Finding Relief Without Drugs

Bottom Line: With the opioid crisis affecting millions of people, it may come as no surprise that there’s probably someone in your circle of friends and family struggling with opioid misuse or addiction. For those people, it can feel nearly impossible to find a way out. That potent combination of pain relief and euphoria characteristic of opioids makes them so incredibly addictive to both the brain and body. However, while opioids were once the standard, …

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Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids

Bottom Line: At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before taking any medications. What’s more, their stance is supported by decades of research that showcases the effectiveness of Chiropractic techniques – adjustments, rehabilitation, and soft …

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Headaches: Before You Reach for Medication…

Bottom Line: Do you suffer from headaches? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 50% of people deal with headaches each year. While an occasional headache is nothing more than a nuisance, when they become chronic, you can experience challenges at home and at work and you might even experience depression. The good news is, it may be easier than you think to find relief from your headache pain. Keep reading… Why …

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Opioids: By the Numbers

Bottom Line: The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest drug crises in our recent history. Look at the United States. It’s estimated that over 2 million people have a problem with opioid abuse and nearly 50,000 people die each year due as a result. So, how did we get here? Well, in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies began aggressively marketing these drugs to healthcare professionals, and in America’s case, to the public. Combine that lobbying …

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Why Do Athletes Need a Chiropractor?

Bottom Line: Preparing, training and competing all collectively make taking part in your sport of choice so much fun. However, the common motions in many popular sports can place a tremendous amount of stress on your neck and back, and while your body is incredibly strong and resilient, it’s important to give your muscles and joints time for rest and recovery. As Chiropractors, we are uniquely trained to assist athletes in preparing for and recovering …

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The Key to Crossfit Success

Bottom Line: If you’re into Crossfit, you know how addictive it can become. That mix of high-intensity interval training and competition can help drive your motivation and commitment and lead you to achieve amazing changes to your body. That consistency becomes the key to your success – to getting the results you’re after, but what do you do when you’re injured? Why it Matters: Injuries often occur when your body doesn’t have the correct balance …

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The Healthcare “Secret” of Pro Athletes

Bottom Line: Entering the arena of professional sports comes with high stakes. The slightest advantage can make all the difference between coming out on top or coming up short while competing. As a result, most high-level athletes are in tune with every nuance of their body and on the constant hunt to find ways to improve their performance. It might surprise you to learn that many athletes have been using Chiropractic for decades. From Babe …

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How You Can “Un-Pinch” a Nerve

Bottom Line: Pinched nerves are not exactly what most people would call a good time. A pinched or compressed nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm or leg. It can be debilitating! When the nerves are leaving your spinal column they have very little protection. And if a disc, ligament, or bone spur get near a nerve…ouch! The pain can start there and then travel the entire length of that nerve …

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What Happens When You Hear a “CRACK” in Your Spine?

Bottom Line: You turn your head or bend down to lift something and “CRACK”! What is it? Did you injure something?  The first time that happens can be terrifying. Well, you don’t need to worry. That cracking sound is probably not a broken bone. It typically occurs in the facet joints, or knuckles, of your spinal column and it’s completely normal. Your facet joints are designed to help your spine move through a full range …

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Bio-Hacking Your Nervous System Naturally

Bottom Line: Your life is experienced through your nervous system. Think about that. Every thought, breath, heartbeat, memory, and movement happens in coordination with your central nervous system.  Researchers have found that nerve signals can travel from your brain to your body at more than 250 miles per hour. Your brain is the master control system of your body with signals and messages starting in the brain and then heading out and down to your …

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