6 Benefits of Spinal Decompression

spinal decompressionBack pain can range from temporary discomfort to constant pain to complete debilitation, and it can be caused by everything from a car accident to bad posture to manual labor to a sports injury to a desk job. One of the most effective treatments for back pain is spinal decompression, a non-invasive way to alleviate pressure that has built-up in between the vertebra in the discs of the back. The act of decompression allows nutrients and oxygen to flow back into the spine.

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Why Stress Causes Back Pain and Other Health Issues

stressed and chronic painStress is a powerful, overwhelming feeling. Not only can it make your heart race, your blood pressure rise, and your head hurt, stress can be responsible for serious neck, shoulder, and back pain. Stress also contributes to other chronic illnesses, impairs the healing process, and prevents you from feeling completely healthy.

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Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

thyroid therapyYou hear about it. You read about it. Underactive or overactive thyroid seems to be the culprit behind so many afflictions. But when you visit your doctor to inquire about your own thyroid function, you’re told that your blood test results are normal. So why can’t you escape the feeling that something still isn’t quite right? Find out what real thyroid therapy is and how it can uncover – and repair – the ways your body just might be betraying you.

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Diabetes: Prevent It. Control It.

prevent control diabetes with diabetes therapyIf diabetes runs in your family and you suspect you are at risk for developing this affliction, you can prevent it. If you already have diabetes, you can control it – and potentially even reverse it. Diabetes is not a life sentence. You can change how your body behaves with customized diabetes therapy.

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3 Sports That Can Cause Back Pain

sports injury back painAny activity that keeps you moving is good for your health. Many people choose sports to get their exercise, whether an organized team sport or solo endeavor. Working hard on a field or court or track builds stamina and is a great cardio workout. Unfortunately, playing hard can also lead to body injuries, most notably back pain.

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6 Common Diabetes Myths

diabetes mythsDiabetes is an easily misunderstood condition. There are misconceptions about who diabetes strikes, how the disease progresses, and whether it is curable. The diabetes myths that have staying power seem to be the biggest myths, and believing what isn’t true about diabetes can cost many people valuable time. Knowing the truth about diabetes helps you understand your risk factors, empowers you to take action, and makes it possible to maintain control of your health.

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Leg Pain? 4 Common Causes of Sciatica

sciatica back pain spinal decompression therapyLeg pain that varies from mild to intense pain is often caused by sciatica, a condition that develops when one of the sets of five nerve roots in the lower back is compressed. Sciatica can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs. The condition is bothersome, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. In the worst cases, sciatica can be debilitating. 

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7 Complications of Diabetes

complications of diabetesWhen you have diabetes, you are living with too much glucose in your blood. This condition can lead to serious health problems. Not all diabetics will develop health complications, and most of the long-term complications do develop gradually. Nevertheless, the longer you live with diabetes, and the less time you spend working to get your blood sugar under control, the greater the risk that you will develop serious obstacles to good health. Here are just seven of the most common complications of diabetes.

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Ongoing Health Problems? 5 Reasons You Need Functional Medicine

reasons to choose functional medicineFunctional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. Practitioners of functional medicine are focused on getting to the source of your health problems. There is no settling for covering up what’s happening by prescribing a medication and sending you on your way. There is no treating only the symptoms you’re exhibiting. In functional medicine, there is no stopping until the answer to “why” you have a health problem is answered.

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Stop Fat Gain Caused by Diabetes Medication

say no to diabetes medications and yes to diabetes therapyDiabetics are, essentially, fat-storing machines. Your hormones shift. The fat-creating hormones begin to dominate. Exercise programs are less likely to work. Sound familiar? All hope is not lost. The likely case is that you aren’t diabetic because of your weight. Diabetes, in fact, causes weight gain. And your diabetes medications are not helping.

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