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Is Chronic Systemic Inflammation affecting your Life?

March 30/2015 By
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First off how would I even know if I have chronic inflammation…or even what is it? That is not an atypical response. I think we all know or at least have experienced acute inflammation. If you have had an injury from an accident, taken a slapshot off the shins, an errant pitch in the arm, or even a punch from a sibling…haha … I was the youngest of six so I can relate to that.  Anyway acute is the swelling at the injury site, perhaps reddening and tenderness. It typically dissipates in a few days. Chronic systemic is generally not…

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What is SPD? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Explained

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March 27/2015 By
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So you have found out that you are expecting, congratulations! Here’s to first words, first steps, and of course the growing pains that come along with the labour and delivery. The most common symptoms of pregnancy that women rank among the more displeasing are morning sickness (nausea and/or vomiting), fatigue (tiredness), and pain in the back, pelvis, and sciatic nerve distribution.   Because of the release of the hormone Relaxin (produced by both the ovaries and placenta during pregnancy), the ligaments of the pelvis relax and the cervix both widens and softens. This is to prepare your body for the symphysis pubis is the joint…

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What is the Cracking sound that Happens During Chiropractic Adjustments?

March 20/2015 By
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What is the cracking sound that happens during an adjustment? –Dr. Tiffany Huggins, DC. Frequently my patients refer to their chiropractic adjustment as ‘cracking their spine’. I quickly remind them that we crack eggs, but we adjust the spine! They rebut with the simple question of why does that sound occur when we are adjusting the body using particular chiropractic techniques?     The sound occurs when an adjustment or spinal manipulation is performed using the diversified approach. The sound is called a Cavitation and it is the same noise that happens when you ‘crack your knuckles’. The dictionary definition…

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Guess What All 32 NFL Teams Use?

March 19/2015 By
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In today’s NFL all players, agents, Medical Directors, therapists, owners and management understand that in a high speed collision game injuries are just part of the package.They have come to understand that the chiropractic perspective is to treat the cause of the injury and not just the symptoms. That is why all NFL teams use chiropractic to care for their high priced athletes. They want them to function at their highest level and heal from injuries as quickly as possible. Chiropractors are not only trained in neuromusculoskeletal systems but can also give advice on athletic training, nutrition and injury prevention.…

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Why Should you Take Vitamin D During the Winter?

March 10/2015 By
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Why take vitamin D during the winter? Sunshine! Many patients ask what supplements they should be taking during the winter months to help ward off common bugs, the flu, and the winter blues. While every case is different, there are a few natural vitamins and minerals that apply to almost everyone. The first is Vitamin C. Known for its antioxidant properties, vitamin C can help boost the immune system and shorten the duration of the common cold. It also functions as a natural antihistamine which can help control allergies by reducing the histamine levels. Vitamin C…

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Seasonally Affected Disorder and Vitamin D

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March 09/2015 By
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Spring is in the Air…or is it? Spring is in the Air! Well here March has finally arrived. I know from the news programmes that February past has been some of the coldest in history. Not one day made it to zero or above. I know that it was the top of consciousness and therefore the topic de jour for most of the month. In the past you always heard of the February Blahs. It is the fact that many people get down in the dumps during the shortest month. Did you know that it is…

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