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Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Did you know that there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves that perform some highly sophisticated functions? Some of these direct the activities of our muscles, some relay information from the sensory organs to the brain, and some are linked to internal organs such as the heart and lungs. Injuries to the neck and head […]

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Oh My Aching Head!

It’s back again – that dull steady pain that starts at the back of your head and moves forward, making you feel as though your head is being squeezed in a vice. Sometimes it lasts for a half hour, other times it may last for weeks on end. Tension headaches, also known as stress headaches, […]

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Solutions for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is made up of four tendons that attach four muscles to your upper arm so you can freely move your shoulder, the joint with the widest range of motion in your body. Think about all the things you do, from raising your arm, to reaching for something, to swinging a golf club […]

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The Controversy Over Food Irradiation

Each year, food-borne microorganisms (e-coli, salmonella) are responsible for approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths, just in the U.S. alone. In an effort to curb this trend and ensure the safety of the food you eat, irradiation is being used to destroy disease-causing organisms found in food, a process that treats foods […]

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Colic

Your tummy hurts. You have a terrible headache. You can’t sleep and you’re cranky. One more thing: you can’t ask for help because you’re only two weeks old! So you cry. And cry. And cry. And your parents feel helpless. Indigestion? Infantile colic was first thought to be merely indigestion. The most widely accepted definition […]

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Sick Care or Life Care?

We often hear the words “health care” in the news. But usually they’re talking about “sick” care. Care that is administered to someone who already has symptoms of an illness or injury. Often times, “healthcare” refers to the heroic efforts we see in the media and on television to save a person’s life using drugs […]

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Are You a Log? A Starfish?

Sleeping used to be simple. You climbed into bed, pulled up the covers and closed your eyes. Today, it takes a consulting firm to figure out all the choices – conventional mattress or air, posturpedic or tempurpedic, ergonomic pillow or Scandinavian goose down? And what about sleeping positions? It turns out they have names, and […]

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The Rodney Dangerfield on our Backs

The cervical spine – that is, the upper seven of our vertebrae – must surely rank among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. Its 37 separate joints endlessly allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all the while obeying constant commands from the special senses and reflex […]

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Wellness

To visit the doctor when you’re feeling great is something new. Yet, a growing number of people who want to be and do their best are visiting chiropractors on a regular basis – to stay well, not just to take care of their back pain! The First Symptom Remember staying home from school when we […]

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PMS

Estimates suggest that up to 90% of women suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with 10 -20% experiencing severe or disabling symptoms. If you’re resolved not to give in to menstrual or premenstrual discomfort, and you want a natural solution that avoids drugs, many women turn to chiropractic. The Lumbar Spine Your nervous […]

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