very helpful to decrease […]

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15 May May 15, 2015

Causes of Spinal Degeneration

OptimalChiro 0 Arthritis, Stress, Uncategorized

Arthritis in the spine is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). It occurs from biomechanical changes in the bony structures and soft tissues of the body. Physical, chemical, and psychological stressors to the body can both lead to these changes. Degeneration should not be thought of as a “normal wear and […]

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05 May May 05, 2015

Rheumatoid Arthritis

OptimalChiro 0 Arthritis, Health Tips

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory disorder affecting many joints in the body, most commonly in the smaller joints such as the hands and feet. While both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis both affect joints of the body, they differ in the fact that rheumatoid arthritis is not a “wear and tear” type of condition. This type […]

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30 Apr April 30, 2015

Osteoarthritis – The Basics

OptimalChiro 0 Arthritis, Health Tips

Arthritis is a condition which affects the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints. It can occur within any joint of the body. There are many different types of arthritis, all with their own causes, features, and symptoms. The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis, which is generally described as an overuse syndrome. Repetition of […]

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23 Apr April 23, 2015

The Dangers of Texting

OptimalChiro 0 Health Tips, Uncategorized

Modern day technology is having a negative effect on our spine and body mechanics. Think back to 10 years ago, cell phone usage wasn’t anywhere near what it is today. Only half or maybe a third of high school students even had a cell phone back when texting was limited to about 200 per month. […]

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20 Apr April 20, 2015

Do you suffer from Depression?

OptimalChiro 0 Health Tips, Stress

Depression is not a sign of weakness or a negative personality, it is a major public health problem and a treatable condition. There are different types of depression as well, including seasonal, postpartum, and even anxiety can be considered a form of depression. Many of us feel down or sad at times, however, it becomes […]

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16 Apr April 16, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

OptimalChiro 0 Health Tips, Stress

Dr. Chris and Dr. Emily of Optimal Chiropractic are no strangers to stress and fatigue. There are many things involved in being a small business owner that cause stress levels to increase, and sleep and physical activity to decrease. The doctors share a few common facts about chronic fatigue syndrome in order to help people […]

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11 Apr April 11, 2015

Cortisol and Stress

OptimalChiro 0 Health Tips, Stress

Many people have different reactions to things or events which are causing them stress. Stress can have a variety of negative effects on the body, depending on the mechanisms we each use to cope with that stress. One of these stress responses can include increased hunger and weight gain. Often times, stress will initially cause […]

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08 Apr April 08, 2015

Coping with Stress

OptimalChiro 0 Health Tips, Stress

Do you know where you currently hold or carry your stress? It’s no secret that many Americans are chronically stressed. Polls have shown that 1 in every 4 Americans are dealing with chronic stress in one way or another. It is estimated that 90% of disease is caused or complicated by stress. Stressors can cause […]

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