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ACA Presses Federal Government to Encourage Conservative Forms of Pain Management

Posted by Carlson on Oct 9, 2015 9:43:01 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in recent comments submitted to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Pain Policy on the draft National Pain Strategy, strongly urges the agency to include recommendations encouraging patients and health care providers to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate.

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Chiropractic Physicians Urge Conservative Treatments for Pain Amid Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Carlson on Oct 2, 2015 10:25:30 AM

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with the theme #PainFreeNation. The campaign is part of the chiropractic profession's ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms of care for both acute and chronic pain before resorting to higher risk options, such as opioids.

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Deflating Inflammation

Posted by Carlson on Sep 25, 2015 9:58:15 AM

Inflammation is a big problem. A very big problem. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in many diseases, and research has connected inflammation with quite a list of health issues. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), inflammation can contribute to or even cause arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, congestive heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, not to mention a variety of autoimmune diseases.

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Building Healthy Habits

Posted by Carlson on Sep 11, 2015 10:57:22 AM

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat” and while we’ve all been working to clean up our diets and help our clients live healthier lives, we’ve also been recognizing that it’s hard to learn how to eat healthy.

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Chiropractic and Sciatica

Posted by Carlson on Aug 28, 2015 11:36:53 AM

Ask anyone who has suffered from sciatica, and they’ll tell you the burning, shooting pain often associated with it can be miserable. Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is actually a set of symptoms—not a diagnosis— for what is irritating the nerve root and causing the pain. Sufferers usually experience a persistent pain along the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles of the lower leg and provides sensation to the thighs, legs, and the soles of the feet.

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The Difference Between Food Sensitivities And Food Allergies

Posted by Carlson on Aug 13, 2015 9:11:59 AM

When it comes to food, what you don’t know can hurt you. The latest studies show that food sensitivities impact approximately 90% of the population, and most of those cases remain undiagnosed. That means millions of people are experiencing unnecessary and yes, unwanted weight gain, chronic fatigue and digestive problems because they have a hidden food sensitivity. A food sensitivity can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two.

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Why Chiropractic?

Posted by Carlson on Jul 28, 2015 4:13:27 PM

One of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available, Chiropractic delivers a multitude of benefits including effective pain relief, restored freedom of movement, a correction of underlying problems, the ability to return to work and recreational activities, enhanced athletic performance, the prevention of spinal decay, and improved overall health.  In fact, Chiropractic has been proven to help patients live a healthier, happier and more vibrant lives and a growing list of research proves that the services provided by Chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.

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Learning to Live Gluten Free

Posted by Carlson on Jul 20, 2015 9:48:13 AM

If you’ve just been diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity, or you’ve figured out through process of elimination that gluten does not work for you, know that you’re not alone. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness reports that an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease. There is also a growing number of people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, meaning that they can’t tolerate gluten and experience symptoms similar to those with celiac disease.

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What Your Sedentary Lifestyle Means For Your Back

Posted by Carlson on Jul 2, 2015 3:09:43 PM

Sitting has been called the new smoking due to the negative health consequences of prolonged inactivity. Studies have linked sitting to many risk factors like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease and more. Further studies show that the more you sit the shorter your life expectancy.

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What’s a GMO? Learning Labels And Eating Healthy

Posted by Carlson on Jun 12, 2015 3:18:43 PM

As our patients and friends move to embrace healthier eating and cooking habits, many of them are learning that navigating food choices can be a lot easier said than done. There are so many labels – local, cage free, grass fed, free range, organic – that it takes some time to learn what they all mean. One label that draws a lot of controversy is “GMO.” Short for genetically modified organism, GMO tops the list of controversial conversations about food and agriculture today.

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