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(JUL) Week 4 - Tennis Elbow - But I Dont Even Play Tennis.jpg

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Did you know… tennis elbow isn't just for athletes.

Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow - is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it's commonly referred to as tennis elbow.

However, anyone who has a job characterized by similar repetitive arm motions may be at risk.

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Tennis elbow is often characterized by some...

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(JUL) Week 3 - Are You at Risk for Chronic Knee Pain.jpg

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Knees hurt? You're not alone. Chronic knee pain is thought to affect up to 25% of adults and can significantly limit your mobility and quality of life.

Your knee is a hinge-joint that primarily moves back and forth (flexion and extension) and allows some twisting or rotation.

Every step you take places stress and strain on your knees, so it's no surprise that trauma, misalignment, and degenerative changes can all take their toll.

Why it Matters:

The cartilage in your knee is designed to last a lifetime if you...

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While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief.

Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. It’s very fibrous and have a limited range of motion - just a few millimeters. Your hip, on the other hand, is much less stable with a wide range of motion, allowing the leg to move freely in every plane.

Why it Matters:

While the hip and SI joint are very...

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(JUL) Week 1 - Shoulder Pain - How to Find Relief.jpg

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Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff.

If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm to help it heal. It may surprise you to learn that controlled movement is one of the best ways to heal. Not moving your shoulder can actually contribute to more pain - or even lead to a frozen shoulder!

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(JUN) Week 4 -  Headache Medications Cause Headaches.jpg

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One of the primary side effects of many prevalent headache medications is, well…more headaches!

That's right.

Rebound headaches are often caused by the same medications you use to find relief. Even taking medications for more than just a few days may trigger overuse, or rebound, headaches.

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If you find yourself reaching for over-the-counter pain medications more than once a week, you may be putting yourself at risk for rebound headaches. Most headache medications aren't designed to be used...

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(JUN) Week 3 -  How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches.jpg

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If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense, it can be troubling. Daily headaches can make it challenging to have a high quality of life and can affect your work and home life.

The good news is that many of the most common types of headaches can be reduced or even eliminated by changing just a few of your daily habits.

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Stress and tensions are two of the biggest triggers for tension headaches. Chronic headaches can cause your nervous system to become sensitized, meaning...

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(JUN) Week 2 -  The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches.jpg

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Your head hurts. Could it be coming from your neck? You may be surprised to learn that neck pain and headaches are tightly linked together.

A headache that starts from an issue in the neck is called a cervicogenic headache. A cervicogenic headache is characterized by a dull pain that radiates from the neck to the back of the head. At times it may spread around the side or front of your head.

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Cervicogenic headaches are common if you spend long hours at the computer each day. Neck stiffness and tender...

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(JUN) Week 1 -  What Type of Headache Do You Have.jpg

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Over 90% of people will have at least one headache in their life. For some, occasional headaches can turn into a daily occurrence that disturbs both work and hobbies. In many cases, headaches aren't associated with a disease but are, instead, a result of daily habits and actions.

The most common triggers for headaches include stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, hunger, and caffeine withdrawal.

Why it Matters:

Being aware of the type of headache you have and its triggers is the first step towards finding...

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(MAY) Week 5 - When Should You See a Chiropractor.jpg

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Almost everyone has heard of chiropractic care, but many people have no idea if or when they should see a chiropractor. And if your doctor hasn't yet referred you to a chiropractor, you may be in the same boat.

Chiropractic has been around for over 125 years. However, it’s just this past decade that most healthcare professionals and leading healthcare organizations have started actively recommending chiropractic care for a wide array of reasons.

Why it Matters:

Over 15% of the population has received care from a...

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(MAY) Week 4 - How to Reduce Your Risk of Sports Injuries.jpg

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To an athlete, there’s nothing worse than being sidelined with an injury.

Improper training, incorrect stretching routines, and a lack of a good warm-up can lead to an increased likelihood of sprains, strains, and muscle injuries.

