Chiropractor Asheville – Neck Pain Relief

Nothing more frustrating than to have to stop exercising and not be able to do the hobbies and crafts you enjoy because of neck and shoulder pain.  This is what happened to Alyssa.  When Alyssa first came to our office, she was experiencing moderate to severe neck pain that radiated into her shoulder, midback and down her arms.  This is a drag for anyone, especially when your job is that of a potter, like Alyssa.  Upon performing an exam and X-Rays, we discovered that Alyssa had lost her normal lordotic cervical curve.  This happens commonly when we engage in hobbies that require us to look down for long periods of time, which was the case for Alyssa.  Liste to this video to hear how Alyssa has recovered from her neck, mid back, and shoulder pain and what she is able to do now!
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Chiropractor Asheville – Are dairy products good for you and your body?

Did you grow up on milk like I did?  Most of us have been raised on milk and could not even fathom giving it up.  However, research is showing us more and more evidence that we should reconsider putting milk in our cereal.  In fact, we may want to start using fermented products instead.
What makes milk less healthful than its fermented counterparts? Watch this video to learn more.
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Asheville Chiropractor – Numbness No More!

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SUCH a NUISANCE! 

Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.

EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.

It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.

One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.

NUMBNESS NO MORE!

Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!

 

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Fasting for Fast Weight Loss?

There are so many options when it comes to dieting and losing weight. Fasting is becoming popular and is worth looking into the health benefits and risks before you start this kind of regimen.

In this video, I discuss the recent research revolving around the benefits and the risks of long-term fasting versus intermittent partial day fasting and evening fasting. You may be causing more harm then good if you fast incorrectly. Watch this video for more information on fasting!

 

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Recent research is giving us insight into fasting and how effective and safe it really is. Check out the benefits and the risks of long-term fasting versus intermittent partial day fasting and evening fasting. You may be causing more harm then good if you fast incorrectly. Watch this video for more information on fasting!

A recent study presented at the European Society of Endocrinology meeting found that three months of alternating 24-hours of fasting on one day and eating unrestricted food on the next day caused rats to eat less total food and lose total body fat, but the rats also developed signs of becoming diabetic.

The data showed that extended fasting periods increases free radical production that damages cells that can increase the risk for diabetes.

Intermittent fasting, fasting for less than 24 hours, produces no cell damage and also works for weight loss.

After fasting for more than eight hours, you start to lose body fat because your body is forced to change temporarily from its main energy source of the sugar, glucose, to the fat in your body.

Alternate-day partial fasting has been shown in many studies to help people lose more weight than just restricting calories every day.

Fasting overnight, by avoiding eating in the evening and overnight, is an effective way to lower high blood sugar levels, and high insulin levels, promote weight loss and reduces your chances of heart attacks, strokes, and certain cancers.

If you are thinking about integrating fasting into your life, check with your doctor if you are diabetic, have low blood pressure, take medications, are underweight, have eating disorders, or are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding an infant.

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Eat Whole Grains – Live Longer

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Chiropractor Asheville – Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain and Cognition

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Chiropractor Asheville – To Smoothie Or Not to Smoothie?

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Chiropractor Asheville – Can you survive on less sleep?

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Chiropractor Asheville – Organs in your body that only run on a MAC

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