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3 Breathing Exercises to Master Your Sleep

After a long day of work, house chores, and playing with our children, we long for a good night’s sleep. But when this is not possible many problems arise: Lack of alertness Daytime sleepiness Inability to think, remember and process information Relationship stress Low-quality life More chance to have an accident Not to mention that

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Move it or Lose it!

Joint Health: Move it or Lose It As a chiropractor, I commonly see people with complaints of neck and back pain. Usually I’ll take a set of x-rays to assess what their spine looks like, and sadly, I often have to tell them that they have some degree of spinal degeneration. Spinal degeneration presents as

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Concussion and Kids in Sports

Concussions discussion has becoming increasingly common, especially with the discussion about football, particularly among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that there are up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year. Concussions are a problem. By definition, a concussion is trauma to the brain. A concussion injury literally jolts the brain,

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Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 1: Common Spine Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs) are a common cause of spine injuries. You will often hear specific phrases such as whiplash, herniated discs, and vertebral fractures in relation to neck, midback, and low back pain. But what do these mean? Whiplash Whiplash is a general term associated with the motion of the neck during a car

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Three Exercises to Relieve Mid Back Pain

Hello all! I have recently had an influx of patients with one problem in common – Mid Back (thoracic spine) pain. I wanted to take the opportunity to share a few exercises to help alleviate some of these symptoms. 1. Seated Thoracic Extension: Being seated near the edge of a chair. Place your hands behind

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Long Term Concussion Effects

For the hundreds of thousands of individuals[1] who suffer from concussion (also called traumatic brain injury) per year, a common question is what the long term effects are from such an injury. Understanding this could not only impact treatment options and patient education, but when this arises in a legal case it can impact the

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Chiropractic for Cervicogenic Headaches

Recently, and article published in the BioMEd Central Research Notes, July 24, 2017, found that Chiropractic care, specifically Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation, was a safe and significantly effective treatment method for cervicogenic (from the neck) headache. This is a very common form of headache pain, and from a chiropractic perspective, very easy to treat. With the

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Orthotics For Treatment of Low Back Pain

Very often when someone has Low Back Pain, they don’t often consider that their feet, and more specifically their abnormal foot biomechanics, may be playing a role in their Low Back Pain. Dr. Garreth MacDonald, Eugene Chiropractor, has been using a scan device from Footmaxx to analyse patient’s foot biomechanics for the past 15 years.

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Soccer CTE

We have been hearing lots of news recently about something called CTE, concussions and brain injury in NFL players. These findings are consistent with boxers having sustained repeated blows to the head. The long-term neurodegenerative consequence of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rTBI) was originally termed “punch drunk syndrome” in boxers; it is now known

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Diaphragm Breathing

Diaphragm Breathing   What is the Diaphragm?   The diaphragm is a large, thin, dome-shaped muscle that divides the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal (belly) cavity. As the diaphragm contracts and moves down, the lungs are able to expand and fill with air. Breathing with your diaphragm along with breathing through your nose, is

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