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9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 11, 2021 /

If you are suffering from lower back or hip pain, you are not alone. More than 26 million Americans, between the ages of 20 and 64, experience back pain (1) and, very often, lower back and hip pain are related. In our current age of technology, many of us find ourselves sitting in front of…

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Knots in Your Neck? How to Try a Trigger Point Massage to Release Them

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 16, 2020 /

Your neck muscles are so tight you could strum them like guitar strings. But this song is definitely not music to your ears. You’re rubbing and pushing and prodding your sore muscles – but is that actually helping? Or could you be making things worse?  With the right simple steps, your tensed-up muscles can start…

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Exercise class with cowbell weights.

Should You Exercise After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 24, 2019 /

Normally, it’s fine to head to the gym after you get a chiropractic adjustment. However, you still have to give some thought to a few facts. Adjustments are meant to produce improved movement in your body. During your chiropractic appointment, your chiropractor will usually show you some sort of exercise and watch as you do…

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Man holding his neck at his desk due to neck pain.

Stiff Neck Remedies

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 28, 2019 /

These days so many people are always looking at their phones or computer screens. It’s not surprising that the CDC and Prevention magazine both say about 20 percent of the population complain about having a stiff or painful neck in the last 90 days. Chiropractors will tell you that you usually get a stiff neck…

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Woman with hands holding her waist because of lower back pain in her sacroilliac joint.

I Have an Inversion Table. Do I Need Spinal Decompression Therapy?

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 30, 2019 /

In a world of do-it-yourself videos, many people prefer to take a shortcut or an easy way out.  There are no safe shortcuts when you are dealing with your health. And in the case of a spinal injury, if you don’t seek professional guidance, you risk making your injury worse.  People may buy an inversion…

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Young woman having lower back pain from spinal stenosis after workout at the gym, looking for relief from sciatica pain

Easy Stretches Provide Relief for Sciatica Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 14, 2019 /

Relief for Sciatica Pain? Can this be real? We’ve got some sciatica stretches to relieve your pain and get you back to living. Sciatic nerve pain is one of the most excruciating and debilitating conditions you can experience.  The pain can be so severe that you may not be able to move once you’ve found…

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Man hurting from scoliosis pain at computer.

Chiropractic Treatment of Scoliosis

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 4, 2018 /

Scoliosis, a sideways curve of the spine, can have devastating affects both psychologically and physically.  While most scoliosis cases are mild, when they are severe they can be debilitating.  Scoliosis can lead to emotional pain, with the sufferer feeling they are “deformed,” as well as physical pain from the disorder itself.  The disorder can affect…

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Lady sitting at desk holding head in her hands because she has a tension headache or migraine

Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches and Migraines

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 19, 2018 /

Headaches are such a common problem that they account for the largest majority of over the counter pain medication sales.  What if there was a way to reduce your headache’s intensity and frequency naturally, without all the potentially harmful side effects?  Chiropractic care can help. Headache Overview A common headache, such as a tension headache…

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Strategies for Healthy Desk Sitting

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 24, 2018 /

We truly believe the first step of preventing pain and injury or achieving optimal health, is first to understand how pain, injury and poor health occurs in the body. When we sit for long periods, we tend to lose our discipline and slouch, look down with a very poor head posture, and we forget to…

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feet hanging off the bed which could cause low back pain from sleeping position on stomach

How Sleeping Could be Giving You Low Back Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 17, 2018 /

Do You Have Back Pain From Sleeping Low back pain while sleeping can make it tough to get a good night’s sleep. At the same time, how you sleep could make things worse — while certain sleep positions put strain on an already aching back, others may help you find relief. Experts believe that people…

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