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How Chiropractic Can Help You After a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may feel a sense of shock or distress.

Dealing with logistics like insurance and car repairs may even cause you to put off seeking medical treatment, especially if the accident didn’t cause obvious injuries.

Like any trauma, a car accident causes your adrenaline levels to spike. This hormone prepares your body for action in high-stress situations and has a numbing effect on pain. After the threat is gone, you may begin to feel soreness and discomfort that you hadn’t felt immediately after the accident.

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Have a Headache? High Salt May Be the Culprit

poor-nutrition We are all aware that it’s important to limit the amount of salt that we eat, and part of the problem is literally in our heads. High intake of sodium contributes to head pain, according to a new study that appeared in the December 11 issue of the UK’s BMJ Open. The connection between dietary salt and headaches is strong in another, separate way as well: high sodium causes blood pressure to rise, which in turn leads to headaches.

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Top 4 Causes of TMJ and How You Can Prevent It

TMJ (temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder) is more common than you think. According to William De Vizio, DMD, more than 10 million Americans are afflicted with TMJ. It is experienced most often by women who are in their 20s or 30s, though it can affect anyone.

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3 Strengthening Exercises For Upper Back & Neck Pain

Today is part 3 of our 3-part strengthening exercise series, and this week is focusing on upper back and neck pain. These fast and easy strengthening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic upper-back and neck pain if done regularly. Always remember to talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program. Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic upper back pain!

3 Strengthening Exercises For Upper Back & Neck Pain

The Top 5 Causes of Migraines and How to Prevent Them

The pain of a migraine is all too common to Americans. According to Migraine.com, almost 40 million people in the United States experience migraines, with some studies suggesting that migraines are experienced by 13% of American adults. Those most affected by migraines are Caucasians and more than 70% have a family member who also suffers. Additionally, women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines. What can be done to stop migraine pain?

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How does your diet affect headaches?

What you eat can play a huge role in the amount of headaches you have (headache frequency) and the severity of pain you experience (headache intensity). That is true both with migraines (vascular constriction and dilation) and other types of headaches (vascular constriction). Lifestyle choices and other, often environmental, factors that tend to be a direct cause of individual headache attacks are called triggers. Dietary triggers are extraordinarily common.

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The Best Pillow and Mattress Choice for Neck and Back Pain

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If you or someone you love wakes up with neck stiffness or pain, or lower back pain, you may need a new pillow or mattress. But there are so many choices – how do you know which one is the right one for your specific neck or back? Below, Dr. Thomas Morgan of Pain Stop Avondale Clinic discusses what the best pillow choice is for neck pain sufferers and those with Forward Head Posture, and the best type of mattress to buy for lower back pain. If you’re looking for the perfect meaningful gift idea this holiday season, you might consider a new mattress or pillow – or tell Santa it’s on your list!

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