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How to Practice Yoga Safely

How to Practice Yoga Safely By Dr. Dani Stekel Many people see yoga as being a calm, peaceful form of exercise (which it is) that does not put any stress on the body (which it definitely can). The truth is that yoga is very good exercise, and may be particularly useful for individuals who have […]

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The Latest on Treating Degenerative Disc Disease

The Latest on Treating Degenerative Disc Disease By Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a very common medical condition that affects a large and growing portion of the population.  In fact, the low back pain that often accompanies DDD is the leading cause of disability in people under age 45.  DDD has […]

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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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What is Scar Tissue and How Does it Affect Your Range of Motion?

What is Scar Tissue and How Does it Affect Your Range of Motion? By Dani Stekel D.C. Everyone develops scar tissue over time. This is the body’s normal reaction to injury-no matter how slight. Even simple actions that most people wouldn’t regard as injury-producing can lead to a buildup of scar tissue. Repetitive motions like […]

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Using Chiropractic to Treat Gout

Using Chiropractic to Treat Gout By Dani Stekel D.C. Once considered the “disease of kings” and wealthy aristocrats, gout is becoming a much more common problem throughout the western world today.  Gout is a painful condition caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the body’s soft tissues and joints.  Recurrent bouts of gout […]

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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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Can Chiropractic Care Help You Recover from Back Surgery?

Can Chiropractic Care Help You Recover from Back Surgery? By Dani Stekel D.C. Luckily, surgery is only necessary in a relatively small number of cases involving back problems.  Non-invasive methods such as chiropractic care are available for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including back pain, sciatica and herniated discs.  However, in some severe […]

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Pregnancy and Sciatica

Pregnancy and Sciatica By Dani Stekel D.C.   Pregnancy involves a broad range of rapid changes to a woman’s physiology, including changes that can vary widely from one woman to the next.  Sciatica is a common symptom associated with pregnancy and is caused by pressure or injury to the sciatic nerve.  The common signs of […]

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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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