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It’s that time of year again. The dreaded flu season is upon us. First of all, I’ve always found the term “flu season” to be kind of weird. It is like this flu virus migrates to cold areas in an attempt to make people sick. In reality, the flu is here all year around. In […]

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24 May May 24, 2016

How Much Does a Chiropractor Cost?

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This is a common misconception among the public in regards to chiropractic care, and unfortunately something we hear on a regular basis. Many people are afraid the out of pocket expense for chiropractic is going to be too high, and as such, will live with pain and dysfunction for as long as possible until they […]

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Why Do I Have Back Pain? Such a common question to be asked in our office. And often times, there may not be a simple answer. Did you know, from your skull to your “tailbone” there are 3 different layers of muscles in the back? There are the superficial, intermediate, and deep layers, which are […]

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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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