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Squat Like a Toddler

If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You'll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic [...]

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There was a time where tackle boxes were used to hold fishing gear. Bobbers, hooks and perhaps your favorite lures all found a home in one of many varying sized, slotted compartments. Now (it seems) those boxes are used to hold the multitude of drugs so many seniors are prescribed. According to a recent analysis [...]

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chiropractic-blood-pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in our blood vessels. It is also an indirect measure of our heart function. Uncontrolled high blood pressure over a long period of time can be problematic. It is expressed in two numbers called systolic and diastolic pressures. Think of them as the pressure when your heart actively [...]

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Triple Dog Dare

You've been given the throw down. Your family and friends are egging you on to try their Chiropractor. But you don't 'believe' in Chiropractic and doubt it would actually work for your health problems. The question isn't whether you believe in Chiropractic, but rather do you believe in your own ability to heal yourself? You [...]

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Clark Griswold stands with bated breath and extension cord in hand as a childlike giddiness overtakes him. The family drum roll commences, he makes the anticipated electrical connection and VOILA... nothing happens. Clark has a power problem. Although the extension cords are all connected and each individual Christmas light has been inspected with precision, he's [...]

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Subluxation Tuesday

Thanksgiving is over, so let the shopping stress begin! Millions of people worldwide will spend the next several weeks in a buying frenzy - determined to secure the perfect gift for a rock bottom price, all while sacrificing their health and their sanity in the process. According to a 2006 Greenburg Quinlin Rosner Research survey [...]

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Medical preventative care focuses mainly on the early detection and treatment of disease. Their thinking - if you catch a condition in its earliest stage (i.e. breast cancer or diabetes), you have a better chance of managing it. Although that rationale bears some truth, it leaves you waiting for the train wreck to happen before [...]

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“The Packers never lost a game... we just ran out of time." - Vince Lombardi. Coach Lombardi's quote sums up his unwavering belief in his team's ability to win every game, if given enough time to execute their winning game plan. Chiropractors hold a similar, unwavering belief in your body's innate ability to heal. A principle [...]

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Is This Independence?

In a recent Mayo Clinic study, researchers determined that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications. When it comes to health, Americans aren’t as free [...]

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A grassroots campaign by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) seeks to enact federal legislation to benefit Medicare recipients. This initiative centers around the current Medicare system which pays only for manual adjustments of the spine. Medicare recipients are required to pay out of pocket for the required exam in order to receive reimburseable chiropractic care. [...]

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