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All About Sciatica

Abbie Sawyer The Research, Your Best Life

VIDEO: Sciatica relief in two at-home exercises What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain that’s felt along the back of the leg following the sciatic nerve, often on one side of the body. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body. At its widest point, it’s about the size of your thumb. It runs from the low …

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“But I’ve Been Told I Need Surgery” (and how McKenzie Method can help you)

Chris Lorang The Research, Your Best Life

“But I’ve been told I need surgery.” This is a statement we hear from patients a lot. And sometimes it is true. But more often than not, we help our patients improve their mobility and pain to the point where back or neck surgery is no longer necessary. We believe surgery should be considered as a last resort, only after …

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Rehabilitating after COVID-19

Abbie Sawyer The Research, Your Best Life

COVID-19’s lingering symptoms As we learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects the body, researchers have discovered that some symptoms may persist even after an infected individual is no longer contagious. Professionals at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan who are assisting with the recovery of COVID-19 patients have recently reported that patients are facing neurological, cognitive, and …

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Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Abbie Sawyer The Research, Your Best Life

October is National Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Month. It’s fitting that these treatment therapies share an awareness month because they work hand in hand when it comes to treating many musculoskeletal conditions, including chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is prevalent, especially in the US, affecting nearly one-third of the population (1). Not all pain is considered chronic …

Nature’s Effect on Health

Chris Lorang The Research, Your Best Life

Nature’s Effect on Health What we take in from our environment through any sense — sound, smell, or sight — all can change our mood. But did you know that it can also cause changes in our other bodily systems including your nervous, endocrine, and even your immune system? A stressful environment can make you feel anxious, sad, or helpless. …

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Capital Chiropractic presents free-range infant development model at 2018 Ancestral Health Symposium

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Our Best Life Starts Early Helping people live their best lives – by preventing injuries, growing stronger, and treating the whole person – is the mission of Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center. That includes helping the youngest among us build a strong foundation of mobility, coordination, and neuromotor stabilization from the earliest days of their lives. To bring more attention …

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Build your microbiome: Recap from Dr. Wahls’ lecture

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Thank you to the more than 400 people who attended Dr. Terry Wahls’ lecture about the microbiome on June 10. Thanks also to our collaborators for the event, Des Moines University, Des Moines Public Library, and The Harkin Institute for helping bring this event to life. Dr. Wahls’ topic was “The Microbiome-Brain-Immune Axis” and she offered several key takeaways. Below, …