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Industry Overview: Chiropractic Care

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Suzanne Carroll

Millions of Americans have sought pain relief through chiropractic treatments. As an alternative form of care, chiropractic doesn’t face the same scrutiny as traditional medicine, which makes it more important for patients to educate themselves about the field. The old image of chiropractors as “spine-crackers” is outdated; today, practitioners use an array of techniques to heal patients. Below, we’ll define some chiropractic approaches, offer some tips for spinal health and answer some questions you may have before seeking treatment.

Treatment Methods

Activator method
This method uses a small, handheld instrument to apply a quick, low-force pulse to the affected area, thereby restoring or improving the range of motion. It was developed as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine and extremities. Read more

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Holiday Stress-Busters

Posted on December 01, 2016 by James Florence

’Tis the season to be jolly, but for many people, the holidays are more synonymous with stress than merriment. From checking off your gift shopping list to getting your home ready to accommodate guests, the nonstop pace of the “holiday hustle” can eventually dim even the brightest of spirits. That’s why, in the interest of avoiding a yuletide meltdown, it’s important to be proactive about self-care in the weeks leading up to your seasonal celebration. Consider the following ideas for busting your stress buildup:

Practice simple stress-managing techniques. You may not realize it, but the power to alleviate stress is literally in the palm of your hand. For example, placing your palm to your forehead has a legitimate physiological effect. Read more

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Spinal Destination: The Rise of Chiropractic

Posted on October 27, 2015 by James Florence

More than 120 years since its inception, chiropractic treatment has finally come into its own as a health care alternative, having gained widespread acceptance by professionals and patients alike. According to Dr. Jag Dhesi, owner of Springtown Wellness Center in Livermore, more people than ever are turning to chiropractic treatment because they’re attracted by its attestable results and natural, non-invasive character. “There are few instances in health care where a patient comes into an appointment wincing with pain and walks out pain-free—especially without any kind of injection, pill or surgical procedure,” he says. “However, with chiropractic, that’s often the case.” Read more

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Savvy Consumer Tip: Avoiding Weight Loss Scams

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Chris Bjorklund

Do you know how to spot a weight loss scam? Watch this video for some helpful tips. Read more

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Minimize Spine and Neck Pain While Working at a Computer

Posted on November 04, 2013 by James Florence

Many people spend the majority of their workday sitting at a desk in front of a computer—an activity that often leads to spine and neck pain. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to minimize this type of discomfort.

Get a comfortable chair. If your work requires you to sit in a chair for most of the day, it’s a good idea to get one that minimizes back strain. Your desk chair should be adjustable and enable you to sit at a comfortable height in relation to your workstation. Adequate lumbar support is also important, whether built into the chair or in the form of a supplementary pad.

Maintain proper posture. Read more

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A Winning Formula for Weight Loss

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Chris Bjorklund

The secret to weight control is simply eating the right foods, in the right amount, at the right time. Maureen Sullivan, Founder & Chief Nutritionist of Lite for Life in Burlingame, has found no other “quick fix” in her 30 years of weight loss counseling. She educates her clients on the single most important aspect of nutrition – stabilizing blood sugar.

The biggest mistakes people make are skipping breakfast, exercising without eating before and after, and starting the day with caffeine and sugar (a mocha and a muffin). These habits create spikes and drops in blood sugar throughout the day. If blood sugar is too low before dinnertime, sweet treats are likely to be craved afterwards. Read more

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