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foods that fight migraines Bakersfield, CA

Did you know that these  5 foods you might have in your pantry right now can help stop intense migraine pain? Try to include these items into your next weeks meal-plan or you pantry in general. Having these items on hand and knowing their benefits could help you rely more on natural remedies than pain-killers to fight migraine pain when it arrives. Stop migraines pain in its tracks!

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stay healthy and pain free Bakersfield, CA

Nationally, pain is the leading cause of disability and the main reason most Americans access the healthcare system. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 1 in 3 of us are experiencing pain that lasts longer than 24 hours at any given time. While the source of our pain can sometimes be acute and need immediate medical intervention, others can be managed without the need for surgery. How important is pain relief, and what are some non-surgical alternatives for pain management?

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Car Accident - See A Chiropractor - Envista Medical

It’s estimated that more than 7.3 million Americans will report experiencing a motor vehicle accident in 2019 based on recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration findings, and about 2.5 million of those involved will unfortunately be injured.  After the immediate emergency of the situation, ensuring a fast recovery has everything to do with quickly receiving an accurate diagnosis of injury and appropriate care. When it comes to successful recuperation after an accident, could calling a chiropractor be your best bet?

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Spine Treatments Bakersfield, CA

The spine, or backbone, protects the spinal cord and is critical to our ability to bend our backs and stand. The spine starts to become narrower when you have spinal stenosis. If you do begin to suffer from this disease, you may experience a lot of pain arising from compression of your spinal cord and nerves as the channel becomes increasingly narrower. While there are various causes of this condition, with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, Bakersfield and Shafter patients can benefit from the expertise of a professional medical team that treats the source of their pain.

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Pinched Nerve Relief Bakersfield, CA

Electrochemical impulses travel between the brain and the body via the nerves. When a nerve becomes pinched (or compressed), you may suffer from muscular weakness and sensations such as pain, pins-and-needles, or loss of feeling. Permanent damage, evident in muscular atrophy and weakness, can arise from nerve compression.

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Relieve Neck Pain Bakersfield, CA

Neck pain is extremely common, occurring in approximately 1 out of 10 people, according to an analysis by the Medical College of Wisconsin. There are a variety of health conditions that can lead to chronic neck pain.

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Muscle Spasms Leading Cause of Back Pain Bakersfiled, CA

According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, more people suffer from low back pain than any other health condition. Annually, back pain symptoms impact half of all working people in the United States. The number of annual doctor visits for back pain is second only to upper-respiratory infections.

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Chiropractic Adjustments for Stress Relief Bakersfield, CA

Chiropractic care has long been used to treat pain conditions in specific areas of the body, such as the back, neck, and head. More recently, it has been embraced for its holistic effect on stress. By getting adjustments through a chiropractor, patients can experience stress relief (as described below) along with other health benefits.

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Thank you for choosing Envista Medical Neck & Back Center this year. May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.

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avoid tennis injuries this summer

Tennis is an exciting and fast paced sport, and while it’s not considered as “high impact” as other sports like football or soccer, the quick and forceful movements involved can definitely be taxing on the muscles, joints and bones in the body. Almost 18 million Americans play the game annually, and according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, up to 78,000 seek medical care for an injury sustained on the court. How can you work on your backhand without becoming a scratch for the season?

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Thank you for choosing Envista Medical Neck & Back Center this year. May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.

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There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-lived healthy immune system response and can present itself in many ways such as joint inflammation due to injury or as a response to illness such as bronchitis or a sore throat. This is the body using inflammation as part of the healing process. Chronic inflammation is persistent. It can also be present as joint inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis or in chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is when inflammation becomes a serious problem.

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Scientists have long believed that music is a powerful way to impact the way our brains process information. In recent years, the evidence has shown that a soothing melody can actually deliver pain relief.

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During the nine months of pregnancy, your body goes through an incredible number of physical changes, many of which contribute to various degrees of back pain. After delivery, you may be thinking that the worst is over, but your recovery will be unpredictable and back pain may be lingering. Are you nursing a hurting back? Here are some reasons your post-baby back may be giving you grief.

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Not long ago, following a gluten-free meal plan was only recommended for those with Celiac Disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that can cause damage of the lining of the small intestine. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, only about 1% of Americans have Celiac Disease. So why has the “gluten-freeweight loss trend become a $6 billion industry, and how can it help you?

