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Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs (Slipped Discs)
Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs (Slipped Discs)
March 13th, 2017
Chiropractic care is a nonsurgical treatment option for herniated discs. But what is a chiropractor's approach to treating a herniated disc?  Before we get to that, we need a quick review of what a herniated disc is. What Is a "Slipped" Disc?  Is It the Same as a Herniated Disc? With the exception of the first 2 vertebrae in the neck—the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2)—there is an intervertebral disc between each vertebra of t
Taking care in Winter weather
Taking care in Winter weather
February 7th, 2017
The onset of winter does not signal the end of exercise and outdoors activities. There's plenty of skiing and snowboarding available in the Northeast, the American Rockies, across Canada, and even in Southern California. For those who like their exercise with less dramatic velocity and acceleration, walking and running continue to be possible in winter. The key to successful exercise throughout the winter, beyond the will power required
2017
2017
January 2nd, 2017
New Year's resolutions, beloved by some and loathed by others, are an integral part of the New Year's tradition. We wish our relationship to the new year to be one of joy and anticipation, and we hope that we'll be able to forge some new habits and accomplish some new things that will further the welfare and well-being of families and ourselves.   For most of us, exercise and a healthy diet are at the top of our New Year's res
Healthful Hiking
Healthful Hiking
October 17th, 2016
As autumn’s outdoor temperatures begin to moderate, many of us look forward to opportunities for vigorous cardio respiratory activities that we put aside in the heat of the summer. It's much easier to hike in the spring and fall, even in the peak afternoon hours, because the sun’s intensity is less harsh.   Hiking is tremendous fun and is a wonderful form of vigorous exercise for the entire family, including the youngest through
Chiropractic care and dizziness
Chiropractic care and dizziness
September 7th, 2016
This feasibility study was conducted to further the development of a line of investigation into the potential effects of spinal manipulation/manual therapy (chiropractic care) on cervicogenic dizziness, balance, and neck pain in adults.   Dizziness is a common problem that can often lead to disability or psychologic distress in middle-aged and older adults.1-3 A subcategory of dizziness is cervicogenic dizziness, charact
Chiropractic Helps Digestive Disorders
Chiropractic Helps Digestive Disorders
August 30th, 2016
Over $80 billion are spent each year on drugs to relieve heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas, irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders. These symptoms of abnormal digestive are becoming increasingly more prevalent in our society. Science and research have shown that chiropractic care offers a powerful solution to this modern-day epidemic.The nervous system controls digestive function from several different regions.
Mindfulness Brings Balance to Life
Mindfulness Brings Balance to Life
August 22nd, 2016
Mindfulness has become a very hot topic and is now consistently featured in mass media. This may be considered a good thing, as more and more of us allow ourselves to become distracted throughout the day by the never-ending onslaught of text messages, emails, and the pings of calendar reminders. Instead of turning off our phones, we persist in peering down at them, and our awareness of the world around us becomes dim and dimmer as
Chiropractic care and cyclic vomiting syndrome
Chiropractic care and cyclic vomiting syndrome
August 22nd, 2016
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is characterized by recurrent, discrete episodes of nausea and vomiting separated by intervals of normal health.  An underlying cause is often not apparent. Onset is most common during preschool or early school years though CVS may begin at any age, from infancy onward.   Considering the anatomical relationship between the upper cervical spine and the dura, as well as, the link between myodu
Constipation
Constipation
August 1st, 2016
Constipation is classically defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times a week. In reality, one or more bowel movements a day are healthy and anything les should be a concern. With constipation, stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some people who are constipated find it painful to pass a stool and often experience straining, bloating, and the sense of a full bowel. Constipation is a s
Training Day
Training Day
July 4th, 2016
Many of us want to improve our level of fitness, but don't know what to do or how to begin. Others have begun a fitness program, but don't know what types of activities to include to make their program more comprehensive and healthful. Yet others have been exercising for a while, but don't know how to keep going or how to make their exercise activities appropriately challenging. Most of us have encountered such questions and the lack of
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
June 14th, 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve which travels through the wrist is being compressed, causing pain and numbness in the hand. The carpal tunnel contains tendons that control finger movement. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome stems from prolonged repetitive use causing an irritation or compression of the median nerve. The compression present in carpal tunnel syndrome (or ‘pinched nerve’) does not always occur at the wr
What about chiropractic care and breech deliveries?
What about chiropractic care and breech deliveries?
May 16th, 2016
The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known
Chiropractic Boosts Immunity
Chiropractic Boosts Immunity
May 11th, 2016
The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Neural dysfunctions due to spinal misalignments are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and immune system. The autonomic nervous syst
Root Vegetables
Root Vegetables
April 25th, 2016
In decades past, very few urban kids had ever even heard of a parsnip, a fennel bulb, or a bunch of kale. In those days, fruit and vegetable consumption typically consisted of apples, bananas, corn, potatoes, peas, and lettuce. Oranges were infrequent and grapefruit was a rarity. Today a veritable cornucopia of produce is available year-round, providing the possibility for substantial variety in a family's daily diet. But with the excep
Chiropractic Management of Enuresis
Chiropractic Management of Enuresis
April 18th, 2016
Doctor, is there anything chiropractic can do for bed-wetting? This is a question parents sometimes ask of the chiropractor. Usually, this question is asked when other methods of treatment have been tried and found ineffective. Bed-wetting (enuresis) is another of the many reasons why parents bring their children to see the chiropractor. What can the doctor of chiropractic do for this problem? In this issue, we will take a look at
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