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Understanding Malocclusion & TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

TMD has become very common in the 21st century. It is estimated that up to 35 million Americans are affected by TMD and more women are diagnosed every year, by a substantial amount, than men. So, what’s causing this disorder to become so commonplace in our lives? For one, it’s an issue that has existed…

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How to Get Better Sleep with Chiropractic Care

If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep and it is affecting your concentration, memory or mood, seeing a chiropractor will help improve the quality of your shuteye. While chiropractors are generally not known for being experts on sleep issues, studies have shown people who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have reported that they…

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The Secret to the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner?

Start with the Perfect Turkey! From Dr. Merckling and everyone at Merckling Family Chiropractic, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Fighting Pain with Drug-Free Chiropractic Care

General Rebecca “Becky” Halstead (retired brigadier general, US Army), the first female West Point graduate to achieve the rank of General Officer, and the author of 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You, is a strong advocate of drug-free pain management solutions, such as chiropractic care.

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The Vast Majority Trust Chiropractic

Did you know that, according to the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: “Americans’ Views of Prescription Pain Medication and Chiropractic Care“, 80% of adults in the United States think chiropractic care can help with back and neck pain? Over 6,300 people over the age of 18 participated in the study.

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Flexion Distraction to the Rescue for Chronic Back Pain

Everyday life can be a frustrating struggle for people who suffer from bulging discs, pinched nerves and spinal injuries. Not only can these spinal nerve compression issues trigger chronic pain, but they can also cause loss of sensation in the extremities and severe weakness that will impact quality of life.

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Chiropractic Is an Effective Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

You may be surprised to learn that chiropractic can help those who suffer from the common foot pain known as plantar fasciitis. This disease is most common in adults over the age of 40 but can strike at almost any age.

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What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerves, which run from your lower back to your toes, are the largest two nerves in your body. When the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or inflamed it can cause pain that radiates from your lower lumbar spine to below the knee. This type of nerve pain is known as sciatica (also known as…

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Pregnant Women Benefit from Chiropractic Care

A recent study suggests that expectant mothers may especially benefit from specialized chiropractic care. Results indicate that pregnant women who receive chiropractic adjustments appear to have more relaxed pelvic floor muscles, which reduces tension and restriction. One chiropractic technique in particular, known as the Webster Protocol, has proved to be especially effective in treating prenatal back pain.

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Chiropractic Is a Safer Pain Management Approach

Pain can sometimes be unavoidable. But we have choices when it comes to how we manage that pain. It’s time to rethink the drug management of pain. Consult Dr. Merckling for advice and counsel to help you to get out of pain and back to living the non-pharma way!

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