More Information on Chiropractic Care in Wesley Chapel, FL

 
 
A well-informed patient is a good patient, which is why we focus on providing the information and resources our patients need. On the blog for Augustine Chiropractic, you can find out about updates on our clinic, new ways to treat common injuries and ailments, at home exercises you can do to reduce pain, and more. Read on to find out how chiropractic care can help to improve your quality of life and promote an overall sense of wellness.
 

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The Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment

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If you have pain related to your spine, a drop table adjustment may help. With this therapy, your chiropractor gently moves sections of your spine using a special table. It has sections that can lift up and down slightly. The chiropractor provides a sudden thrust to a patient’s spinal or pelvic ...
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Eating healthy on the go

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There are ways you can make something as simple as shopping at the grocery store and cooking your meals easier and faster so it doesn’t seem something is made unattainable by your hectic schedule.Tips for Saving Time at the GroceryGoing to the grocery store can be time-consuming, but making a list ...
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Chiropractic care and rheumatoid arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis and chiropractic careArthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints within the body. Symptoms are generally joint pain and stiffness that typically worsen with age. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but one of the most common is rheumatoid arthritis. ...
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6 Things That Can Be Treated By A Chiropractor

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A Chiropractor's goal is to relieve pain and improve function. Instead of prescribing drugs and performing surgery, they adjust or manipulate your spine and other body parts for proper alignment. Chiropractic care is based on the idea that when your body is in proper alignment, you have a better ...
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Supplements For Your Nervous System

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The nervous system is the communication system of your body. The better that system functions, thebetter opportunity you have to experience optimal health. Chiropractic adjustments maintain propernervous system function by keeping, restoring, and maintaining the health of the spine. Another ...
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The Dangers of Tech Neck

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Communication has changed drastically over the years as technology has continued to explode. Texting is something nearly everyone does and for many they do a lot. However, texting can have significant ramifications on your spine and ultimately your health. The NeckFirst note that the average head ...
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The Skin and Its Health Impact

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There are so many topics in health and wellness to go over. It can often feel like the list is endless, especially with the obvious topics such as weight management, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and heart health. The skin, the body’s largest organ, is rarely talked about. The skin consists ...
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How To Improve Hand and Wrist Strength

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Think about the activities you can only do because you use your hands. Your wrists and hands perform a variety of activities for you every day, from typing on a keyboard to gripping the steering wheel in your car. Over time, repetitive motions like these can create stiffness and even weakness from ...
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How diet can help with anxiety

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If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who struggle with an anxiety disorder, then here are a few foods that can trigger anxiety and what you should be munching down on instead.CaffeineWhile a little caffeine may not be a big deal, there’s a fine line between a little caffeine and an amount of ...
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Decompression Therapy Systems in Chiropractic Care

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Decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure that treats disabling low back, neck, radiating arm & leg pain, and headaches. It reduces the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through positioning. This type of therapy is effective for those suffering from herniated discs, sciatica, or ...
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How to Avoid Burnout

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As a society, we are busier than ever before. We’ve taken the idea of staying busy and pushed it over the top. We’re burning the candle at both ends and, as a result, we’re completely burning out. Even worse, burnout is bringing big consequences.With such big consequences, why is burnout still ...
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Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that affects bones and muscles. Symptoms include tingling, pain and exhaustion. However, help may be as close as your chiropractor’s office.Chiropractors believe that the body is a connected system. If your bones, ligaments, muscles, joints and tendons aren’t functioning ...
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The Truth about Sugar

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Sugar has an effect on the body that shows it’s actually less a treat than it is a train wreck. The damage caused by overconsumption of sugar is extensive, and cloaking it with flavor doesn’t remove its negative effects.What Lies Beneath the SkinYour internal organs are affected by everything you ...
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Meditation for a calmer mind

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Meditation is a great way to de-stress no matter how old you are, and it has many benefits for your physical and mental health. Here are a few tips to help you get started.The Benefits of MeditationMeditation is defined as the practice of training your mind to redirect and focus your thoughts. It ...
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Cardio or Weights

