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Let Your Kids Play (as Many Sports as They Want)

We're thick in an era of sports specialization, and it's working its way all the way down to the grade-school level. Increasingly, children are specializing in single sports, with parents doing everything in their power to ensure Little Johnny becomes the next Lebron...

Back Falls & Pain: How To Get Back on Your Feet

Gravity-(noun) the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth. This textbook dictionary definition eloquently explains what falling means. Gravity is constantly pulling us towards the ground with a profound effect on...

Waking Up to the Right Way to Treat Lower Back Pain

An important collection of papers published in research journal The Lancet highlight the global impact of low back pain, the ineffectiveness of current medical treatments, and the value of spinal manipulation and other nondrug options before turning to medication is...

Three Reasons to Choose Chiropractic

When you're suffering low back pain, shoulder pain or any number of similar musculoskeletal conditions, who gets the call: your medical doctor or your doctor of chiropractic? Your choice of health care provider in those situations could make a big difference, and...

Keep Your Spine in Shape

Your spine is the backbone of your entire body – literally and figuratively. That means poor spine health can negatively impact you from head to toe. How can you keep your spine in shape? Let's learn more about this critical anatomical structure and take a look at...

Pain Pills Don’t Go Away After Back Surgery

We can debate the necessity of spine surgery until the proverbial cows come home, but a few concerning realities are becoming apparent: it's performed far too frequently and it doesn't mean your pain will go away. In terms of the latter point, a recent study in the...

Age Gracefully With Exercise

We've all heard about the health benefits of exercise to help fight aging – but what about when we've already, well, aged? Can exercise still be beneficial, and if so, how much is effective? Yes, and not that much, according to a study in the British Journal of Sports...

What to Do About Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83 percent of those involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability. The Quebec Task Force (QTF) on Whiplash-Associated Disorders defines whiplash as "bony...

Is Lack of Sleep Killing Our Teens?

We all know how important sleep is – if you don't, go without it (or without enough of it) for a few days and then see what happens, even in the short term.  Now consider the established consequences of chronic sleep problems: increased risk of hypertension, diabetes,...

Why Chiropractic Is Your Best Option for Pain

Pain is a major problem, but so is the medication used to help relieve the pain. If you haven't realized by now that chiropractic care, not drugs, is your best option for pain, perhaps you'll be swayed by some recent research. Let's take a quick look at two studies in...

E-Cigs: Even Nicotine-Free Is Bad

E-cigarettes can contain varying amounts of nicotine and in that regard, have been proposed as an effective way for cigarette smokers to taper their use and eventually quit. However, as more research emerges, it's becoming clear that e-cigarettes have their own...

A Better Life With Chiropractic

Why take your kids to the chiropractor? For many of the same reasons, every adult should be visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis. Plain and simple, your quality of life improves with chiropractic care.  Look no further than a study published in the Journal of...

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