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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 22, 2021 / Comments Off on How Inflammation Affects Your Body

Bottom Line: While the inflammatory process is extremely complex, the solutions aren’t. Reducing pain and inflammation naturally is simple with the right strategy. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are all ways that have been shown to effectively reduce pain and inflammation naturally. Why it Matters: Your…

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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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Most Chronic Diseases are Linked to Inflammation

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Most Chronic Diseases are Linked to Inflammation

Bottom Line: One of the most important health discoveries of the past 20 years has been that the immune system and inflammatory process are involved in nearly every mental and physical health problem we encounter today. It’s safe to say that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of chronic disease. Why it Matters: Chronic inflammation…

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What Causes Inflammation?

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Causes Inflammation?

Bottom Line: Chronic inflammation is one of the most significant health issues many of us will face today. It’s been linked to everything from chronic pain to a wide range of other mild and serious medical conditions. It’s important not to mistake acute inflammation for chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation describes your body’s natural defense mechanism…

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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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How To Set Up The Most Ergonomic Home Office Ever

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 15, 2020 /

Whether you’re working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic or remote full-time, here’s what you should know about setting up the best (most ergonomic!) office in your casa. Working from home (WFH) seems like the perfect time to switch to an anything-goes mindset, especially when it comes to your seating arrangements. After all, there’s something so…

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Home Office Hacks

By Dr. Jason Crist / June 1, 2020 /

If you’ve spent the quarantine working from home at length, you probably know it can be a real pain in the neck — and back, and hips, and shoulders. After all, many of us don’t have proper home office setups. Which means working from the couch or kitchen table, and that can get uncomfortable. But…

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How to Ease Your “Work From Home” Aches and Pains

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 28, 2020 /

“Sit up straight and stop slouching!” You’ve likely heard this since childhood, but is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer is a bit complicated. The latest research shows that it may be more important to think about a “balanced” or “dynamic” posture than perfect posture, and we’re also discovering that our ability…

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Senior woman pediatrician with spine model talking to little boy patient and his mother about scoliosis.

Chiropractor For Scoliosis

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 5, 2019 /

Although children are the main group suffering with scoliosis, adults may suffer, too. Let’s discuss this common disorder and the way chiropractic care can assist you. Defining scoliosis Scoliosis is a disorder of the spine. It’s a sideways curving (or curvature) of a person’s spine. The curve forms a shape like an ‘S’ or a…

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