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What's up with my back ?

What's up with my back ?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and find yourself having to force yourself to stand up straight. It’s almost like your slouching is creating a hump in your back and you may starting to wonder if your next job will be ringing the bells at Norte Dome.  Your upper back is at the same level of your shoulders and supports your head and neck. Poor posture, stress, gravity, injuries and sedentary lifestyles create increased stresses on your spine causing you to look like your slouching. Posture is how we stand and sit day in and day out, which is the most common cause to develop this spinal condition. The increased rounding of the back can be acquired gradually through improper sitting, sleeping and daily activities. For example, working on your laptop or excessive texting may over time contribute to this. Is this Treatable? The good news is YES. Most...
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Nerve Stress: The Silent Killer

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The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.  Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain receptors as sensitive like the skin and muscles, so usually...
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Body Image and Your Emotional Health

In a society which emphasizes the journey to pursue unattainable standards or beauty and perfection, countless individuals struggle with coming to terms with accepting and loving their own bodies. After all, it can seem like an unconquerable challenge to find self-peace whilst being bombarded with mainstream media’s constant messages that describe the a consumer lacking in the type of beauty that their products can perhaps achieve. Here are some tips to guide you through navigating the difficult path to self-love. 1. Talk back to the media. Don’t be silent after hearing or viewing an advertisement or program that lowers your sense of security. The media is not a reflection of reality, so remember to remind yourself that these qualities that are making you uncomfortable only require your permission to do so. 2. De-emphasize numbers. Remember that eating habits and exercise habits are more important than calories or BMI. Try not...
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Why You Should Consider Acupuncture

Why Consider Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine.   Commonly used for pain relief though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. Acupuncture is rarely used alone but rather as an adjunct to other treatment modalities. Why Consider Acupuncture Immune System Acupuncture can stimulate the activity of immunity cells that seek out to destroy infections in the body. Heart Regular sessions of acupuncture can promote heart health by lowering blood pressure. Sleep Acupuncture catalyzes the production of neurotransmitters associated with relaxation and sleep, which aids in helping insomniacs to be able to rest. Throat Sessions of acupuncture can soothe acid reflux disease and heartburn by speeding up the digestive system and regulating acid secretion. Weight Acupuncture can help obese adults to shed pounds by stimulating and...
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Physical Therapy for Whiplash

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Physical therapy is an effective treatment option for whiplash, especially when combined with other treatments, such as bracing and medications. In whiplash, the soft tissues in your neck are damaged, so a physical therapist can work with you to restore proper function and movement of those tissues. Physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments help to relax you and your body. They're called passive because you don't have to actively participate. Most likely, you're experiencing acute pain because of whiplash, so you'll probably start with passive treatments as your body heals and/or adjusts to the pain. But the goal of physical therapy is to get into active treatments. These are therapeutic exercises that strengthen your body so that your spine has better support.  Passive Physical Therapy Treatments for Whiplash Deep Tissue Massage This technique targets muscle tension that can develop as a result of whiplash. The therapist uses...
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4 Myths about Chiropractic that Need to be Debunked Right Now

When considering a visit to the chiropractor, you may be asking friends and relatives for input about your options in seeking treatment. And although you may be provided with some helpful answers to your questions, beware of misinformed facts about chiropractic care that may influence your decision to look elsewhere. Like all practices, there are good and bad providers in every field, whether you go to see a medical doctor or a chiropractor. Here are 5 common myths about chiropractic, and why you should politely pass up advice from those who use them to justify skipping a trip to the clinic to see your local chiropractor.

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