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27: Chiropractic Doesn’t Work

A hot topic in today's medical field is the idea that chiropractic care doesn't work. So many people have stories about how they have engaged a chiropractor looking for answers to their health related issues only to be let down again. No results. No change. Still...

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26: Storms of Life

Mental health is a hot topic in today's climate. Did you know that recent estimates from the suicide hotline suggest that 1 out of 4 people under the age of 30 have contemplated suicide in the COVID crisis. I don't blame them and wouldn't be surprised if this was...

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25: Balance is Overrated…but is it

It is a common theme in the field of self help to talk about the top 5 strategies to achieve balance in your life. We all know that is a load of crap. Balance is something that many people will every achieve. In fact, it is a terrible word for the way life is truly...

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24: The Complacency Trap

How many of you dream? I can imagine that there are many of us that have dreams of health, success, and what our life could potentially look like. I think this is something incredibly common in this social age as well when we see what everyone else is doing with their...

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23: The Vocabulary of Winners

In health, we have winners and losers. There is a big difference in the actions, words, and media consumption between the two. Losers typically follow the fad diet, the 30 day challenge, the next shiny object. They are obsessed with comparison and letting everyone...

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22: Cultivating Health

Health is not something that you suddenly discover. You have to develop it, nurture it, cultivate it. How many times a day are we exposed to an ad that shows us what we dream of becoming. A dream of what health is supposed to look like? Most commonly its a fit male...

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21: Choices…

If I were to ask you about your life over the last 3 years, I am sure you would have a rather rich story to share, especially with the last 5 months we have been exposed to in our brief period of time here on earth. However, If I asked you a different way and said,...

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20: Are you designed to be sick?

20: Are you designed to be sick?

In this episode, Dr. Kramer covers the topic of what it means to be sick and what it means to be healthy. The goal is to discuss what health is and how it can be measured. In this discussion we will cover topics such as - is your health the same as my health,...

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Certainty vs Guessing

Certainty vs Guessing

Do you ever feel like your doctor is playing the lottery with your health? You know...guessing at a bunch of random diagnoses without ever being certain of what will work and what won't work? I have been there too. I would imagine that most of you who have landed on...

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19: Certainty vs. Guessing

19: Certainty vs. Guessing

Let's face it. We have all been lied too in the last 5 months. At first it was 2 weeks, which suddenly has turned into 5 months. That is a fair statement to start the topic of today's discussion. When navigating a health crisis, up until March of 2020, I would suggest...

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18: Because I Feel Better

The biggest lie you can ever tell yourself is “because I feel better.” The self justification for quitting the very thing that changed your life makes zero sense. Stop quitting on yourself and the people who sink their life into helping you achieve the best version of...

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But I feel better..

But I feel better..

One of the most confusing topics in health is the topic of feeling. For a majority of us, we choose not to engage a health care provider until we "feel sick, have pain, or have a certain aspect of our life reduced." However, in all of the years of study we have...

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17: Long Term Health

Today we discuss the 5 points of long term health. 1. Things that are in your control. 2. Things that are out of your control. 3. Just one visit, one work out, one meal 4. Oxidative Stress 5. Specific Chiropractic.

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Encouragement

Encouragement

Let's face it. All of us are starting to feel the pressure of the last 5 months. I feel like there is a giant sleeping bear that we continually poke on the daily, if not hourly basis with the rampant news stories flooding our new feeds. Remember, what you consume, you...

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Perseverance

Perseverance

Have you felt like you have held a burden for too long? Maybe to where it feels like you continually add weight to the burden day by day, year by year? The truth is. For the majority of us. We are in your shoes. We are all faced with this struggle, this burden,...

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A restructuring of sorts.

A restructuring of sorts.

The process of surrendering is often portrayed as a sign of weakness in our day and age. I think it is fair to say that throughout human existence, surrendering has been viewed as weakness. A conquering. A sign that you lost. You are no longer in control. Raise the...

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To find Happiness

To find Happiness

Over the last two months, my spiritual director has had me working through a book called "Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence." The book is designed to help us find peace and happiness. In today's day and age, we are laden with people who are full of hate, anger,...

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DNA Expression and Chiropractic

DNA Expression and Chiropractic

One of the most comical comments I consistently see on social media platforms regarding chiropractic is a statement that goes like this... "I'm looking for a Chiropractor that can solve my issue in 1 visit and not sell me on maintenance." Let's be real...

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The Ugly Side of Health

The Ugly Side of Health

Let's face it, Health is a pretty hot commodity these days. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on with Covid, the topic of health is emotionally charged and filled with many self proclaimed experts on the topic. Keeping this in mind, I want to start this...

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16: Who’s it for?

