8Nov, 2017

Choosing Between Chiropractic, Medical, and Physical Therapy for Personal Injury Care

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After any type of accident, many victims experience some sort of bodily injury. As a result, it’s crucial to select the right type of doctor to treat your injuries. Timely treatment will not only allow you to appropriately heal, but will also give you a better chance of receiving proper compensation for your personal injury claim. Victims typically select their doctors from several healthcare backgrounds – chiropractic, medical, or physical therapy. So, when choosing between chiropractic, medical, and physical therapy, where should you seek treatment? Let’s take a closer look […]
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6Nov, 2017

Choosing the Right Lumbar Back Support

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Lumbar back support products serve to prevent neck and back pain, which can lead to pain in other parts of the body. Products include pillows and cushions that offer additional support when you stay seated for long periods of time. The lumbar region of the spine is usually referred to as the lower back. It is the area just above your tailbone and below the thoracic (middle back) region. The lumbar area includes your spine and all the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding your spine. If you pull or tear […]
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24Oct, 2017

Therapy Methods – Spinal Decompression Therapy

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Spinal decompression therapy is a treatment option for people suffering from a wide range of physical problems. Typically, doctors use this method to treat long-term back pain, sciatica, leg pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, numbness and other conditions that have not responded to initial treatments like manipulation and physical therapy. Through spinal decompression therapy, doctors target any compressive forces on the vertebrae, which can cause spinal misalignment and compressed discs. Overall, compressed discs can cause serious discomfort. They lead to herniation or bulging discs, which puts pressure on the nerves. […]
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18Oct, 2017

Obesity Facts and Figures

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Obesity is quickly becoming the number one health problem in the world. Not only does obesity put individuals at a higher risk ofobtaining other diseases, but also puts a strain on national health budgets. The following list introduces some interesting obesity facts and figures: Treating obesity and its related diseases consumes about 17% of the United States’ total medical costs. In other words, the nation spends an estimated $168 billion each year on obesity-related health issues. Obesity adds roughly $2,800 to a person’s medical bills annually. Obesity causes about 300,000 […]
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9Oct, 2017

Personal Injury and Health Law

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What Is a Personal Injury? Personal injury is a legal term for injuries to the body, mind, or emotions. The legal system permits an injured person to go to court to get a legal remedy for the losses stemming from the accident. In the legal world, personal injury is defined as a tort claim. A tort claim has two basic issues—liability and damages. Liability is a legal term that defines who is responsible for your injury. Damages are a sum of money claimed or awarded as compensation for your loss and/or […]
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4Oct, 2017

Chiropractic for Chronic Back Pain

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About a third of people who need chiropractic care seek relief from back pain. This type of pain comes intwo forms: acute and chronic. Acute back pain typically happens suddenly, lasts 6 weeks or less and often clears up on its own. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, is particularly debilitating and can limit overall movement and mobility. The treatment for chronic back pain depends entirely on the type of doctor treating a patient. Traditional treatments include medication, physical therapy, surgery and/or steroid injections. Although these methods provide symptomatic relief, […]
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28Sep, 2017

Anatomy of the Core Muscles

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In order to make the most of each workout and avoid a serious injury, it’s vital to understand the anatomy of the core muscles. Basically, “core muscles” are those responsible for giving us strength and stability when we bend or twist. They can be broken down into seven different sets: the rectus abdomens, external obliques, internal obliques, transversus abdominis, multifidus, quadratus lumborum and lumbar erector spinae. Each set of muscles then performs a different function, as follows: Rectus abdominis This set of muscles is responsible for flexing and rotating the […]
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21Sep, 2017

How Coffee Affects Your Health

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Throughout the past few years, the medical community has discussed the diverse effects of coffee on our health. Although many advise us to avoid this form of caffeine, others argue that coffee is actually beneficial to our bodies. So what is the latest news? Is coffee good or bad for your health? The answer, in short, is that it’s a little of both. Basically, the downside of coffee is that it can lead to high blood pressure, anxiety, and an upset stomach. Not to mention it is highly addictive. The extent […]
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15Sep, 2017

What Can I Do to Make My Chiropractic Treatments Even More Effective?

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A regular visit to your chiropractor is one of the best things you can do to eliminate chronic back and neck pain. It is also the best strategy to maintain flexibility and range of motion. No matter the reason for your visit, your chiropractor will design a treatment plan for your particular needs. More specifically, your doctor will provide chiropractic adjustments and make suggestions for appropriate exercises and nutritional changes. These instructions will enhance the overall effectiveness of your treatments. In addition to following your doctor’s orders, there are a […]
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8Sep, 2017

Regaining Spinal Stability after an Accident

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Spinal cord injuries can lead to several complications in the human body, even partial to complete paralysis. In fact, some of its disabling conditions include muscular atrophy, chronic pain, infertility, inability to control the bladder and even paralysis of limbs. So what causes a spinal cord injury? Causes specifically include penetrating injuries due to mechanical disturbance, vertebral fracture or displaced bony fragments which can penetrate the spinal cord or cause segmental spinal nerve injuries. Additional cord insult occurs through subsequent inappropriate manual handling following trauma. After an accident, it is […]
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