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Feet by the pool with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Pain in the feet is a common problem that is seen at our office, especially in the summer months when unsupportive shoes like flip-flops are worn more by people for a longer period of time. As the summer months are now in full swing, Teaching about foot structure, function, and pain can help avoid painful conditions like plantar fasciitis.

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little girl playing in the sunshine

Sun Safety, Health & Healing

As the summer months come into full swing I’d like to take a moment to talk about something that everybody gets exposed to – the sun. Mild sun exposure is actually good for your health, but it is also important to prevent things like sunburns and heatstroke. Here are some things you can do to help your body heal if you do end up with a sunburn.

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Office worker grabbing neck because of pinched nerves

Radiculopathy! What is it, and what can we do about it?

We often have people that come into the office saying that their neck hurts and their hands are going numb. Numbness and tingling, sometimes called paresthesia can be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. (1) This is typically called cervical radiculopathy, and it can also appear with muscle weakness.

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vegetables on crates

Why does mom want me to eat my veggies!

Our bodies continually get bombarded with highly reactive molecules called free radicals. (2) Eating sugar and highly processed foods as well as exposure to environmental toxins is ultimately a chemical attack on the body because we must process everything we eat down to a non-damaging state.

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Headaches – What a Pain!

Headaches are a common reason people come to my office. Up to 47% of the general population suffers from headaches (1). It can be generally defined as pain in the head or face, and sometimes also includes pain in the neck. It can feel sharp or dull or sometimes throbbing, (2) and can last anywhere from minutes or hours to days. (2) Although pain is the main feature of most headaches, some can have other symptoms including nausea, light or sound sensitivity, watery eyes, or changes in vision. (3) Each individual’s case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of care can be determined.

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medication and back pain on paper

Conservative Approach vs Medication for Low-Back Pain

Research shows, and the American Chiropractic Association agrees, that a conservative approach to managing low-back and spinal pain may be more effective than acetaminophen or other medications. Studies show that acetaminophen offers only a minimal short-term benefit for relief of pain. Chiropractic care offers a more conservative approach to treating the symptoms and offer relief from low-back pain.

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