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Treating Lower Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Lower back pain is the most common condition leading to disability among working men and women under the age of 45.

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Text Neck Causes Pain

We are all guilty of doing it, but it’s so important to be conscious of continuously looking down at our phones as this repetitive action, called text neck (or sometimes “tech neck“), causes great stress on our necks.

Text neck is something that has become so common especially with people constantly looking down at their phones and tablets to text, check emails, use social media, surf the web, play games, etc. The continued forward head posture and hunched shoulders can lead to pain and reduced mobility in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. What starts as a mild ache in the neck or upper back, could eventually lead to sharp pain or stiffness.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Merckling Family Chiropractic

On behalf of the entire team at Merckling Family Chiropractic, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Chiropractic Treatment

UnitedHealthcare has recently made it easier and more affordable for people suffering from acute lower-back pain to receive chiropractic care. A new UnitedHealthcare program will waive deductibles and copayments for your first few visits to see a chiropractor for acute neck and/or low back pain.  This new benefit helps people avoid having to undergo surgery procedures requiring post-op opioid prescriptions.

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Treating Jaw Pain with Chiropractic Therapy

The jaw muscles are constantly active since we use them to bite, chew, swallow, talk, and more. The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull and many jaw muscles also attach into the neck. Unfortunately, it can also be a common source of pain and can lead to TMJ dysfunction.

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

This year during National Chiropractic Health Month, the American Chiropractic Association is focusing on the musculoskeletal (MSK) system and how MSK health builds strength and stability. Thus, it is important for people to take steps toward muscle and joint health, including better posture and preventing lower back pain.

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The Benefits of Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is a simplistic form of chiropractic treatment which has been proven to have lasting benefits. This is especially true for those looking to decrease muscle spasms or increase range of motion. It has also been shown to improve general flexibility.

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Cold/Ice Therapy – A Cool Chiropractic Treatment

Cold/Ice therapy is one of the more basic yet extremely effective chiropractic treatments. This form of chiropractic care may be a good choice for those looking to mitigate back pain.
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Chiropractic Therapy Using Ultrasound

Although ultrasounds are most widely known in relation to pregnancy, they can also be used as an extremely effective form of chiropractic therapy. Ultrasound therapy has been proven to increase tissue relaxation, circulation, and the breakdown of scar tissue.

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Pelvic Blocking Techniques

Pelvic blocking techniques are most commonly associated with treating herniated discs. However, this form of chiropractic therapy can also be used to treat pain in the hips and lower back. Pelvic blocking may also aid in preventing other symptoms such as headaches, shoulder pains, and other tensions throughout the body.

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