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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Arthritis ReliefArthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation and stiffness of one or more joints (the region where two bones meet). For many patients, many types of arthritis are systemic, which means that they not only affect the inflamed joint, but it can also affect the entire body as well.

Although most people tend to perceive arthritis as a single disease, arthritis is actually a term used to describe over 100 medical conditions that affect approximately 46 million adults and 300,000 children in just the United States. By 2030, it is expected that the number of adults affected by arthritis will climb to a staggering 67 million.

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Golf SwingGolfing is an enjoyable game to relax and have fun. Whether you are a recreational golfer or an avid golfer, you may find yourself fatigued or in pain after twisting your body into odd positions. Pair that with bending over repeatedly and walking for four or more hours, the combination can quickly lead to low back pain.

A lot of the time, golfers play until they can’t physically play anymore because they hurt so badly, then they will search for relief. Back pain is a warning sign that there is a problem and that symptoms will only continue to get worse which can lead to chronic lower back pain.

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Correct PostureRemember when your mom or dad would always tell you as a kid to, ‘stand up straight’? Believe it or not, your parents were trying to teach a very important and very easy way to maintain a healthy mind and body. Everything, from the way you sit and stand, to the way you sleep and walk are all part of your posture and can make a huge impact on the health of your spine, both negatively and positively.

When you practice correct posture, your body is in complete alignment with itself which can help alleviate moderate to severe health problems such as spine damage, back or neck pain, headaches, and fatigue. If you continually practice poor posture for a long period of time, it can lead to chronic health problems including long term injury to your spine.

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Acupuncture

For thousands of years people have been turning to acupuncture for healing. Many people have found relief when coupling acupuncture treatment with their current treatment, when the current treatment alone was falling short. Also, many people have tried every available method, without any positive results. Often times, acupuncture treatment is the last resort but at Caron Chiropractic Clinics, we don’t want you to have to suffer an extended period of time. We know acupuncture is a safe and successful management for many types of physical, mental and emotional ailments.

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Back PainHave you been suffering from endless chronic lower back pain? Have you been searching for back pain relief only to come to a dead end, or find doctors that immediately recommend surgery or medications? If so, you may have questions about chiropractic care and are curious to find out what makes it so different.

Chiropractic care has many advantages. It takes a holistic approach to overall health and well-being, and has the natural ability to successfully prevent recurrent back pain in many cases. In the past, doctors thought that acute back pain episodes only lasted for about 90 days. New research has shown that acute back pain can occur over and over, meaning that if you have one episode of acute back pain, you are more likely to experience more episodes of back pain in the future.

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Trigger Point A trigger point, also known as a muscle knot, is a hyper-irritable spot on the body that is painful. It is called a trigger point because it “triggers” a painful response. But a trigger point is more than a tender nodule. It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes “referred pain” in local tissues supplied by nerves.

Trigger points are located in a taut band of muscles fibers. Only a physical examination can determine if the symptoms, patterns of pain and signs are cause by a trigger point. If you have a trigger point diagnoses the therapist will locate and deactivate the painful areas using finger pressure.

These points are often areas of chronic “holding” and you need to learn how to move in different ways to keep them from recurring.  An accident can be the tipping point that will change a chronic mild discomfort into something unbearable.

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StrainsApproximately 25,000 people sprain their ankle each day, ranking it the most common form of sprain in the United States.

What is a sprain?

A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. What are ligaments? Ligaments are strong, flexible fibers that hold bones together. When a ligament is stretched beyond its capacity or it tears, the joint will become painful and start to swell with inflammation. When a ligament is severely damaged, the ligament or joint capsule can lose stability.

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