Fibromyalgia Pain? New Research is Encouraging.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic research, Chiropractor Woodstock, exercise, fibromyalgia, Forward Head Posture | 0 comments

Suffering from Fibromyalgia in Woodstock, Ga? Of all the patients we see in our Woodstock, Georgia office those that have fibromyalgia are generally the most frustrated when they walk through our door.   Fibromyalgia can be an extremely painful disease and for the most part modern medicine has very little answers how best to treat it.  Fibromyalgia is defined as a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskelatal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.  Other symptoms can include sleep issues, memory issues, and changes in mood.   Most frustrating to the patient is there is no clear cut reason as to why these symptoms appear.  While in some...

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The link between Obesity and Diabetes.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in exercise, nutrition | 0 comments

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of decades you have probably heard or noticed that we have an obesity problem in our country.   You probably have also noticed that the rate of diabetes continues to rise at an astonishingly fast rate as well.   Today compared to in 1960 american adults are now two times more likely to be obese and the average american weighs 24 pounds heavier.  Even more scary is that today, children are now three times more likely to be obese as compared to in 1980.(1)   Diabetes has risen at an even higher rate in 1960 .91% of American suffered from diabetes in 2013 that number has risen to 7.18% of Americans.(2)  That...

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Proprioception The 6th Sense

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in exercise, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Proprioception The 6th Sense  In school most of us learned there were five senses. Sight, sound, taste, touch and smell are the five senses I learned.   While those are all very important senses science has proved their to actually be several more senses such as thermoception, the ability to sense temperature, nociception, the ability to sense pain, and even chemoreceptors, that sense chemicals in the blood.  While it is now recognized that humans have over 20 separate senses one of our most important “extra senses” is proprioception. Proprioception what is it?  Proprioception gives you the ability to tell where your body parts are, relative to other...

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What type of Exercise is Best for You?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in exercise, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What Exercise is best for you? If you are thinking about starting an exercise program chances are you have been asking yourself what type of exercise is the most effective to reach your goals.   Their are many options out there you could concentrate on weight training to improve your strength, or running to improve your heart health, or maybe even yoga to improve balance and flexibility.   Chances are good as well that over the years you have seen various workout trends come in to favor.   Some of these the 8 minute abs and buns series,  Tae Bo, Jazzersize, HIIT, Orange Theory,  P90x and Crossfit.   Again the question becomes which one of these programs is the best...

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Tips For Loosing Stubborn Belly Fat!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in exercise, nutrition | 0 comments

Tips for loosing that stubborn belly fat! If you are like most of us despite our best efforts with diet and exercise it seems impossible to get rid of that stubborn fat around our midsection.   While seeking that tone and slender belly is the goal of many it seems to be the slowest responding region especially when we get older.   So here are some basic principles and strategies to help you lose belly fat.   Measuring Belly Fat The first step in attacking any problem is measuring it objectively so we can set goals and track our progress.   One simple way although not the most accurate way to measure belly fat is to use measuring tape.   When using measuring...

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Predictors of low back pain and return to work.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic research, exercise | 0 comments

    Recently some research has been published that has really changed the game in treatment in low back pain, specifically in treatment of long term debilitating back pain.   In one particular study published in Spine a group of researchers set to discover what factors best predicted a worker who has been out on leave for their low back returning to work.   The researches set out to use medical, psychological, and sociodemographic predictors that would have an significant impact on ability to return to work. Medically speaking it was found that by using a light mobilization program workers were much more likely to return to work than those who did not have a...

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