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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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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15 May May 15, 2015

Causes of Spinal Degeneration

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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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20 Apr April 20, 2015

Do you suffer from Depression?

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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

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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

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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

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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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06 Apr April 06, 2015

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Do you ever feel like you have the winter blues, lack of energy, or even depressed with changes in the weather? You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or “SAD”. It is a type of depression which is related to the changes in seasons. It is generally a recurring cycle which begins and ends around […]

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04 Apr April 04, 2015

Stress and Anxiety

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Stress can trigger many conditions which can be harmful to one’s health. Anxiety is a normal human emotion which many people may experience at one point or another. There are many different forms of anxiety with varying intensities. A generalized anxiety disorder often involves stress or concern about everyday life events such as work problems, […]

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02 Apr April 02, 2015

Tension Headache

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Headaches are a common presentation in the chiropractic office. There are many different types of headaches, each with their own triggers, symptoms, and treatment options. Tension headaches are one very common type of headache not caused by neurological factors, but by things we may experience on a daily basis. At Optimal Chiropractic we strive to […]

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