spinal decompression

3 Key Ways to Prevent a Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc

3 Key Ways to Prevent a Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 28, 2023 / Comments Off on 3 Key Ways to Prevent a Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc

A neighbor of mine once told me “Getting old is not for the faint of heart,” and that’s always stuck with me. After all, haven’t we all had one of those days where we wake up somehow having managed to injure ourselves in our sleep? Or, if you’re like an old classmate of mine (who…

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pinal Disc Health 101 - The Proven Benefits of Proactive Care

Spinal Disc Health 101: The Proven Benefits of Proactive Care

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Spinal Disc Health 101: The Proven Benefits of Proactive Care

“Move it or lose it!” I’m not really sure where that started, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the person who originally coined that phrase was a chiropractor… thinking about spinal disc health and proactive care. Seriously, It seems that so many of us just don’t realize movement can and is often the best medicine…

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Positive Thinking and the Mind Body Connection

Positive Thinking and the Mind-Body Connection

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Positive Thinking and the Mind-Body Connection

Do you think of yourself as a “glass half-empty or half-full” sort of person? Have you ever had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “turn that frown upside-down” or who tried to tell you all about positive thinking and the mind-body connection? Perhaps a friend has shared the classic “things…

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Simple Steps for Setting Health Goals

Try These 5 Simple Steps for Setting Health Goals

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Try These 5 Simple Steps for Setting Health Goals

There’s some real wisdom in the saying that goes “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” Have you ever felt like you were working hard and took all the right steps for setting health goals but, at the end of the day, you just weren’t making any progress towards them? That might as…

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Simple Steps for Setting Health Goals

How Chiropractic Treats Holiday Stress?

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 20, 2022 / Comments Off on How Chiropractic Treats Holiday Stress?

Your stress level and spinal health are linked through your nervous system. Just think about what happens to you physically when you get stressed out. More specifically, think about how holiday stress affects the body. Your muscles tense, your breathing patterns change, and often, so does the way you move. As the leading neck and…

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Chronic Holiday Stress Chiropractic Can Help

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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Ways to Relieve Sciatica

Research-Backed Ways to Relieve Sciatica Back Pain Without Surgery

By Dr. Jason Crist / November 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Research-Backed Ways to Relieve Sciatica Back Pain Without Surgery

Have you ever immediately stopped in your tracks or fallen to your knees because of a sudden onset of sciatica pain? Perhaps your low back “locked-up” and pain shot down your leg after a simple sneeze or cough or you bent over to pick something up. Talk about one of the most unwelcome surprises of…

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What to Do for Low Back Pain

Top Healthcare Organizations Now Agree on What to Do for Low Back Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Top Healthcare Organizations Now Agree on What to Do for Low Back Pain

Would you be surprised if we told you that low back pain may well be the number one source of disability across the globe? You might. Would you be surprised if we told you that we were 99.9% certain you had experienced back pain in the last month? Probably not. After all, everyone deals with…

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Your Body is Designed to Move

Your Body is Designed to Move

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

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 ensure every…

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Gliding Your Way to Better Health

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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