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Hurricane Safety: 3 Easy Steps to Preparedness

Be ready for an emergency by following these easy 3 steps to preparedness:

  1.  Assemble an emergency preparedness kit.
  2.  Create a household evacuation plan that includes your pets.
  3.  Stay informed about your community’s risk and response plans.
     Download the Emergency App for iPhone or for Android.

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NFL Players Advocate for Regular Chiropractic Care

The football season is finally upon us! Did you know that chiropractic plays a vital role in keeping players healthy? In the NFL, chiropractors are seen as vital support to their overall health and wellness. Certified NFL trainers agree that chiropractic care is very important when it comes to “treating low back and other musculoskeletal injuries.” According to a recent study done by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, a “substantial portion of NFL trainers have developed cooperative relationships with chiropractors, with 77% having referred a player to a chiropractor. 100% percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor officially on staff.” 

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The Truth About Gluten

Problems with gluten are becoming an epidemic. With the most recent research showing that consumption of gluten and its closely related compounds can cause innumerable disease processes, there is a lot that is still not understood by both the general public and those in the medical field. Many people have heard of a gluten sensitivity or know someone who suffers from Celiac disease, but this issue reaches much further.

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Runners Knee: What you Need to Know

Knee pain is a relatively common complaint we see here at Keith Clinic but any chiropractic office, especially within the running community. Some may come in with a little knee clicking, some have used Google to self-diagnose themselves with IT Band syndrome because it is so common in the running population, and some won’t even notice the knee pain until they’re 15 miles into a marathon. But everyone with any kind of knee pain, runners or not, should take a step back and consider a few things.

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Teach Me Tuesdays – Bulges and Degeneration

 

As advanced imaging is getting more affordable and available, it is important to point out a few things about your most recent MRI. In the last several years, more doctors have utilized both X-rays and MRI’s to better help explain away why a patient is having specific symptoms; both in the neck and lower back. Studies have shown, however, that a certain degree of degeneration is normal. When using this technology on an asymptomatic subject, or someone who has no complaints of neck or lower back pain, images show that even 30% patients in their 20’s will show at least 1 disc bulge. When we get past the age of 50, we see a rise in this number to at least 60% and the degree of degeneration starts to rise. Finally, 77% of patients over the age of 70 will show at least 1 disc bulge and signs of degeneration in people with no symptoms what-so-ever.

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Summer Activities & Your Spine

The dog days of summer are approaching with warm weather and vacation plans.

Perhaps you have a road trip nearing that you’ve been planning for months. Maybe you just want to have a “staycation” this year and do some gardening and chores around the house. Whatever form your relaxation takes, always be aware of your spine. No one wants to arrive at their destination or come home with back pain.

Let’s look at some warm weather snafus that can ruin your summer fun.

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Teach Me Tuesday’s – Ankle Sprains

 

One of the most common injuries in all of athletics, ankle sprains claim fame in soccer, football, dance, tennis and just about any other sporting event you can think of! If you have been a victim of this not so fun injury, you know just how annoying it can be getting back to your sport pain-free. Before we discuss some of the best, most common treatments for this injury, let’s first look at some of the anatomy and mechanisms behind what occurs in an ankle sprain.

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Curing Winter Ailments with Chiropractic Care

With temperatures dropping, the urge to sit inside and curl up on the couch is becoming harder to deny, especially if you’re feeling stiff or sick from the cold. However, it’s important to make sure that you are taking care of your body and staying healthy throughout all seasons. Thankfully, chiropractic care is an effective method for alleviating your cold weather ailments!

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How to Prevent the 4 Most Common Ski Injuries

While skiing and snowboarding are two of the world’s most popular winter sports, they are also two of the most dangerous. Since skiers can reach speeds anywhere from 25 to 45 miles per hour, injuries are an almost an inevitable part of the sport. In fact, over 200,000 injuries required treatment in a doctors office or hospital as the result of skiing and snowboarding-related activities in 2014. 

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