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Stress Begets Pain; Pain Begets Stress: How To Break This Cycle

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Stress could be the source of your chronic pain

Often chronic pain emerges in the absence of any definable condition. While most people are familiar with chronic pain stemming from an acute injury, a degenerative condition or something like an autoimmune disorder, pain can exist as a standalone condition all to itself. When people come to us with physical pain that has manifested itself for more than 3 months without real relief, we need to form a picture of their life that goes beyond a physical examination and diagnostic analysis. What lifestyle factors could be contributing to this chronic pain? What we quite often find is that stress is pulling strings behind the scene. Here's how it works:

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Chiropractic is Frontline Senior Care

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A common misconception: chiropractic is too aggressive for older bodies

The fact is, every single person we see in our office gets their own, completely unique, treatment plan based on factors like age, physical condition, spinal condition and mobility. That's why we have great levels of success treating patients at all ages of life, from infants to seniors. Chiropractic is not too aggressive for older bodies. When we see an older patient, we take a different approach to spinal manipulation, using gentler techniques to get the intended result. Read on to find out why chiropractic is an important piece in any senior's care plan. 

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How to Stay Active During Pregnancy

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Staying active during pregnancy is important

It helps to ease the discomfort associated with a changing body, while reducing mental anxiety. Keeping yourself moving and gently exercising is the best way to keep yourself in a sound, balanced state both physically and emotionally, as you approach what will be a defining moment in your life. However, as the baby grows, your body will feel less and less like moving, and more and more like vegging and indulging. It is important to choose an appropriate level of exercise for each phase of pregnancy. In the third trimester, as you slow down physically, you can still stay active by taking easy walks. Here are some good ideas for staying active during pregnancy. 

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