What is a subluxation?

This a word that is commonly used in the chiropractic profession. The literal definition of the word means a partial dislocation. In chiropractic the term is used to describe a segment that is restricted, fixated or misaligned. Subluxation of spinal segments usually result in pain, muscle spasm, lack of proper motion and eventually wear and

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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injury

Whiplash and chiropractic care Whiplash injuries usually result from vehicle accidents but can happen from falls and other injuries. Sudden and high speed jolts make the neck move beyond its range of flexibility, thus causing damage to the body parts which hold the neck. Neck muscles, upper back muscles, ligaments, the spine, and nerves usually

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The Importance of Diet and Exercise

The importance of proper diet and exercise Importance of balanced diet: Each body part has its own set of nutritional requirements. Any deficiency in providing the nutritional delivery results in poor performance of that body part. For example, nerves start to relay painful and stinging sensations if there is a deficiency of Vitamin B12. Bones

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Conservative care of ankle sprain

Conservative care intensely focuses on establishing the cause of pain and its treatment using physical therapy, massage, medication, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other non-surgical means. The process primarily involves providing rest and protection to the affected area to induce tissue healing. Rest also acts against swelling and aggravation of the injury. This is an important period

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Is the treadmill bad for me?

Most treadmill users are unaware of the possible injuries that could be caused by using a treadmill.  These injuries don’t happen right away but grow over time to become a more serious problem.  The main problem with the treadmill is that it actively pulls your feet back which starts a chain of events that lead

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Reduce inflammation naturally by taking these steps…

Sometimes a specific injury can cause inflammation.  Other times inflammation can manifest in chronic dis-ease. Follow these guidelines to reduce inflammation naturally. Get a proper balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats.  Most adults should aim for a 2:1 ratio.  Avoid cooking oils made with corn, safflower and other omega -6 oils, choose grass-fed meat over grain-fed

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Neck pain? Here are some tips to help.

Do Daily Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain Do you ever have neck pains?  Do you feel like your neck is so stiff that you can barely turn your head?  At times these pains start slowly without any specific injury and are unnoticeable. Today, doctors recommend the best treatment is movement rather than rest. There is

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New year resolutions…

With 2014 fast approaching many of us have a clear idea of changes we would like to make in the New Year. We often refer to these changes as resolutions or things we’d like to change but have delayed until now. The word resolute suggests unwavering and without flexibility which is why most resolutions fail.

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