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You’re Not Alone – Back Pain Is One of the Most Common Issues

It probably comes as no surprise, but based on a study by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, which is part of the NIH, back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. This makes it one of the most common health complaints for most Americans.

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Get the 3-Arch Advantage with Foot Levelers

Your feet are quite literally the foundation of your body. They support all of your body weight and add stability using a 3-arched bond called the plantar vault. But over time, one or more of your arches may weaken and begin to collapse. Poor posture, injuries, and (believe it or not) gravity can all add to this. Foot Levelers custom stabilizing orthotics can help alleviate this by providing support for all 3 arches of your feet.

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Tips to Avoid Tech-Neck

Is using your cell phone causing neck or back pain? This is a frequently reported issue commonly referred to as “tech-neck” and is cause by poor posture when using handheld devices for prolonged periods. Along with getting regular adjustments, here are a few quick tips to help prevent tech-neck.

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Fight Off Inflammation & Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation in your body does not necessarily always lie in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation and improve your well-being.

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When Back Pain Strikes, Choose Chiropractic Care

All 50 States Recognize DCs as Primary Healthcare Providers

That means patients with back pain or other neuro-musculoskeletal complaints can go straight to a DC like Dr. Merckling for diagnosis and treatment without a referral from a medical doctor. Dr. Merckling doesn’t use surgery or pharmaceuticals in his practice. He employs natural, conservative healing methods.

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Good Posture Can Shave 3-5 Pounds off of Your Appearance

Take a Stand for Good Posture!

Paying attention to your posture can pay off big time. Not only can it help prevent chronic back pain but it can also improve your overall appearance and mood.

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Praise from the NYS Chiropractic Association

Dr. Joseph Merckling was recently given a Certificate of Appreciation from the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) for his service, dedication, and willingness to share his expertise with his colleagues for the betterment of the chiropractic profession.

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Nursing Difficulties & Chiropractic Care

Though breastfeeding is an excellent way to provide infants with the necessary nutrients and antibodies they need, it can be quite frustrating and seem overwhelming especially when there are so many things that can affect the positive outcomes of breastfeeding.
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Signs of Tech Neck

Too Much Screen Time Can Cause Real Pain

Did you know that staring down at your cell phone places about 60 pounds of stress on your neck and spine and can result in very poor posture. Here are some of the signs of what is now known as “tech neck”:

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Chiropractic + Foot Levelers = 40.4% Less Back Pain

A Conclusive New Study by the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine

A recent study, Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, confirmed that the combination of chiropractic treatment with the use of Foot Levelers custom orthotic inserts was a powerful and effective first-line treatment of lower back pain. One of the greatest benefits revealed in the study was that a 40.4% reduction in pain was achieved without the use of opioids or other potentially dangerous or addictive pain medications.

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