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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 have Achilles tendonitis, treatment is usually necessary for these types of sports injuries. This is because if left untreated it can lead to a tear, which can then lead to surgery, missed work,

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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 weight loss tips you can use, as well? They include adding your body measurements, getting a comprehensive blood test and boosting your nutrition levels. Weight Loss Tips #1: 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

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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 dad, 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,”. They reported that Dr. Williams’ patients were thrilled to see the new addition

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Car Accident Injury Most Likely During Summer Months

According to decades of traffic research, the summer months are the most dangerous time to drive. This time of year you are more 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 distracted. Drivers take less care when conditions are less hazardous out, the weather is nice, and visibility is high. Paradoxically, there are less accidents during the snowy winter months when it’s darker outside

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Chiropractor Q & A

Chiropractic care is the third largest group of medical practitioners in the United States. Almost one out of ten Americans visit a chiropractor every year. 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. There is still a lot the general public doesn’t know or understand about the chiropractic profession and many people still have a lot of questions about it. Are Chiropractors “Real Doctors?” Yes. Students graduating from chiropractic

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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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Health Tips: 3 Steps to Improved Wellness

When we speak about health and wellness, we often think of it in terms of an illness, injury or condition. For instance, if someone has a broken back, they are deemed unwell. When the condition is “fixed,” they are deemed healthy. However, health and wellness is something that is an ongoing struggle within our mind and body. Below are three steps that will help you towards the goal of improved wellness. 1. Move Around Those who suffer from long-term pain or injuries are often in a

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