Chiropractic Treatment for Athletes

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If you are an athlete currently, have been an athlete in the past, or just like to consider yourself an athlete, you’ve probably suffered a number of injuries in your life. These injuries have probably varied in type and severity which leads to varying types of treatments to get you back into the action. One of the most common categories of injuries that athletes suffer are back injuries of various types. In fact, up to 40% of athletes suffer from some level of back pain and for many of them it causes them to be sidelined for a period ofRead more…

Chiropractic Can Boost Your Immune System

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Chiropractic care can help patients suffering from a number of ailments such as back pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, and more. But did you know that Chiropractic care can also help boost your immune system? Recent studies have suggested that chiropractic adjustments can boost antibodies that help keep your immune system strong. One specific study focused on 74 subjects who were not suffering from any particular pain and had never received a chiropractic adjustment. A blood sample was taken from the subjects before and after the subjects received their adjustment. The blood samples taken after the adjustments showed an increase inRead more…

Pain Medications Don’t Benefit Muscle Soreness

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Many people turn to pain medications after a tough workout, in hopes to reduce the muscle soreness that results. The designation “pain medication” leads people to believe that these pills will eliminate ANY type of pain they are experiencing. However, recent studies have concluded that these pain medications have little or no effectiveness in reducing muscle soreness in the time after performing heavy physical activity. In one recent study, researchers gave participants either a pain medication or a placebo for a week after the workout. In this study, two different pain medications were used. The first of the two, Celecoxib,Read more…

Relieving Knee Pain without Surgery

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As we all know, the older you get, the more wear and tear our body experiences. One area of the body that is particularly vulnerable to wear and tear over the years is our knees. Recent studies show that an increasing number of middle-aged people are seeking total knee replacement surgery. While knee surgery has seen many improvements over the years, it is still invasive, which always carries the risk of complications, and costly. However, studies have shown that people with osteoarthritic knee pain experienced a significant drop in pain levels and less frequent clicking and grinding sensations after aRead more…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Those of us who spend a lot of time at a computer, specifically typing, know that it can cause pain in the wrist and hand area. This pain is often broadly described as carpal tunnel syndrome. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is much more than just pain in the wrist as a result of repetitive motion and can be caused by a number of genetic and environmental factors. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain in the wrist that is medically described as “a median entrapment neuropathy caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist”. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome includeRead more…

Plantar Fasciitis

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There are a lot of people out there who have heard of “plantar fasciitis” but the number of people who actually know what it is, and what causes it, is much lower. Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of a large band of tissue that connects the heel bone and the toes in your foot. This condition is most common in most common in runners, overweight people, and those who wear shoes that don’t adequate foot support. Now that you know what plantar fasciitis is, let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of it. Plantar fasciitis is believed to develop as a resultRead more…