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PRP Injections

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections: What Are They and How Do They Work?

If you’ve ever been inconvenienced by an acute or chronic injury, chances are you considered a variety of treatment options to accelerate your recovery. Whether you hurt yourself at the gym or out on the field, it takes time for your body to heal. What if there was a non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical way to speed up recovery time? Regenerative medicine focuses on the body’s natural restorative processes and encompasses therapies that support the healing of tissues and organs. These therapies are intended to give a boost to the body’s own miraculous ability to mend itself. Regenerative medicine is often prescribed to…

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chiropractic care

Reasons Why Chiropractic is Good for Acute and Chronic Injuries

Taking care of your body is one of the most important things you can do, and chiropractic care is one way to maintain optimum health and wellbeing. From a recent sports injury to chronic migraines, chiropractors are trained to relieve pain and ease tension through spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization. The best part? Chiropractors can tailor adjustments to fit your specific needs. Once they know your areas of concern, they can address the problem and propose a treatment plan for you. Chiropractors don't just reactively treat injuries. Many athletes and people who work physically demanding jobs seek out chiropractic treatments…

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Bad posture and how to fix it

Bad Posture: How to Change It and How It Affects Your Health and Pain Management

Poor posture is more than just slouching or a sign of low self-esteem. Bad posture can have a negative impact on your overall health and lead to pain in the back, neck, shoulders and even your joints. People with desk jobs and students are especially prone to developing bad posture. Combining countless hours behind a computer screen with a sedentary lifestyle can have long-term consequences for your posture. Luckily, recognizing your habitual slouching and adopting techniques to improve your posture can give your muscles a much-needed break from being in overdrive and protect you from several debilitating effects poor posture…

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joint and arthritis pain because of the weather

Can a Change in Weather Cause Joint and Arthritis Pain?

Are you one of those people who can tell a storm is brewing when your joints start to hurt? Or perhaps you suffer from headaches that seem to increase after or during a change in the weather? Many people suffering from chronic conditions like arthritis or migraines notice a correlation between bad weather and pain, but the evidence to prove this link exists remains largely anecdotal. Studies on the matter are inconclusive. It can be difficult to pinpoint what causes your condition to worsen.  However, if you feel increased joint pain or get headaches on cold and dreary days, you…

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Pain Relief Pills

Pain Relief Without Medications

Whether suffering from acute or chronic pain, we can all agree that it can be MISERABLE! Often times we find ourselves on a much larger regimen of pain relievers than we’d like to take. We may take a small dose, realize that dose isn’t working, and continue to take more. Our goal is to help you get to the root of the problem get some pain relief and remove the ‘band-aid’ approach! While some medications may be the best temporary option, long-term consumption can cause chronic issues and lead to more serious health problems. Common conditions seen may include leaky…

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Treating Neckpain

When Turning Your Head Becomes a Pain in the Neck

It is estimated that approximately 70 percent of people are affected with some form of neck pain at some time in their lives; five to ten percent suffer a pain in the neck that is debilitating. Relating to those with “nonspecific” discomfort – pain not associated with injury, disorder, or tissue degeneration – a recent study in the journal Spine, researchers examined 40 adults with no prior neck injuries or treatment, to study the structural composition of the neck and its relation to pain. Volunteers were tested for neck-muscle endurance, range of motion, and extension, and questioned about their history…

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Fashion Style For Work

Latest Trends and Fashions Can Be Tomorrow’s Pain

Fashion is a big part of our culture and we all enjoy following the latest trends and fashions. However, designers generally don’t take into consideration comfort and function, but favor style. We often see women wearing high heels to round out their outfit, but serious discomfort and problems can follow. High heels alter your balanced position which, not only, can affect your feet, ankles, and knees, but can affect your low back! You see, our musculo-skeletal system is like a linked sling of muscles. When one is affected, the next is affected as you may visualize a row of dominoes falling. We can eventually feel the effects of foot problems in our neck! Women are not the only ones sacrificing comfort for style. Clothing can often be restrictive­ tight pants or skirts ­ and can throw off simple tasks such as sitting, bending, and walking. This restricts you from moving comfortably and can result in poor misalignment of your spine. Another unhealthy, yet very common, fashion statement are handbags, backpacks, and computer bags. We carry too much with us and don’t…

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Man Suffering From Joint Pain

Can Weight Loss Relieve Joint Pain?

Joint pain is commonly experienced on different body parts such as the knees, fingers, hips, low back, elbows, ankles and shoulders. Many consider joint pains a sign of aging, but various other reasons, including extra weight, can contribute. This article will discuss if weight loss relieve joint pain. Does Being Overweight Affect the Joints? Extra body mass greatly affects the weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hip and ankles. The more a person weighs, the more pressure is exerted on these joints and can result in pain. It is found that 10 pounds of extra body weight can result in 30…

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Couples Shopping 5 Foods to Aid in the Reduction of Joint Pain and Inflammation

5 Foods to Aid in the Reduction of Joint Pain and Inflammation

We’re all looking for ways to improve our health, particularly in the reduction of joint pain and inflammation. Joint pain is one annoyance that a great majority of our population experiences, whether due to disease or a weekend of increased activity. There are various herbs, supplements, and foods that can be used in place of or in conjunction with other treatments for these reasons. To protect your well-being and your pocket-book, the following are 5 foods to aid in the reduction of joint pain and inflammation that can be added to your diet: Blueberries. This delicious fruit contains a variety of phytonutrients…

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Local Chiropractor

Avoid Office Dangers and Improve Your Fitness at Work

We all see our places of employment as pleasant and perfectly safe and healthy. There are certain office dangers or hazards of the kind that are commonplace on construction sites or in factories, and many office workers enjoy the benefits of rigid working days, rather than having their body clocks thrown by changing shift patterns. That is why it is important to improve your fitness at work. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 21,638,470 people are employed in jobs defined as office and administrative support. However, this figure does not include other occupations, such as management,…

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