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14Sep, 2016

How To Avoid “Text Neck”

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What is “Text Neck”? Have you been hearing the about the newest diagnosis plaguing many American’s? Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless device too often or for too long. Why is “Text Neck” Bad For You? The average human head weighs around 10 pounds; now imagine a 10-pound bowling ball on a stick. The stick is able to hold the weight of the bowling ball when the stick is upright, once […]
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13Jul, 2016

Tips for Staying Pain Free While Traveling!

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Summer means travel. And, most likely, that mean spending uncomfortable hours in a car or on a plane, which can trigger back, joint and muscle pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid the aches and pains of travel this summer. 1. You may want to visit a chiropractor before your trip. Getting an adjustment before your trip could save you from aches and pains while on vacation. 2. Warm up and stretch before you get into the car or board the airplane. It sounds silly but stretching can […]
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18May, 2016

Is it safe to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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The answer is Yes!  Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life and it should be a comfortable amazing experience. Your body is going through a lot of changes and chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for pregnant women. This blog will explain how Clayton Chiropractic Center can help you throughout your pregnancy and tips on having a happy, healthy pregnancy Top 8 pregnancy pains that bring women into our office Hip Pain Low Back Pain Sciatica Pain Pubic Symphysis Pain Headaches Neck Pain Round Ligament Pain Breech or […]
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24Apr, 2016

9 Home Remedies for Neck Pain

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When your neck hurts, you, of course, immediately call us to schedule a chiropractic appointment and text Jenny to get into a massage ASAP. Here are a few things you can be doing to help your neck pain right now. 1) Look at your posture Whether it is how you sit at your desk, sit in your car, or stand in line at the grocery store, your shoulders should be back and down and your head should be directly over your body. Anterior head carriage causes too much pressure on […]
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11Apr, 2016

Chin Tuck Exercise for Deep Neck Flexors

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Who should do this exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain People who get frequent headaches How to do this exercise: Tilt your chin slightly down toward your chest. Then press your head backward as if you are making a “double chin.” Hold for 3 seconds. Optionally you can add a resistance band around the back of your head and hold the bands in front of you, pressing […]
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5Apr, 2016

Wall Angels

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Who should do this upper back exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back exercise: Start with your feet 6 inches from the wall, knees can be bent. Lean your back against the wall so your whole spine and head are touching the wall. Reach your arms up like you are making a goal post shape and place your arms and back of […]
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15Feb, 2016

Best Upper Back Stretch for Posture

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Who should do this upper back stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back stretch: You will need an exercise ball or surface about as high as a chair or couch for this upper back stretch. Begin on your knees with your buttock sitting back on your heels.  Place your hands on the ball or couch and bend your torso toward your thighs. […]
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2Dec, 2015

Brugger’s Posture Exercise

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Who should do Brugger’s Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do Brugger’s Roll your shoulders back and down, keeping them away from your ears. From this position, squeeze your shoulder blades together toward your spine, as if you are trying to get them to touch. 3 sets of 10, repeat 3x daily. Why do Brugger’s strengthens the under worked muscles in your back helps to eliminate upper back pain like pressing […]
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2Dec, 2015

Pendulum Swing Shoulder Exercise

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Who should do Pendulum Swings for a shoulder exercise? Anyone with shoulder pain or stiffness How to do a Pendulum Swing: With a small weighted object (full water bottle or free weight) in your hand, stand in a supported lunge stance and let your arm hang towards the floor. Keeping your arm as relaxed as possible, swing your arm in a circular pattern. Why do Pendulum Swings? The water bottle or free weight gives the shoulder a little distraction and the swinging helps with range of motion. This is one […]
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2Dec, 2015

Door Frame Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do this door frame stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do a door frame stretch Place your hands on both sides of a door frame above your head. Take small steps forward until you feel a stretching feeling across your chest. Why stretch in a door frame? This will stretch out your pec muscles which are tight after sitting all day. This is one of several stretches in […]
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