Thyroid Issues

Everyone has a thyroid gland. It’s part of the endocrine system and located in the front of the neck and produces hormones which maintain your body’s metabolism, which involves a series of chemical reactions that burn calories. So, when you take food in that gives you energy, if you’re thyroid is working well, the body ends up burning calories as it should. What often happens, though, is a person’s thyroid either over or under-functions. When this happens, you’ve got thyroid disease. In some cases, the gland itself increases in size, making it difficult to swallow and/or giving you a…

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Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as habitual sleeplessness and/or the inability to sleep. What causes it? There are a whole host of reasons a person might have a hard time sleeping, from specific substances (too much caffeine before bedtime, for instance) to medical conditions. Could it be that a person’s brain isn’t figuring out when to go into its sleep cycle, staying in the wake cycle instead? Possibly.

For many people, it’s probably medical conditions (and symptoms of these conditions) causing their insomnia. Do you suffer from nasal or sinus allergies? What about reflux, asthma, arthritis,

or Parkinson’s disease? Chronic pain can be…

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Arthritis

arthritis

The older a person gets the more likely they are going to have certain body aches. It’s common. Ask around and people in their 70s, 80s and 90s will be able to spend hours talking about their ailments, one of which is usually arthritis. According to Arthritis.org, more than 50 million Americans have doctor-diagnosed arthritis– that’s 1 in 5 people over age 18. It’s the nation’s number one cause of disability.

Did you know regular visits to a chiropractor like Dr. Barker at New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Florida, can help offer some relief for arthritis sufferers?

Basically, arthritis involves the…

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Arm Numbness

arm numbness

Some people call it a tingling pain. Others describe it as arm numbness. If and when your arm should feel weird, and you’re at the point where you’re dropping things because of it, you might have a serious problem.

Nerves and blood vessels run through the arm. When they’re impacted, for whatever reason, then you get arm numbness. Did you know that arm numbness might actually be starting in your neck? Your neck is made up of seven spinal bones. These stack together in a forward, bow-like curve. There are discs (cushions) in between the bones. Normally, the bones and…

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Whiplash

whiplash chiropractic

Should your head snap downward during an auto accident, with your chin moving toward your neck while your body is thrown forward and then your head snaps backward, chances are you’ve experienced whiplash. When this happens, the muscles and ligaments supporting your neck, head and jaw are thrown “out of whack.” Who can help restore their natural positions? A chiropractor like Dr. Barker can, that’s who.

Whiplash is no joke. If your head weighs about 11 pounds and 500 pounds of force are put on your neck during a crash, you’re bound to get things like bad headaches, neck pain,…

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Why You Should See a Chiropractor Right Away After a Car Crash

No one wants to be in a car crash. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a major crash, one thing’s for sure– a car crash can mess with a person’s overall health and well-being. The quicker you get medical treatment, chiropractic care, and physical therapy treatment the better. An experienced chiropractor can provide effective therapy to treat and prevent problems that cause neck, hip, knee, shoulder, and back pain. Check with your insurance company to see if you’re covered for rehabilitation related to an auto related injury.
importance of immediate chiropractic care after a crash

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3 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident

Why Should I See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?

  1. Identify & Treat Hidden Injuries Like Whiplash
  2. Treat Root Cause of Pain Without Medication
  3. Prevent Chronic Conditions
  4. man after auto accident considering chiropractic care

    Diagnosing Invisible Injuries. Symptoms of certain injuries may not be obvious right away. For example, whiplash symptoms may take a while to “kick in.” Seeing an experienced car accident injury chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident can actually help avoid long-term, untreated pain.A chiropractor can help your body stretch and break up scar tissue before it becomes an…

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Tension Headache

tension headache chiropractic

Our lives are filled with stress. If it’s not dealing with bad news of the world, from hurricanes to terrorism, it’s personal problems, like screaming kids, pants that are too tight, or delayed flights. We live in an increasingly tense and stressful world. Oftentimes that translates into dreaded tension headaches. Do you ever get a dull, achy feeling behind your eyes and around your forehead? If so, you get tension headaches. They’re typically caused by stress, though sometimes they’re brought on by something like bad posture. No matter what the cause, they’re annoying.

Those with tension headaches have a hard…

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Migraine Headache

migraine headache chiropractic

According to Migraine.com, more than 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, with some 3 million or so having migraines as a chronic condition. Typically, people who get migraines experience them at least once a month and they’re so bad that they cause moderate to severe disability. Migraines are like headaches on steroids. They feel like there’s a war going on in your head and it’s a war you want no part of, at all! Who are the people most likely to get migraines? White women between the ages of 35 and 55 from lower income groups are more…

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Neck Pain

neck pain chiropractic

Did you know that your neck is made up of vertebrae, which are a collection of small bones extending from your skull to upper torso? In between these bones there are cervical discs which absorb shock– think of them like cushions. If and when you get inflammation in your neck area due to injury or some abnormality, you’re likely to get a stiff neck and/or experience pain in the neck.

Generally, neck pain is due to poor posture or the overuse of the neck. It can also come from falling down, getting whiplash, and/or playing contact sports.

A lot of people…

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