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Obesity: A Surprising Cause of Spinal Disorders in Children

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Is there a connection between extra weight and back childhood back pain? Chronic back pain in children? It reads like a typo—the idea that kids might have spinal problems. Only adults have chronic back pain, right? Actually, our experience at Eastside Chiropractic Center is more varied. And because September […]

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How to Choose a Back Brace

A good supporting back brace is worn after a back injury to prevent movement of the spine and support the back so that healing may occur. Your RI chiropractor, Dr. Amy Westrick, can help you choose the brace that is right for you. Be sure to get help from a chiropractor or other lumbar or […]

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May is Posture Month

Posture is referred to as a neutral alignment of the spine. Something very few of us can still claim to have after years of abuse or injury to our spines. Chiropractic care can help improve your posture by realigning the spine to a neutral position. This is one of the major benefits of chiropractic care. […]

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RI Chiropractor Care for Veterans

Chiropractic care is a free benefit to all eligible VA patients – veterans and active duty military personnel. Most veterans are unaware that they have these services available and miss out on the relief that a chiropractor could bring to the many injuries and pain associated with aging and military injuries like chronic low back […]

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When the Chiropractor needs Chiropractic Care

When the Chiropractor needs Chiropractic Care In the past twelve months, 2.35 million people in the United States were injured or disabled in car accidents, so it’s no surprise that I’ve seen a steady flow of new patients coming in with injuries related to automobile collisions and calamities. Every chiropractor is trained in how to […]

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Back Pain With No Apparent Cause? What is Happening and What Can I Do to Alleviate the Pain?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, back pain is one of the most common health afflictions reported by adults—affecting 8 out of 10 individuals at some point during the course of their lives. Though recurrent back pain is relatively common, its frequent occurrence does not diminish the uncomfortable reality that countless […]

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Resolve to Be Proactive in Preventing Back Pain in 2016

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 31 million Americans will experience low-back discomfort at any given time. This statistic alone is a major reason why preventative chiropractic care should be included in your general wellness plan, especially if you’ve resolved to focus on your health and wellbeing in 2016. Back Pain Statistics There are […]

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