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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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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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Why Do Athletes Need a Chiropractor?

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Do Athletes Need a Chiropractor?

Bottom Line: Training, preparing, and competing are all part of what makes sports so much fun.Wait – what about rest and recovery?After all, the majority of motions commonly seen in many popular sports can place a tremendousamount of stress on your neck and back.And while our bodies are incredibly strong and resilient, rest and recovery…

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Be Like Mike: How to Reach Your Full Potential

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Be Like Mike: How to Reach Your Full Potential

Bottom Line: Athletes and active people alike are always looking for that edge that keeps them performing attheir best.And there may not be anyone who embodies that spirit for so many of us more than basketballlegend Michael Jordan.He won multiple world championships and gold medals and broke just about every record in theNBA! So what…

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How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 1, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

Bottom Line: A stiff neck can often be traced to postural issues that contribute to weakened neck muscles.The majority of us are working on computers and staring down at smartphones for hours on endeach day, and that’s left an estimated 20% of us living with daily neck pain over this past year.That’s because weakened muscular…

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How Inflammation Affects Your Body

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Inflammation Affects Your Body

Bottom Line: Inflammation is like a check engine light for your body. It tells you that something isn’t quite right, and you should pay attention. The first step in discovering the cause of the problem is determining whether you have acute or chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is short-term and plays a critical role in healing…

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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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