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Exercise, Diet, and Back Pain: How a Healthier Lifestyle Makes All the Difference

January 29, 2021

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woman smiling while stretching

During this time of year, people take a hard look at their overall health and tend to focus on getting better about diet and exercise. But do you really see the value in making these changes? Are you motivated to alter your lifestyle to be more active and healthy? Well, did you know that exercise can also help you overcome back and other pain? Check out this information from your chiropractor that can give you a boost in the right direction.

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4 Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 13, 2021

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blocks 2020 changing to 2021

This year, you’re dedicated to changing your health. You’re going to take better care of your body, and you’re going to work hard to reach your wellness goals. Have you thought about potential resources or professionals to guide you through the process? Although a dietician or personal trainer may help you stay on track, perhaps you should also see a chiropractor for back pain from working out. Below are ways a chiropractor can provide support for keeping your New Year’s resolution of getting into shape.

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4 Ways to Correct Forward Head Posture

December 29, 2020

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comparison between bad and good posture for the head

As you get ready for a special night out, you look at yourself from multiple angles in the mirror. That’s when you notice it—your head is unmistakably pulled forward. This position is commonly called nerd neck, and it can be unappealing. You may not know how your head came to be like this, but you know you want to fix it to correct your appearance. In fact, now that you think of it, your neck and upper back may have been giving you pain; nerd neck is likely the reason behind your discomfort. Here are some ways you can restore good posture and keep from getting nerd neck again.

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How to Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Holiday

December 14, 2020

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man putting up lights and avoiding shoulder injury

The holiday season is here, and especially after the crazy year you’ve had, you want to spread joy with some beautiful lights on your house. It takes considerable time and effort to set up, but it brings a smile to your face, which everyone could use right now. You climb down from the ladder and stand back to inspect your work when your shoulder begins to hurt—a lot. You have a shoulder injury! This doesn’t have to happen to you. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about common causes of shoulder injuries and how you can prevent them.

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Tingling and Numbness? Your Chiropractor Can Help!

November 28, 2020

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hand that has tingling and numbness

Everyone has felt it—that sensation of some extremity falling asleep. Maybe you slept on your arm funny and now it feels like tiny little needles are poking you as you regain feeling. Perhaps your sitting posture cut off circulation to your foot, and it’s numb to the touch.

These sensations in your extremities occur every now and then, but what if you have tingling and numbness frequently or for a prolonged period of time? Does that mean something is wrong? What can be done to alleviate your discomfort? Read on to find out more!

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More Than Science Fiction: How Laser Therapy Can Stop Knee Pain

November 17, 2020

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laser therapy for knee pain

When your knees are giving you significant pain, even the little things like walking upstairs, standing up, or sitting down can stop you in your tracks. You may not be able to cure arthritis or your knee injury with a magic wand, but there is another option to lower inflammation and encourage natural healing—laser therapy.

The thought of using a laser to heal your knee can sound like something straight out of science fiction, but this technology does exist! Laser therapy can be used to bring photons and oxygen into an injured or arthritic area of the body, which promotes healing. To learn more about how this treatment works for knee pain, keep reading this blog post!

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Mother Knows Best—Fix Your Posture to Avoid Back and Neck Pain

October 30, 2020

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man who needs to fix bad posture

Don’t slouch. Sit up straight. You remember your mother’s admonitions well. It may have felt like nagging at the time, but this advice is actually essential now that you’re an adult. Your posture is about much more than how you look—it can affect your quality of life! In this blog post, you’ll learn how to recognize bad habits, the importance of good posture, how to sit properly, and how to fix your posture.

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Want to Avoid Back Pain with Cold Weather? Try These 4 Tips

October 14, 2020

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woman with back pain wearing an orange sweater

It’s October, and you know what that means: pumpkin spice lattes, football, and cooler weather. But for some, even here in Florida, when the temperature goes down, it brings aggravation for their back pain or a higher risk of a neck or back injury. If you find yourself in this situation, you don’t have to dread the upcoming winter season. Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your spine and reduce your back pain.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know about ScoliBrace

September 28, 2020

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child getting checked for scoliosis

Your child comes home from school one day with a note from their PE teacher—it looks like they have scoliosis. When you take a closer look, you can clearly see a sideways curve to their spine. You immediately start worrying about your child’s long-term health. Will they struggle with back pain their whole life? Will they need to have surgery to fix the problem? There’s actually another solution to consider, one that is less invasive but just as effective. The ScoliBrace has been utilized by doctors around the world for many years now, but you may be unfamiliar with it. Here are some quick facts you need to know!

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How Long Does Chiropractic Treatment Take?

September 12, 2020

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chiropractor treating a patient with back pain

One day, after finishing yard work, you feel your lower back start to tense up and spasm. It becomes difficult and painful to move, and you want relief fast! You make an appointment with a chiropractor, but you wonder—how long will treatment take? Well, the answer may be more complex than you think. Every patient is different, has a unique situation, and, therefore, needs to be treated according to their needs. Here are the questions you really should be asking and some advice for finding lasting relief from back pain.

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