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The Emotional Benefits of Massage Therapy

Aaahhh, a nice, long massage. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Of course, it does! Who doesn’t love a relaxing massage? Massages help keep our muscles lax, and just plain feel incredible. Massage therapy is all that and more. Much more. What some know and others may not, is that massages are fantastic for stress relief. And not just because they feel great. Well, in part, yes. But not entirely. Massages help to work out knots and tension that builds up in muscles due to stress. But

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Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Achilles tendonitis can affect anyone; however, athletes and very active people are the most susceptible. The most common symptoms are moderate to severe pain and/or swelling in the heal of your foot. Cases may vary by patient, but even a mild case can be very painful and limit your mobility. If you are affected by Achilles tendonitis, treatment is usually necessary. This is because untreated Achilles tendonitis can lead to a tear, which can then lead to surgery, missed work, and mounting medical bills. The

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3 Brilliant Weight Loss Tips: Accelerate Your Success Rate

There are a million different academic studies that have shown the power of keeping a journal as an accelerated weight loss tool. However, did you know that there are three additional methods you can use, as well? They include adding your body measurements, getting a comprehensive blood test, and boosting your nutrition levels. Body Measurements If you have noticed that your bathroom scale has not moved backward even a centimeter, don’t fret! Simply include some body measurements so you can better understand what’s happening with

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Chiropractor Dad Wears Baby to Work

We just thought this was the cutest story about a fellow chiropractic care physician in our field of work. Last week ABC News published photos of a Chicago area chiropractor, Dr. Tom Williams, bringing his 9-week-old baby to work and wearing him on his chest in a new born baby wrap during patient examinations. ABC News called it “taking the idea of bring your child to work day to another level,” and reported that Dr. Williams’ patients were thrilled to see the new addition to

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Car Accident Injury Most Likely During Summer Months

According to decades of traffic research, the summer months are the time of year that you are mostly likely to be involved in an automobile accident and suffer from a car accident injury as a result. Part of the reason is the fact that drivers are more likely to be distracted and take less care when conditions are less hazardous out, the weather is nice, and visibility is high. This paradoxically leads to more accidents than during the snowy winter months when it’s darker outside

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Chiropractor Q&A

Although chiropractic care is the third largest group of medical practitioners in the United States with almost one out of ten Americans visiting a chiropractor every year, there is still a lot the general public doesn’t know or understand about the chiropractic profession. Although spinal care has existed in some form for over two millennia, modern chiropractics has only been recognized as a branch of medicine for about 100 years and many people still have a lot of questions about it. Here are a few

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How to Treat Arthritis Symptoms with Chiropractic Massage Therapy

How to Treat Arthritis Symptoms with Chiropractic Massage Therapy Arthritis is the number one cause of disability, high health care costs, and decreased quality of life in the United States. Over 40 million people in the United States suffer from the effects of arthritis. Over 21 million Americans have osteoarthritis and approximately two million Americans are affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Chiropractic Massage Therapy for Arthritis Over 2,000 years ago the Classical Greek physician, Hippocrates, wrote about massage therapy for arthritis and other joint conditions, urging

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Seeing a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident

A car accident can be very traumatizing. The thought of being in a car accident scares most of us, but having been in one, I can tell you just how scary it actually is. One thing to keep in mind are the injuries sustained due to an auto collision. Injuries from an accident can sometimes be very hard to detect at the onset. Some people sustain serious and long-lasting injuries, but do not even know it for a few days. A neck injury, for example,

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Common Chiropractic Issues: Disc Pain

Spinal discs are the rubbery pads between each of your vertebrae. They also act as the ligaments that hold your spine together. Needless to say, your spinal discs are pretty important. Your discs and spine house your spinal cord, which is something you don’t want to get injured. Especially considering that your spinal cord and brain together make up your central nervous system. Common disc pain centers around issues such as bulging discs, herniated discs, and disc protrusion. These conditions can cause pain in several

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5 Strength-Training Exercises You Can Do at Home

When we think of health, fitness and strength, we often think of complicated exercises that you can only do at the gym. But if you speak with any health professional, or with a chiropractor, they will tell you that many of the strength-training exercises you are thinking about can be done at home with minimal effort. Here are five strength-training exercises that will help you get in good shape, while helping with any injury recovery you are going through. Push-Ups One of the most basic

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