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Research-Backed Ways to Relieve Sciatica Back Pain Without Surgery

By Dr. Jason Crist / November 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Research-Backed Ways to Relieve Sciatica Back Pain Without Surgery

Have you ever immediately stopped in your tracks or fallen to your knees because of a sudden onset of sciatica pain? Perhaps your low back “locked-up” and pain shot down your leg after a simple sneeze or cough or you bent over to pick something up. Talk about one of the most unwelcome surprises of…

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Top Healthcare Organizations Now Agree on What to Do for Low Back Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Top Healthcare Organizations Now Agree on What to Do for Low Back Pain

Would you be surprised if we told you that low back pain may well be the number one source of disability across the globe? You might. Would you be surprised if we told you that we were 99.9% certain you had experienced back pain in the last month? Probably not. After all, everyone deals with…

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Key Ways Expecting Families Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Key Ways Expecting Families Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

A woman’s body undergoes many transformations during and after months of pregnancy. Some of these changes are easily recognized, such as an expanding abdomen and episodes of morning sickness, while others less well known. In fact, some common physiological changes can catch expecting mothers by surprise. Why it Matters: Before we dive into those changes,…

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The Brain + Spine Connection

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 17, 2022 / Comments Off on The Brain + Spine Connection

Bottom Line: Odds are, you’ve pondered on the brain-body connection a time or two here and there, and for good reason. Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain or spinal cord – commonly referred to as our central nervous system. The spinal cord both carries nerve signals from the brain to…

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Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger or felt a sharp pain in your back when moving, the cause may have been some sort of dysfunction with one or more of the facet joints (often the lumbar facet joints) of your spine. So, what are the facet joints?…

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Is There a Perfect Posture?

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Is There a Perfect Posture?

Bottom Line: “Sit up straight and stop slouching!”We’ve all heard (or said) it a million times in the name of having perfect posture.You’ve likely heard this since childhood, and for good reason.Poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life.Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper back (thoracic…

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Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Bottom Line: Spending more time on the couch, at your computer, and on your mobile devices has probablyled you to visit Google to search for ways to start improving your posture a time or two.Those searches have probably also left you wondering… what exactly is posture?Well, posture is the position that your body maintains while…

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The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Bottom Line: Posture can either work for or against us.Take it from the leading posture correction specialist in Franklin, TN.Each day we’re learning more and more about new health conditions associated with prolonged sitting, ill-positioned technology, and even furniture that may have been repurposed to suit the frantic requirements levied at the start of the…

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How to Stretch Your Way to Better Health

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Stretch Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line: Life is motion.“Motion is lotion” for your body.You get the idea.The point is that moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness, and stretching (and knowing how to stretch properly) is just as important to making sure you’re moving well.The truth is, stretching is an often overlooked element of…

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Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

Bottom Line: Whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that occur as a direct result of a forceful, uncontrolled,and rapid back and forth motion of the neck. These injuries can occur during sports, slip and fall, or auto accidents. Most of us have heard of this type of injury. Most of us know…

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