Allergies and Chiropractic Care

What’s the first thing someone with allergies typically does when their nose and eyes are driving them crazy? They usually use an antihistamine, in hopes of drying themselves out so they no longer feel so bad. Enough with the sneezing! Enough with the watery eyes! No more stuffy nose, please! Allergies are very common these days. It’s estimated that 4 out of 10 people in the world suffer from them and numbers are rising. We have to deal with a lot of changes (and challenges) in our environment. Pollution, alone, worsens our allergy symptoms. Then there’s the extreme changes in…

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New City Chiro: Scoliosis and Chiropractic

When kids are in grade school, they’re often checked by the school nurse for various things, such as scoliosis, which is where a person’s spine curves to the side. It often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty, so kids in elementary school are likely to be the ones “getting it.” There are about 3 million cases per year, so it’s fairly common. For some kids, scoliosis means they wear a back brace in an effort to straighten their spine over time. In some cases, there’s a surgery involved. Scoliosis can also occur in adults, whereas doctors often say,…

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Can Chiropractic Care Help With Migraine Headaches?

There are headaches, and then there are migraine headaches. Migraines, which usually involve a severe throbbing pain on one side of the head, can often cause people to not go to work. The pain is often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to both light and sound. And migraines can last many, many hours-- days even! Centuries ago it was thought that evil spirits were the cause of migraines, such that people would drill a hole in the head to release them! Thankfully, there are better options than that these days. How do you know a migraine is coming on?…

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Chiropractic Care For Carpal Tunnel?

So many of us today spend inordinate amounts of our time typing away on computer keyboards. We tend to do repetitive motions with our hands, wrists and arms, to the point where we inevitably get carpal tunnel syndrome. Ask around and you’re likely to discover someone you know well has experienced carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s all too common these days thanks to computers. The “median nerve” and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through your wrist. The small space in the wrist where the nerve runs through is called the carpal tunnel. Did you know your median…

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Chiropractic Care For High Blood Pressure?

Most people who have high blood pressure automatically resort to taking blood pressure medications their doctor prescribes in order to lower their numbers. High blood pressure is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Left untreated, it can cause health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure plays a role in people having heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and chronic heart failure. Obviously, it’s not something you want. Interestingly, studies have shown that chiropractic care can significantly lower high blood pressure. For example, a placebo-controlled study lead by…

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Chiropractic Care For Thyroid Issues?

Most people have heard of the thyroid, but they don’t know what it does and where it is located in their body. The thyroid is a gland that’s shaped like a small butterfly. It’s located in the front of your neck and it makes thyroid hormones, which end up traveling via your blood throughout your body. Thyroid hormones control your metabolism-- the rate at which your body burns calories. They also can raise/lower your body temperature, speed up/slow down your heartbeat, affect how slow or fast food moves through your digestive tract, and control how quickly your body replaces dying…

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Neuropathy and Chiropractic Care

When there’s damage done to your peripheral nerves the result can be peripheral neuropathy, whereas you experience weakness, numbness and/or pain in your hands and feet. Normally, your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. However, things like having diabetes mellitus or compressed/trapped nerves can interfere with those messages. How do people describe their pain? Generally it’s like a stabbing, tingling or burning sensation in their extremities. While there are pills you can take to deaden the pain, it’s better to consider natural treatment for peripheral neuropathy coming from a…

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Can Chiropractic Care Help With Constipation?

You normally think of chiropractors as back doctors. But, interestingly, chiropractic care can help with other ailments, such as-- get this-- constipation. There’s nothing worse than wanting to eliminate your fecal matter to no avail. Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less than three times per week; in other words, you’re all plugged up. Constipation can wear a person out! Constipation can also make your sides hurt. The pain can feel unbearable. If and when you do have a bowel movement, the stools are often hard, dry, small and really hard to eliminate. It’s awful! Could a chiropractor…

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NEW CITY CHIROPRACTIC NOW OFFERS CORRECTIVE CARE PROGRAM

  FEATURED ON:   PRESS RELEASE Contact Information Name: Brandon Crowley Phone: 612-204-2500 Email: bc@visualwebgroup.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     NEW CITY CHIROPRACTIC NOW OFFERS CORRECTIVE CARE PROGRAM Since opening New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Dr. Chris Barker has become a real leader in chiropractic care both locally and nationally. His new corrective care program involves three stages: mix, fix and set. Unlike other chiropractors, Dr. Barker believes in taking a digital hospital grade X-ray first, before any manual adjustments are made. He also uses Myovision, which is cutting-edge technology designed to detect and pinpoint abnormal function in the nervous…

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Essential Oils Lakeland Florida

While many people rely on a constant diet of pills to ease their pain, chiropractors value the body’s ability to heal itself. For centuries, many natural things were used to soothe the pain of people that came before us. What helped people “back then” can and still does help people today. Essential oils are something chiropractors may choose to use in order to provide natural relief from pain. Essential oils are natural oils typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which they’re extracted. In other words, they come from nature rather…

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