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Get Back to Work – Without Surgery!

Is back pain or other issues causing you to lose work? Then it’s time to see Dr. Merckling! Stop letting pain interfere with your life! Studies prove that almost 43% of workers who sought the opinion of a surgeon underwent back surgery. By contrast, only 1.5% of workers who first consulted a doctor of chiropractic, like Dr. Merckling, needed surgery to get back to work. Isn’t it worth getting a consultation from Dr. Merckling?

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Understanding Chiropractic Treatments

When you finally decide you’ve lived with your chronic back pain or neck pain long enough, or if your TMJ-related headaches have just become unbearable, making an appointment with Dr. Merckling is a great idea. But for many, the thought of spinal manipulation, or many of the other chiropractic treatments used by Dr. Merckling, can be a bit intimidating. We get it. For patients unfamiliar with the techniques and benefits of chiropractic care, the whole idea can be scary. That’s why we have a page dedicated to answering the most common questions regarding chiropractic care.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Boost the Immune System

The immune system plays an important role in us staying healthy, as well as our body being able to function to its potential. Our immune system is the body’s defense mechanism to fight viral and bacterial infections. Made up of proteins, tissues, organs, and white blood cells which all work together to keep us healthy, the immune system fights against infectious organisms and prevents them from entering our bodies. It, however, relies on many factors in order to maintain ideal health including proper nutrition, regular exercise, sleep, good posture, and a healthy spine.

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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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