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9 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 5, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses

If you want to boost your immune health, you may wonder how to help your body fight off illnesses. While bolstering your immunity is easier said than done, several dietary and lifestyle changes may strengthen your body’s natural defenses and help you fight harmful pathogens, or disease-causing organisms. Here are 9 tips to strengthen your…

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Got Chronic Holiday Stress? Chiropractic Can Help.

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Got Chronic Holiday Stress? Chiropractic Can Help.

As the leading chronic pain chiropractor in Franklin, TN, we know a thing or two about stress and the effects it can have on our neighbors before, during, and after the holiday season. And stress can actually be a good thing. If a lion were chasing you, an increase in heart rate, muscle tension, and…

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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 Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

By Dr. Jason Crist / September 7, 2022 / Comments Off on The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line: If you make it a habit to watch the news, you’ve probably wondered on more than one occasion “How did the opioid crisis start?” Well, the answer might surprise you. About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine regarding how pain was understood and treated. The number of people with…

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Organic Healthcare: No Prescription Necessary

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Organic Healthcare: No Prescription Necessary

Did you know that chiropractors and holistic chiropractors are one and the same? The term chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheir (hands) and praxis (practice). It literally means “done by hand,” and chiropractic is among the most popular health treatments sought by those seeking holistic healthcare in Franklin, TN. Since the beginning, chiropractors have…

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Your Body is Designed to Move

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Your Body is Designed to Move

Bottom Line: Your body is built to move and the benefits of movement for your body are immeasurable. Every spinal disc and every individual joint was designed to help you sit, stand, run, and do everything in between. That’s a big part of why we provide functional movement tests in Franklin, TN – to help…

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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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Relieving Migraine Headaches

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Relieving Migraine Headaches

Few things can ruin your day as much as a headache. Relieving migraine headaches in particular can feel impossible. They can seemingly appear out of nowhere, though they may hint at their arrival with two other heavy hitters: visual discomfort and nausea. Whatever the symptoms, a migraine is one visitor you don’t want sticking around.…

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What Type of Headache Do You Have?

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 8, 2022 / Comments Off on What Type of Headache Do You Have?

The Bottom Line Headaches are experienced a little bit differently by everyone. Patients at our chiropractic headache clinic in Franklin, TN may report feeling tired or that they’re dealing with some blurred vision or that they have a chronically stiff neck – you name it. Often, they find themselves unable to function for the day…

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