How Much Rest You Really Need Between Strength Workouts

a guy resting on the floor in the gym

Rest has a bit of a bad name in our fast-paced, achievement-oriented culture.  But rest is one of the many factors that contribute to good health and rest between strength workouts is no exception. Strength training is the deliberate building of muscle with exercise.  To build muscle, you need to force a process in your […]

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Snow Shoveling Safety

snow shoveling

Baby, it’s cold outside!  ‘Tis the season to saddle up and prepare to meet the snow with your trusty shovel. Which means it’s also time to talk about snow shoveling safety. During the season of ice and snow, so many people come to see me.  They’ve fallen.  They’ve tripped and done a faceplant in a […]

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Think Outside the Pillbox and Find a Natural Way to Alleviate Your Spinal Pain

man with visible spine holds his back

Nobody likes pain.  When it arrives, it’s normal to take the fastest route to relief (or what we believe the fastest route to relief is). That usually means reaching for the pillbox.  We know that drugs can stop the pain. But using drugs to manage pain is problematic.  Many of us do it, but what […]

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Nutrients Needed for Stronger Bones

fruit and vegetables coming out of a large pill

There’s a lot of talk out there about food these days.  Clean eating, the paleo diet, gluten intolerance, veganism and other eating strategies are a popular obsession. I think it’s great that people care more about they eat these days, but it’s important that our diets are balanced, to fuel our bodies adequately so we […]

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Marathon Injuries and Rehabilitation

marathon runners

To say that marathons demand a lot from the human body is stating the obvious, but marathon injuries and rehabilitation is something we do a lot of here at Back & Body, so the obvious shall be stated. Marathons, as those of us obsessed with them know, are a punishing pursuit, not for the faint […]

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Chiropractic Care — a True ‘Touchdown’ for the NFL

football NFL player

Athletes are a favorite of ours, here at Back & Body Medical.  As a chiropractor, I treat all kinds of athletes, from weekend warriors to the professionals. If there’s one thing that can be said for the NFL, it’s that provides one of the most physical sports theaters in the world.  NFL players quite literally […]

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Spinal Decompression Care – Chiropractic and Sports Recovery‎

spinal decompression therapy

In these pages, I often discuss what a great support chiropractic care is for sports recovery.  This post is dedicated to spinal decompression care and how it’s a modern answer to traditional traction. Don’t stop reading!  I know people don’t like that word (traction), but spinal decompression bears little relation to its earlier progenitor. Let’s […]

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Fall Sports, Head and Neck Injuries

football neck injury

Fall is here and with it, come the sports we all love over the season.  In the conduct of fall sports, head and neck injuries are quite common.  Weather conditions contribute to playing fields which are slick and sometimes unsafe.  Even with cleats helping us stay upright, we can be flat on our faces out […]

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Seek Immediate Car Accident Chiropractor Care

a woman feeling bad after car accident

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.  They’re jolting and frightening.  In the shock of impact, we sometimes fail to notice the signs we may be injured. Let’s talk about some of the most important reasons you should seek immediate chiropractic care following a motor vehicle accident. No pain, no injury? Just […]

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How Does Acupuncture Work – Does It Work? What Does It Treat?

acupuncture needles pinned to a female's knee

Acupuncture is a complementary discipline which originated in China thousands of years ago.  First approved for medical use by the FDA in 1996, acupuncture is rapidly gaining acceptance in Western Medical circles as a viable therapeutic response.  More than 3.5 million Americans now call on the therapy for a variety of physical ailments. Many of […]

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