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Chiropractic treatment for lower back pain

Different Chiropractic Treatments for My Lower Back Pain

The best treatment for your low back pain depends on the source of your back pain. Some patients benefit from chiropractic adjustments or electrical stimulation therapy while others might find relief from pain management injections and physical rehabilitation. Optimum Health Rehab’s diverse array of pain management tools, as well as our comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, set us apart from other chiropractic clinics in Georgia. While we do employ some of the most skilled and highly experienced low back chiropractors in the state, we also offer an array of other physical rehabilitation and wellness services. Those additional capabilities enable us to provide…

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massage therapist in Georgia

What’s the Difference Between Getting a Traditional Massage and Therapeutic Massage Therapy?

The main differences between what most people would consider a traditional massage and clinical massage therapy is the targeted nature of the massage, the level of pressure and patient involvement. Many therapeutic massages are targeted at deeper muscle groups that require greater pressure to reach. They also tend to be focused on the site of an injury or a specific source of pain. It’s often necessary for patients receiving therapeutic massages to take a more active role communicating changes in sensation or pain responses to their massage therapist. Some examples of massage therapies that might be prescribed as a part…

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Why drinking water is good for your joints

Water is life. It is essential for living, and it is something that our body absolutely cannot function without. Most of us are probably aware of the several benefits of drinking plenty of water. However, when we think about joints and joint pain, we don’t necessarily think about hydration. But water intake and joint health are way more related than most think. Joint pain can be exacerbated or even caused by dehydration. Let’s connect the dots and see how. What does water do? Water is the most essential element that contributes to our existence. The human body is made up…

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are many benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy is an effective way to alleviate many common problems. The studies show that massage can reduce pain, stress, and anxiety. Massage also improves sleep quality by increasing the amount of deep sleep you get at night. If you are looking for a way to improve your health or if you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, then it might be time to schedule a massage! What Is Massage Therapy? Massage is one of the earliest tools that people used to relieve pain. Throughout history, It has been practiced in most…

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What Is a Personal Injury?

Although it might seem like a simple phrase, it is important to define what personal injury means. Under the legal definition of personal injury, a personal injury occurs when a person's body, mind, or emotions are injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person. Personal injury law is also called tort law. The word tort comes from Latin and means harm or wrong, and tort law encompasses a wide variety of types of personal injury claims. Personal injuries after a motor vehicle accident Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury.…

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What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a treatment where a trained practitioner called a chiropractor uses their hands to relieve issues with the bones, muscles, and joints. The concept behind chiropractic care is to restore spinal mobility through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Spinal manipulation is a generic term used to indicate any kind of therapeutic movement of the spine. However, chiropractic care is not only limited to the spine and the back and can be used to treat many disorders. The mainstay of chiropractic care is spinal manipulation. However, it can be combined with other treatments, including manipulation, postural and exercise…

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Stem cells – The Powerhouse of Regenerative Medicine

All the cells we have in our bodies have specific purposes. Think about the big, strong cells that constitute our muscles, or the branched cells in our brain, the cells in our bones, or any other cell type. These highly specialized cells all derive from unspecialized, undifferentiated cells, called stem cells. We can think of it as cells that have not decided yet what they want to be when they grow up. The possibilities are (almost) endless. Under the right conditions, stem cells can be grown and expanded indefinitely in their undifferentiated state. They can also be differentiated in a…

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Positive Thinking = Power

We’ve all heard that psychological factors such as positive thinking may significantly affect the results of treatment for an illness. Consider stories of ‘miracle cures’ by terminal cancer patients who kept their spirits up and were persistent with that ‘never give up’ attitude throughout treatment. A study in the journal Spine suggested that pessimistic thinkers may have trouble recovering from low back pain. The authors looked at the relationship between patient expectations of treatment benefits and outcomes. One hundred thirty-five patients with chronic LBP were divided into either a massage or an acupuncture treatment group. Prior to the study, patients rated how…

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Reasons to Sleep Other Than Fatigue

We all sleep as the result of being tired, right?! Fatigue is an important signal, but not the only reason to be catching Zzz’s. Here is a list of other very important reasons to sleep other than fatigue: Sleep Can Improve Memory. Wouldn’t this be nice?! Sleep can improve our short-term memory and allow us to remember information better the following day. You Won’t Be Cranky. Sleep deprivation actually inhibits our ability to process emotions. Less sleep=cranky. More sleep=happy! Your Immune System Will Be Stronger. Quality sleep means a recovering body, which equals a healthy immune system and improved defense against bacteria and viruses. Great to know…

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Good Fats

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Fat

Most of us grew up being taught to avoid and fear fat. We’re told it “makes you fat” and “causes health problems”. A great amount of medical research is spent on this topic and the cause of many top health issues (heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes,…). What we now know is that not all fat is created equally and fat may not be to blame. What happened during the ‘fat-free craze’ was the removal of fat from products replaced with sugar; what was created was high sugar, low nutrient foods that were anything besides healthy. So, what kinds of fats…

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