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9 Key Points of an Ergonomic Workspace Design

No one wants to miss out on life due to a back or neck injury, if you are like most Americans your risk of being affected by a back or neck injury is increased due to prolonged periods of sitting each day.  Since you cannot always control how your workspace is set up or the …

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7 Methods To Cure A Sinus Headache At Home

It starts with pressure. You feel it in your face. You feel it behind your eyes. You can’t breathe. Your upper teeth hurt. Your ears feel full. Then, the throbbing in your head begins. Oh, the throbbing! You already know what it is…another sinus headache. So, you go to your doctor who gives you a …

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Is One of These 7 Daily Habits Crushing Your Spine?

Rarely is there a day that goes by that a patient does not come into my office suffering with lumbago, or as it is more commonly known, low back pain. It is an increasingly common ailment that can have multiple causes. As chiropractic physicians, it is our job to find the actual cause of this …

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Insomnia: a Telltale Sign of Stress

Patients tell me “I can’t sleep”, “I’m tired all the time, but when I get into bed at night, I just can’t fall asleep!” Why is this such a common problem? Understand that insomnia is a stress reaction. In fact it’s usually the first sign that your body is stressed out and out of balance. …

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Why do I have lower back pain?

“Yesterday I bent over to pick up an empty laundry basket and I must have turned the wrong way. Well I heard a “pop” and I didn’t think anything of it but today I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed it hurt so bad.” This is an example of one of the most …

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Weight Gain & Car Accidents

Did you know that a car accident you had 3-5 years ago could result in sudden weight gain? It’s true, many of my chiropractic patients in St. Petersburg who have experienced sudden weight gain (more than 20 pounds in one year’s time) had a rear end car accident approximately four years before the weight gain …

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What causes Tennis Elbow Pain?

Tennis elbow is pain which is experienced in one or both elbows. It is caused by compression to a nerve known as the “ulnar” nerve. Many people refer to that area as “the funny bone” which is isn’t actually a bone but an area where the ulnar nerve is very close to the surface of …

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Diabetes and Obesity Have Become an Epidemic

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cases of diabetes rose sharply this past year and CDC is blaming it on obesity. Since the year 2000, they have recommended increasing your physical activity and changing your diet. The result of this recommendation has not proved effective as many people don’t know what changes to …

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Gall Bladder Disease

Here’s this week’s Health Minute!

Importance of the Curves of the Spine

So I have my spine here… When you look at the spine, you can see that it has curves and this is done for strength. Get the idea that if this was straight up and down, the head being up here, and you took a blunt hit to the head. Can you see how this …

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Stress and the Adrenal Gland

Hi everyone! Did you know that you have an organ in your body that’s responsible for how you deal with stress? It’s called the adrenal gland. It’s a triangular shaped organ that sits on top of the kidney around the middle of your back on either side of your spine. Now the adrenal gland is …

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Ringing and Fullness in the Ear

Hi There. It’s Dr Colette. Let’s talk about what happens if you have a fullness feeling in your ear. Some people are bothered by ringing in the ears or a fullness feeling in the ear sometimes it’ll feel like they got a cotton ball jammed in there or they are underwater. It may only happen …

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Allergies

Hi there! It’s me again. Today we are going to talk about chiropractic and allergies. Allergies are very annoying. Sometimes people will complain that it has to do with being around oak trees or certain times of year like seasonal allergies. That may or may not be the case. One thing that you should pay …

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What About Blood Tests

Hi there! So today I’m going to talk to you a little bit about diagnostic tests. So I have patients who come to my office and they bring their blood work with them. And I say “Great. Blood work” I look at the results of their blood work. Sometimes its flagged within normal or abnormal …

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Anxiety

Hi everyone! Today we’re going to be talking about anxiety. Many of the patients that come in my office with a chief complaint of anxiety have a very specific history. They may or may not have been diagnosed with anxiety or be taking pills or medications for that condition. If the cause of the anxiety …

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Neurological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Today I’m going to talk to you guys in the audience about erectile dysfunction. That’s a big problem for both men and women because the women who are married to the men also suffer from that condition. So quite frankly, there are some cardinal signs that you may be heading in that direction and these …

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Colon Health

Hi there! Today we’re going to be talking about colon health. Did you know that one of the leading causes of cancer in this country…one of the leading cancers…is colon cancer? This is a deadly cancer and there are some signs and symptoms that can serve as an indication that you may be heading in …

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Do You Need to Have Your Tailbone Adjusted?

There are a few classic indicators that your tailbone has been misaligned or injured and may need to be put back in place. If you experience any of the symptoms listed in this article then you should get it checked out by a Chiropractic Physician who is familiar with correcting tailbone misalignment.The tailbone or coccyx …

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Is Your Thyroid Normal

Today’s topic is the thyroid. I have women that come into my office that want to lose weight and they’re frustrated, because they’re going to the gym four or five times a week and they’re doing cardio, working out hard, and they’re eating like a bird and they’re not losing any weight. In any case, …

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