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Moving your body is a requirement for health. Most people don’t move enough. This problem gets worse and worse as society becomes more sedentary in most aspects of life and as our food quality deteriorates. Here is a basic outline of different categories of exercise. Each category can be used in ...
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How Chiropractic Care helps the Circulatory System

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Movement is the foundation of every aspect of health and how your mind, body, and spirit or personality function. To be the healthiest version of yourself and to experience the most abundance you can, you must promote movement. One system in the body that most obviously needs movement is your ...
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Benefits of Electric Muscle Stimulation

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Electric muscle stimulation is a method of chiropractic care in which electric currents are sent through muscles in order to make them contract. This contraction helps relieve pain in the back or legs, reduce swelling, and promote muscle toning.Some of the benefits of electric muscle stimulation ...
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Static and Dynamic Stretching

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Stretching is essential to any fitness routine. There are two kinds of stretches that contribute a strength of their own to your fitness program. Dynamic stretching improves your mobility and serves as a good warm-up to athletic activities. Static stretches are often a part of an athletic practice ...
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Chiropractic Care After Surgery

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Having surgery can be a stressful time in your life and many people focus on the surgery itself and oftentimes forget about the care they need after. Everybody heals differently but did you know one of the most useful therapies for your post-surgery therapy is chiropractic care? Chiropractic ...
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The Benefits of Staying Active in Cold Weather

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The cold can be a prominent barrier for many in terms of getting out and staying active. It can hinder solid progress toward health and wellness in your exercise routine. If maintaining your exercise and movement goals is an important part of life, it’s crucial to determine how to work with the ...
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The Importance of Flexibility

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Many things in life are about flexibility. For example, being flexible at work or home is expected since anything can happen. However, physical flexibility also has a huge impact on overall health and wellness that is often overlooked.There are several benefits to your health from staying ...
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How to Find Time to Exercise

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How to Find Time to ExerciseMovement is life. Exercise is a necessity. However, many people struggle to prioritize it in their daily life consistently. There is a fix -- it’s called doing the basics and doing them at home. To do so, you’ll need to manage your time and your level of consistency.So ...
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Auto Accidents and Whiplash

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Whiplash refers to a condition that occurs to the neck when the head violently and quickly snaps back and forward in rapid succession. The force stretches your neck beyond a normal range of motion, which results in an injury.Whiplash is often a delayed symptom of an auto accident injury, especially ...
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Osteoporosis and Chiropractic Care

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Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become brittle or break easily. It can be treated with chiropractic care. But how does chiropractic affect bone health? How Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Osteoporosis?Chiropractors commonly treat patients who have nervous system disorders and ...
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Chiropractic Care and Auto Accidents

Inflammation Reduction

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No matter how minor, auto accidents can cause damage to your neck and spine that – if left untreated – can impact your health and wellness for years. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s very important to see a chiropractor after an automobile accident. Inflammation ReductionWhen you’re in a ...
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Shoulder Injuries And How To Prevent Them

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Whether its performing a paint job or completing any other home improvement activities, shoulder injuries are prone to happening. Protecting your shoulders from permanent damage or even short-term injury is entirely possible with some prevention tips and attention to detail.Common injuries include:...
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How to Keep an Active Body and Mind at Home

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Sometimes, it can be hard to keep yourself occupied. Considering what’s going on in the world right now, staying at home is safest but how we can keep the momentum going while inside in the house? Here are a few tips: You Need a RoutineEven though you can sleep late to your heart’s content, resist ...
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Tendon Damage and Chiropractic Care

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We work with our hands everyday. Whether it’s creating a piece of art or having a job that’s physically taxing, injuries to the tendons in your hands can cause immobility. Immobility usually occurs when tendons are damaged or cut. Depending on which tendons are damaged, fingers can get hard to ...
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Chiropractic Traction in Aiding Back Pain

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An intersegmental traction table, or a roller table, is used in chiropractic care to manipulate the spine and restore the body a proper range of motion.By softly putting the spinal column in motion while simultaneously stretching the other components that affect the spine’s health, like muscles and ...
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Electrotherapy in Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractors can perform an array of treatments to relieve pain and help the body heal completely. One of these is called electrotherapy. It uses electric current to stimulate muscles and nerves. Through the skin, the electric stimulation is sent to block the pain signals delivered by damaged ...
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What to Expect After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

