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Sep 10 2018

Having trouble lifting your arm or turning your neck? As many people have experienced, the shoulder (or brachial plexus) is one of the most common areas of injury. Your shoulder problem may stem from long-standing spinal stress, old injuries from childhood, new sports mishaps, car accident, arthritis, sleeping in an awkward position, and even chronic emotional stress. Damage occurs to the nerves that make up the brachial plexus as they exit the spinal column through openings between the bones. If the openings become smaller, the nerves may become compressed or impinged (commonly called “pinched”).

Depending on which of the brachial plexus nerves are involved, different symptoms and problems may be experienced, including,

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Sep 04 2018

Doctors of Chiropractic do not just treat the evident symptoms of pain. Instead, they endeavor to find and treat the cause of the pain (i.e., correct the lack of body harmony--the vertebral subluxations complex). Because our body structure affects our overall function, care received from a Chiropractor can also extend to general health issues, including counseling for diet, nutrition, exercise, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Many people think of chiropractic care as a natural, drug-free way to get healthy and for better resistance to disease. But it’s not only about the disease. People also visit a doctor of chiropractic to gain more energy, improve sports performance, and retain their alertness.

Here are three things you should know about a doctor of chiropractic:

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Aug 20 2018

Are you dealing with chronic back pain on a daily basis and don’t know why? What could be the cause of lower back pain? Unfortunately, as the years go by, the tension and stress that your spine has had to endure take a toll on the discs in your spine. Age-related changes also cause the discs to become drier and thinner, making them more prone to damage, ultimately leading to a degenerative spine disorder. Because the spine is a narrow column filled with nerve tissue, any change in the structural integrity or placement of the discs threatens to impinge on adjacent spinal nerves, which is often what causes painful degenerative spine symptoms.  Consult with your doctor of chiropractic to discuss degenerative spine disease as this diagnosis should not be taken lightly.

Two common types of degenerative spine disease are:

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