5 Ways to Avoid Injury During the Holidays

December 14th, 2019

5 Ways to Avoid Injury During the Holidays by Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Be safe while decorating. Lots of Christmas comedies inevitably feature characters injuring themselves while hanging lights decorating their home. It’s funny in the movies, but sadly it’s an all too common occurrence in the real world. If you are hanging lights this year, follow these safety tips. It’s better to go slow and be safe than to risk ge...

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Veterans Need Chiropractic Care

November 22nd, 2019

Veterans Need Chiropractic Care By Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress This month we mark Veterans Day. It is a special day set apart to remember the sacrifices of our military members who have served for the sake of our freedom. We honor their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families. Our Veterans and active military personnel deserve our highest respect, yet many struggle to receive the healthcare and treatment that they need. ...

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When is the right time for an adjustment?

October 11th, 2019

When is the right time for an adjustment? by Sherry McAllister, DC, Executive Vice President,  Making time for your chiropractic care can be tough. It’s hard to balance another appointment with your busy life. Luckily most adjustments are pretty quick! If you want to make the most of your chiropractic care, it can’t hurt to be a little strategic about when you book an appointment. Here are five opportune times to get adjusted. Before you go to the gym. A chiropractic adjustment loosens up ...

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5 Ways You Could Be Affected by The Opioid Crisis

September 23rd, 2019

September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month. This month-long awareness campaign was created to help fight back against the nationwide opioid crisis. The goal is to raise awareness of nonpharmacological pain management tools like chiropractic care that can help, instead of prescription painkillers. Since the 1990s, when rates of painkiller prescriptions soared, the opioid crisis has been mounting. Now, it is a significant health crisis that can affect nearly every American. No...

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September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

September 10th, 2019

You might wonder why, with 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, F4CP even needs to raise awareness about available drug-free pain management. Then, among all the statistics pouring out, comes one pointing out that less than 20 percent of the public consider chronic pain a major health problem. Chronic pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined, according to the PAINS Project. While it might be easy to dismiss the overdoses as an urban problem confin...

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Protect your back while you exercise

August 20th, 2019

More than 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some time. What can you do to protect yourself from back pain? Exercise! Physical fitness is one of the best ways to protect your back and overall health. Focus on your core and back muscles to keep your spine healthy and active. Are you afraid to exercise because you might hurt your back? Don’t let this fear hold you back. With the proper precautions, you can stay physically active even with back issues. Try these tips: Talk to your docto...

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Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

June 19th, 2019

Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture By Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Have you ever watched a toddler sit cross-legged? They sit with their backs straight, and it feels natural to them. Most adults don’t follow the example of young children. We hunch while we walk, slump at our desks and crane our necks forward staring at our phones. This poor posture can hurt our health. These ten reasons are why you need to start fixing your poor post...

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Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic

April 23rd, 2019

Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic by Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Maybe you’re interested in becoming a doctor of chiropractic (DC). Maybe you’re wondering what kind of training your own DC has been through. We can help with some details. When you go to your chiropractor for care, you’re seeing a practitioner with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. They receive this degree from a nationally accredited chiropractic school. Many chiropractic p...

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A good stretch

March 27th, 2019

A good stretch will do you (and your spine) good by Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Chiropractic care is one of the best things that you can do for your body and overall health. Your doctor of chiropractic is interested in helping your body stay in balance through non-invasive measures like spinal adjustments. He or she may offer other advice to help keep you on the right track. Enter dynamic stretching. There’s something about maintain...

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Let’s talk feet!

March 3rd, 2019

For the most part, our feet happily do their job each day, absorbing pressure five times our body weight as if it were nothing. We also know when something like an annoying stubbed toe comes up, we realize how much we really do depend on them keeping us mobile. But there is more riding on those durable soles. Our feet – and even more specifically, the footwear we force them into – affect the all-important posture that keeps us pain-free. (And we’re not just talking about pinched toes!) So if you...

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Fighting cabin fever

January 15th, 2019

Fighting cabin fever We’re in the home stretch now, the holiday is behind us as we work our way through the remnants of winter. Just thinking about seeing those first crocuses poking through the ground warms the heart. But chances are most of us aren’t thinking about spring right now. We’re locked in a bad case of cabin fever. There is a reason why February, only 28 days long unless Leap Year adds one, feels like it will never end. Compounding things is the natural letdown that follows weeks of ...

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Oh my aching back

December 16th, 2018

Oh, my aching back! While people are discovering the many ways chiropractic care enhances well-being, doctors of chiropractic are commonly associated with a sore back. It doesn’t matter that modern chiropractic was born in 1895 when D.D. Palmer restored a janitor’s hearing with a spinal adjustment. Back pain, and low back pain in particular, soon stole the stage with its effectiveness in relieving the often-crippling symptoms. With good reason, it seems. In the past year alone, according to the ...

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