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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…

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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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New School Year, New Backpack Safety Tips

As practical as they are, backpacks can cause strain on our muscles and joints if they are too heavy and used incorrectly, ultimately leading to spinal misalignment and back pain. This can occur in people of all ages, including kids who lug around their backpacks during the school year. Therefore, it’s essential to keep a…

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Reducing Inflammation with Electric Stimulation Therapy

Inflamed muscle tissue is one of the most common causes of pain throughout the body. Electric stimulation therapy emulates the natural way in which you use your muscles, thus leading to increased circulation and decreased inflammation.

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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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