The Truth About Ear Infections

Bottom Line: Chronic ear infections, or otitis media, can be frustrating for both a child and their parents. While the child is dealing with the painful inflammation and fluid build-up in the middle ear, many parents find it challenging to decide the best treatment and course of action. Why It Matters: Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their kids to the doctor. Nearly five out of six children will experience at least …

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Feel and Function Better with Chiropractic Care

Bottom Line: The first thought many people have when suffering with back or neck pain is “Better go the Chiropractor,” because, as research shows, Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best ways to relive that pain. However, research has also shown us that those same adjustments may be able to do much more – namely, positively impact your immune system and help it function at a higher level.   Why it Matters: Relaxation of neck tension after an adjustment is common, which leads many to feel less stressed overall. That matters …

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Exercise for a Stronger Immune System

Bottom Line: Get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity. By carving out time to be active, you can feel better, more energized, and strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If you can, use a standing desk at work. Skip the email and deliver a message to a colleague in person. Take the stairs. An active routine will allow you to stay healthier and feel more energized overall.   Why it Matters: Exercise and taking steps to …

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Simple Tips to Keep Your Immune System in Tip-Top Shape

Bottom Line: Thank goodness for the immune system! Did you know, you encounter bacteria that could make you sick each and every day? Your immune system is fighting to keep you healthy 24/7, and when it’s not at 100%, you’ll get a signal – like a runny nose – that sickness may be on the way. No one wants to be sick, and recent research indicates that some simple changes may help strengthen your immune system and keep you from getting sick.  Why it Matters: Most people who rarely get sick are take proactive steps to …

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New Year Less Stress

Bottom Line: Did you know that recent studies indicate that over 54% of people are stressed by the amount of stress in their lives? That’s a lot of stress! Stress in our shoulders. Stress in our neck. It’s no secret that muscle tension in those areas can contribute to headaches and neck and back pain. What you may not know, however, is that chronic stress can decrease your energy levels, increasing you’re the likelihood that …

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Surgery vs. Chiropractic: The Shocking Results

Bottom Line:  Surgery is considered a last resort for the treatment of neck and back problems. The risks are significant, the costs are high, and the recovery is long and painful. If you haven’t found relief with physical therapy or medications for your back pain, you may think surgery is next on the list. Well, new research has shown that Chiropractic care should be considered first, and the results may surprise you.   Why it Matters:  It’s well known …

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The Risky Business of Spinal Injections

Bottom Line:  If you’ve suffered from pain in your arm or leg, it could be caused by a spinal disc pressing on one of your nerves. If a medical doctor recognizes a pinched nerve on your MRI, they might refer you for a spinal injection. While this seems like a normal process, new research has begun to show that spinal injections aren’t very effective at treating back pain, and the risks may far outweigh the …

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The Top Causes of Low Back Pain

Bottom Line: It’s been estimated that over 90% of us will deal with low back pain at some point in our life. So, you may be wondering why. What causes most of us to deal with lower back pain? How we move our body, previous injuries, and the habits we do (or don’t do) each day can play a huge role in either increasing or decreasing your risk of an aching back. Why it Matters: …

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Natural Nutrition: Do Supplements Help You Live a Better Life?

Bottom Line:   Supplements are everywhere. Vitamins, minerals, bone broths, and protein powders are no longer only available at the health food store, you can find them nearly everywhere you shop. For those of us with diet’s that aren’t exactly pitch-perfect, dietary supplements can provide an additional way to gain the essential daily nutrients. Not only are supplements a way to get what you’re missing from your regular diet, but they may also have the …

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Exercise is the Best Medicine

Bottom Line:   We’ve all heard about how exercise if good for you. But did you know how powerful that statement really is? Nearly every major risk factor for chronic disease can be lower with as little as 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day. As you age, the cells in your body can become damaged, your metabolism slows down, and you lose muscle strength. Daily exercise has been shown to actually slow down the …

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COVID-19 Update

The Back Dr is still open for business as we are currently considered an essential service. We are practicing increased hygiene measures in the practice and hope to see you soon!

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Back Dr is currently considered an essential services, so we are staying open and practicing increased hygiene