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Is There a Perfect Posture?

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Is There a Perfect Posture?

Bottom Line: “Sit up straight and stop slouching!”We’ve all heard (or said) it a million times in the name of having perfect posture.You’ve likely heard this since childhood, and for good reason.Poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life.Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper back (thoracic…

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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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Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Bottom Line: While it’s true that your anatomy can contribute to the levels of postural stress you experience,so can many of the small decisions you make each day.You’ve probably seen an article or two floating around the web about the relationship betweentech neck and pain.You may have even seen an uptick in commercials for neck…

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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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Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Bottom Line: Not everyone spends their entire week preparing to “play on Sunday.”Our “big game” for the week is more likely to take place in a conference room or on a Zoom callthan in a stadium.Yes, most of us are probably not going to start our professional lives playing in the NFL – or theNBA,…

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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 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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Nonsurgical Spine Decompression: For Natural Pain Relief

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 13, 2019 /

If you have back or neck pain, your treatment options used to be limited and invasive. Doctors would use steroid injections, addictive medications, and risky surgeries as treatment. Today, we have a nonsurgical way to get you pain free. Spine decompression naturally heals bulging discs, degenerating discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. Decompression therapy is a…

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