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When visiting the chiropractor, especially if it is your first time, you may experience slight cold or flu-like symptoms after an adjustment. These symptoms are associated with toxic relief.Many patients experience this condition after getting chiropractic adjustments, and although it sounds scary, ...
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What to Look for When Choosing a Chiropractor

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Chiropractors can vary in their personalities, treatment options and techniques. There are several things to take into consideration, after all, your wellness depends on it. Here are some tips to help:1. Try to get a referral from friends, neighbors, family, or your primary medical doctor who ...
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Chiropractic Benefits for Babies

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Many parents have reported that their babies have found relief after visiting a chiropractor. It’s safe for newborns within the first few weeks after birth and the benefits are relevant for babies born via C-section or natural birth. Below are a few of the benefits of Chiropractic care for babies:...
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Chiropractic Care and the Immune System

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Our lifestyle plays a huge role in whether or not we stay healthy on a consistent basis, and it can be hard to bring the right nutrients into your daily eating regime to assure you are boosting your immune system. Our immune system is a vital part of us staying healthy, as well as our body being ...
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How Chiropractic Care Eases Pain

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If you’re experiencing nerve pain in your back or neck, you may be a prime candidate to receive chiropractic care. But what exactly is a chiropractor, and how can they help ease your pain? Though many people know that chiropractors provide therapeutic care, they don’t know what they do, or what to ...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome can be confusing and very painful. If you’ve ever had wrist and hand pain along with tingling and numbness, you can begin to realize how much you miss full hand and wrist function. Full function of our extremities is necessary for our life and work, too. Carpal Tunnel ...
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Sciatica

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Finding sciatica relief is on the minds of most people that feel a radiating pain in the right or left leg. While severe leg pain may be the initial purpose for a chiropractic visit, pain often originates from somewhere else. Common lower back issues, such as a lumbar herniated disc or spinal ...
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Is Chiropractic Care Safe After Surgery?

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Chiropractic care is done by hand and works through the avenue of restoring spinal joint motion. This promotes the health of the spinal structure, proper movement, and it facilitates clear brain-body communication. Can chiropractic care be used for everyone, even if you have had surgery? The short ...
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Chiropractic Care & Hip Pain

Augustine Chiropractic of Wesley Chapel

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Hip pain can occur in anyone regardless of age. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn how to deal with hip pain naturally should it ever happen to you. The Common Causes of Hip PainWhen you experience pain in the inside area of your hip or in your groin, then that’s likely something related to your ...
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The Importance of Nutrition in Chiropractic Care

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Nutrition is a crucial element of our health. What we put into our bodies is directly related to our health status, and how our body is able to perform necessary processes. We look to our food as not only fuel for our bodies, but as sources for necessary nutrients to keep our organs functioning, ...
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Range of Motion and Chiropractic Care

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Flexibility and ease of movement are second nature to most of us, until something happens to impact them. When we are young and healthy, our range of motion is often taken for granted. As time goes on, many of us begin to lose range of motion and everyday movements become more difficult, leaving us ...
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Chiropractic Care and Pronation

What is Pronation?

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What is Pronation?The most common form of bad foot bio-mechanics is over-pronation, which is the dropping of the arches and rolling inwards of the feet and ankles, causing flat feet. This condition presents itself in varying degrees of severity, with some people over-pronating more than others.The ...
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Chiropractic Care & Your Immune System

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With health and prevention at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are seeking our additional ways to shield ourselves and our families from unwanted germs. Did you know that regular chiropractic care can help protect you from illness by boosting your immunity ...
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What to Expect At Your First Chiropractic Consultation

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This article explains what patients can expect during their first chiropractic consultation, which typically involves a chiropractic exam and may include the start of chiropractic treatment.After the initial consultation, follow-up chiropractic appointments tend to be much shorter—perhaps 10 to 20 ...
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Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

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The spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable the body to twist, bend and move. It also helps protect the central nervous system that controls and coordinates every cell, tissue and organ of the body.Subluxations of the spine, commonly know as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or ...
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Chiropractic Care and Weight Loss

Losing weight can be tough.

