6Sep, 2017

Car Accidents

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Car Accidents and Chiropractic: Frequently Asks Questions Should I see a chiropractor? Depending on the severity of the accident, you may need to go to a hospital immediately after the accident. Whether or not you go to the emergency room or urgent care, you should come to a chiropractor if you have any new pain or stiffness relating to the accident. That pain may be immediate after the accident or may take a few days to show up. What should I expect during the first visit? During the initial visit, […]
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5Sep, 2017

Disc Herniation

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Research shows that 80% of patients who have an MRI that is positive for a disc herniation and present with low back pain that may travel down the leg see results with chiropractic care alone, meaning no medication, injections, or surgery. It also shows that patients who chose medical intervention for their herniated discs still had better results when they completed their chiropractic treatment plan versus ending care early. Treatment plans for lumbar disc herniation are typically longer than just sprains, “A nonsurgical approach to the management of patients with lumbar […]
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12Sep, 2016

Exercises to Strengthen Hip Muscles for Runners

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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance: Exercise to Strengthen the Hip   First things first, let’s all agree that running is BRUTAL! Did you know that during a 1-mile run, your foot impacts the ground 400-600 times PER FOOT! Also, with each strike, you are transmitting forces between 1.5-3.5 of your body weight through your foot, leg and hip; that all adds up to about 100 TONS PER FOOT of forces, and that’s just in one mile!   Injuries of the lower extremities are common to runners, whether it be hip, […]
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6Jul, 2016

Chunky Vegetable Soup

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Chunky Vegetable Soup INGREDIENTS •2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32 •2 cloves garlic $0.16 •1 medium onion $0.50 •½ lb. (3-4) carrots $0.55 •3 ribs celery $0.80 •1 (15 oz.) can black beans $0.89 •1 cup brown lentils $0.31 •1 tsp cumin $0.10 •1 tsp oregano $0.10 •½ tsp smoked paprika $0.05 •¼ tsp cayenne pepper $0.02 •Freshly ground black pepper $0.05 •1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes $0.85 •4 cups vegetable broth $0.52* •½ […]
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25Jan, 2016

Glute Activation- Are your glutes causing your back pain?

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Who should do glute activation exercises? Athletes of all kinds, especially those looking to build power and strength People who sit many hours in a day People with hip, knee, or low back pain   Why do I need to activate my glutes? The muscles around your hip all have different jobs. Some are responsible for small movements and others are responsible for big powerful movements. When your glute muscles aren’t firing properly, the other muscles attempt to do the job for them. These muscles become overworked and can cause […]
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11Jan, 2016

Cat Camel Spine Stretch

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Who should do cat camel? Everyone because it is a full spine stretch that is great for general stiffness and midback tightness… who does not have that? The cat camel stretch is safe to do when you are stiff, sore or even recovering from an injury. As with most stretches or exercises, only do what feels best for your body. If you experience sharp pain or anything more than mild discomfort you may need to limit how much you move or see your doctor for advice before continuing this stretch. […]
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30Dec, 2015

Can I see a chiropractor after I’ve had back surgery?

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Can I see a chiropractor after I’ve had back surgery? While we can’t speak for all chiropractors, it is definitely safe to see us after having back surgery because we will give you a proper exam and find the treatments that are safe for you. What is my first visit like? First, we will have a consultation to better understand the surgery that you had performed. Bring in any imaging like X-Rays or MRIs from before and after the surgery or other notes your surgeon may have given you. There […]
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