The good news? With the proper plan of action, many sports injuries can be prevented.

Why it Matters:

Developing a fitness plan that includes dynamic stretching, strength training, and cardiovascular exercise can help decrease your chance of injury.

Each aspect of your plan...

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(MAY) Week 3 - Can an Adjustment Help My Athletic Performance.jpg

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You may have heard that chiropractic care can help improve your athletic performance.

Is it true?

The truth is that many athletes work with chiropractors to improve their performance. Chiropractors have a unique outlook on health and well-being that is often the perfect match for athletes and people looking to stay active.

Why it Matters:

To perform at your highest level, you need to optimize your body's structure and function. Sports can be highly competitive, so even a slight edge can make the difference...

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(MAY) Week 2 - Why Pro Athletes Choose Chiropractic.jpg

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For over 100 years, professional athletes of all kinds have used chiropractic care to recover, reduce their likelihood of injury, and even get an edge in performance. And what used to be a secret is now well-known. Chiropractic care is used by sports teams from high schools right up through the pros.

Why it Matters:

Historically, the medical staff of pro sports teams have focused primarily on helping athletes recover from injuries more so than improving their performance - that was left to the coaches.

Chiropractors...

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Millions of people participate in sports each weekend as a way to stay active and stay connected to their friends… but, inevitably, as we age, the likelihood of an unexpected injury creeps up.

So how can you stay healthy as a weekend warrior?

Taking proactive steps during the week to stay well can directly impact your ability to keep enjoying your weekend sports.

Why it Matters:

Weekend sports activities like a softball game typically last a few hours. If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, you’re probably...

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(APR) Week 4 - Why Medications Arent Recommended for Low Back Pain.jpg

At Canyon Creek Chiropractic, we believe there are better ways to treat back pain than medications. Learn more and see the surprising stats in our new blog.

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Although NSAID medications can be purchased over the counter, it doesn't mean they don't have risks and dangers.

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Over the past twenty years, we've seen the effects of low back pain change our healthcare landscape forever.

  • It’s estimated that 100,000 people are hospitalized each year from NSAID related complications.
  • Each day,...
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(APR) Week 3 - Is My Leg Pain Coming from My Back.jpg

Keyword(s): leg pain from my back

Meta description: The pain in your leg may be coming from your low back. How? It’s called radiculopathy. Learn more in our new blog.

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It may seem odd to think that nagging leg, calf, or foot pain could be traced back to a low back problem… But if you've had pain in your leg or foot, a pinched nerve in your low back may be creating your issue!

Pain that travels along a spinal nerve is called radicular pain, and it's one of the most common types of pain that occurs as...

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Keyword(s): move back pain relief

Meta description: Movement is one of the best ways to find back pain relief. Discover the three types of movement you need to know about in our new blog.

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Movement is one of the best ways to recover from back pain. In fact, science has shown us that medications and rest are actually a few of the least effective ways to find relief!

Your body is designed to move, and often it's a lack of daily movement (or chronic postural changes) that causes back pain to begin in...

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Keyword(s): cause of low back pain

Meta description: Low back pain is a big issue in Salt Lake City. In this new blog, we get to the bottom of a common question, what causes low back pain?

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Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work. If you've dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant.

Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking suspicion that you may...

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Week 4a - Finding Relief After a Car Accident Without Drugs or Surgery.jpg

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Screech. Bam. Uh-oh... you've been involved in a car accident.

Your day has been thrown upside down, and a million thoughts are racing through your head.

If you don't feel immediate pain, you may be tempted to think you don’t have a problem - but waiting too long to seek care has been shown to increase the chances you'll need more aggressive intervention later.

With the stress of an accident, calling the insurance company, getting a car repaired, etc. - it's not uncommon for people to make the mistake of putting their health and...

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Week 3a - Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident - What Does it Mean.jpg

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It may surprise you to learn that shoulder injuries, like whiplash injuries, are some of the most common challenges people face after a car accident.