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Losing weight can be tough. There are so many factors that go into it, such as weight, age, sex, metabolism, genetics and others. It can be difficult to figure out with route will work best for you, especially when there are thousands of avenues there to choose from. Sometimes even once you decide ...
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Simple Stretches That Can Relieve Stress

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Stress is high in many different ways right now. Here are some tangible stretching or manual techniques you can do at home to try to lighten the structural load.All of these are on the floor because in high-stress times, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors often swirl about, and simply the act of ...
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Chiropractic Care and Stamina

The Importance of Spinal Health

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Do you find that sitting or standing all day long at work takes a toll on your back? If so, then chiropractic care can help! Sitting or standing all day can cause stress on the musculoskeletal system, specifically the spine, causing not only back pain, but an overall feeling of discomfort, ...
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Chiropractic Care and Muscle Cramps

How Can I Treat Muscle Cramps?

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Cramping of the muscles can very painful, and it can also lead to restricted movement and overtightening. Muscle cramping can be caused by many issues, such as vitamin deficiency or dehydration, or it can be part of a bigger issue. While drinking more water or taking vitamins can help to reduce ...
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Chiropractic Care and Neck Pain

Can Neck Pain Affect Anyone?

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Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that a Chiropractor hears. Many people will experience some type of neck pain throughout their lives. The neck pain could be so severe that it can affect day to day tasks. Pain can be described as a shooting pain, a dull ache, or a pain that comes ...
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Chiropractic Care and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine has an abnormal curve.

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Scoliosis is a condition where the spine has an abnormal curve. This curve can present itself in a variety of ways. The lack of a proper spinal curve (when looking at the spine from the side) is considered a form of scoliosis, as is the twisting of the spine in any area. However, the most common ...
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Chiropractic Care and Back Pain

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Each year, many Americans pay the price for medications and missed work because of back pain. There are many factors that cause back pain and it can result in lifestyle setbacks, including the inability to work. Back pain can range from a minor ache to a stabbing sensation that can leave you ...
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Chiropractic Care for Stress

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Life can get hectic and stress happens. Stress can come from various situations, such as finances, family illness, or work, and lead to health concerns. When faced with stress, your body responds in a number of ways. Some physical reactions to stress include hair loss, muscle spasms, anxiety, and ...
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Chiropractic Care and Whiplash

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So many people hear about chiropractic and have their first experience with a chiropractor after experiencing a car accident. Whiplash occurs after excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or extreme rotation of the neck occurs. These movements affect the soft tissue in the neck and back and can ...
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Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Auto Accident

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Many people are injured in car accidents every year. Thankfully, most accidents are minor. While those in these accidents don’t often experience long-term pain, the effects of a car accident might not be felt right away, or they may not even be felt at all. However, just because no pain is felt ...
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Chiropractic Care and Herniated Disc Pain

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When visiting a chiropractor, back and neck pain are among the chief complaints. While most back and neck pain are minor and can be alleviated with regular chiropractic adjustments, some pain can be attributed to a herniated disc which is a more serious problem. Herniated discs occur when the ...
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How Chiropractic Care Can Enhance Your Sports Performance

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a starting running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or a four-times-a-year high handicap golfer, you can improve your game.Sure, there are lessons, and attention to diet and exercise don't hurt, but what you might not know is that regular chiropractic care is helping ...
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Don’t Ignore Joint Pain: Why It Needs to be Checked

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It's official, I have a blog and I know how to use it.We need to talk about something common many of us experience from time to time that can really make life miserable: pain. No one likes talking about pain. Although, it can easily turn into the subject of small talk because so many people ...
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Understanding Neck Pain: Why Injuries Aren’t the Only Cause

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Have you ever woken up and immediately realized that you can’t turn your head? If you haven’t you must be incredibly lucky since a stiff neck is one of the most common ailments a person will experience in their lifetime. It seems like we all complain of neck pain at one point or another. In fact, ...
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