In today's emotion filled social media environment, we have to ask ourselves a few questions. First and foremost - who is it for? Meaning, of the information that is being shared, what message is trying to be sold and why. You may be familiar with this as the...

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15: A Journey to Health

Health is not an arrival point. In today’s world where the mass media is trying to scare you into believing that your body is a weak organism that cannot thrive without modern mommy medicine and daddy pharma, there needs to be a voice of change. This episode is about...

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Our Values #4: Healing through all seasons.

Our Values #4: Healing through all seasons.

Health is Seasonal For some reason, we have surrendered this incredibly basic concept. We have been sold the idea that we are virtually immune to any form of disease or illness because of how great "health care" is in the United States. Nothing could be further from...

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14: Chiropractic 101

If I were to walk into a room and say "I am a Chiropractor," the general consensus of the room would believe that I am a neck pain, back pain, headache specialists and that is about the limitations of what I do. This is incredibly disappointing and couldn't be further...

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4: A Hero’s Journey: Francesca

In this episode I briefly walk through the story of Francesca and her health journey. She has been a patient with us at Hope for the last two years and has a tremendous empowerment story of gaining control of her health and helping her become the best woman, wife and...

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13: Our Values #4: Healing through all seasons

Modern media would have us believe that once we achieve a state of health it should be permanent. There is nothing further from the truth. The human experience is full of seasons of life that can interrupt our health at a moments notice. In fact, often times, we are...

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3: A Hero’s Journey: Anxiety

Every single human being will have a season of anxiety in their life. It is pat of the human experience. Many of us may laugh at this statement however when we understand what Anxiety is, it is easier to identify a season of our lives when we experienced it. According...

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2: A Hero’s Journey: Meniere’s Disease

This week the Journal of Upper Cervical Research published a great case study on navigating Meniere's disease with upper cervical specific chiropractic care. The story was of a 65 year old patient who had debilitating vertigo that would cause her to vomit. She would...

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When vertigo won’t go away

When vertigo won’t go away

Vertigo sucks.   Let's be more specific. Any time you get that sudden feeling of uncontrolled dizziness (whether it be from drinking too much the night before or as a result of a disease process) it really sucks. According to the Mayo Clinic, vertigo is the...

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Our Values: #3 No Cover Bands

Our Values: #3 No Cover Bands

Guitar Hero   It has taken me quite a bit of time to reflect on how I wanted to introduce this value in written from. What tend to strike my imagination is a flash back to the early 2000's when Guitar Hero was the go to game for any young aspiring musician......

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12: Episode 12: Our Values #3: No Cover Bands

One of my greatest mentors, Andy Frisella, loves to make the statement - There are no cover bands in the rock and roll hall of fame. I think this applies greatly to the health paradigm we face in today's model when most of the solutions are geared at a cookie cutter...

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Chiropractic is Simple.

Chiropractic is Simple.

Discovery is Not Proof.   For the past 4 years, I have been diligently working on digesting Chiropractic and finding a way to explain it that made sense to the public. It is incredibly interesting to dive down this path because we will never make sense to...

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Our Values: #2 Default Adaptability

Our Values: #2 Default Adaptability

When I first sat down to write this blog, I started with an idea of searching the web for what people believe it means to adapt, to be adaptable, to have adaptability and I was given a multitude of ideas. The first image that was populated was that of a chameleon. I...

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1: A Hero’s Journey: Loss of Hand Function.

Over the last 4 years, I have had the privilege to work with some amazing people. These will be a weekly opportunity to learn more about the patients who make up our community at Hope. This first episode is about patient number 1. If you know someone who would...

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An Observation

An Observation

Mother Teresa is quoted with saying "do small things with great love." She is also quoted with saying "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." Finally, one of my favorite passages of her's is the following...

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11: Episode 11: Our Values #2: Default Adaptability

The majority of Western Medicine wants you to believe that for every symptom there is a pill. I wonder why we have the highest addiction rate to pain meds and antidepressants in the world to this day. It's fascinating because every single doctor is taught in basic...

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9: Episode 10: Our Values, #1 – Squirrel

Over the course of the last month, Dr. Kramer has taken the time to dive deep into the practice of Hope Chiropractic to better understand the values that make up his patients and his practice. With the help of his office manager, Paige, they have created a list of...

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Choices

Choices

I'll be honest. For the last 4 weeks, I have actually been at peace with the way life has continued to change before our very eyes. It wasn't until this weekend that I actually started to have a little bit of fear start to creep in on me. It was a slow process...

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Our Values: #1 Squirrel!

Our Values: #1 Squirrel!

Over the last month, we have been working diligently at putting onto paper the mission, vision, and values of Hope Chiropractic Center. We were tasked with this from our business coaches over at XM Performance in Grapevine. Their founder, Ross Patterson, likes to say...

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Chiropractic and Immunity.

