Debunking 5 Common Myths About Gout

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks the big toe. According to a study performed by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1-2% of the adult population in the U.S. has experienced or is experiencing gout. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding this condition, leading many people down the wrong path. Here we’re going to debunk 5 gout myths, revealing the truth about this all-too-common inflammatory condition.

Myth #1) Gout Only Attacks The ...

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What Causes of Muscle Knots?

Ever wake up in the morning with a noticeably hard knot on your neck, shoulder or back? Nearly everyone will experience a muscle knot such as this at some point in their life. In fact, they are so common that doctors have given them a name: myofascial trigger points. But what exactly causes these myofascial trigger points? And how can you prevent them from reoccurring?

Myofascial trigger points are characterized by groups of muscle fibers constricting in place, creating the sensation ...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

Spinal adjustments are one of the most common procedures performed by chiropractors. Also referred to as spinal manipulation therapy, it’s intended to improve the alignment, movement and overall function of the vertebrae. When the vertebrae are knocked out of their normal position, the individual may experience a wide range of unpleasant systems, only one of which is pain. But what are the true health benefits of chiropractic spinal adjustments?

The term given to incorrect vertebrae is vertebral subluxations. People suffering from ...

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Chiropractor For Piriformis Syndrome Pain

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the sciatic nerve resting around the hip joint is either compressed by the piriformis muscle (located around the buttocks) or otherwise irritated. When enough force is pressed against the sciatic nerve, it may cause a wide variety of symptoms, some of which include sharp pain, tingling sensation, and the feeling of being asleep. But like most instances of compressed nerves, it’s not permanent and typically be treated through physical therapy. To learn more ...

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Benefits of Receiving a Thai Massage

Originating out of Thailand over 2,000 years ago, Thai massage is an ancient system where mild-to-moderate amounts of pressure are placed throughout the body. When the muscles are stretched and pulled, they naturally begin to relax. If you are noticing tension built up in your body, then perhaps you should consider receiving a Thai massage. The truth is, however, that reduced tension is just one of the many benefits associated with this ancient form of massage.

Most people are familiar with ...

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