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A chiropractor focuses on the spine and central nervous system because they affect the entire body. It requires years of education, stringent exams and obtaining a license to qualify for this profession. A leading Anoka MN Chiropractor will confirm that one complaint that brings a high number of clients to the office is back pain.

Eight individuals out of ten will suffer back pain at some time. When it is chronic it can be disabling, making the sufferer unable to maintain a job. He or she may not be able to carry out the normal activities of daily living. Some resort to pain medication as a way to cope. However, for those who do not want to take pills or consider surgery, chiropractic care is the ideal care solution.

The back pain can stem from a wide variety of causes. Automobile accidents, workplace injuries and falls are only a few. There are cases in which a spinal herniation is causing the pain. A spinal subluxation occurs when the vertebrae that make up the backbone are misaligned. The pressure on the intervertebral discs can result in a hernia, also referred to as a slipped disc.

Before any care can be given, the chiropractor does a thorough evaluation. The spine is examined and palpated. An x-ray is taken. Range of motion and strength are measured. It is crucial to identify the cause because for some individuals chiropractic care is inappropriate. Those individuals are referred to another health care professional.

In most cases, spinal adjustments are effective in alleviating back pain. Your care plan may include massage and gentle exercises in addition to the spinal adjustments. They are administered over a period of time during a series of appointments scheduled for them.

Your chiropractor will explain the procedure. You will lie on a specially built table while pressure is applied in a specific way to specific areas on the spine. Gradually, the vertebrae will be returned to the correct position. As the pressure is relieved the pain will be alleviated.

Chiropractic care alleviates migraine headache, back and leg pain safely, naturally and quickly. Click here for more info about a reliable Anoka MN chiropractor at http://www.DesiredHealthChiro.com right now.

baby-84626_1920Do you sit all day or during a good portion of your day? If you do, you are really going to want to read every word of this article. It may be a matter of life and death. Literally.
Here is why… According to cancer.org: “A new study from the American Cancer Society researchers [found] it’s not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. Researchers say time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level. They conclude that public health messages should promote both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting.”

This is important because this study suggests it is not only about the physical activity you do, it is also about the time you spend sitting. Going to the gym or for a run at night does not seem to make up for sitting all day at work.

According to the study, the researchers “found that more leisure time spent sitting was associated with higher risks of mortality, particularly in women. Women who reported more than six hours per day of sitting were 37 percent more likely to die during the time period studied than those who sat fewer than 3 hours a day. Men who sat more than 6 hours a day were 18 percent more likely to die than those who sat fewer than 3 hours per day. The association remained virtually unchanged after adjusting for physical activity level. Associations were stronger for cardiovascular disease mortality than for cancer mortality. When combined with a lack of physical activity, the association was even stronger. Women and men who both sat more and were less physically active were 94% and 48% more likely, respectively, to die compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.”

If the results of this study are accurate, people should not only get the proper amounts of exercise, but they should decrease the hours a day they spend sitting. Remember, we’re always here to help your body heal and maintain the pain free body you deserve.

This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a healthcare professional who is familiar with your updated medical history. We cannot be held responsible for actions you may take without a thorough exam or appropriate referral. If you have any further concerns or questions, please let us know.

WHAT?! Popcorn Has More Antioxidants Than Fruits and Vegetables?

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 Don’t throw out those old fruits and vegetables! Find out why…
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Imagine someone told you the following: “Popcorn may be the perfect snack food. It’s the only snack that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain. All other grains are processed and diluted with other ingredients, and although cereals are called ‘whole grain,’ this simply means that over 51 percent of the weight of the product is whole grain. One serving of popcorn will provide more than 70 percent of your daily intake of whole grain. The average person only gets about half a serving of whole grains a day, and popcorn could fill that gap in a very pleasant way.”

Well, according to ScienceDaily, that’s exactly what Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a pioneer in analyzing healthful components in chocolate, nuts and other common foods, had to say.

