We all know that lower back pain is one of the chief complaints of pain sufferers. The back takes the brunt of many of our moves – bending, stretching, walking, running. Sometimes it’s how we do things that causes the trouble; others, the pain can result from a sports injury or injury from a car accident. Whatever the cause, persistent lower back pain impacts quality of life. While the pain can sometimes heal on its own by applying heat and taking pain medications, other times, the pain persists. A trained and licensed chiropractor can often help through chiropractic spinal manipulation, a technique that relieves the pain and improves the patient’s ability to walk and move. Among several options, along with exercise, massage and physical therapy, chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe treatment that can provide mild to moderate relief. Chiropractors…

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Experiencing back pain? You’re not alone; in fact, you are one among millions. According to WebMD, of the 22 million Americans who visit chiropractors annually, 7.7 million, or 35 percent, seek relief from back pain. Acute or chronic back pain can be the result of anything, from accidents to sports injuries to muscle strains. If you find yourself among the statistics, there is hope – your Fort Lauderdale chiropractor will not see you as a walking number, but an individual with unique needs, who is suffering and requires relief. Your general health and quality of life is at stake. Acute pain comes from a sudden injury – a jerk in the wrong direction or a wrenching from moving furniture. A player gets tackled on the football field and no longer has the same range of motion. You help a friend…

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Do you have a chronic illness? If so, understand that you have the ability to change or reverse that diagnosis. There has been an ongoing debate about our genes being the main reason for poor health and diagnosed early with lifelong illnesses. It is no longer a big secret that Americans are riddled with chronic illness’s such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Are our genes responsible? Are we truly destined to live with chronic pain, suffering and illness by a certain age? Or, is it the environment which “turn on” specific genes (or epi-genes) that forces our body to functionally shut down? Many health and medical researchers have concluded that the environment we put ourselves in can and will turn on/off our genes for better or worse. Environment meaning choices that will ultimately cause our body to experience…

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Sprains and strains usually are mild injuries that frequently result from an alternative physical action, exercise, or sports. Sprains frequently happen in the ankle, knee, elbow, or wrist. They occur most frequently in the muscles that support shoulder, thigh, crotch, and the calf. Occasionally strains and sprains may be serious, requiring weeks of rehabilitation. Tendons and compromised muscles of the shoulder girdle may require a short amount of exercise, but managed re-strengthening needs to be started early. An elastic tube is an effective and safe way of supplying progressive resistance exercises. Exercise with this elastic tube is performed inside a small, pain-free range of movement, increasing activity as the pain subsides. Also, added shoulder exercises ought to be performed as suggested, including the internal/external rotation, flat abduction / adduction. This cost-effective rehabilitative system should be practiced under supervision to guarantee appropriate…

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