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Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Power Plate

January 19, 2024

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various women using Power Plate

Every now and then, a fad diet or piece of exercise equipment will hit the market with huge claims. After a couple of years, some fall flat while others prove to be effective. Vibration exercise on a Power Plate, which vibrates 25 to 50 times a second, has been around for a while now, and it generally has significant positive results.

However, like most health-related treatments, vibration exercise isn’t something everyone should do. Keep reading to learn who should and shouldn’t use Power Plate and why it is a relatively safe product.

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4 Actions to Avoid When You Have Neck Pain

December 27, 2023

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man holding his neck in pain

For the most part, people try to avoid hurting themselves—at least on purpose. Sane people rarely cause themselves pain knowingly, but the choices you make after getting neck pain could make the problem worse or extend your recovery. Here are some things you should not do if you experience this common symptom, so you can get relief sooner.

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Sweet Dreams: How to Sleep with Neck Pain

November 28, 2023

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woman with neck pain in bed

It’s amazing how rejuvenating a good night’s rest can be. Getting restorative sleep can give you energy and help you recover from an injury. For instance, if you have neck pain, getting quality sleep is important for healing, but when it hurts to move your head, how should you sleep? Your position will affect your neck pain, so you need to set your night and subsequent day up for success.

Keep reading to learn more about your sleep position to improve your neck pain.

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4 Questions to Ask to Distinguish Muscular from Organ Issues Causing Low Back Pain

October 24, 2023

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man holding his back with low back pain

For some medical conditions, the symptoms clearly point to the problem. During a heart attack, for instance, the patient usually experiences chest pain, shortness of breath, and discomfort in one or both arms. However, most symptoms aren’t exclusive to just one problem.

Low back pain is a symptom that can be confusing—it could be a muscular issue or related to an organ. After all, near your lower back, you have several important organs, including the uterus, kidneys, pancreas, and colon. How can you tell the source of your pain? Try asking yourself these questions, and the answers may help you know which problem is to blame.

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Ow! 5 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

September 25, 2023

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man with low back pain at a desk

Low back pain can stop you in your tracks, making even the smallest movements unbearable. When it sets in, you may not care where it comes from—you just want it gone! However, understanding the causes of low back pain can help you know how to treat it with a chiropractor. In some cases, you may even be able to avoid reinjuring yourself in the future too! Below are some of the most common sources that your chiropractor can treat.

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Speed Up Healing with Cold Laser Therapy for Knee Pain

August 25, 2023

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colder laser therapy instrument treating knee pain

Whether you’re climbing the stairs, walking the dog, or simply getting up from a seated position, knee pain can make even the smallest movement challenging and unpleasant. It can make you want to avoid activity altogether and become more sedentary, which leads to hundreds of other problems in the long run.

Knee pain is a complex problem with many potential causes, and recovering from a knee issue can take time. However, if you want to speed up your healing, you should consider cold laser therapy. How can a laser help your knee pain go away? First, you need to understand how knee pain typically works and why you may not prefer other solutions.

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Diagnosing and Treating Sciatica: Why You Should Turn to a Chiropractor

August 10, 2023

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older woman experiencing sciatica-related back pain

Did you know that the largest nerve in your body is located at the base of your spine and runs through your buttocks into your legs? The sciatic nerve is like many others in that when it’s pinched it leads to pain, tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation. If these symptoms occur frequently, you may have a condition called sciatica. But what exactly does sciatica look like? How is it diagnosed and treated? Keep reading to learn more about how your chiropractor can make sure this nerve doesn’t give you grief.

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Work at a Desk? How to Have Good Sitting Posture

July 26, 2023

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woman sitting at a desk with back pain

After a long workday, you plop down onto the couch tired and achy in your neck and back. Unlike a hard laborer like a construction worker or landscaper, you sit at a desk all day, so why do you feel like this? It could be that you have poor posture. In this post, you’ll learn how posture can impact your neck and back and how to change your sitting posture for good.

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Back Pain? Cold Laser Therapy Can Help!

May 25, 2023

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patient getting cold laser therapy on their back

As you get your yard work taken care of, you bend down to pick up the grass clippings bag on the mower. Then, when you stand up straight, you throw out your back! You immediately call your chiropractor to help you recover from this injury. The pain is almost unbearable, and you’re desperate for relief.

Unlike many other chiropractors in the area, yours has an additional resource at their disposal—cold laser therapy. Although this may sound like science fiction, this treatment has shown its effectiveness in healing both acute injuries as well as chronic problems, including back pain. But exactly how does this therapy work? How can it be used to help you in this painful situation? Read on to find out.

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Ditch the Flip Flops This Summer to Avoid Back Pain

May 12, 2023

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feet with flip flops coming off

Summer is finally here! You’re ready to take in the warm sun, play at the beach, and just bask in the fun of this season. But then, you find that your back tends to hurt more during the summer. What could be causing this fun-interrupting symptom? The answer may surprise—it could be your flip flops!

Keep reading to learn what wearing flip flops regularly can do to you and when it is and is not recommended to have them on your feet.

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