Want To Get Off The Merry-Go-Round? A Simple Treatment That Eliminates Dizziness And Vertigo

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Your surroundings are stable until you lie down on your back and everything around you starts “spinning.” You may also “spin” when you turn to one side, look up or look down. If this is happenning to you or someone you know, it is likely a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), or simply “positional vertigo.” Positional vertigo is a type of dizziness that occurs when small calcium particles inside the inner ear get dislodged.  This results in confusing messages being sent to the brain…

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Top 10 Yard Work and Gardening Tips to Keep You Free of Injury

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It is that time of year when people come to us for aches and pains resulting from yard work and gardening. If you follow these tips, it will help you avoid the painful affects of taking care of your yard and garden. 1.  Know your strength and limitations. Divide the work that needs to be done over two or three days instead of trying to get everything done in one day. 2.  Mix it up by varying your activity. For example, if you need to…

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How Your Compensations Can Be The Source of Your Pain

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What does an old ankle sprain, knee injury, or episode of back pain have in common? They all change the way you move and often lead to pain in other areas of your body. This phenomenon is called compensation. A sprained ankle or painful knee will change the way you walk. Back pain will change the way you bend and move. Your nervous system is always monitoring, adapting and re-wiring all of the time. When your brain senses pain or injury, it will re-wire itself to…

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How To Preserve Your Joints For a Lifetime: 4 Steps to Prevent Arthritis

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Do you have arthritis developing in your joints and not know it? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and suffer with joint pain and stiffness that interferes with activities you enjoy doing? If so, there are four steps you can take to prevent it or slow the progression of arthritis if you already have it. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of flexibility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as…

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The Keys To Achieving a Healthier Bowel

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Do you get gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, Crohn’s, or colon cancer? If so, it is a serious sign you have a weak digestive system. There are many reasons why you can develop these conditions that often cause extreme discomfort. We will discuss the steps you can take to repair a damaged bowel and keep your colon healthy if you want to prevent diseases of your bowel. Here are the things you…

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Who Else Wants To Live Without Hip Pain?

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What a nuisance a bad hip can be if you can’t stand or walk very far before you have to sit down. This is exactly what was happening to Louise, a patient of ours, before we found the cause of the problem and we were able to help her. Louise came to us with nagging hip pain that would travel down her leg. Shopping was a bear. After about one hour of walking and periodic standing, her hip would hurt so much she would have…

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Are You Getting “Tech Neck”?

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If you put your head and neck in a bad posture for too long, you can develop “tech neck.” “Tech neck,” also commonly dubbed “text neck,” is a new condition that is developing as a result of widespread use of smartphone and tablet use. Using these devices promotes a forward flexed position of your head and neck and over time can lead to many health problems. There has been recent research and discussion among health experts about this growing problem. New York spine surgeon Dr.…

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Bad Back? It Might Be The Way You Breathe

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Breathing has another important function than just a way to get oxygen. It also plays a role of creating strength in your core and back. Right now, as you are reading this article, pay attention to your breathing. Are you breathing more in your abdomen or more in your chest? If you are unsure, place one hand on your stomach and the other hand on your chest. Which hand is moving more? If you are breathing more in your chest, you have a predisposing weakness…

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The Foundation of Life, Health and Energy of Your Body

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Many people do not know one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. Do you? Did you know that the spine and nervous system is the foundation of life, health and energy of your body?  The brain and nervous system control all body functions. It does so by sending energy down the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the main power line of the body, carrying electrical energy to all of the vital organs and tissues of your body. Each and every…

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How to Create a New, Stronger Posture You Can Be Proud Of

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It turns out mom was right when she told us to sit up straight. There are thousands of studies documenting the importance of good posture and the pain and other diseases that can develop from poor posture. If you build a better, stronger posture, you can experience less pain, feel better about yourself, and even live longer!  Did you know many ailments you may be suffering from can occur from poor posture? According to the American Journal of Pain Management, “Posture affects and moderates every…

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