Posts made in January, 2016

Sitting Becoming the New Smoking

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic research, General health | 0 comments

Are We Sitting to Much? Sitting, chances are good you are doing it right now.   Chances are also good that you spend much of the day sitting as well, whether it’s at work, driving, or just relaxing at home.    Unfortunately new information is coming out that prolonged sitting is not good for our health. Too much sitting sets you up for a host of physical problems including poor circulation, chronic back and nerve pain, depression, osteoporosis, spinal disc degeneration, fatigue and many other health problems.  Even scarier is that according to Canadian researchers prolonged daily sitting could cause these problems even if you exercise regularly. “More...

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The 3 Stages of Spinal Degeneration

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in arthritis, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

3 Stages of Spinal Degeneration     While spinal degeneration has its most detrimental effect in later stages of lives the process often starts at much younger ages.   Often times as a chiropractor we will see early signs of degeneration and even arthritis in patients as young as their early twenties.  This article is a discussion of what some of the early signs are how chiropractic can help.   Stage 1 – Dysfunction As the spine begins to deteriorate, its curvature begins to change and show signs of misalignment.  This change in curvature causes a significant change the loading mechanisms of the spine changes causing increased rate of degeneration....

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Whiplash relief

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in auto accidents, Chiropractor Woodstock, whiplash | 0 comments

Whiplash Relief for Woodstock Ga. For those of you who have been in an auto accident, you are well aware of the physical and emotional toll it can take on your body.   From dealing with pain and discomfort to get your car fixed, finding a rental car, and dealing with insurance companies it can be an extremely stressful time.   Many people because of all the stress and juggling that is involved after an accident do not take the proper steps to insure their health both short and long term is properly being cared for. As a Chiropractor we see many people who have been in car crashes both soon after a crash and many times years after.   One common thread we see in auto...

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Childhood Obesity Leading to More Back Pain.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Back Pain, chiropractic for kids, Chiropractic research | 0 comments

Link Between Back Pain and Childhood Obesity Found. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our country and around the globe.  Diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome and now back pain are linked to childhood obesity. A study presented in November 2009 at the Radiological Society of North America shows that researchers have been able to to demonstrate a link between an increased body mass index (BMI) for children and disc changes in the lower back.  According to Dr. Judah Burns, the study’s primary author, “We observed a trend toward increased spine abnormality with higher BMI.  These results demonstrate a strong relationship between increased BMI in...

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Basic Anatomy of the Spine

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Back Pain | 0 comments

Anatomy of Back Pain As a Chiropractor it is essential to be able to properly diagnose where a patients problems are coming from.     Knowing the basic anatomy and how each problem can present goes a long way in prescribing proper treatment.   Your back is made up of your spinal column, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and discs.  The Spinal column consist of vertebrae that are broken into 3 major categories including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar (Sacrum and Coccyx are continuations of the spinal column). Each of these regions should have  distinct curve when looking from the side.  These curves and the generally structure of the spine are...

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