Preventative Action

Just because your teeth are healthy doesn’t mean you should stop brushing. In the same sense, just because you’ve had an adjustment, and you’re not feeling pain anymore, doesn’t mean you should stop seeing your chiropractor.

 When it comes to your health, preventative care is key. As with all things in life, it’s much easier to prevent the problem before it happens than to treat it when it’s already struck. If you’re practicing poor eating habits, using tobacco products, not exercising regularly, it WILL catch up with you! Don’t wait for it to be a problem; make an investment in your health and take action in a way that your future self will appreciate.

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Joint Pain?

Cartilage has a number of pretty important jobs: it gives structure to the ears, nose, and windpipe, and also absorbs the shock of movement between joints. The firm, rubbery tissue provides a smooth surface, allowing the bones to glide over each other.
Injury, inflammation, or deterioration to the cartilage can cause intense pain in the affected area, making each simple movement an unpleasant experience.

Broken-down cartilage often times results in a disorder called osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. As a result of the damaged cartilage, the bones rub against each other, causing stiffness and swelling in the joint. OA most commonly develops in the knees, hands, hips, and spine, and typically progresses with age. However, injury to a specific joint can play into an early development of OA, often a result of sports injuries.

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A Blog About the Clog

Meet your cholesterol. High density lipoproteins, called HDLs, are your friend. Now meet their evil twin, low density lipoproteins, LDLs. Both types of cholesterol are made up of waxy fats important to our health. Some of our cholesterol is produced within the body, while some cholesterol comes from what we’re eating. HDL (the good guys) is the cholesterol count that you want to be quite high. Gals, your HDL levels should be at 50 or higher, while guys should have an HDL level higher than 40.

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Headaches, What a Pain in the Neck

It’s a tightness in your neck, a sensitivity of your scalp, a pressure in the temples, a squeeeeezing feeling around your head. And it hits right about 4:00pm.

This common types of headache, a tension headache, makes up 90% of the population’s headaches. A tension or “stress” headache is classified as one that is related to pain and muscle tightness in the head, scalp, neck, and spine.

Sufferers most commonly complain of a tight, squeezing feeling around their head. This pressure can extend to the head, back of the neck, front of the head (i.e., eyes, temples, nose) and down to the lower back. You might also experience trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, sensitivity to light & sound, aching in the muscles, and loss of appetite.

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If You Think Inflammation is Bad...

Wait ‘Til You Hear About Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Your body is a genius. When infiltrated with infections, irritants, and other harmful stimuli, your body jumps into overdrive to fix the problem. Inflammation is the body’s attempt to remove these harmful stimuli and begin the healing process. If you whack your elbow, the surrounding tissue will need extra nourishment and protection, so friendly cells rush to the affected area and start healing. Inflammation can manifest as local heat, pain, swelling, redness, and sensitivity.

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