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What is the core?

What is the core?

   Many people think that all you have to do to get a strong core is lots of sit-ups or crunches. While this may get you the chiseled abs of the “6 pack”, this does not equal a strong core. Conversely, if you have a layer of fat over your abdominal muscles so do not have definition, you may still have a strong core (though having the abdominal fat is not healthy either).

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Why does my pain return?

Why does my pain return?

Most people come in for chiropractic treatment at Northwest Wellness because of some sort of pain.  There are times when patients know exactly what they were doing that caused the pain and then other times when the pain seemed to come out of nowhere. Usually, we can figure out the problem, fix it, and give advice on ways to help keep the pain from returning. But then there are those times when after treatment the pain decreases only to return hours or days later. In those cases, I tell patients that one way we can help with this is to figure out what activities they do most often and see if something with that could be causing the problem.

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Desk job Posture

Desk job Posture

How many of you are in work setting where you are behind a computer all day? How many have deadlines of paper work that you must finish by the of an 8-10 hour work day? While diligently working on these projects we tend to get lost in what we are doing and lose concentration on our physical well-being. Posture goes out of the window, slouching becomes evident, neck tends to bend in a way that can cause long term damage to the spine.

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