Why We Get Shorter As We Age

“gettingIf you’ve ever noticed that the car ahead of you in traffic seems to be driving itself, there’s a good chance that the person driving it is elderly. Shrinking in height as we age is quite normal, and some people start to get shorter starting at about the age of 30. Only about 20% of the population does not noticeably shrink, which is due to a combination of good genetics and a healthy lifestyle.
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What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Back Support Belts

“backMany people work in professions that require them to lift heavy objects on a regular basis. Baggage handlers and construction workers, for instance, are increasingly working with the help of a back support belt in the belief that using it can reduce the likelihood of a back injury. In fact, many companies require it of their workers so as to reduce the number of days spent out of work recovering from an injury. But are back support belts really effective? The experts are skeptical.
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How to Relieve Acute Muscle Pain Without Ice

“muscleIf you have ever experienced a strain injury, you know how inconvenient it can be to locate some ice and a bag to put it in so that you can apply it to your injury. After all, not everyone is “lucky” enough to get hurt at home and have a bag of frozen peas on hand when it happens.
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How Chiropractic Patients Should Practice Yoga Safely

“yoga”Many people see yoga as being a calm, peaceful form of exercise (which it is) that does not put any stress on the body (which it definitely can). The truth is that yoga is very good exercise, and may be particularly useful for individuals who have difficulty practicing other forms of exercise because of pain in their knees, hips or back.
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4 Ways Senior Citizens Can Improve Balance Disorders at Home

“balanceAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death related to injury among the elderly, and over a third of those aged 65 and older fall every year. Problems with balance are not uncommon in older adults and are one of the primary reasons they seek consultation with a doctor. This is not surprising, since balance issues can seriously affect the activities of everyday living, such as walking, getting up from a chair, navigating stairs and bending over.
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How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Recover from Back Surgery

“chiropracticLuckily, surgery is only necessary in a relatively small number of cases involving back problems. Non-invasive methods such as chiropractic care are available for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including back pain, sciatica and herniated discs. However, in some severe cases, particularly those involving fractured vertebrae, scoliosis, kyphosis, and when degenerative disc disease has progressed to a point where the spinal nerves are being compressed and causing constant pain, surgery may be necessary.
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What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About Using Glucosamine Supplements for Joint Pain

“chiropracticGlucosamine is currently one of the most commonly used dietary supplements in the US. With major increases in the rate of obesity and the osteoarthritis that often stems from it, many people are eager to find a solution to their joint pain (particularly in the knees and hips) that does not also cause significant side effects. However, there is still a significant amount of controversy surrounding its efficacy.
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What Chiropractic Patients Should Know About Bone Density Tests

“boneOsteoporosis is one of the most prevalent conditions among older people. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-induced fracture at some point in their lives.
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How Chiropractic Adjustments Lower Blood Pressure

“chiropracticAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three American adults has high blood pressure. This serious condition can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, which are among the three leading causes of death in the US.
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Who Else Wants to Know the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

“sprainMost people are understandably confused about what constitutes a sprain and what constitutes a strain. Both injuries cause pain and can interfere with your ability to move. The difference is really quite small: a strain involves injury to a muscle or tendon and a sprain involves injury to a ligament.
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