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What is the True Cost of Pain? – Part 1 of 6

To truly understand the cost of pain in America it helps to have some understanding of how many or us are suffering from chronic pain, what it is costing us to treat ourselves, the impact of the opioid crisis, and what alternatives to prescription opioids we have. This is the first in a 6-part series…

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Get Active at Work to Reduce Back & Neck Pain

Sitting for hours every day at work can take its toll on your back, neck and whole body. For those whose jobs require long hours sitting at a desk, fitness and stretching is particularly important. Research analysis links lack of physical activity with negative health effects. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, many…

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Is Your Back Pain Causing Sleep Deprivation?

How Much Sleep Do We Need? Dr. Merckling knows that healthy sleep habits are an important pillar of your good health. Back, neck and musculoskeletal pain may interrupt your sleep. And according to the National Sleep Foundation at the CDC, patients report a better night’s rest after chiropractic care.

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Employers Benefit from Quality Chiropractic Care

Did You Know That Back Pain, Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Issues Ranked #4 for the Costliest Health Conditions for Employers? It’s true! According to a survey of 500 employers by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, almost 30% of employers report that these conditions are a top health plan cost driver.

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Looking for a Drug-Free Pain Management Solution?

Did You Know That Most Americans Prefer Drug-Free Pain Management Over Opioids? According to the 2017 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report, 78% of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor. And 63% agree chiropractors have their patient’s best interest in mind.

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Stretch Before Spring

Spring is here and that means many people will spend time outside planting, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Since gardening requires bending, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for that kind of strenuous activity. Thus, it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper…

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Tips to Improve Your Posture

It’s no secret that bad posture, such as slouching and forward flexing your head, can cause neck and back pain. With just a few simple changes to your posture you can alleviate much of this discomfort. And other chiropractic treatments are a safe, drug-free way to help you maintain good posture and spinal health.

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Are You a Millennial Hunchback?

Millennials are suffering from neck pain as much as people twice their age because of the widespread use of smartphones and other mobile devices. This is commonly known as “tech neck”. Proper chiropractic care can help improve posture and alleviate the pain associated with tech neck.

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Back & Neck Pain is Surprisingly Prevalent for Americans

A recent report shows that nearly 2/3 of all Americans suffered from back or neck pain in their lifetime severe enough to seek medical help. Don’t let pain interfere with your life! Chiropractic is the logical, drug-free first choice. Learn more about what research shows about chiropractic care.

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The Effects of Bad Posture

Does Bad Posture Have You in a Slump? Improper posture can cause a variety of issues including stress, fatigue, and low back & neck pain. Here are some tips for improving your posture and your health.

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