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Slow but Steady Wins the Weight Loss Race

Tips on developing sustainable weight loss:
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5 common workout injuries and how to avoid them:

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Avoid Crossing Your Legs!

Did you know that the simple act of crossing your legs while you sit could be contributing to your lower back pain? Place your feet parallel on the ground or use a box if you can't reach the floor from your seat.

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Active Daily Living Advice:
Avoid discomfort getting in and out of your car.

#ComfyCarEntryandExit

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#500CalorieLunch

A few lunch ideas for a healthier lifestyle:

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Condition of the Month – Snapping Hip

“Snapping hip”, aka “psoas tendinopathy” produces an audible snapping sound from the Psoas muscle.

Snapping Hip
The muscle responsible for flexing your hip toward your trunk, is called the Psoas. This muscle begins on your lower spine and passes through your pelvis to attach onto the top of your femur (thigh bone). Along this course, the muscle travels across the front of your hip socket and over several bony prominences. If the muscle is too tight, its tendon may rub over these “bumps”. This occasionally produces an audible snapping sound, hence the moniker, “snapping hip”, aka “psoas tendinopathy”.

The tendon can be irritated by an acute injury, but more commonly from overuse- particularly repeatedly flexing your hip toward your trunk. The condition is also known as “dancer’s hip” or “jumper’s hip”, as movements associated with these activities are known culprits. Likewise, the condition is frequently seen in athletes who participate in rowing, track and field, hurdling, running (especially uphill), soccer, and gymnastics.

Your symptoms may include a “snapping” sound or sensation when you flex and extend your hip although many cases are silent. Repeated rubbing causes inflammation and subsequent deep groin pain that can radiate to the front of your hip or thigh. Long-standing problems can trigger weakness or even limping.

The diagnosis of snapping hip is frequently overlooked. In fact, some studies show that identification is often delayed more than two years, while other potential causes are pursued. Fortunately, your problem has been recognized, and our office has several treatments to help you recover. Psoas problems often start when one group of muscles is too tight, while another is too loose. Your home exercises will help to correct this problem. Depending upon the severity of your condition, you may need to avoid certain activities for a while. You should especially avoid repetitive hip flexion. Prolonged seated positions can encourage shortening of your hip flexors so be sure to take frequent breaks. Patients with fallen arches may benefit from arch supports.

If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, call our office today. Our doctors are experts at relieving many types of pain including hip injuries.
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Healthy Lifestyles - Be aware of common migraine triggers

Migraine sufferers may already know about which foods trigger a painful migraine, but if not - keeping a food journal can help. Sweet treats, chocolate, and alcoholic beverages are commonly served during the holidays (which are right around the corner), and they’re also common migraine triggers, so be mindful if you suffer from frequent headaches. Read on to view the complete list of common migraine triggers:

Migraine Triggers
The best way to identify foods that may be triggering your migraine is to keep a daily food journal. A journal allows you to look back and identify specific foods that may be contributing. Not all triggers affect everybody, but here’s a list of commonly reported triggers:

✓ Chocolate and cocoa (Chocolate: milk, ice cream, pudding, cookies, cake, or pie).
✓ Alcoholic beverages (especially red wine, beer, and sherry)
✓ Caffeine
✓ Nuts & nut butters
✓ Pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.
✓ Fruits such as: Figs, raisins, papayas, avocados (especially if overripe), red plums,
overripe bananas
✓ Beans such as: broad, fava, garbanzo, Italian, lima, navy, pinto, pole & string beans.
✓ Other vegetables such as: snow peas and onions (except for flavoring).
✓ Raw garlic
✓ Anything fermented, pickled or marinated (sauerkraut, olives, pickles).
✓ Freshly baked yeast bread or coffee cake, doughnuts, sourdough bread.
✓ Cultured dairy products (buttermilk, sour cream).
✓ Cheese: blue, brick (natural), Gouda, Gruyere, mozzarella, Parmesan, provolone,
romano, Roquefort, cheddar, Swiss (emmentaler), Stilton, Brie types and Camembert
types.
✓ Aged, canned, cured or processed meat, including ham or game, pickled herring,
salted dried fish, sardines, anchovies, chicken livers, sausage, bologna, pepperoni,
salami, summer sausage, hot dogs, pâté, caviar, mincemeat pie.
✓ Other high sodium products: Meat tenderizer, soy sauce, monosodium glutamate
(MSG), seasoned salt, (Accent), canned soup, soup or bouillon cubes,
✓ Nutrasweet
✓ Excessive Vitamin A (over 25,000 I.U. daily).

Migraines occur when the number of triggers reaches a critical threshold. This can be likened to a glass of water that overflows at a certain point. One frequently overlooked trigger comes from restricted joints in your neck. Research has shown a “significant reduction” in migraine frequency and intensity through chiropractic care. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, call your chiropractor today.
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New study shows shoe orthotics plus chiropractic care significantly reduced low back pain.

This study showed that shoe orthotics combined with chiropractic care is an effective alternative to opioid use for back pain.

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#HealthyLifestyles

When You Eat Counts! The timing of your meals plays an important role in weight loss. When trying to shed some pounds, be sure to space your meals out enough so that your food has time to digest. Also limit your late night snacking, as food tends to take longer to break down in the body at night when our bodies are at rest.
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School's in Session... And so is back pain.

Backpacks, prolonged sitting, and stress all can lead to back pain:

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