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Give Chronic Low Back Pain the Boot

Can't seem to get rid of that low back pain? Your chiropractor can help in multiple ways. In fact, a new study suggests custom orthotics (shoe inserts) are an effective treatment option, alone or in combination with chiropractic care, for relieving pain and improving...

Senior Health: Don’t Forget the Feet

A number of significant health conditions begin to have a greater impact with age. Some of these are not immediately symptomatic, and often people are unaware of the deterioration until they develop a loss of functional capacity and independence. Over time, repetitive...

5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you're in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the...

A Great Exercise to Erase Low Back Pain

Watch a toddler pick up a ball and then ask an adult to do the same task. What's the most obvious difference you notice? The toddler hinges at the hips, sitting back and down into a deep squat to grasp the ball, pulling it close to the body. The toddler powers through...

Take the Sting Out of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back and extending through the buttocks and down the entire leg. When the nerve is inflamed or compressed, you've got sciatica, characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling, numbness...

Our Salt Intake Could Kill Us

Well, at least most of us, and the damage it's doing in terms of our heart health is staggering. A recent study suggests that the amount of salt consumed by the average adult American on a daily basis may be sufficient to actually damage the heart muscle and inhibit...

Death by (Fried) Potatoes

Potatoes prepared by methods other than frying are a good low-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6 and folate. But drop them in a deep fryer or otherwise cook them in oil (i.e., most often as French fries, potato chips...

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