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Thoracic Spine Stretches

April 6, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

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

March 16, 2015

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.…

Chiropractic Back Pain in Altoona IA

Lower Back Pain and How to Find Relief

February 24, 2015

Lower Back Pain and How to Find Relief Do you have low back pain in Altoona? Studies show that nearly 85% of adults will experience low back pain in their lifetime. The statistic is staggering but there’s good news! Below I’ve identified some of the main types and causes of low back pain and given proven…

Chiropractic FAQ in Altoona IA

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractor Appointment

February 20, 2015

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractor Appointment I have many clients who come into the Dawson Chiropractic office here in Altoona and tell me they’ve been experiencing pain in the neck or back. After I ask when they noticed the pain they all say something like this, “Well…I’m not really sure. At first I…

Chiropractic Back Pain in Altoona IA

3 Main Causes of Spine Misalignment

February 13, 2015

3 Main Causes of Spine Misalignment Do you have spine misalignment in Altoona?Here at the Dawson Chiropractic office, we offer a holistic approach when it comes to our patients. This means we focus on the whole person and not just the parts that are currently giving the patient some pain or discomfort. The spine protects the…