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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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How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Sciatica

Sciatica is a common painful condition that is characterized by pain in the lower back and gluteal region. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back (lumbar) through the hips and down each leg. The pain varies in intensity and frequency, usually radiating down one or both legs into the buttock, thigh, calf, ankle, and…

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What Is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerves, which run from your lower back to your toes, are the largest two nerves in your body. When the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or inflamed it can cause pain that radiates from your lower lumbar spine to below the knee. This type of nerve pain is known as sciatica (also known as…

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Pregnant Women Benefit from Chiropractic Care

A recent study suggests that expectant mothers may especially benefit from specialized chiropractic care. Results indicate that pregnant women who receive chiropractic adjustments appear to have more relaxed pelvic floor muscles, which reduces tension and restriction. One chiropractic technique in particular, known as the Webster Protocol, has proved to be especially effective in treating prenatal back pain.

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