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Walking Your Way to Fitness: The Latest Research

Walking Your Way to Fitness: The Latest Research By Dani Stekel D.C. You do not need to join a gym to increase fitness. Walking is one type of exercise that is free and available to anyone possessing a sturdy pair of shoes. It is a low-impact form of exercise that is appropriate for all age […]

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Chiropractic Adjustment Can Lower Blood Pressure

Chiropractic Adjustment Can Lower Blood Pressure By: Dani Stekel D.C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three American adults has high blood pressure. This serious condition can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, which are among the three leading causes of death in the US. […]

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Shoulder Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options

Shoulder Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options By: Dr. Dani Stekel DC While we generally think of arthritis as being associated with old age, shoulder arthritis is not uncommon among younger people as well. Any injury to the shoulder, such as a dislocation or a fracture, can eventually lead to shoulder arthritis. The shoulder consists of […]

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Steroid Injections for Back Pain: Understanding the Risks

Steroid Injections for Back Pain: Understanding the Risks By Dani Stekel D.C. Chronic lower back pain is no fun. It is so not fun that many patients who are afflicted with it will try almost anything to rid themselves of the constant pain and discomfort. Increasingly, medical doctors are prescribing epidural steroid injections – anti-inflammatory […]

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Preventing Back and Neck Injuries in Young Football Players

Preventing Back and Neck Injuries in Young Football Players   By: Dani Stekel D.C. When you’re young it’s easy to believe you’re invincible and that accidents and injuries are things that only happen to other people.  However, when kids play a contact sport such as football, there’s a very real risk of injuries that can […]

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Stress and the Mind-Body Connection

Stress and the Mind-Body Connection By Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. For many years, the medical profession considered the mind and body to be separate spheres with little effect on each other. However, researchers have begun to take much greater notice of the connection between the two in recent decades. Not only is it obvious that […]

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How Much Sleep Do People Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do People Really Need? By Dani Stekel D.C. There is no short, simple answer to the question of how much sleep people really need.  Our requirement differs depending on our age and individual needs.  For instance, preschool-aged children (3 to 5 years) need between 11 and 13 hours of sleep per night.  […]

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How Does Chiropractic Help Increase Range of Motion and Flexibility?

How Does Chiropractic Help Increase Range of Motion and Flexibility? By: Dani Stekel D.C.   When we’re younger, it’s easy to take our extensive range of motion and flexibility for granted.  But as we age, a number of health conditions and the cumulative effects of wear and tear can affect our ability to move the […]

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How Does Chiropractic Help Increase Range of Motion and Flexibility?

How Does Chiropractic Help Increase Range of Motion and Flexibility? By Dani Stekel D.C. When we’re younger, it’s easy to take our extensive range of motion and flexibility for granted.  But as we age, a number of health conditions and the cumulative effects of wear and tear can affect our ability to move the way […]

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What Does it Mean to Be “Double Jointed” and is it Dangerous?

What Does it Mean to Be “Double Jointed” and is it Dangerous? By Dani Stekel D.C.   If you have ever seen a contortionist in a circus or know someone who can bend their thumb back far enough to touch their wrist, you have seen an example of someone who is double-jointed.  However, the term […]

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