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Using Your Desk as a Gym

By | 2017-07-24T12:06:13+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Stress, Videos|

If you’re like most Americans, you may spend hours every day sitting.  You may sit at a desk, in a car, on a couch, or at a kitchen table any of which can cause harmful damage.  Sitting appears to be minimally exertive but through our inactivity we are activating many muscles. Even those who [...]

How The Mid-Back Causes Low-Back and Neck Pain

By | 2017-07-10T16:37:26+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain|

Computers have definitely led to an increase in workplace efficiency. However, they have also had a major impact on American workers' long-term health and well being. American office workers are some of the most focused and hardest working employees in the world but the long sedentary hours are taking a toll. Even as future [...]

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The Top 10 Supplements & Top 5 Essential Oils

By | 2017-06-23T12:48:36+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Disease, Pain, Sleep, Stress, Vitamins and Supplements|

It's Patient Appreciation Week! We're celebrating the 13th anniversary of our Roanoke, Virginia chiropractic practice this month, and we're looking forward to starting our 14th year with the healthiest patients we've ever had. We invite you to enjoy 15% off all of our supplements, pillows, essential oils and diffusers, and foam rollers through July [...]

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13 Things We’ve Learned in 13 Years of Practice

By | 2017-06-12T13:19:34+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

I just returned from a new certification class in Italy where I was fortunate to learn a new twist on the soft-tissue technique that I have used in practice the past 13 years, Active Release Technique. This class was refreshing and challenging. It is a good feeling to know there are still innovations in [...]

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The Most Important Muscle For Your Hips and Knees

By | 2017-05-21T20:24:38+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries|

I was asked today “As a chiropractor, do you treat hips?” This is not the first time that I have been asked this question, not the first time this week even. But yes, chiropractors treat hip problems. We also treat knee, ankle, and foot problems. We might have different approaches, techniques, and tools to [...]

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Essential Oil Uses for the Home

By | 2017-05-09T14:30:09+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Allergies, Recipes|

The month of May is known for a lot of things: blossoming flowers, vegetable gardens, Mother’s Day, and spring cleaning. Spring cleaning chemicals, though, can lead to some serious health risks. The Cleveland Clinic published this list of household chemicals and their hazardous effects on the body. Laundry detergent - If swallowed, cationic detergents [...]

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5 Steps and 10 Ingredients To Super Healthy Smoothies

By | 2017-04-20T15:38:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Disease, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vitamins and Supplements|

Quick, easy, cheap, and healthy are generally not found all together in our country’s food sources.  A challenge for many of us is how to connect our stressed out, fast paced lives with the need for convenient, nutritious, and affordable meals.  One of the latest trends to fulfill this need has been the increasingly [...]

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Don’t Stretch Your Hamstrings

By | 2017-04-07T05:28:42+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Sports Injuries|

  A recent Facebook post of ours gathered a lot of attention.  The article “Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings.” was posted on March 23rd on the [Core] Chiropractic Facebook page detailing the dangers of stretching your hamstrings and why you should stop. I want to expand upon that article to help continue the conversation and [...]

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Allergies and Gardening

By | 2017-03-21T16:01:11+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Allergies, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vitamins and Supplements|

The long dark days of winter are slowly being replaced by the sunshine, warmth, and beauty of spring. While this seasonal shift is a welcome change for most people, those suffering from allergies gear up for a fight. Seasonal allergies are one of the most rapidly growing health concerns today, affecting 50 million people [...]

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