May
06

Exercise, Stress, and the Brain

Exercise is interesting in terms of effects on the brain because it works in about 4 or 5 different ways. One of the most obvious ways is blood flow. If you get your heart working, your brain is going to be filled with oxygen rich blood and nutrients, so that's the main way that it helps. The other way that's sort of interesting, is it's been thoug...

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Apr
29

4 Reasons To Visit A Chiropractor-Even if your back doesn’t hurt

 People visit chiropractors everyday for different reasons and chiropractic offers many benefits beyond treating back pain, neck pain, or headaches. I'm going to share with you some of the lesser-known benefits of chiropractic care and why you should visit a chiropractor even if your back doesn't hurt. Reason #1: Improved Sleep I hear far too ...

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Apr
15

Chiropractic Versus Massage

 One of the main topics of questions we have here at the office is about massages. Should I get a Massage? Should I get chiropractic instead? Should I get massage with chiropractic? Should a massage come before chiropractic? Or chiropractic before the massage? What we recommend is very simple. Massage first, followed by chiropractic care. The ...

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Apr
08

Get Better Sleep This Spring

Spring is a time of growth and progress, but it is also a time for seasonal joint pain. Changes in temperature, humidity, and air pressure can affect your joints and cause you to feel pain, especially if you have prior injuries or arthritis. Plus, overlooked minor injuries from the winter ski season can quickly lead to chronic pain. Sleep is a nece...

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Apr
01

What Is The Popping Sound During Chiropractic Adjustments?

 Everybody wants to know what the popping sound is during chiropractic adjustments. Simply put, chiropractors adjust synovial joints and synovial joints is an area where two bones almost touch. It's surrounded by a joint capsule that's filled with fluid called synovial fluid. When we do adjustments at Discover Health and Wellness Uptown, we si...

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Mar
18

What’s Causing My Neck Pain

Neck pain is the second common conditions patients come to visit a chiropractor. In fact over the years females have traditionally been having higher incidences in neck pain, higher risk for it, but with the changes in technologies, so more cell phone use, tablet use, computer use, men are experiencing neck pain at higher and higher rates as well. ...

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Mar
11

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic

When most people think of Chiropractic Care, they associate it with back pain or even back cracking. Chiropractic care does more than that and we take a holistic approach to improve your overall health. Here are 10 things most people don't know about chiropractic care. 1. Pain is the last symptom of dysfunction. A patient's back is often restricted...

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Mar
04

Head Cold, Go Away! Boost Your Immune System With Chiropractic

Colostrum exists as one of the strongest immune-boosting substances in world. This potent form of breast milk delivers a vital immune system boost to newborn babies in the first 72 hours of life. The potency stems from a specific ingredient called IgA (ImmunoGlobulin A). Increased IgA in the blood and lymph tissue boosts immunity throughout the ent...

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Feb
25

Infertility And How Chiropractic Can Help

Infertility is a challenge of the reproductive system that impairs one of the body's most basic functions; conception. Infertility impacts about 6.1 million couples in the United States. If you haven't struggled with it yourself, chances are, you know someone who has. Causes Of Infertility The cause can be both male and female related. In males, th...

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Feb
18

Finding Relief Without Drugs

Bottom Line: With the opioid crisis affecting millions of people, it may come as no surprise that there's probably someone in your circle of friends and family struggling with opioid misuse or addiction. For those people, it can feel nearly impossible to find a way out. That potent combination of pain relief and euphoria characteristic of opioids m...

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Feb
11

Neck Pain Tips & Exercises

The first step is to take note of your everyday posture. If your job requires a lot of phone use, consider wearing a headset. Do you slouch when you watch TV? Lie on the couch? Choose to sit upright, in a posture-supporting chair. When studying or reading, avoid putting the book or magazine on a flat surface. Instead, consider using a book prop. If...

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Feb
04

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

 One in three Americans do not get adequate sleep. The tips in this announcement from the CDC are right on. Remember, the body heals during sleep hours. Without it, we don't recover from the chemical, emotional and structural stresses and assaults of the past day. Are you getting enough sleep? https://www.cdc.gov/features/sleep/index.html Peop...

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Jan
28

No Quick Fix: Opioids Ineffective for Lower Back Pain

Although the drugs can have some short-term effects, opioid-based painkillers such as oxycodone and Percocet have largely minimal effects on chronic lower back pain unrelated to other injuries, according to researchers. The causes for lower back pain not linked to an injury or other condition can be difficult to determine, according to doctors, and...

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Jan
21

Take A Deep Breath – Stress and Degenerative Disease

Every day a vast majority of people in the United States are in a state of worry: about money, children, jobs, a spouse or significant other, or hundreds of other things or events, whether they can be controlled or not. Some people are very aware of the strain and tension in their life, but many live with stress that cannot be seen, or are unwillin...

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Jan
14

How Chiropractic Treatments Help You Lose Weight

It's no secret that losing weight can be hard. There are so many factors that determine weight loss such as: current weight, age, sex, metabolism, genetics and a host of other variables. Trying to figure out what works best for you can be difficult considering there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of diets, workout plans, supplements, cle...

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Jan
07

A Painless Decision: Chiropractic’s solution for drug-free pain relief

Back pain remains one of the most pervasive and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors and one of the most prevalent conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications, including opioids. In response to the opioid epidemic and new research, many health care organizations have reco...

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Nov
05

Is A Sports Medicine Chiropractor Right For You?

Sports chiropractic (or chiropractic sports medicine) is a relatively new sub-specialty in the field of chiropractic healing. As chiropractic care becomes more mainstream, more practitioners are starting to specialize in a variety of healing methods. Chiropractors specialize in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, including prevention. Discover He...

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Oct
29

How To Find A Good Chiropractor

In order to find a good chiropractor, there are some questions you need to ask. First and foremost, do they do a full exam? Meaning, do they do orthopedic, nuerological, and a full exam? Every chiropractic office is a little bit different, but those are the most important things to look for because you don't want someone guessing on your health. Se...

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Oct
15

Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain: What to Expect

Chiropractors take a comprehensive approach to treating neck or cervical pain. One of the first things a chiropractor will do is a case history and examination of not only your neck, but of your entire musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors want to understand how the rest of your body is affecting your neck. We also want to know what specific struct...

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Sep
26

Car Accident Chiropractor

Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience. It can shake you up, wreck your car and leave you damaged and bruised. In addition to major injuries, you can suffer from a whole host of issues, including whiplash, stiffness, headaches, hip pain, knee pain, blurred vision, dizziness, reduced range of motion and fatigue. These symptoms don't alway...

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