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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. …

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Chiropractic as effective pain relief: Watch the interview with Dr. LoRang

Abbie Sawyer In the News, Your Best Life

By now, it’s no secret that our country is struggling with a serious opioid problem. In fact, many are asking what else can be done to treat pain besides prescription opiates. According to the Center for Disease Control recommendations for determining when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain, “Nonpharmacologic therapy and nonopioid pharmacologic therapy are preferred for chronic …