How a Concussion Can Impact One’s Life

A person can have a concussion and not even be aware of it. Experiencing a concussion does not require that a person passes out. Therefore, if one has recently been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or even had a trip and fall, he may have suffered whiplash or a concussion. If this type of injury is left…

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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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Quality of Life After Whiplash

Stress. Everyone has it. Whether it is due to the work environment, family issues, financial problems, or just life in general, no one needs to deal with pain on top of it all. A person may not realize just where his pain is coming from. Oddly enough, it can be from that accident that occurred weeks, months, or even decades…

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The After Effects of Suffering a Concussion

Many people feel the effects of a concussion long after it happens. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). When trauma to the head or neck occurs, it can affect the way the rest of the body functions. This is due to the fact that the brain communicates with the body through the brainstem. The pathway it follows is very small.…

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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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What is Behind Your Shoulder Pain in Plymouth MN

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up in the morning with no pain at all? For most of us, that is wishful thinking. For those who experience shoulder pain, one bad night can ruin an entire day. What is the underlying cause of shoulder pain? What can be done to fix it? There are a few conditions that can be…

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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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Shoulder Pain – Coping with the Discomfort

Shoulder pain can make your life miserable. It can interfere with such things as eating, sleeping, walking, and almost all areas of life. You may feel weakness in your shoulder and arm, or they may be numb and tingly. You probably will have a loss of strength in the affected arm. Some things that can cause shoulder pain are rotator…

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