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What You Need to do When a Food You Love Hates you Back

What You Need to do When a Food You Love Hates you Back

Dr. Matt French loves cheese. All types. The problem is that cheese doesn’t love him back. He has a food sensitivity to cheese and most dairy. It’s not necessarily an allergy, like if someone who’s allergic to peanuts or shellfish eats some and goes into anaphylactic shock. But it’s your body reacting to one or […]

How to Make Migraine Headache Pain go Away: Try Chiropractic

How to Make Migraine Headache Pain go Away: Try Chiropractic

The migraine headache is a disorder categorized by repeat attacks with varying levels of intensity (typically severe), frequency and duration. Migraines are commonly associated with throbbing and intense head pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, as well as neurological and mood disturbances. Two types of migraines have been defined; classical and common. The classical migraine is the […]

The Truth about Neck Pain: Can Your Lifestyle be the Cause?

The Truth about Neck Pain; Can Your Lifestyle be the Cause?

Most who suffer from neck pain tend to try and blame the condition on a single incident (poor pillow or bad night’s sleep, turning head too fast, etc.). The truth is most neck stems form years of accumulated micro trauma from lifestyle factors. Some neck pain does occur as the result of traumatic events like […]

How to Make Knee Pain go Away – Part 1 with Chiropractic Care

The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. It is also one of the most common joints to suffer injury and cause disability. Problems with the knee can be classified as 1) poor mechanics 2) trauma and overuse, and 3) arthritic changes. Numbers 2 and 3 are closely […]

What is Scoliosis and the Truth about Treatment

Suffering from Middle Back Pain? Chiropractic can help!

Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, usually in an ‘S’ shape with the convex to the right in the upper back and to the left in the lower back. Most people have slight scoliotic curves as a result of slight structural abnormalities, trauma, or subluxation. These curves which straighten when that person bends […]

Is Elbow Pain Stopping You from Playing Your Favorite Sport?

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The most common sources of localized elbow pain stem from either nerve pressure or tendonitis. Nerves which exit the cervical spine travel through a bundle called the brachial plexus and run through the shoulder, wrist and fingers. Irritation to these nerves can lead to referred pain anywhere along this nerve path. Nerve pain is typically a […]

I Have a Herniated Disc – What Can I Do?

I Have a Herniated Disc - What Can I Do?

The spine contains 23 spacers between the vertebrae called the discs. These discs are composed of two portions. The central portion is a pulpy, gel-like material called the nucleus pulposis. Forming a flexible, closed container around the nucleus is the annulus fibrosis which consists of cartilage rings which adhere strongly to each spinal bone. When […]

Could your Symptoms be Fibromyalgia? What You Need to Know…

Could your Symptoms be Fibromyalgia? What You Need to Know...

The term “Fibromyalgia” was put into use in 1976 and is used to describe a variety of symptoms from chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as severe fatigue, sleep disorders, irritable bowel, depression, anxiety, chronic headaches, dizziness, confusion, severe menstrual cramps, sensitive skin, muscle twitches, dry eyes and mouth, and numbness in […]

How to Help Alleviate the Pain of Osteoarthritis

How to Help Alleviate the Pain of Osteoarthritis

The term “arthritis” is a broadly used, and commonly misunderstood term. For this section we will discuss the most common form of arthritis, which is osteoarthritis (also called degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, DJD, or spondylosis in the spine). Degenerative arthritis affects almost everyone to some extent over the age of 50, and for this […]

How to Reduce Pain: Live Gluten and Dairy-Free [Infographic]

How to Reduce Pain: Live Gluten and Dairy-Free [Infographic]

As I mentioned in my story, I’ve been gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free (DF) for over 4 years now. My osteoarthritis hasn’t totally gone away (and Dr. French said it never will). However, I’ve been able to manage the pain effectively simply by not eating certain foods and learning to cook with the foods that help […]

 
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