Chiropractic and Immunity.

With the rise of the most recent pandemic in Covid-19, it has been brought to light through the governing board of Texas and through the World Federation of Chiropractic that Chiropractors have zero business discussing how chiropractic can "cure" you of "the flu" or...

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9: Episode 9: Opportunities and Commitments

The world is in a state of chaos. As Mike Tyson likes to say, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. In this episode Dr. Kramer dives into his thoughts on the recent health crisis and the impact it is having on our communities around us. We have an...

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Hope…a different perspective

Hope…a different perspective

While many of us have spent the last two weeks wondering what just happened in our world, I have spent the last two weeks really trying to figure out how to communicate exactly how I feel to the people who put their very lives in my trust at Hope Chiropractic Center....

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No Shiny Objects

No Shiny Objects

I have been rather reflective over the last two weeks. In this course, I really haven't had much to say in regards to Hope, Health, or from a podcasting perspective. I guess you could say, I have been spending some time in my own desert working on contemplative...

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A chance for change

Today is Ash Wednesday. This signifies the start of a 46 day journey in the Christian faith leading up to the celebration of Easter. Yesterday, I was speaking with a mentor of mine regarding lent. I asked him what was weighing heavy on his heart as we enter this...

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Bang Your Head

Everytime I hear the term "concussion" I think of the song by Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head. Am I wrong? For a majority of us, when the term concussion comes to mine, our imagination is flooded with high velocity football impacts from the NFL  where the crowd goes...

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8: What’s your story?

As Jocko likes to say, all your excuses are lies. On this episode, Dr Kramer dives into understanding the foundation of your story and how it leads to your reality. Too often we build a foundation on sand and it is quick to crumble. Instead, take a moment to reflect...

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Thursday Thot 3: Focus

99% of people believe that America has the best healthcare system in the world. However, there exist a 1% of the population who truly believe that healing takes an internal commitment to creating the environment you want. You want to know the difference between those...

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7: Episode 7: Straighten the Frame with Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis is part of the foundation that is the Health and Wellness community of Southlake Texas. He found ProCore Fitness in 2014 on the premise that a consistent product is not offered to the world. For the most part, we are sold bad strategies when it pertains...

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Who is on your team?

Who is on your team?

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on my favorite torture device - The Assault Bike, texting back and forth with one of my best friends. We were reminiscing on the journey life has taken us over the last 12 years. In our conversation, a topic came up on core work and...

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To adjust or to not adjust?

To adjust or to not adjust?

One of the most common misconceptions from the perception of the public is an understanding of Chiropractic care and what the ultimate goal of receiving a chiropractic adjustment is. Lets start this blog with what it is not. Our goal is not to reduce symptoms. Our...

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Thursday Thot 2: be a better human

In this day and age we could all afford to be better human beings we’ve lost the opportunity to connect to people and we lost the opportunity for responsibility this that is a byproduct of people who decide to no-show appointments and who choose not to follow up with...

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5: Episode 5: Medicare with Sean Turner

Sean Turner is a local insurance expert. He specializes in helping our aging population navigate the field of Medicare. From supplemental policies to advantage plans, it is his goal to help you keep seeing the doctors you love as you move into your golden years. He...

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Do not be afraid; just have faith.

Do not be afraid; just have faith.

January was an interesting month. In fact, I think it is one of those months that is really a hit or a miss. As a culture we have become accustomed to the traditional post holiday push in the fitness and health industry that has led us to be more discerning about how...

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Hope does not disappoint

Hope does not disappoint

As I work through my daily thoughts of Hope, all of my thoughts tend to lead back to the theological virtue and the role hope plays in our life. You see, this particular title comes from Romans Chapter 5, verses 1-5. How often do we find ourselves disappointed in...

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4: Episode 4: Bullying is a trigger word

This week, Dr. Kramer and guest Cory Procter dive deep into the reason why bullying has become such a trigger word in our society. Without setting a strong foundation in our lives, we have no guiding principles. And when we lack principles, we fail as people and...

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Why me. Why Now.

Why me. Why Now.

Over the last three years I have spent quite a bit of time in self-introspection. As a Christian, we traditionally refer to this process of spiritual discernment. Most of us are familiar with this process, we just don't know the name for it. It would start with...

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Death comes for us all

Death comes for us all

A rather drab title if you ask me. However, it is hard to write a blog on a daily thought of hope today without logging onto social media, ESPN, or for the most part any network and seeing the millions of people mourning the death of Kobe Bryant. However... I wonder...

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Thursday Thought 1

How you control the thoughts that take place between your ears dictates what you attract into your life. These Thursday’s are designed to be short and fast pieces of wisdom Doctor Kramer has accumulated through the years

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Lord, Help my Unbelief.

