Sinus Issues? Chiropractic care can help!

Certain people seem to have sinus problems. Sinuses are actually eight hollow spaces located in the bones of a person’s forehead, cheeks and temples. Normal sinuses have sticky mucus in their linings which act as filters to keep dust, dirt and pollutants out of the lungs, kidneys and blood. When sinuses work well, they do a fine job of protecting your body from toxins. Sometimes, though, a person gets a sinus infection. When this happens, the linings become inflamed. Tissues create an overabundance of mucus, and drainage is blocked. If you’ve ever experienced sinus problems, you know that you feel…

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Allergies! Take Action Now!

Do you have allergies? If you get a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneeze a lot, chances are you’re allergic to something, and it can make life harder, for sure. The most common allergens include pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain food and medications. Basically, an allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction. Maybe your sinuses get irritated easily, or your skin “breaks out” when exposed to certain things. Allergies can often make it difficult for people to breathe in certain situations. Anytime your body takes in a substance it deems bad for you it will try…

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Are you Gluten Free?

Someone who tries to eat a gluten-free diet wants to avoid ingesting the proteins found in wheat. So, they’ll avoid foods with ingredients like durum, semolina, spelt, farro, rye and barley. That means they’ll be looking for gluten-free noodles, breads, crackers, cereal, sauces, tortillas, and beer. Basically anything that uses “wheat flour” in the mix is not good for someone who is intolerant regarding gluten. Have you heard of Celiac Disease? Gluten is made of two proteins-- gliadin and glutenin. Some people have negative reactions to gliadin. Imagine your insides being filled with glue-- that’s kind of what happens when…

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Paleo and Chiropractic Care

Have you heard of “The Paleo Diet?” It was/is a fairly recent trend whereas people decide to eat a Paleolithic diet consuming foods our Paleolithic human ancestors would have eaten many moons ago. It has been succinctly summed up this way: “If a caveman didn’t eat it then neither should you.” Basically, a person attempting the Paleo Diet is going to focus on eating basics like meat, fish, nuts, leafy greens, vegetables and seeds. This means they won’t be eating deep-fried Twinkies, Snickers bars (but they have nuts!), or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It also means no pasta, cereal,…

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Our Favorite Essential Oils!

Inflammation leads to pressure and then pain. Many of us deal with this in one way or another every single day of our lives, from headaches to backaches and then some. While a lot of us head straight to pills to temporarily relieve pain, there are also many people who would rather avoid putting pills into their body. Can the body heal itself, naturally? Time and time again, it has, it can and it will. Chiropractors believe this and they help it happen by using their hands as well as their knowledge of the body’s systems and internal parts, in…

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Weight loss and Chiropractic? Find out here!

“You’re going to a chiropractor to lose weight?” asked Sheila. “Yes, and it’s helping,” replied Miriam. “I thought chiropractors were all about fixing people’s lower back problems.” “Well, they do a lot more than that, and even though it sounds odd, my chiropractor has helped me lose 10 pounds.” “Hmmm, interesting.” As more and more people deal with the “battle of the bulge” these days, and losing weight seems to be harder than ever, isn’t it interesting that some folks are finding weight loss success thanks to regular chiropractic care? Indeed, chiropractors help people lose weight by taking a holistic…

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Is Tennis Elbow stopping you from enjoying the game you love?

If you’ve ever played a game of tennis, you know that you use your arms (and a racket) in order to hit/return the tennis ball across the court to the other side. The repeated and intense motion tennis players use can sometimes lead to tennis elbow, which is a term used to describe pain on the outside of a person’s elbow. To get more scientific, tennis elbow generally occurs when the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles experience inflammation at the point where they insert into the elbow. People who play tennis, as well as other sports, can get tennis…

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Do you Suffer with Shoulder Pain?

Besides back pain, shoulder pain is one of the most common things people experience at some time in their lives. You have shoulder pain if you have a hard time using your arm and/or carrying objects around. If the pain has been persistent for a week, or it’s recurring even though it had seemed to settle down a while back, then you might want to consider making an appointment at New City Chiropractic Center for some relief. Does your shoulder ache at night? Can you raise your arm or not? Have you noticed swelling or bruising at your shoulders? Most…

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How Chiropractic can help Knee Pain!

We put a lot of pressure on our knees. The heavier we are-- weight-wise-- the more pressure our knees endure. Research has shown that for each pound of body weight lost, there’s a four pound reduction in knee joint stress. So, losing weight helps lighten the load on your knee joints. Our knees matter, because we use them for everyday activities, from getting out of bed to climbing stairs and anything else which involves bending, walking or full body movement. If and when you experience knee pain then you know how awful it feels. For some people, they decide to…

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Chiropractic Care and Arthritis

Arthritis is a word commonly mentioned by senior citizens because they have it and they don’t like it. The “arth” part means joint, while the “itis” means inflammation of; so arthritis is the inflammation of a joint in the body. Inflammation makes the joint swell. It gets red and hot. That swelling creates pressure, which then creates pain. If ignored, the joint may suffer permanent damage. The sooner someone can alleviate the inflammation the better. Otherwise, a chain of events inside your body occurs whereas you end up aching something awful. “My joints hurt,” is something a person with arthritis…

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