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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsCan you imagine being told by doctors that the only “approved” medical treatment for your condition is to have your first rib removed? This is what Alex was told after being diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome several years ago. Alex is 28 and has been a patient of Dr. Ryan at […]

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Blood Pressure Regulation and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment

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The Pain Stops at DoppsThe scope of chiropractic is as broad as the scope of influence of the human nervous system. This landmark study was a randomized, controlled trial of hypertensive patients. Those in the intervention group received a form of upper cervical chiropractic care (NUCCA). The authors wrote, “We conclude that restoration of Atlas […]

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Car Accidents and the Lasting Effects

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The Pain Stops at DoppsAuto Accidents: This Strategy Will Ensure Healing that Really Gives You… Peace of mind. Ultimately that’s what you really want after all of the hassle of a car accident. You’re okay, so are your loved ones and now you want to make sure you’re not only okay now but that you’re […]

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A Safety Pin and a Grocery List of Health

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The Pain Stops at DoppsPicture a safety pin. Yes, like an old fashioned diaper pin, or the save-me-I-don’t-sew pin you used in college. A closed safety pin is a simple analogy of how your nerves carry messages from your brain to your body and back in a loop from your body to your brain. The […]

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Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis?

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The Pain Stops at DoppsThis question is asked frequently by patients visiting chiropractors. To answer this question, let’s first talk about, “what is arthritis?” The word “arthritis” is derived from “arth-” meaning “joint” and “-itis” meaning “inflammation.” Hence, arthritis is basically swelling in the joint. Many types of arthritis have been identified – in fact, […]

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Turtle Posture and Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsYou may not realize the dangerous effects of sitting. More specifically, sitting like a turtle. If turtle were sitting at a computer, it would look like you do hunched over your computer. Turtle Neck Posture or Forward Head Posture is becoming increasingly common and could even be called Smart Phone Posture […]

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Do Spinal Curves In Your Neck, Mid Back and Lower Back Affect Your Health?

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The Pain Stops at DoppsChiropractic was founded in 1895 after the hearing was restored in a patient following a spinal adjustment to the upper region of the spine. Since then, our profession has been conducting research to help determine why spinal manipulation or adjustments work so well. Many conditions have been studied, as well as […]

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Effects Chiropractic Treatment on Blood Pressure and Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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The Pain Stops at DoppsAbstract: This study examined the effects of chiropractic adjustments of the thoracic spine (T1-T5) on blood pressure and state anxiety in 21 patients with elevated blood pressure. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment conditions: active treatment, placebo treatment, or no treatment control. The adjustments were performed by a […]

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10-Year-Old’s Bedwetting Resolves After Chiropractic Care

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The Pain Stops at DoppsBedwetting is defined as wetting the bed at a frequency of 3 or more nights per week. Bedwetting affects approximately five to seven million children in the United States and 200,000 in Canada with a higher percentage in younger children. Medical treatment of bedwetting involves Desmopressin (reduces urine production) and alarms/bells […]

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Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

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The Pain Stops at Dopps Weight gain during pregnancy can cause lower back pain Dependent upon a woman’s weight prior to pregnancy, the standard recommendations is that women put on between 15 and 40 pounds. Often gaining more than recommended. The additional weight is sometimes substantial. Any increase in weight will place additional stress on […]

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