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Why Does My Neck Hurt?

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Bottom Line: Believe it or not, the average weight of the human head is a full 11 pounds.That may not seem like a lot, but imagine you had to actually hold that weight in your hands andup above your shoulders all day every day for the rest of your life. That’s exactly the job your…

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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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Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 24, 2018 /

Immediately after a car accident, most people will ignore pain and potential injury.  There’s so much to do; information exchange, insurance notifications, tow trucks and police reports seem never-ending on the scene of the accident.   With the rush of emotions, nerves and adrenaline it is very easy to forget that you may be injured and…

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Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 30, 2018 /

When you’ve been involved in a car accident, the aftermath can be chaotic. And here in the Nashville Area it can happen pretty quickly. Even the most minor accident can seem confusing and frightening.  You worry about your car, making the calls to the insurance company, and exchanging information with the other driver before you…

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Chiropractic and Arthritis

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 22, 2018 /

Arthritis is a common and debilitating disease process that affects millions of people. Many here in the Nashville, TN area.  There are several different types of arthritis, but the main two are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common form.  When the cartilage between your bones…

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5 Foods to Avoid When Experiencing Low Back Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 10, 2018 /

If you’re experiencing low back pain, then it’s important to follow a healthy diet. Eating nutritious foods can help you heal faster. On the other hand, eating unhealthy foods will slow down the process. Here are five foods that you need to avoid: Sugary Foods Sugary foods are among the worst foods that you can…

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Staying Well with Chiropractic Care

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 26, 2018 /

Bottom Line: Back and neck pain, headaches and joint aches. Maybe that’s how you discovered chiropractic care. The research supporting chiropractic adjustments as the top choice to reduce pain and increase function for those body signals is overwhelming. But, what’s even more exciting is the research showcasing how chiropractic adjustments may be able to do much…

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