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Returning to College: Oh my Back!

Not all of the challenges of going back to college involve hitting the books. Whether you’ve been away for a semester or decades, you may find that you’ve changed since the last time you were on campus. As such, it’s vitally important you take some of time and figure out how to deal with some…

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Realistic Expectations for Exercise

Realistic Expectations for Exercise Reconditioning after an injury is difficult. While simply regaining common, every day function may be a goal for some, others want to work on their own use this opportunity to get back in shape. If you’re in Rochester, NY and are interested in reconditioning exercises, we suggest you begin with knowing…

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It’s Not the Weight, It’s The Motion

The healthy human spine consists of 33 bones, named vertebrae. The upper (cervical) includes 7, the mid (thoracic) includes 12 and the lower (lumbar) includes 5. Those vertebrae are traditionally considered to account for a total of 24 joints. Along with the sheer skeletal structure, flexible discs exist between the vertebrae acting as “shock absorbers”…

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Back Health While on Vacation

In the Northeast, summer is a precious time of year. Known for our long winters and seasonal changes, Summer weather can vary greatly. That’s one of the reasons so many people in the greater Rochester area travel outside our region for vacations. A change of scenery, seeing friends and family and an opportunity to do…

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Gardening: Protecting your Knees & Elbows

Now that the warm months are upon us in Rochester New York, we’re all getting out to enjoy the weather. Along  with that comes more exercise. While some exercise is just for enjoyment others are part of “home maintenance”, like gardening. And YES, we’re beginning to see a LOT more of our clients from Rush…

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What is a Chiropractor?

A Chiropractic Doctor is a healthcare professional who focus on treatment of the spine and overall skeletal functions of the human body. A Chiropractic Doctor treats through manipulating and adjusting the spine and joints. Chiropractors use a non-surgical method of treatment most commonly with the goal of re-establishing normal spinal and muscular mobility. A component…

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Wellness Chiropractic

Wellness chiropractic is an important component of overall health. Wellness chiropractic treatment can maintain improvements made during active care chiropractic treatment. Although Chiropractic is often considered a reactive treatment, “Wellness chiropractic care” is viewed as preventative or maintenance care.   Difference between Active Care and Wellness Care  The purpose of active care is to relieve pain. This…

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Lower Back Pain from Sitting

Did you know that just the act of sitting can increase pressure on your spine up to 40%? Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that chiropractors hear and address. Lower back pain from sitting seems inescapable in our tech-driven world. There are however plenty of ways to combat it. Common sense…

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Chiropractic Insurance Coverage

Chiropractic Insurance Coverage varies greatly from one insurance company to the next. It is important to know what your insurance covers for chiropractic care as well as understanding what your financially responsibilities may be. Insurance coverage may depend on factors such as: Meeting your deductible amount Type of care for which you’re seeking treatment The event…

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Car Accident Tips from a Chiropractor

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life that many of us have experienced. While the vast majority of these are not life threatening, even a simple parking lot fender-bender can produce lasting, negative effects. Back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain can linger and transform into chronic conditions that persist for years. In some…

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