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A friend asked me this week, “What do adjustments actually do to the spine besides make a cracking noise”? He knows that every time adjustments are performed on him, he feels better, had more energy and flexibility and wanted to understand precisely why. However, to fully grasp the concept and philosophy of chiropractic, you must recognize how the body works and what may cause problems that minimize the body’s natural healing and function. We all understand that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating entity. For example, when you fall and get a bruise and cut, what naturally happens in days? It heals. That is the best definition of health I explain to my patients. Health is not how you feel but how you function and heal, which is coincidently the first four letters of the word Health! When the body…

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A Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor Explains the Importance of Incorporating Balance Exercises into Your Workout Routines. A Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor might ask “What is the number #1 component that all living things(including parasites, plants, etc.) have for survival?” The answer might surprise you.   It’s not air or water. It’s Motion. We must be able to move to thrive in life. Adult humans are made of 206 bones and about 650 muscles. We are not meant to sit 8 hours a day working on computers. We are meant to move. That’s why gyms have become abundant for many to get or stay in shape for a healthier body and more importantly to prevent disease. We all know about the importance of strength and cardiovascular training because that’s the majority of what we see and do at the gym. However, we need to understand…

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School sports are gearing up for the start of the fall season – parents will be excited to see their kids on the playing field, spectators will once again cheer for the favorite team – and young athletes will once again run the risk of injury. It’s not the cheeriest part of school sports, but it is a reality. Athletics are fun but also problematic for participants, especially school children, whose bones and muscles are still developing, and face over-exertion from the demands placed on the body. Football, especially, causes a range of problems from the actions of tackling and hitting. The stress on the body caused by the harsh moves in football can put the body through a lot of stress, resulting in tears and strains. If you’re wondering why your child is hurting, look no further than the…

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