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Is Your Desk Job Hurting You?

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In a typical forty hour work week here in Mandeville Louisiana, many of us spend the majority of those hours sitting in front of a desk and a computer screen. This normal office activity can lend itself to the risk for muscle stiffness, poor balance and mobility as well as increased pain in the lower back area, neck and hips. When sitting in an office chair, the upright position keeps hips and thighs bent (in relation to your torso), which causes the muscles on the front of the thighs (known as hip flexors) to slightly contract (shorten). Over a period of time, the muscles will not stretch as well, as they naturally would if activity was present.

Mandeville Chiropractor Treats Migraines and Alleviates Headache Pain

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Are you tired of incapacitating pain? Chiropractic care is a true proven method for individuals seeking relief from migraines and other related pain. Research has shown that in the cases of tension and migraine headaches, Chiropractic care can be as effective as preventative medications in helping manage migraines. Dr. Jeff Miller, a Mandeville Chiropractor can help relieve pain and get you back to enjoying life again.

Therapy Methods – Spinal Decompression Therapy

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Spinal decompression therapy is a treatment option for people with long-term back pain, sciatica, leg pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, numbness and other conditions that have not responded to initial treatments such as physical therapy. All of these conditions may be the result of compressive forces on your vertebrae, which can cause spinal misalignment and compressed discs.

Spinal Health at the Gym - Form Matters!

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Whether you are an athlete training for competition or someone who visits the gym regularly just to keep fit, protecting your back and spine from injuries during workouts is important. A large-scale University of Arkansas study found that after injuries to the hand, injuries to areas ranging from the neck to the lower back were the most common type of gym-related injuries.

Does Having Pets Really Strengthen Your Immune System?

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Many have fond memories of the family dog coming trotting up when they were a toddler and giving them a big lick on the face. Although parents (and children alike) may have run off shouting “Ugh, dog germs!” like Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip, those “dog germs” may have led to the development of a stronger immune system.

A recent Finnish study performed by researchers at Kuopio University Hospital found that babies who grow up in a home that has a pet are less likely to get coughs and colds in their first year of life than their counterparts who live in pet-free homes. Lead author of the study, Dr. Eija Bergroth, a pediatrician at the university, said, “We think the exposure to pets somehow matures the immune system so when the child meets the microbes, he might be better prepared for them.” Researchers believe that the dander that pets shed and the microbes that they bring in from outdoors prime babies’ newly-forming immune systems, teaching them to fend off allergies, bacteria and viruses.

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