Understanding Muscle Knots and How to Help Them

Muscle knots happen to almost everyone at one time or another. They may present themselves as a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain often exacerbated by movement. Muscle knots can occur in your shoulder, neck, back, or almost anywhere on the body. So, why do they happen, and is there anything that can be done for them? Why Muscle…

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Living Well Chiropractic – Relieving Torticollis in Plymouth, MN

Torticollis is a condition that develops due to damage of the nervous system, spine, and muscles. It causes the head to tilt to one side and twists the neck and chin to the other side. It may be a genetic condition, or it may have happened at birth. If it is present at birth, it is referred to as congenital…

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Text Neck— How Technological Advances May Be Affecting Your Health

What is text neck? It all starts with technology. The latest developments help ones keep up-to-date with news, weather, and friends on social media. People are able to keep in touch, manage their lives, and become more productive than ever before. However, this advancement can also come with a price to a person’s health. This is due to craning the…

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How Neck Injuries Can Affect Children

Some interesting studies have been conducted by Dr. Erin Elster, an upper cervical chiropractor, and avid researcher, focusing on children that have suffered a traumatic neck injury and how they were helped to recover. Dangers on the Playground An 8-year-old boy who was playing with friends on the playground fell and hit the pavement very hard. He complained of tingling…

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Text Neck and Mobile Devices

It is all too common to see people with their smartphones out with head and eyes tilted down, ever focused on the bright screen. Advancements in technology keep the world at our fingertips. While it may be convenient, there are some concerns that arise when it comes to health, especially neck health. Recently coined as ‘text neck,’ this term is…

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Quick Tips for Improving Neck Health

Do you suffer from neck pain? Do you feel that you could use a little more range of motion in your neck? Here are a few quickly methods to help you improve neck function and decrease discomfort. Effective Neck Stretches Even if you are not an athlete, stretching is a great way to relieve stiff muscles and improve mobility. Stretching…

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Do You or Your Teenager Suffer from “ Text-Neck ”?

Text-neck is being called an epidemic, according to an article in the Washington Post. What is text-neck? It is head, neck, and back pain caused by the use, or more likely the over-use, of mobile devices. Pressure is exerted on the spine whenever we bend our heads forward even a small amount. When you consider the fact that the head…

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How the Brain reacts to an Upper Neck Alignment

Chronic Post-Concussion Syndrome There is a good chance you don’t know how much a misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter can impact your health, but it can, and you should know. The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research reported a case study on March 12, 2012 of a 75 year old woman who suffered from concussions 10 years earlier.…

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Autism and More May Be Due To Neck Injuries

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) A Three-year old boy with pervasive developmental disorder received care by an upper cervical chiropractor over a five month period. His care resulted in lifestyle changes and there was an improvement in the quality of his life. Now, you may be asking just what PDD is. Well, it’s an autism spectrum disorder that is a developmental…

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