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Carlson Chiropractic Blog

Is it Sciatica? Causes and Treatments for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Nov 20, 2017 9:01:00 AM

What is Sciatica?
This common condition affects more than 3 million people each year in the United States. Sciatica rarely occurs before age 20 and is most likely to develop around age 40 or 50.

Sciatica can cause serious pain that starts in the spine and typically extends down the back of the leg. Sciatic nerve pain can be excruciating and debilitating, sometimes making standing or sitting difficult or impossible.   
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Topics: Health & Wellness, Chiropractic, Sciatica

4 Posture Correction Tips for Your Teen

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Oct 15, 2017 2:33:00 PM

There are few things worse than watching your teen struggle with their posture. Healthy habits are hard to instill. The pervasive use of electronic devices has most parents frustrated and the advent of concerns of "text neck" are just the beginning! We all look at our kids' lifestyles and wonder how they are going to overcome these modern challenges.

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Topics: Health & Wellness

Eating Healthy: Is Gluten Free Right for You?

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Sep 21, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Tired of dry skin? Do you feel constantly bloated or suffer from digestive issues? Are you tired of walking around tired and in a brain fog? Have you tried dieting and simply can't seem to lose the weight? 

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Topics: Company and Industry News, Health & Wellness, Testimonial

Your Health and Wellness: Speed Walking for Weight Loss and Beyond

Posted by Carlson on Sep 7, 2017 6:26:52 PM

Speed walking is a general term for just walking fast. While some think that running is your best option, walking is an incredibly healthy solution people of every age and fitness level can enjoy.

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Topics: Fitness Routine, Health & Wellness

Anatomy of a Spinal Disc

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Aug 24, 2017 10:42:00 AM

Whether you realize it or not, your back is a primary player in many of your day-to-day movements, so when you’re suffering from back pain it can be very disruptive. Your back consists of multiple elements, each with the important function to protect your spinal cord and the nerves that connect to other body parts. Let’s break it down.

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Topics: Chiropractic

3 Healthy Habits for Kids: Life Beyond Healthy Snacks

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Aug 10, 2017 9:54:00 AM

Raising healthy kids is a chore. Healthy eating can feel like a fairy tale when stacked up against our family calendars. Besides, modern life offers convenience, and often fillers. Parents are faced with temptations of fast food, kids are tempted with fillers from numbing out in front of technology to cravings for unhealthy additives in foods. At Carlson Chiropractic we want your family to experience the best of health - naturally. But we're parents too! We offer a few easy health tips you can turn into habits for a huge impact on your child's health. 

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Topics: Children's Health, Health & Wellness

Back Pain Relief from Your Chiropractor

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Jul 31, 2017 2:53:39 PM

Do you suffer from lower pack pain? Have you been told you need back surgery? 

Spinal decompression therapy is a procedure where we decrease pressure on the disc pad that's been injured through disc herniation or disc bulging. Proper care over time, treats the cause of the back pain instead of masking the symptoms, providing back pain relief. 

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Topics: Company and Industry News, Health & Wellness, Testimonial

5 Supplements to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Jul 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Your blood sugar level refers to the amount of glucose in your bloodstream at any point in time. Glucose is used by most cells in the body for energy, and is especially required by the brain.  A constant blood sugar supply is vital, and it must stay within a tight range. In fact, if it goes too low or high, severe illness and, potentially, even death can occur.  

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Topics: Health & Wellness

Why Dieting Can Make You Fat

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Jun 25, 2017 10:02:00 AM

According to Einstein, doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the definition of insanity. It’s an addiction to insanity in our culture, the weight loss diet.

Despite plenty of scientific evidence that diets don’t produce lasting results for most people, and despite countless numbers of dieters, most of them women, thrown into a lifetime of damaging despair, low self-esteem, and self-hatred thanks to failing diets, our culture still blindly adheres to the low-calorie diet.

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Topics: Health & Wellness

What are Essential Oils and how can they Enhance Chiropractic Care?

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Jun 3, 2017 9:35:00 AM

What is an essential oil?

If you have ever literally stopped to smell the roses, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They are usually extracted through steam distillation, however, there are several other methods used.

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Topics: Health & Wellness