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Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, LLCSaturday, July 21st, 2018 at 8:41am
A new review of more than 50 prior research studies concluded: “manipulation and mobilization are likely to reduce pain and improve function for patients with chronic low back pain. The researchers also found that “(Chiropractic) manipulation appears to produce a larger effect than (physical therapy) mobilization.”

Click here to learn more about how chiropractic manipulation can help alleviate back pain.

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Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, LLCFriday, July 20th, 2018 at 7:39am
It has been assumed for many years that after approximately the age of 35, women slowly but continuously have a decrease in bone density. However, another finding shows that more than 50% of the oldest female athletic competitors, even at age 80, still had normal bone density. This tells us that regular exercise is imperative to help build and maintain strong bones. A mix of weight-bearing exercises (jogging, hiking, dancing, etc) and muscle-strengthening exercises (weight-lifting, resistance bands, etc.) are recommended, but consult your doctor first before performing any physical activity.

If you need more guidance on how to get started with exercise, read this article.
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Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, LLCThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 8:38am
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes arm pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.

The term “thoracic outlet” describes an area at the base of your neck, just above your collarbone. Some important nerves and vessels pass through this outlet on their way into your arm. Compression of these tissues causes a condition called “thoracic outlet syndrome” which results in pain, numbness or tingling in your arm.

Several different factors can cause Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, commonly referred to as TOS. Sometimes TOS is caused from tightness in the muscles of your neck and chest, other times the space between your first rib and collarbone is too small. People who have an extra rib (cervical rib) and people who have recently suffered a neck injury may have a greater chance of having this problem.

The condition is aggravated by poor posture and by occupations that promote “slouching,” i.e., computer users, assembly line workers, supermarket checkers and students. Swimmers, volleyball players, tennis players, baseball pitchers and occupations requiring prolonged overhead activity. i.e., electricians and painters are also prime candidates for TOS.

Symptoms of TOS include arm pain, numbness, tingling and possible weakness. Neck, arm and hand pain may begin slowly and are often aggravated by elevation of the arms or excessive head movement. Loss of grip strength is possible.

Conservative treatment, like the kind we provide, has been shown to be effective at treating TOS. Through our careful exam we have identified your specific sites of compression and will use some of the following treatment to help:

You should avoid carrying heavy loads, especially on your shoulder i.e., carpet rolls. Briefcases, laptop cases or heavy shoulder bags should be lightened. Bra straps may need additional padding or consideration of replacement with a sports bra.

If you or someone you know suffers from any of these symptoms, call our office today. Our team has knowledge and tools to help you feel better quickly!
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Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, LLCWednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 2:33pm
And so many people don’t think they need maintenance care. Mmm hmm.🙄😏
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Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, LLCWednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 8:30am
A new study of almost 18,000 pediatric patients found that over 8 % complained of a joint or muscle problem. We should not dismiss kid’s ongoing symptoms as “growing pains”. Many conditions will only worsen if left untreated. Fortunately, most of these problems are very treatable with natural conservative care like the type we provide in our office. If a young person in your life is complaining about pain, call our office today!