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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Are You At Risk For Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and reduced bone strength that affects 10 million Americans over the age of 50. Another 34 million have decreased bone mass (osteopenia) that puts them at risk for osteoporosis.

Each year fractures related to osteoporosis will affect more women than heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer combined. One in three women and one in four men will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.

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Are You Living With Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain affects some 80 million Americans and, following cancer and heart disease, is the third leading cause of physical impairment in the United States.  Coping with chronic pain can sometimes be the hardest part for people because it’s not well understood by the medical field or the general public. It can be very isolating and very socially degrading for people. People can appear quite well and still have several chronic pain issues. Studies have shown that approximately 20 to 30 per cent of the population is living with chronic pain. Some of those people never get help.

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Chiropractic Isn’t Just For Grownups

If you have a colicky baby, and other forms of treatment don’t seem to be helping very much, and you’re at your wits end, you may want to investigate bringing your baby in for a checkup.

As your child is being born, the neck and back vertebrae can go out of alignment due to the stretching and compressing of the body as it emerges into the world. If your delivery included a prolonged pushing stage, forceps or vacuum extraction, or other form of ‘assisted delivery’, the chances of a misalignment are even greater.

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Back-to-School Backpack Safety!

Backpacks are a common ingredient on back-to-school lists. Unfortunately, they are a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of school children across the nation.  As students gear up for back-to-school this fall, Minnesota chiropractors would like to offer parents ways to help children avoid backpack injuries.

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Retracing and the Koren Specific Technique

Koren Specific Technique

Is a unique approach to patient care called Koren Specific Technique (KST). There is no twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of joints with KST; instead, you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system. Most adjustments or corrections are done with you standing or sitting.

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