Back & Neck Pain


What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

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Jun 2017

What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

Flip-flops. Call them thongs, call them zories, these familiar casual sandals are the essence of summer. They’re easy to put on and slip off, and they’re just a whisper away from bare-footing it. They’re cheap and fun, coming in a million and one colors. Most amusing of all, they’re a wearable daily example of onomatopoeia–a word formed from a sound associated with what the word...

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It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

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Jun 2017

It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

Many of us remember that day in gym class every year when the school nurse screened us for scoliosis. Many Minnesota students get these checks today, and with good reason: scoliosis is the nation’s most common spinal deformity and affects approximately 3 percent of Americans. While scoliosis is fairly prevalent, many of us don’t know how to spot it in our growing kids. In the...

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The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

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Apr 2017

The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

April is Stress Awareness Month. (It’s also file-your-tax-return month. Coincidence? We doubt it….) Excess stress is no fun. Increasingly, however, research is finding that stress is clinically unhealthy in a variety of concrete ways. At Life Wellness Center, we focus on the triad of health. The three pillars are mental, physical, and nutritional health. Keep all three strong and in balance, then you’re in good...

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12 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

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Dec 2016

12 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Eat Well The holiday season is practically defined by edible temptations. Take the middle road–enjoy treats in moderation. You’ll feel deprived if you don’t indulge at all, so plan on some treats, and eat healthily when you’re not in social situations. Maintain Your Exercise Routine Even if your schedule is packed, reserve time for your workouts. You’ll need the endorphins and the stress release more...

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Majority of Americans Suffer Back or Neck Pain

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Oct 2016

Majority of Americans Suffer Back or Neck Pain

Back and neck pain are among the main reasons patients consult a chiropractor. A Gallup poll taken during winter 2016 reveals just how prevalent neck and back pain are in the US. According to Gallup results, one in four adults has sought care for back or neck pain in the last year. Over the course of their lifetimes, 65% have sought care for the same....

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Healthy Posture for Kids–Beware of Overloaded Backpacks and Texting

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Aug 2016

Healthy Posture for Kids–Beware of Overloaded Backpacks and Texting

Practicing good posture is challenging at any age. Wouldn’t it be great if we all developed great postural habits as kids? However, kids today face more challenges to practicing good posture than ever. Two factors can have a huge impact on posture: texting and overloaded daypacks. First, let’s talk about texting, or use of any handheld digital device. It’s natural to hold it somewhere near...

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