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Vertebral Subluxation Defined

Posted on Sep 22, 2019

If you visit a chiropractic office like Lakewoods Chiropractic you might hear people talking about “vertebral subluxations.” Or you might see posters on the wall with those words. To the average person, they might as well be another language. So, what are they, anyway? What’s the definition? In layman’s terms, a vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of a person’s spinal column. In the medical world, the term subluxation refers to an...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted on Sep 15, 2019

So many people have digestive problems. And for some, their digestive problems can be labelled with terms like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or, most likely, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is quite common. It’s not technically a disease, but, rather, classified as a “functional disorder.” Does it have specific identifiable causes? Nope! That said, researchers think that nervous system miscommunications are probably a main...

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Shoulder Pain and the Spine

Posted on Sep 8, 2019

Do you work on a computer all day and sometimes experience shoulder pain? This is not an uncommon occurrence for many office workers all over the country, including folks here in Minnesota. Think of all the people hunched over keyboards, putting themselves in weird postures and positions during the day! While most people go to the chiropractor for neck or back pain, it’s not unusual for people with shoulder pain to pay a visit to a...

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Do some people visit the chiropractor for the purpose of headache prevention/relief? Yes! Getting “adjusted” by a chiropractor can help with headaches, including migraines. Indeed, chiropractic visits are just one of the many drug-free approaches to headache prevention. What are some others? If you do have a headache (or feel one coming on) and you want to get some relief, try using your fingers pressing both the brow line as well as...

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Step Your Way To Better Health

Posted on Jul 28, 2019

When you walk, you step, putting one foot in front of the other. Most Americans take between 5,000 and 7,000 steps a day. If you want to step your way to better health, though, you should try and go above that average. Try increasing your count to a goal of 10,000 or more steps daily. As a culture, we sit… a lot. Yet our bodies should be moving more– we need to get our blood circulating better and we need to get our heart rate...

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Have you heard of “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” an approach to eating healthy? It’s basically about your food environment. If you don’t have junk food readily available at all times– if it’s not “in sight/in your mind,” then you’re less likely to eat it, right? So, for instance, if you clear your cupboards of cookies, potato chips and other foods that help put on pounds, you’ll be better off… when you open the cupboard, isn’t it...

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