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  • Useful Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    Useful Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    As with so many things, when it comes to neck pain, an ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure. It's true that some causes of neck pain, such as age-related wear and tear, are not under your control. On the other hand, there are many things you can do to minimize your risk. One place to start is to look at how you sleep and what effect this may have on neck pain.

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  • How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    There are numerous soft tissues (including muscles, tendons, and ligaments) that attach in and around your cervical spine (neck). These muscles, tendons, and ligaments all work in tandem to support your neck and head. At the same time, they also enable movement in your neck. A neck strain or sprain occurs when one or more of these soft tissues is stretched beyond its normal range (or is injured in another way).

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  • Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Hand & Basal Joint

    Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Hand & Basal Joint

    The regenerative treatments for CMC Arthritis and other injuries and conditions in the hand joints and wrist utilizes your own stem cells, blood platelets and/or growth factors to help repair damaged areas that are causing pain.

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  • Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Elbow Injuries, Overuse Conditions and Arthritis

    Stem Cell & PRP Procedures for Elbow Injuries, Overuse Conditions and Arthritis

    If you are experiencing elbow pain, Stem Cell & Platelet Rich Plasma procedures are likely an excellent treatment option. In recent years, several studies have shown the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in treating elbow tendon and ligament issues. In fact, these studies are so decisive that at this point in time, there are very few cases where surgery would be recommended for anything but the most severe elbow injuries.

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  • Why Your Hands and Feet Hurt So Badly When They’re Cold

    Why Your Hands and Feet Hurt So Badly When They’re Cold

    It’s not just that your fingers feel cold when you trudge through the snow (or frolic, depending on your opinion of winter). It’s impressive, this change, “Within a couple of minutes, people’s fingers turn pale, then blue, and once they’re reheated, they turn red. It’s a pretty dramatic response.”

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  • Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Traveling can take a toll on the body physically, mentally and emotionally. While travel often involves excitement and anticipation, the experience can also trigger anxiety, stress, and fear. Traveling disrupts our natural circadian rhythm while low oxygen levels, humidity and sudden changes in pressure all have varying levels of negative side effects. Luckily there are several ways you can minimize and combat the effects of flying and travel.

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  • The Role of Acupuncture in Treating Chronic Pain

    The Role of Acupuncture in Treating Chronic Pain

    Acupuncture (a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM) is a practice 3,500 years older than traditional Western medicine. It works by applying needles, heat, and pressure to specific points on the body. The theory is that invigorating these points releases or redirects the body’s natural energy known as chi or qi because illness and pain come from blockages or imbalances of this vital life force.

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  • Five Benefits of Turmeric

    Five Benefits of Turmeric

    Turmeric is a vibrant orange rhizome (root). Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
    Studies have shown positive benefits of curcumin (one of the active compounds in turmeric), the active ingredient in turmeric, including supporting a balanced inflammation response, boosting your body’s natural defenses, supporting flexibility and clearing brain fog.

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  • Myths about Back and Neck Pain

    Myths about Back and Neck Pain

    Myth 1: Rest is the best way to treat my pain
    Myth 2: Your spine is fragile and easily injured
    Myth 3: The doctor didn't find anything wrong, so the pain must be all in my head
    Myth 4: My parent(s) had a back or neck condition, so I will as well

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  • Whiplash Symptoms May Be Hard for Others to Understand

    Whiplash Symptoms May Be Hard for Others to Understand

    A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck (cervical spine) unexpectedly get whipped back and forth. In today’s world, this injury most commonly happens when hitting from behind by a vehicle.

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