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Helton chiropractic clinics are closed in all locations due to snow. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment as soon as is safe. Stay warm and be careful!

5 Things Chiropractic Patients Ought to Know About Text Neck

“textRemember how your mom always said, “Nothing in life is free”? Well, she was right. High-tech gadgets and smart phones advancing at the speed of light are a modern convenience unlike little else, but the advantages of communication at our fingertips come with a price: text neck.

Here are 5 things chiropractic patients ought to know about text neck, the epidemic that is taking the world by storm:
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How Chiropractic Relieves Neck Pain

“neckIf you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic relieves neck pain so that you can find the assistance you need.
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Bulletproof Diet Update

Happy Valentines Day!  Hope you all are having a great day with the ones you love.  At Helton Chiropractic in Lubbock, we did some intensive spring cleaning yesterday.  To thank all the staff who helped out and cleaned and organized, I bought us West Crust Pizza.  West Crust has delicious pizza and a gluten free crust.  Sadly….they were sold out of gluten free so we had their regular crust.  After the first slice, I started sneezing.  After the second slice, I was so full feeling that I was done.  Within about 6 hours, my face was puffier and I could feel puffiness in my fingers and abdomen.  This morning, I was famished, swollen, and craving carbs.  It was a really great exercise in seeing what I’m intolerant of.  I’d heard the words “food hangover” before but I was really feeling it today.

So now I know, I am gluten sensitive.  I will definitely get West Crust Pizza again…but it will have to be gluten free crust.  Many of my cravings are lessened.  I still have a strooooong desire for a Coke Zero.  Sweets aren’t nearly as big a craving and neither is bread for the most part.  In summary….enjoy your day and your sweets with your sweetie….but really pay attention to how you feel afterwards.

How Losing Weight Can Help Reduce Back Pain for Chiropractic Patients

“weightBack pain is one of the most common and most troublesome problems that people experience. Eight out of 10 individuals will struggle with back pain during some point in their life, the US National Library of Medicine reports. Low and chronic back pain can be aggravated by many triggers. Mechanical stress, excessive strain, muscle weakness, poor sleeping position, lack of exercise and excessive weight could all contribute to making the situation worse.
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3 Nutritional Tips That Will Help Chiropractic Patients Boost Their Immune System

nutritional tipsIn today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with various forms of stress that can wreck havoc on our immune systems. Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors in order to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Outside of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients boost their immune system.
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What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About Low Back Pain

“lowAlthough chiropractic is dedicated to finding and correcting vertebral subluxations (also known as spinal misalignments), many patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. One condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is consistent low back pain.
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Bulletproof Day 17

I have to admit, it’s been a perplexing 2 weeks. After the first two weeks I’d only lost about 3lbs but had lost inches , especially in my abdomen and trunk. I didn’t feel great the second week which was very frustrating. I’ve noticed I’m sensitive to grain fed beef. I sneeze after a few bites. But, I lost 4lbs in the last two days and have felt better. My workouts are much better too; I ran the fastest mile this past weekend than I had in years. The diet is all about “hacking” your body to find what works best for you. It is a journey and I’m enjoying only having the bulletproof coffee in the morning as opposed to solid food. I’ll update soon as I continue hacking my body chemistry.

Why all moms need chiropractic!

This picture of Laura and her two beautiful kids was taken yesterday while she was in for her adjustment. This is a common sight in my office. New moms carrying a 12 lb baby in an 8 lb car seat with a 10lb diaper bag/purse and the occasional older sibling on the other arm. That’s 50 extra pounds hanging off of her in various ways and none in an orthopedically correct way! Add the breastfeeding, and loading and unloading all of them into the car and you have a recipe for problems. Headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica and hip pain are the most common problems I see. We’re here to help you handle those stresses and still feel great. Find out if we can help you too!

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How Chiropractors Help People Who Suffer From Headaches

reflexesIf you are among the 45 million Americans who suffer headaches regularly, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them, including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling. There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well, including taking pharmaceutical concoctions designed to treat pain. However, none of these solutions provide permanent relief that addresses the problem at the core.
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