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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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Benefits of seeing a PT and/or chiropractor before 2020 ends

Abbie Sawyer Your Best Life

The benefits of seeing a PT and/or chiropractor before the end of the year 2020 has been a hard year, and many are excited about it finally coming to an end. When it comes to your insurance, the end of the year means the resetting of your health insurance deductible (the amount you pay for health care costs before your …

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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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How to Rake Leaves Safely and Pain Free 

Abbie Sawyer Your Best Life

Lots of beautiful leaves falling in your yard calls for more yard work–especially raking! Unfortunately, if you use improper form, raking leaves can leave you with sore shoulders, low back pain, aching knees, muscle strains, and other pains associated with poor raking mechanics.  To help you prepare before tackling that leaf pile, here are five tips to help keep you …

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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 …

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When should I see a chiropractor?

Abbie Sawyer Your Best Life

Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. And it isn’t just about “cracking” backs. Evidence-based chiropractors bring a depth of knowledge and skill to help with a wide range of ailments and at much less cost and disruption than other treatments, like surgery. “After all, chiropractors—health care professionals who specialize in musculoskeletal system and nervous system disorders—heal everything from …

Lazy summer or deconditioning?

Abbie Sawyer Your Best Life

Lazy or Deconditioning? The seasons are changing, the gym is closed, and you’ve been relaxing–enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem. But if you’ve been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have the beginnings of deconditioning. …

Forest Bathing

Chris Lorang Your Best Life

Forest Bathing Did you like our previous blog on Nature’s Effect on Health? Just spending more time in nature can change small elements of your health, and it is important to recognize that these small changes over time add up significantly and can change the trajectory of your health in the future. Because of the great opportunities to submerge ourselves …

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. …