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How to Reduce Stress in the New Year

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 11, 2018 /

Bottom Line: Are you overwhelmed by stress? Well, you’re not alone. Studies show over 54% of people are concerned with the amount of stress in their daily life. Many of us carry this stress in our shoulders and neck. Muscle tension in our shoulders can contribute to headaches, neck and back pain.  Chronic stress can…

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seniors active riding bikes without back pain from degenerative joint disease

Chiropractic Treatment for Degenerative Joint Disease

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 16, 2016 /

Degenerative Joint Disease Successfully treating back pain begins with an accurate diagnosis for developing the most effective treatment plan possible. By investigating your medical history, analyzing symptoms and applying advanced chiropractic techniques for correctly assessing and treating back pain, Dr. Crist will determine whether you are suffering from degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis). Dr. Crist frequently…

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11 Tips for Improving Your Posture at Work

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 3, 2016 /

80% of the American population will experience back pain or back problems at some point in their lives. At any given time, there are approximately 31 million Americans suffering from low-back pain specifically. With more and more people working long hours at office jobs or having sedentary jobs in general, the issue of chronic back…

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A Franklin,TN Chiropractor Explains Text Neck

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 10, 2016 /

Nearly everyone has a smartphone or mobile device these days, and while there is some merit to this technology by keeping us more connected – at least virtually – it is wreaking havoc on our bodies. When you look at the posture that people assume when texting, reading email, or browsing social media while on…

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A Franklin,TN Chiropractor Describes Whiplash Care

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 11, 2016 /

Our neck is a busy body part. It holds up and turns our head, allowing us to see, hear, and speak in the direction we choose. Although the neck is a real “team player” it’s a bit of a diva, meaning it’s fairly delicate. There are many ways everyday motion injures the neck, ending up…

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Fireworks Can Be a Pain In The Neck…

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 5, 2016 /

Coming back from a great Fourth of July weekend, you may be experiencing some unexplained neck pain. This neck pain may have been caused by looking up for a long period of time at a firework display over the weekend. This constant upward looking can irritate and compress the joints of the neck, leading to…

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Man texting with neck and back pain

How Texting Can Cause Chronic Neck and Back Pain – And What You Can Do About It

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 13, 2016 /

Texting: You do it every day, without batting an eye or thinking about it. It’s an instant way of staying in touch with family and friends. And it’s harmless, right? Not so fast! Like many people, you most likely hold your tablet or smartphone in your hand and glance down at it to read and…

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view of bedroom and covers ruffled from not having healthiest sleeping position

Getting the Best Posture When You Sleep

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 13, 2016 /

Are You in the Healthiest Sleeping Position Every Night? Aches and pains in the neck and back are some of the most common complaints in chiropractic care. Although stress, exercise injuries and other conditions can lead to chronic back and neck pain, poor sleep posture is a major contributor. A bad night of sleep causes…

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How Cold Weather Affects Chronic Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 7, 2015 /

With cold weather creeping in this winter, you may start to notice changes in your joints and muscles as well as intensified chronic pain. Many people often wonder if there is a direct connection between the cold weather and their chronic pain. Do you ever go outside in the cold and question why your joints…

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Lady with neck pain in need of whiplash treatment

5 Things You Should Know About Whiplash Injuries & Whiplash Treatment

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 1, 2015 /

Whiplash is a fairly common injury that occurs to a person’s neck after a sudden force that causes rapid forward and backward motion of the head. Whiplash injuries are often mistreated due to lack of understanding of the condition. If you have whiplash or think you may be suffering from a neck injury, it is…

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