The Healthy Living Blog

Healthy Holiday Habits

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, with the opportunity to relax, share time with loved ones, exchange gifts and more. However, the holidays can also be a challenging and stressful time for many reasons. It is important to remember to continue taking care of your physical and mental health […]

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Chronic Pain and Recovery: One Chiropractor’s Story

ACA member Jennifer Gantzer, DC, MS, DACBN, FACN, is both a chiropractor and a board-certified clinical nutritionist. She is an educator at her alma mater, National University of Health Sciences in Pinellas Park, Fla., and provides care at the university’s clinic. Pain management and injury recovery are personal to Dr. Gantzer; after a serious accident, […]

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Health Disparities Create Added Challenges for Those in Pain

Chronic pain impacts an estimated 20% of Americans, but it disproportionately affects certain groups, including older adults, women, veterans, adults living in poverty, and people in non-metropolitan areas, among others.1 This is an example of health disparity, a growing concern among chiropractors and other healthcare professions. In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month this October, […]

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The Link Between Chronic Pain and Depression

“Studies have shown that the relationship between depression and pain is bidirectional: depression is a positive predictor of the development of chronic pain, and chronic pain increases the risk of developing depression.”  ~ Vadivelu, Nalini, et al. Pain and Psychology-A Reciprocal Relationship. The Ochsner Journal, 2017; 17(2): 173-180.  Pain serves an important function in our […]

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Simple Movement Strategies to Combat Chronic Pain

By Justin Brumfield, DC  If there was a magic pill to eliminate pain forever, we would all take it. Until that day, there are simple strategies you can use to help manage your chronic pain. Simple, such as finding daily movement strategies that lessen your pain and enable you to keep doing what matters most.    […]

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