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That’s a common question you hear over and over, and it keeps a lot of people from experiencing all of the wonderful benefits Chiropractic care has to offer.

The answer, of course, is ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

Going to a Chiropractor is a lot like going to the Dentist. You will have less dental problems if you brush and floss your teeth and go for check-ups and cleanings than if you didn’t go.

If you wait until your tooth hurts, you most likely need more dental work than if you didn’t wait so long. Once you get the toothache fixed, you can choose to brush, floss and get routine check-ups…or not.

Most Chiropractic patients start care because they have a symptom…usually pain.

Some get a handful of treatments, feel better…and don’t come back until they have pain again. Others get out of pain and come for maintenance visits in an effort to keep the pain from coming back.

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Inspirational Story Of The Month –
(Names And Details May Have Been Changed To Protect Privacy)

sport-1043186_1920 We hear about the superstars every day. You know the athletes who star in the big game and make the big plays. Eli Manning. Tom Brady. Most were gifted from birth and their exceptional genetic gifts and strong work ethics have them leading special, if not privileged lives.

Who knows how many little kids are running around New York and the rest of the country wearing an Eli Manning jersey while trying to be just like him in the pick-up football game at school? One of those kids may be gifted enough, driven enough and lucky enough to be like him some day.

But, those are long odds indeed. So many pieces of the puzzle must fall into place for that dream to come true. God-given talent becomes useless if you don’t work hard enough or are unlucky enough to suffer a bad knee injury.

But, there is another football player every single kid (and person) can actually be like, no matter what gene pool you came from or how short, pudgy and slow you are. That player’s name is Eric Herzlich. He’s a third string linebacker for the New York Giants. So, why is he so special? It all started with this Tweet heard ‘round the world…
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University of Colorado Research:
New Research shows the seeds of grapes reduce certain tumor growth by 67% and 65%!

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Anoka – Not too long ago, this was a common saying by doctors all across the country: “Vitamins and supplements have no scientific proof. To be healthy, all you have to do is eat right. The only thing vitamins will do for you is give you expensive urine.”

Things have changed…

For example, a recent study done by researchers at the University of Colorado and published in the Journal of Carcinogenesis revealed great news about grape seed extract.

According to ColoradoCancerBlogs.org: A study published this week… shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

“It’s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

It depends in large part, says Agarwal, on a healthy cell’s ability to wait out damage.

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Health Update: Headaches

Do Chronic Sinus Problems Cause Headaches?

Many of us have had sinus related headaches, right? You know, these are the headaches that hurt over the sinuses (above the eyes or in the cheek bones next to your nose) and, when you blow your nose, it’s not pretty! Sinus infections often lead to sinus headaches – wouldn’t you say that’s a true statement?

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A recent November 2011 study begs to differ. Researchers took 58 patients with a diagnosis of “sinus headache” made by their primary care physician and asked them the following questions:

1. Have you had a previous diagnosis of migraine or tension-type headache?

2. Is their clinical evidence of a sinus infection during the past 6 months?

3. Is there the presence of “mucopurulent secretions” (that’s the “not so pretty stuff” when we blow our nose)?

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secret-1142327_1920The hardest patients a doctor has to deal with:

Ever wonder who your doctor has a tough time dealing with?
– It is not the extreme back pain so bad the patient is crawling into the office.
– It is certainly is not the overweight, out of shape patient that has multiple issues.
– It is not even the stressed out, ultra concerned mother who brings her children in for care.

I recently had a new patient who woke up with extreme neck pain and difficulty turning her head in any direction. She had several young kids and could not afford to slow down in her physical activity and responsibilities. She was thrilled to be seen at our office and we were confident after an extensive exam she would get great results from our care.

I presented her my recommendations for 12 chiropractic visits in order to get her back on track to sleeping well, improved neck motion and able to pick up her kids without discomfort.

Instead of being thrilled by this news, she appeared extremely skeptical.

Her first question was, “What if I don’t get better?”

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