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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

(TMJ)

 

Does it hurt when you chew, open wide to yawn or use your jaws? Do you have pain or soreness in your teeth? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide? Does your jaw ever get stuck/locked as you open it? If you answered "yes" to some of these questions, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.

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The Top 5 Reasons to get Adjusted by your Chiropractor

For over a hundred years, chiropractic patients have been heralding the benefits of chiropractic adjustments for all who would listen. Click to learn the Top 5 reasons why people choose chiropractic.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis affects 5-7 million people in the United States. More than half a million visits are made to doctors' offices each year for evaluation and treatment of scoliosis.

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Kids and Sports

In today's age of health and fitness, more and more kids are becoming involved in sports activities. Although being part of a football, soccer, or Little League team is an important rite of passage for many children, parents and their children could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for preventing injuries on and off the playing field.

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Backpack Safety

Its back to school and your child's backpack seems to get heavier every day. Which leads to neck, shoulder, and back pain; did you know that there are a few simple ways to reduce the risk of injury? If your child has any of these symptoms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us help you.

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Back in Shape & Pain Free

Stretching and an active lifestyle are often recommended to help reduce back pain and speed the recovery process following an injury. Improving flexibility through stretching is also an excellent way to avoid future injuries.

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Spinal Disc Problems

80% of people experience back pain, and at any one point in time, approximately 20% of the population has back pain. For many decades, doctors and scientists believed that most back pain was caused by "slipped" or "torn" discs. We now know this is not to be true. Disc problems constitute only a small portion of the causes of back pain and rarely require surgery for pain relief.

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Back Pain

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.

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 For Exercise, Just Try Walking

Did you know walking improves cardiovasular endurance, tones muscles of the lower body, burns calories, and reduces risk of heart disease.

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Sciatica

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.

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Water is critical for our survival. In fact, after oxygen, it is the second most necessary life-sustaining factor. Under normal circumstances, people can live for weeks without food, but we can only survive without water for a few days.

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Chiropractic Advice for Moms-To-Be

Many pregnant women have found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy.

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Reduce Stress in Your Life

Stress has a negative impact on your health. It depresses your immune system, interrupts your sleep, and can cause you to overeat or make poor food choices. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce stress as a family.

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Pilates: Aid for low back pain

Have you experienced back pain at one time or another? Have you been told to strengthen your abdominal muscles to fix a back problem? While traditional crunches strengthen the outer layers of the abdominal musculature, they bypass the deep support structures of your back. This can place the lumbar spine in too much flexion and may even worsen your back pain, depending on what your original problem was. By training the deep stabilizers of the lumbar spine, pain can be alleviated and you'll be able to return to everyday activities sooner.

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What do carpel tunnel, whiplash, and tennis elbow have in common?

                                            1. They are soft tissue injuries

                                            2. They respond well to Graston technique

                                            3. Nothing

                                            4. They all aid in the bodies healing process

                                           Answer:

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  Think you may have a soft tissue injury? Click to learn how Graston technique can help you.

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How to Select Athletic Shoes

Too many people choose fashion over function when purchasing athletic shoes, not realizing that poor-fitting shoes can lead to pain throughout the body. Because footwear plays such an important role in the function of bones and joints-especially for runners and other athletes- choosing the right shoe can help prevent pain in your back, hips, knees, and feet.

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Carpel Tunnel

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most expensive of all work related injuries. Over his or her lifetime a carpel tunnel patient loses about $30,000 in medical bills and time absent from work. Here are some helpful hints to help keep that money in your pocket. Chiropratic, Graston therapy, light therapy, and rehab are all very effective forms of treatment.

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The Mystery of Fibromyalgia

Did you know eating more omega-3 fatty acids and fewer saturated fats has shown promise in fibromyalgia patients? Check out the article below and see what else can help reduce symptoms and give us a call to schedule your next appointment to see how Dr. Sherrill can help you.

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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Because so many people suffer from spine pain, it's important for you to try to keep your spine as healthy as possible. Following simple posture, lifting, and healthy lifestyle guidelines can help you keep your back in good shape.

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Whiplash and Chiropractic 

Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents but for reasons known only to yourself you decide it's a good idea to go bungee jumping. You dive into space, the cord extends, and finally the cord is fully played out. Significant physical forces blast through your body as you helplessly bounce back and forth, dangling in the air like a gaffed flying fish. What do you over the next few days will effect how you feel in the years to come

 

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Headaches and Chiropractic       


 If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out often Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing,and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.

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