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1. Do your joints “click”?
2. Do you have leg, knee, buttock or hip pain?
3. Do you have low back weakness or pain? ...
4. Do you have neck pain?
5. Do you have headaches?
6. Have you been in a car accident?

Many people suffering from these disorders have turned to a different approach to health care; chiropractic. Chiropractic care treats a spinal problem called the vertebral subluxation complex. A subluxation describes what happen when spinal bones lose their normal position and motion from stress, trauma, or chemical imbalances. This is a common and serious condition identified by its five parts or categories:

SPINAL KINESIOPATHOLOGY (Abnormal Spinal Joint Movement) – This is a fancy way of saying the bones of the spine have lost their normal motion and position. It restricts your ability to turn and bend. It sets in motion the other four components.

NEUROPATHOPHYSIOLOGY (Abnormal Nerve Function) – Improper spinal function can choke, stretch, or irritate delicate nerve tissue. The resulting nervous system dysfunction can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body.

MYOPATHOLOGY (Abnormal Muscle Tone) – Muscles supporting the spine can weaken, atrophy or become tight and go into spasm. The resulting scar tissue changes muscle tone, requiring repeated spinal adjustments.

HISTOPATHOLOGY (Abnormal Chemical Balance) – A rise in temperature and a buildup of cellular chemical bi-products from an increase in blood and lymph supplies result in swelling and inflammation. Discs can bulge, herniated, tear or degenerate. Other soft tissues many suffer permanent damage.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (Permanent Changes) – Bone spurs and other abnormal bony growths attempt to fuse malfunctioning spinal joints. This spinal decay, scar tissue and long-term nerve dysfunction can cause other systems of the body to malfunction.

If any of the above concerns describe you or others you know, give Apple Valley Wellness Center a call and see how we can help maximize your overall health! 

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Stress wears us out physically and emotionally. A majority of the patients we see every day tell us they believe that the problems they are experiencing are due to being stressed out.

Stress on our bodies does cause physical harm. The link between stress and heart disease, respiratory conditions like asthma, intestinal problems, and menstrual difficulties is well recognized. Also, common headaches and migraines can be brought on or worsened by stress. Stress also aggravate existing health problems. For example, it often exaggerates the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Emotional problems like anxiety and depression are frequently stress-related.

How do we counteract the affects of stress? A healthy lifestyle is, of course, necessary. This means a healthy diet and plenty of rest. However, the next best thing you can do to relieve the effects of stress is exercise! Exercise relieves stress in several ways and, according to a Surgeon General, provides the following benefits:
• Reduces the risk of dying prematurely
• Reduces the risk of dying of heart disease
• Reduces the risk of developing diabetes
• Helps reduce the risk of developing colon cancer
• Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
• Helps control weight
• Helps build and maintain health bones, muscles, and joints
• Helps older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling
• Promotes psychological well-being

If you need help with how to deal with stresses in your life, reach out to us at Apple Valley Wellness Center today!

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