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Pain Post-Exercise: When Should I Be Concerned

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You just got done with a particuarly grueling workout

Your muscles are responding the way you expected them to: by being sore. You know this one is going to require a substantial period of rest, maybe even an ice pack. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a ubiquitous feature of the post-exercise period and it is important to take note of its severity. While low-grade DOMS remains manageable and should not be worried about, more pronounced soreness in the muscles is a sign of actual muscle damage. Soreness, swelling and inflammation can be dealt with usually natural methods of pain management, but make sure to listen to your body if it is telling you something is wrong. In more extreme cases, DOMS can be an indicator of permanent muscle damage. This blog is designed to help you know when to worry about pain after exercise.

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Hydration’s Role in Spinal Health

Your spine suffers when you are dehydrated

If you didn’t have enough reasons to start getting your daily ration of water, the spine should be your new number One. Your discs are under enough stress as it is, dealing with the downward force of gravity, your body’s weight and the accumulated negative force of your bad habits like poor posture and body mechanics. Why then do we increase the burden by starving our bodies of the water and nutrients they need to succeed? That is exactly what we do when we neglect to get the proper amount of fluid into our diet on a daily basis. 

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Soft Tissue Therapy Helps You Feel Your Best

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Soft tissue therapy is a powerful part of the chiropractic care regimen

While spinal adjustments form the basis of therapy for chiropractic care, our approach to holistic health encompasses a wide range of other therapies. We work with you to create a comprehensive plan for treatment that incorporates multiple varieties of treatment that will directly address your needs and goals in healthcare. One of these treatments is soft tissue work. Soft tissue therapy shares the common goal of all our modalities of helping you relieve pain and improve function so that you can live your best life. 

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