Lord, Help my Unbelief.

About ten years ago I was given a book called "The Biology of Belief." It was a book that challenged my thought process and everything I ever understood about health, genetics, disease... The author is Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD. Throughout this story, Dr. Lipton virtually...

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The Rat Race

The Rat Race

Have you ever been in a situation where you work and work and work hoping for a very specific end result, and when the time comes, that result does not? Or Have you ever wondered why people are "always hustlin" for the next big thing to add to the ranking of their...

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The Most Important Decision.

The Most Important Decision.

When I first started this blog, I actually took the idea from one of my mentors - Andy Frisella. He was sick and tired of how limiting Instagram was with the audience based upon the social media algorithm. So, I thought to myself, that is a brilliant idea and I need a...

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Health is not easy

Health is not easy

So, I would be lying to you if I didn't start with letting you know where this thought came from. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to take Josslyn to a friend's birthday party. When we arrived, I was quick to notice that the entire party was going to be mom's and...

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A Choice

A Choice

"God, I face a difficult decision. Can you supply me with any thoughts which will give me reassurance."  

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Desk Jobs suck…so does Neck Pain

Desk Jobs suck…so does Neck Pain

Solutions for Desk Top Masters Over the past two weeks, the frequent complaint of Neck Pain as a result of working at a desk all day long has come up quite often in our practice. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to give you a short solution to navigating this problem...

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Thinking BIG

Thinking BIG

Yesterday's thought on success made me want to dive deeper into some of the principles I use to guide my own life. For many of you who follow me or are a patient of mine, you know I am an intense person all around. You know I shoot for the moon when I work with a...

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What’s wrong with success?

What’s wrong with success?

This morning while I was at the gym, two of my friends and I got into a discussion about success from a financial perspective. The context of the conversation was surrounding the fact that someone got ticked because someone else made more money than them. And this is...

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Somedays…

Somedays…

You're not enough. Someday's... No matter how good of an adjustment you deliver... No matter how much you pray for your patients... No matter how many words of encouragement you give... You will fall. Your patients will suffer. Your belief in yourself and your work...

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Fear Not

Fear Not

"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free." - Aristotle. I just came off of a two weeks vacation (staycation because I am cool like that). During that time I spent a lot of time in reflection that pushed me to create more. However, for the longest time I have...

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1: Episode 1: Why Hope

Welcome to the first Podcast of The Dr Joey Kramer show. On today's episode we dive deeper into Dr. Kramer's past and how is able to live each and every day with Hope. As a young man Dr. Kramer suffered from being bullied from his struggle with weight, through the...

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The Biggest Lie of the New Year

The Biggest Lie of the New Year

New Years Resolutions are a load of crap. There. I Said it. For the last month, I have been flooded with the casual pun about "2020" and how hindsight is 2019. Or, how about the one where everyone says "2020 is going to be the best year of their lives?" Yeah, I heard...

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Low Back Pain Sucks

Low Back Pain Sucks

"All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves." - Kelly Starrett Welcome to the 21st Century... A challenging and ever changing culture that continually pushes us to make sacrifices in multiple facets of our life. However, there are a few...

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A List of Vertigo Facts to Help You Regain Control

A List of Vertigo Facts to Help You Regain Control

There’s one thing I know for sure as a Texas vertigo chiropractor: patients like to learn a lot about this debilitating symptom. To quell patient concerns and to help them regain control and discover a solution to their problem, we’re going to share some important...

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Physical Therapy or Chiropractic?

Physical Therapy or Chiropractic?

Knowing is half the battle. G.I Joe is the famous author of this quote and how it is so applicable to the topic of discussion today. In today’s day and age, it is almost impossible to find any information that is unbiased. Especially when it comes to health care. For...

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Solutions for Text Neck

Solutions for Text Neck

Text Neck aka Technology Neck Either the product of a brilliant marketing campaign or actually a suffer from this diagnosis, the text neck has taken over the talk of the Southlake Community. I figured I would weigh in on the subject with the solutions I utilize to...

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POTS…why beta blockers aren’t the answer

POTS…why beta blockers aren’t the answer

Posture Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome aka “POTS.” Man…that’s a mouthful and a bunch of high scoring words on a scrabble triple word play. More importantly, what does it mean? Simply put – it means that as you change positions from laying to standing, your blood...

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THE LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS OF HEAD TRAUMA

Head injuries, particularly those that result in trauma to the brain, are not only highly dangerous in the short-term but also have potentially devastating effects long-term. For patients and their families to better cope with the long-term side effects of head...

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6 BENEFITS OF SEEING A CHIROPRACTOR

Chiropractic care is an alternative healthcare option that emphasizes the body's power to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. A chiropractor focuses on the relationship between the body's structure and function and uses treatments like spinal adjustments...

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