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Injury Prevention for Soccer Players

Injury Prevention for Soccer Players By: Sylvia Tripp D.C. Soccer, internationally known as Fútbol, is one of the most popular sports in the Pacific Northwest and the most prevalent sport in the world. As the sport continues to rise in popularity, it’s not surprising that the number of injuries associated with this sport are on …

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Injured at Work? Relief is Here!!!

Your ability to work and earn an income is vital to your way of life. If you are injured on the job, you may not be able to provide for your family or even enjoy life. Are you suffering from any of the following work injuries? Here at Spinal & Sports Care Clinic, Drs. Shirley, Choate, …

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Student Posture Syndrome, Fatigue and Breastfeeding

Over the course of my career (now spanning more than 5 years and thousands of patients) I have made enough observations and seen enough patterns that I feel I can now write about some of them. This refers to the symptoms students most often come to see a chiropractor about. They include: neck and upper …

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Are You Worth More Than Your Car?

By Jack Choate, DC When is the last time you had your vehicle’s oil changed? Had the tires rotated? Chances are, most of you were able to recall an answer quickly. Now answer this question: When is the last time you saw your chiropractor for a spinal adjustment? Aha! I sensed a long silence with …

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Is Running a Pain in Your Pelvis?

By Dr. Brittany Rush, DC Getting pain in the front of your pelvis can be a little scary. Everybody talks about their aches and pains in their feet, or their back after a long day at work, but rarely do you hear about pain in the front of your friend’s pelvis after they go for …

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The Ease of Lower Back Pain

                I know that sounds like a strange title for an article concerning something as significant as lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it you might be thinking “there is nothing easy when it comes to lower back pain.” That is true and for the 80% of you that will suffer …

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Brain Inflammation

By Jack Choate, DC You are overweight and always hungry, is your brain inflamed? Can poor eating habits “inflame” your brain? Evidence suggests consumption of pro-inflammatory foods can, for lack of better description, “confuse” your brain and the communication it has with your stomach—in effect making it harder to discern when you’re full. The result: …

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Chiropractic: A Piece of the Healthcare Puzzle

For a long time the healthcare field has been plagued by a disease that is difficult to treat: pride. Most doctors, including chiropractors, think they are the answer to the health care problem. The reality is that we are all just a piece of the puzzle. In the end your health is just that, yours …

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Going Gluten Free in Spokane

By Steve Shirley, DC Going on a gluten free diet can be daunting at first.  Sure, there are several readily available gluten free food choices but some of them simply taste horrible.  Cardboard, bean paste, dried shoe leather—these are just a few descriptors that come to mind. Fortunately there are many new sources of TASTY …

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Relaxin or Relaxing?

            As a chiropractor one of the most common questions I get from my pregnant patients is “What is causing my lower back pain?” They then proceed to tell me that their back was fine before they were pregnant and now that they are a few months along they are getting increasing pain in their …

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Symptoms of Whiplash

Did you know that you can experience whiplash or whiplash associated disorders at speeds slower than 8 mph and that it can take up to 2 weeks for full onset of symptoms? If you did then you are one of the lucky ones. Oftentimes innocent victims are taken advantage of by insurance companies or even …

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Stress and Headaches

Many people come to me as a chiropractor complaining of headaches but they often say that it is only due to stress and they think that there is nothing I can do. It is at this time that I have a heart to heart talk with them and I explain that I have about a …

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Solutions to Workplace Injuries

By Dr. Jack Choate Chiropractic physicians Dr. Shirley, Choate, and Glanville at the Spinal & Sports Care Clinic want you to know some very important things if you have been injured while on the job.  First of all, should you need medical care for your injury you have the right to see a doctor of …

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Going the Distance

by Steve Shirley, DC My goal in starting my new diet plan was challenging. I would try to lose ten stubborn pounds that I hadn’t been able to shake off since finishing Chiropractic school in 1991. Middle age may have already descended upon this body but I was going to go down swinging! The plan …

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Spokane Valley Whiplash Treatment

Below is a summary of some of the latest research regarding injuries related to low and high speed collisions. This information is re-posted with permission from Dr. Jay Morgan. Some commentary and explanation in red has been added throughout the article. LOW IMPACT CRASH RESEARCH Science and statistics say that long term whiplash injuries occur …

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The Last 10 Pounds

By Steve Shirley, DC Have you ever reached a plateau in your weight loss and not been able to break through it?  I have done this several times in spite of increasing my workouts and watching what I eat.  After a few futile weeks of no change I usually just give up and have a …

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How a Kidney Stone Saved My Knees

By Steve Shirley, DC September was a pretty crappy month for me.  I had a kidney stone.  For a month.  Yeah, I still have a little PTSD from that one but you can bet money that I never miss drinking my 6-8 glasses of water a day. Because I had so much nausea, I quit …

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Pregnancy & Chiro: FAQ Answered

By Sadie Altringer D.C   Over the last several years, I have had the pleasure to work with many pregnant women and help them with conditions related to pregnancy.  With this experience, there are three common questions I get asked regarding pregnancy and chiropractic care.  The first and foremost question is…..”Is it safe?”  Yes, yes, …

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What to do About Growing Pains?

