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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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