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Chiropractic Eating Healthy in Altoona IA

Healthy Snack: Acai Bowls

Healthy Snack: Acai Bowls Do you struggle with a healthy breakfast in Altoona? I first discovered acai bowls when I was on vacation and wanted something healthy packed with superfoods to satisfy my urge for a snack. At a typical restaurant an acai bowl might run you upwards of $10/bowl but it’s really easy and…

Chiropractic Shoulder Pain in Altoona IA

Shoulder Exercises to Stabilize, Strengthen and Prevent Pain

Shoulder Exercises to Stabilize, Strengthen and Prevent Pain If you do have shoulder pain in Altoona, it is very important to get in to the office and get checked to make sure you can do these exercises without risking injury. You may need to start light with passive and active shoulder range of motion. If…

Chiropractic Shoulder Pain in Altoona IA

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries Most people think of chiropractors as Doctors who just deal with the spine and treat neck and back pain. It’s true, we are very good at treating spinal injuries but we are also trained to adjust and treat extremities in Altoona. Today we will be going over the shoulder and…

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Thoracic Spine Stretches

Thoracic Spine Stretches The thoracic spine (middle of your back) is often overlooked because it sits between the more mobile cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) regions. It is a key part of the spinal puzzle that needs to be solid and stable yet still have good mobility. Problems begin in the thoracic spine because…

Chiropractic Neck Pain in Altoona IA

Neck Exercises to Ease Tension Headaches

Neck Exercises to Ease Tension Headaches Due to the rise in computer and cell phone usage, I am seeing more patients with forward head carriage and decreased cervical lordotic curve (necks should look like a backwards C but are instead straight) on x-ray at a younger age than ever before. It’s so important to correct…

Chiropractic Neck Pain in Altoona IA

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck Pain Do you have neck pain in Altoona? It’s so easy to forget how often we use a certain muscle or part of our spine in everyday life until we experience pain there. The neck is probably the most overlooked part of our bodies that are responsible for so much of our daily experiences.…