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Shin Splints: What They Are and How to Help

What are shin splints? After your regular run or just sprint to be somewhere on time, do your shins throb and hurt? It might be shin splints, or what doctors call it Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. The reason is stress on your shinbone and the connective tissues that attach muscles to bones. They become sore […]

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3 Reasons Why Upper Cervical Care is Essential for Concussion Recovery

There are several ways in which upper cervical care may help with concussion recovery. For example, it may help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the brain, which can often occur after a concussion. It may also help to improve blood flow to the brain, which is important for healing and recovery. Concussion symptoms can […]

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Ankle Pain for Runners

Living in Colorado, running and hiking trails near us are favorite go-to activities after work and on weekends. Ankle pain is prevalent when running, but sometimes it is not enough to make a determined runner stop. There may be many triggers of ankle pain, so understanding what really triggers the pain (and when) is crucial in […]

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Preventative Care and Chiropractic

What is Preventative Care? In short, preventative care is the care a patient receives to prevent a disease or illness. In research, commonly referred to as “maintenance care”. It is frequently studied to see which conditions and populations it helps the most. For example, low back pain as a chronic condition and the elderly as […]

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Can Chiropractic Help With My Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the name provided to the pain caused by the sciatic nerve. Whatever irritates this nerve can trigger pain, from moderate to severe. Sciatica is normally triggered in the lower spine by an irritated nerve. The word “sciatica” is often mistaken with back pain in particular. Sciatica, however, is not only […]

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Stretching Basics: Why, How & When

There is a ton of information out there on why to stretch, how to stretch, and when to stretch. Do you stretch before or after you exercise, or both? Well, the following will clear up those questions. WHY Stretch? Stretching is important for gaining and maintaining proper range of motion. This increase in range of […]

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