Strengthening your core will really help you long term, to have less lower back pain, and can even have positive effects to lessen neck and shoulder pain. At Optimal Chiropractic in Post Falls, we strive to improve your health and overall quality of life. We recommend specific exercises to help strengthen and heal your body. […]

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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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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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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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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

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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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23 Apr April 23, 2015

The Dangers of Texting

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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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