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Ankle Sprains

By |2019-12-02T14:56:52+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

Basketball season is here! I love watching basketball but unfortunately, many injuries occur with basketball players. The most common basketball injury is the ankle sprain. When I was in high school, ankle sprains were treated with the common acronym R.I.C.E., which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Frequently, athletes were instructed to use crutches to [...]

Ten Cold and Flu Remedies That Actually Work

By |2019-11-18T14:54:12+00:00November 18th, 2019|Acupuncture, Viruses & Bacteria, Vitamins and Supplements|

Whether it is just a “Man” cold or the full blown flu, there is nothing fun about getting sick. Even worse is when you need to feel better quick and everything that you are trying appears to be failing. So, what natural remedies do work? Here are the top 10 cold and flu remedies that [...]

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Headaches: There is an Answer!

By |2019-11-04T17:21:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Pain, Stress|

Headaches are a common cause of people entering our office for care. Patients often describe their headaches as just a part of life that they have grown to accept. Some even think that they are normal, that everyone has them, and that it is just a part of everyday life. I would suggest that this [...]

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Tech and Training for the Roanoke 70.3

By |2019-11-11T19:45:39+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Cycling, Exercise, Running|

The Roanoke 70.3 triathlon is coming to town June 7, 2020 and we are hosting another free seminar where you can learn from local triathlon experts about the importance of training and technology as you prepare for the race. Many of the top triathlon coaches use data from wearable technology to determine the best training [...]

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Sciatica: Can we help?

By |2019-10-21T13:57:42+00:00October 16th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

I am surprised on occasion when somebody asks if chiropractic can help with sciatica. It is perhaps one of the most common conditions that chiropractors do treat. When someone says “sciatica”, what comes immediately to your mind?  Pain running down the leg? Pain in the buttock? Numbness in the foot?  Technically, sciatica is defined as [...]

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Top 10 Superfoods To Improve Your Health

By |2019-10-08T16:11:37+00:00October 6th, 2019|Healthy Eating, Recipes|

It is well established that proper nutrition can have profound improvements on your health. Many popular diet programs, including the Atkins, FODMAP, Paleo, Whole 30, and Keto diets, all teach a restriction of processed foods, high-carbohydrate foods, and high-sugar foods. Hopefully we are now past the point of having to teach the public that fast [...]

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The Keto Diet: Is it for you?

By |2019-09-23T00:37:59+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Healthy Eating|

Ketogenic diets are currently all the rage. Seemingly every health personality has an opinion on the ketogenic diet and some tout it as a cure-all for everything from diabetes to cancer, while others express skepticism or disagree with some aspects of the diet. My take is that the keto diet could help alleviate conditions like [...]

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Preventing Repetitive Training Injuries

By |2019-09-10T12:34:08+00:00September 9th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Cycling, Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event such as: wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time. This [...]

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Treatment Of Anterior Knee Pain (A.K.A. Runner’s Knee)

By |2019-08-26T14:02:08+00:00August 25th, 2019|Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

Anterior knee pain, Patella pain, and runner’s knee are all names for the  formally diagnosed conditions known as patellofemoral ligament pain or patellar chondromalacia. This pain is commonly felt above, under, or below the knee cap. This achy and sharp pain is made worse when going up and down stairs, squatting, after sitting or driving [...]

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Prep for the Roanoke 70.3

By |2019-10-22T14:56:32+00:00August 20th, 2019|Cycling, Exercise, Running|

The Roanoke 70.3 triathlon is coming to town June 7, 2020 and we are hosting a free seminar where you can learn from local triathlon experts on how to prepare over the next year. Our panel of experts will discuss the course outline, tips on training for a long course, nutrition and hydration, mental toughness [...]

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