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Tips to Prevent Pain at the Office

Whether the pain is dull or sharp, back pain can make it hard to concentrate at work. Depending on your line of work, certain occupations such as construction work can place significant stress on your back and neck. Even working in an office can cause or worsen back and neck pain. However, there are some…

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It’s National Relaxation Day!

It’s August 15th, which means that today is National Relaxation Day! Getting enough rest is part of avoiding unwanted back pain. So take a few deep breaths, put your feet up and take a load off! Just be sure to take an ergonomic approach while maintaining good posture.

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From Head to Toe: How Your Feet Relate to Back Pain

The feet are the foundation of your body and can have a major influence on various muscles, joints, and other body parts. Every time you take a step, entities in your feet moving all the way up to your neck are playing a role.

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Avoid Being Part of the Opioid Crisis

According to the American College of Physicians Annals of Internal Medicine, lower back pain is one of the most common complaints for Americans visiting a doctor, and consequently, a major contributor to the over-prescribing opioid crisis. Before starting a potentially addictive prescription pain killer, visit Dr. Merckling at Merckling Family Chiropractic. He’ll show you a…

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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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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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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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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…

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Proper Shoveling Techniques to Limit Back Pain

Although Long Island hasn’t had much snow this winter, it’s important to know proper snow shoveling techniques to avoid back pain shall we get a snowstorm. During the winter months, snow shoveling is one of the more common causes of back injuries. However, this type of injury is preventable if you follow these snow removal…

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 2)

Patients Initially Consulting Doctors of Chiropractic Save Money The average savings over 4 months for patients who initially consult a DC (doctor of chiropractic) for common back pain issues is $368 over those who initially sought treatment from their primary care physician.

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