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Soft Tissue Injuries: What You Need To Know

One of the most common types of injuries that Chiropractors treat for patients is Soft Tissue Injuries. These types of injuries are so common because Soft Tissue is responsible for connecting, supporting, and surrounding the structure and functionality of the body, including our bone and organ structure. Because of their involvement throughout the entire body, soft tissues can easily be exposed to injuries when a person is involved in an accident or over-exerts themselves. Chiropractic Care is so effective at treating Soft Tissue Injuries because Chiropractors have been trained to treat conditions of the Musculoskeletal system, which includes Soft Tissue. So how do Chiropractors treat Soft Tissue Injuries? Before we discuss the benefits of Chiropractic care for Soft Tissue Injuries, lets first discuss what exactly Soft Tissue and Soft Tissue Injuries are.
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Failed Back Surgery: The Dangers of Back Surgery

A study conducted at the UNC School of Medicine found that 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain. This is an alarmingly high number of people. The same study also claimed that “low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States and a common reason for missing work.” At that rate, you and your loved ones have a very high chance of being impacted by this chronic pain or injury, which will not only result in physical issues but also financial if you are required to miss work or spend an abundance of money on medical bills and treatment.  Back pain is nondiscriminatory and can impact people of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic status. Nobody is above its reach, and living with a back condition can severely impact your quality of life.  Most individuals will do anything they need to in order to relieve their symptoms, which means many people turn to surgery as their solution.  Although this is the solution often recommended by medical doctors, it should never be the first choice, except for extenuating circumstances.  Not only is back surgery dangerous, there is no guarantee that it will actually work.  Therefore, before taking this huge life-altering risk, you need to exhaust your other treatment options.
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Top 5 Benefits of Taking a Magnesium Supplement

Why Should I Take Magnesium? If you were told to close your eyes and name three natural sources of magnesium would you be able to do it? Go ahead and try. How many did you come up with? Did you think of nuts and bananas? Or what about spinach and whole grains? Do we even need magnesium? It turns out, it is actually a pretty healthy mineral, and with America's quick, on-the-go, fast-paced diet, there is a good chance that we aren't getting the magnesium (and other minerals and nutrients, for that matter) that we need from our diet alone. For a good list of food sources rich in magnesium, click here. So what exactly is magnesium and what does it do for the body?  
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Chiropractic Treatment Can Help The Opioid Crisis

on Jun 15, 2018 10:53:19 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | chiropractic care chiropractic benefits
Addition can Happen to Anyone  The opioid crisis is no laughing matter. Addiction is a real issue that needs to be addressed with loving hands. Where do we begin to help those suffering? We have to look at the root problem. It appears most individuals are getting hooked on opioids from real medical issues. Medications are being prescribed such as oxycodone to deal with pain, but in the process of healing people are gaining a new problem, addiction. No one wants to be in pain but are drugs the right answer to the problem? No. Unfortunately, doctors have not taken into consideration the outcome of their actions. There are so many drug issues today that it is referred to as the opioid crisis.
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How do Chiropractors Diagnose Injuries?

When a patient visits a Chiropractor, it is usually because they are in pain and discomfort in their back or neck. Many patients pain is being caused by an injury that they have suffered due to a car accident, or due to years of poor posture. Thankfully, Chiropractors are experts when it comes to issues of the musculoskeletal system, and can use their training to determine what exactly is the cause of your pain and then develop a customized treatment program to correct the underlying issue. However, in order to develop a treatment program that will be effective, Chiropractors must first arrive at an accurate diagnosis . The Diagnostic process that Chiropractors follow may slightly differ from doctor to doctor, but generally consists of three main phases:
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10 Stretches You Can Do At Home To Help With Back Pain

Having a sedentary lifestyle can be a real pain, especially for your back. Sitting all day in front of the computer won't give you the healthy lifestyle you want, despite being informational. Over time, you'll feel pain in the areas on and around your back. The spine isn't built to take too much strain for long periods of time. Whenever you're dealing with aches and pains on your back, it can sometimes stop you from doing simple tasks such as bending over to tie your shoes. If the pain is still bearable enough that you can move around, you can start doing simple stretching procedures to help ease and even treat the pain. In this post, our Florida Chiropractors cover 10 stretches you can perform in the comfort of your home to help with back pain.  
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What's the Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist

Is There a Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist? When we have musculoskeletal problems, some people are still in question if they should go to a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist. There are others who think that this two occupation are the same. Before going to a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist, you should learn about these two professions to fully understand what they can do to help with your current health condition. So what are some similarities and differences between the two?
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Chiropractic Care: It's Not Just for Your Back

Why is Chiropractic Care good for Back Pain?  This question may have crossed your mind before. Chiropractic care has existed since the 1800s and mostly focus on the spinal manipulation when it comes to treatment. This part of the body is the bridge that carries nerves and signals to the brain. So, if Chiropractors spend most of their time working on the spine, can they help other parts of your body? The answer is absolutely. Chiropractic methods can also involve pain management, nervous system re-adjustment, spinal realignment, and assisting in the relief and treatment in many other health issues. With that said, lets dig into some of the other areas chiropractic care can help with.
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How Chiropractors Can Help With Disc Injuries

Herniated and Bulging Discs are some of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in the back that Chiropractors see in their patients. Backbone discs are sensitive because they are like spongy pads found between the particular bone fragments, the vertebrae, of the spinal column. Generally known as intervertebral discs, each is a set, circular capsule about one inch in diameter and one-quarter inches thick. Each intervertebral disc has a biscuit-shaped framework with a jelly-like middle known as the Nucleus Pulposus and an extremely strong external membrane known as the Annulus Fibrous. As children, the spinal discs are fluid-filled sacs that start to solidify as part of the regular aging. By beginning adulthood, the blood supply stops and the soft inner material hardens. By middle age, your discs are hard, almost like a piece of hard rubber. This is why grownups are vulnerable to disc damage and Disc Degeneration.
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Chiropractic Adjustment: Understanding That "Popping" Sound During the Procedure

Chiropractic Adjustment: Understanding That Popping Sound during the Procedure When you are in pain, every day can be a struggle. Some people experience chronic pain as a part of their daily lives that is so debilitating they are unable to accomplish their daily tasks. But what about those headaches, backaches, and neck pains that don't deter your daily activities, they just make them less enjoyable? Chiropractic Care could be the answer in both situations. A Chiropractor is a medical professional who offers diagnoses and cure for neuromuscular disorders. Typically, these professionals emphasize their procedure through either manual adjustment or the spine’s manipulation. When thinking of the Chiropractor, your mind might jump to getting your back cracked...and then, 
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