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Diabetes management: it’s a task that sounds tedious but is critical to ongoing wellness for those afflicted with the disease. Let’s look at one diabetic’s story and pointers on how to handle your diabetes in the workplace.

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Getting diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) is not entirely negative: understanding the condition that you have is the first step in treating it. Let’s discuss OA, along with five natural therapies to curb pain and improve joint function.

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Do you want to prevent type 2 diabetes, or are you already diagnosed with the disease? Either way, it’s helpful to introduce foods that have a low glycemic load and are nutrient-dense.

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Have you been diagnosed with sciatica; or do you feel pain radiating through your lower extremities, from your buttocks and hips to legs and feet? Let’s look at the causes of sciatic nerve pain and ways to curb the symptoms.

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The number of people who are obese or overweight is staggering, a bigger population than was even alive in the 1920s. Extra weight is typically associated with pain. To get started with weight loss, try these body-trimming foods.

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Most of us will experience foot pain during our lives. Sometimes it results from a serious disease, such as diabetes or arthritis.

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Getting Back to Work After Experiencing Whiplash Bakersfield, CA

Whiplash is a neck condition that is incredibly common in the United States. Let’s look at the nature of the injury, along with treatment via chiropractic care and physical therapy.

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Spinal Manipulation for Pain Relief of Headaches Bakersfield, CA

If you are one of the many Americans suffering from headaches, chiropractic care could help.

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Tips for Exercising with Back Pain Bakersfield, CA

Back pain may make you feel like resting and staying off your feet, but stretching and exercise will actually help to alleviate the pain and assist the body’s natural healing response. Stretching is specifically powerful to prevent reinjury.

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High Fashion Might be Causing High Pain Bakersfield, CA

The Cannes Film Festival organizers drew ire at this year’s event when several women were reportedly turned away from premieres for not wearing high heels. Women were understandably upset at the idea that they would be forced to wear shoes that they know are bad for their health. As many as one in three women experience permanent damage from the footwear – such as arthritis, metatarsalgia, and even chronic neck pain.

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These 4 Exercises Can Lead to Injury Bakersfield, CA

As we all know, exercise is essential to good health, but (ironically enough) workout injury is incredibly common.It’s easy to damage your body while performing exercises if any of the joints involved don’t have enough range of motion, says New York City physical therapist Allison McGinnis.

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The Benefits of Pilates for Runners Bakersfield, CA

It’s natural to assume that the more you run, the more attuned you get to the movements of your body and the more your body achieves optimal fitness. Actually, while running is excellent for cardiovascular health, it often throws parts of your body into asymmetric relationships.

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Injured in a Car Accident? Seek an Immediate Medical Evaluation Bakersfield, CA

It’s not always easy to think clearly when you get into a car accident. A natural response is to want everything to get back to normal, but injuries often occur that aren’t immediately apparent.

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Fewer Pins and Needles: Neuropathic Pain Relief Bakersfield, CA

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is incredibly prevalent in the United States, with more than 20 million people suffering from the condition. The experience of the disease differs from patient to patient: symptoms can accrue gradually or strike suddenly and intensely. This disease can arise at any point in life but is most likely to occur in old age. Peripheral neuropathy is also expensive to the American taxpayer, with Medicare spending more than $3.5 billion to treat it each year

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How to Beat Runner's Knee Bakersfield, CA

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, which most people know as patellar knee-tracking syndrome or runner’s knee, is something that any active person can experience. The basic issue is that the patella (cap) is unable to smoothly move along the trochlea, its vertical track.

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Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping Bakersfield, CA

One of the main components of healthy living – allowing people to lose weight, prevent illness, increase energy, and reduce the risk of mood disorders – is decision-making at the grocery store. Before you can make the right choices, though, you need to know what the healthiest choices actually are.

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Spinal Decompression - How Does it Work for Back Pain? Bakersfield, CA

Spinal decompression is a form of therapy in which a traction table or other device stretches the spine in order to alleviate back or leg pain. The treatment method is FDA-approved, and its proponents say that it can benefit your health in numerous ways.

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Most doctors and researchers now agree that lower back pain relief is best effectuated through a biopsychosocial approach – a recovery plan that combines physical efforts with mental and interactive strategies. This tripartite model is the basis of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR).

According to Steve Kamper, PhD, of the University of South Australia’s Body in Mind (BiM) project, MBR is a care framework for chronic pain; it includes various therapeutic elements “that target different factors associated with the chronic pain presentation, [as] delivered by practitioners from different clinical backgrounds.”

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