  Growing pains are said to typically occur in two periods during a child’s life, firstly, between about 3 and 5 years old, then later in 8 to 12 year olds.  Common symptoms are usually of leg or stomach pains that commonly occur in the evening through early morning.  Occurrence of growing pains have been …

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How Many People Did the AMA Kill?

  By Steve Shirley DC. In 1963 the American Medical Association hired Robert Throckmorton as its general counsel. Throckmorton was the author of a plan by the Iowa Medical Society with the overt goal of destroying the chiropractic profession. The Iowa Plan, as revealed in later court documents, contained a section entitled “What medicine should …

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Exercise After Pregnancy

Dr. Sadie Altringer Chiropractic Physician Exercising after you have a baby is one of the best things you can do for yourself.  It may seem like the last thing you want to do, but just think of the many benefits it can give you: –          increased energy –          helps prevent post partum depression –          improves …

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Chiropractic Education

Just what does it take to become a Chiropractor?  I get asked often how long I went to school and just where those chiropractic schools  are  – as you don’t see those programs at any of the state universities. To qualify for one of the 18 chiropractic colleges you have to finish at least an …

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Food Guidelines and Optimal Eating

Excerpt from Biotics Northwest Research, Inc. Newsletter.  Wanted to share this with everyone.     What is Green-Gene Nutrition? It is an evidence-based approach to food, nutrition, diet, and eating, based on foods that contain the optimal and natural balance of nutrients that can restore our genes’ youthful responsiveness and flexibility, and in turn, lead …

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Lasting Results at Lower Costs!

As health care costs continue to rise, patients want cost affective solutions that aren’t just temporary fixes.  If you are tired of paying for expensive drugs and procedures then read on to learn how your Spokane Valley chiropractors are getting long term results for significantly less then traditional medicine.  One study found that workers returning …

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How Healthy Is Our Food?

It shouldn’t be a surprise that  more people are turning to locally grown, organic foods as chemical farming has now become the norm.  It has been reported that over 200 different pesticides are currently in use. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) found detectible traces of pesticides in 95% of more than 5ooo …

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Eggs – Back on the Menu!

Eggs have gotten a bad rap in the past, as eating anything with dietary cholesterol was seen as a sin.  Is cholesterol really the villain they it appears to be? Anything taken to excess may have negative effects but the latest research suggests we may have been too harsh! Everyone should read this article to …

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90% Of Americans Are Deficient In This Vitamin

By Sadie Altringer   Vitamin D is one of the most crucial vitamins for our bodies.  It helps to control levels of phosphate and calcium in the body.  If we become deficient in these minerals, the body starts extracting the minerals from the bones, thus leading to softening or weakening of the bones.  At least …

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IT Band Syndrome

The Illiotibial Band runs down the lateral thigh from the hip to the knee and can cause all kinds of problems when it is not functioning properly.  It is most commonly seen in runners and bicyclists.  It is the second most common cause of knee pain! The doctors at Spinal & Sports Care Clinic have …

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How Safe is Medicine?

By Jack Choate DC   One of cornerstones of healthcare in the United States is the use of pharmaceuticals.  In 2009, over 3.6 billion prescription drugs were filled in the United States generating sales topping $300 billion. In a 2006 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), it is estimated that 1.5 million Americans are …

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Healthy Oils – Do you know about Coconut?

Would you believe me if I told you there was a saturated fat that helps reduce bad cholesteral (LDL) and boosts the good one (HDL)?  Find out how else coconut oil can improve your health. Click the link below for the full story! Coconut Oil

Having the TV on May Have Health Concerns – Even if You're Asleep!

Active and/or passive television usage may be linked to conditions ranging from depression to cancer.   Ambient light from the TV can interfere with our bodies sleep cycle and normal physiology.  This  keeps us from entering that deep sleep or REM cycle where a most of the bodies healing and repair takes place.  Read on to …

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Cut Your Healing Time in Half by Applying Ice and Receiving Chiropractic Care Immediately After an Injury.

By Dr. Steve Shirley It is common this time of year to get questions on which is more appropriate after an injury, heat or ice. With the cold weather, nearly everyone will reach for the heating pad first after slipping on the ice or shoveling snow. While heat may often feel better at the moment, …

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Conservative Approaches to Managing Fibromyalgia

Dr. Sadie Rausenberger, DC I wake up in the morning feeling unrested, but pull myself out of bed for yet another day of living in constant pain with most movements.  I am feeling very frustrated because I had to turn down an invitation to go hiking with a friend.  I just know it’s going to …

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Barefoot Running: Fact or Fad?

By Colby Smith DC I’ve been getting quite a bit of interest in this topic from patients and even a few friends on this topic. One friend asked if this is just the latest fad or the new path the sport may be heading down. Honestly I wasn’t sure myself, so I decided to dive …

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Having a Heart to Heart – With your Heart

By Steven Shirley DC CCSP The facts were in and it wasn’t pretty.  I decided to weigh myself shortly after the holidays and the scale told me what my increasingly snug Dockers had told me months earlier.  I was becoming a fat boy again.  As a strapping Irish-Scot lad with the physique of a caber-tosser, …

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