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How Does Chiropractic Help Relieve Pain?

How Does Chiropractic Help Relieve Pain? By Dani Stekel D.C.     The impetus for many people to seek chiropractic help is acute or chronic pain, most commonly in the lower back or neck and shoulders.  Although patients want the chiropractor to help with the underlying problem, lessening their pain is a very important part […]

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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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Why We Shrink as We Get Older

Why We Shrink as We Get Older By Dani Stekel D.C.   If you’ve ever noticed that the car ahead of you in traffic seems to be driving itself, there’s a good chance that the person driving it is elderly. Shrinking in height as we age is quite normal, and some people start to get […]

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Sprains and Strains: What Are They and What’s the Difference?

Sprains and Strains: What Are They and What’s the Difference? By Dani Stekel D.C.   Most people are understandably confused about what constitutes a sprain and what constitutes a strain.  Both injuries cause pain and can interfere with your ability to move.  The difference is really quite small: a strain involves injury to a muscle […]

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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 […]

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Do Glucosamine Supplements Really Help Reduce Joint Pain? What Does the Science Say?

Do Glucosamine Supplements Really Help Reduce Joint Pain? What Does the Science Say? By Dani Stekel D.C. Glucosamine is currently one of the most commonly used dietary supplements in the US. With major increases in the rate of obesity and the osteoarthritis that often stems from it, many people are eager to find a solution […]

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What is a Compression Injury?

What is a Compression Injury? By Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. While there are several different types of compression injury, all involve the compression of nerve tissue. For our nervous system to work properly, the nerves throughout the body must be free of pressure so they can easily send signals back and forth from the extremities, […]

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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: 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 long […]

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Chiropractic Rehabilitation Significantly Helps Scoliosis Patients

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Significantly Helps Scoliosis Patients By: Dani Stekel D.C. Scoliosis is a condition in which the spinal column appears curved rather than straight when viewed from the back. Symptoms include pain, restricted upper body movement and, in more severe cases, increased pressure on the heart and lungs. The misalignment of the vertebrae that is […]

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