If you’re driving and have your hands on the steering wheel at the time of an accident, the sudden forces created by the event can result in a torn rotator cuff.

Why it Matters:

Your shoulder is one of the most dynamic and unstable joints in your body and one of the most complex parts. It’s made up of a collection of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

The...

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Week 2a - How Long Does Whiplash Last.jpg

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Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, back pain, headaches, dizziness, and confusion — none of these sound like a good time…

And if you've been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how long these symptoms are going to last.

There’s good news! With a proper evaluation and early treatment, there’s a high likelihood of getting well within a matter of weeks.

Why it Matters:

One of the most common injuries associated with whiplash is ligament tearing.

Ligaments are the short, tough bands of...

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Week 1a - Whiplash - The Symptoms You Need to Know.jpg

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Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your body is suddenly forced backward and forward.

It's the most common injury that happens during an automobile accident, and it's one of the leading causes of chronic neck and back pain.

While a fender bender may not seem like a big deal, new research has shown that even small accidents can result in significant injuries.

Why it Matters:

The violent forces that occur during an auto accident can cause damage to your spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, and bones - even at...

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Keyword(s): spinal disc health

Meta description: Maintaining your spinal disc health is an important part of living a life free from pain. Here is a quick list of our best recommendations.

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Ain't no one got time for back pain! Proactively doing things today to help your spinal discs stay healthy in the future is a smart idea.

Every day, your spinal discs absorb stress related to gravity, your posture, and your movement patterns. Over time, this stress can cause wear and tear to your discs that can...

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Keyword(s): spinal disc strength

Meta description: Strengthening your spinal discs isn’t hard if you have a plan. Discover how we recommend our patients strengthen their spinal discs in this article.

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No one wants to deal with back pain. Whether you’re living with pain today or looking to reduce your risk of injury in the future, you may be curious about how you can strengthen your spine.

When it comes to strengthening spinal discs, it’s wise to start with the body’s core -- the set of muscles,...

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Keyword(s): spinal disc problems

Meta description: Discover the different types of spinal disc problems and what you can do to find relief.

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If you've had a spinal disc problem, you know how painful it can be. Every movement seems to hurt, and it can feel like you'll never be back to your old self.

That pain is the body’s way of signaling you to "Pay Attention Inside Now" -- it's a warning sign from your body. It's your body's way of letting you know it’s been pushed past its limits. However, with the...

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Keyword(s): spinal discs

Meta description: We’ve all heard of spinal discs… but what are they made of?

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We all know spinal discs are important -- but to understand why, the real question is… what are they made of? Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine.

Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and a jelly-like inner layer (nucleus pulposus). The tough outer layer contains and protects the softer inside...

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Week 4 - Increasing Your Energy in 2021 (JAN).jpg

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Have you found yourself tired and drained at the end of each day? It may be easy to grab a second (or tenth?!) coffee or energy drink but boosting your energy level doesn't mean you need to rely on caffeine.

Creating smart, healthy habits each day can help increase your energy level, mental focus, and endurance.

Why it Matters:

When you walk through the grocery store, you may notice dozens of products designed to increase your energy level lining the shelves. Many of these synthetic stimulants aren't healthy, and...

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Week 3 - Moving Your Way to Better Health in 2021 (JAN).jpg

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You've heard it before: regular exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Daily exercise can help you lose weight, lower your risk of future health challenges, reduce your stress, and improve your mental outlook.

But, if you're like many people (over 80% to be exact!), you just aren't getting enough exercise each week.

Why it Matters:

As chiropractors, a primary focus of ours is movement-based care.

Your overall health is influenced by three types of movement:

  1. Segmental: how well your...
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Week 2 - How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset in 2021 (JAN).jpg

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Mindset is the #1 predictor of success. The conversations that you have with yourself that play a major role in determining your growth.

And thinking that you can't do something can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that prevents you from acting and making the decisions you need to live your best life. The good news is that there is good news!

Why it Matters:

You can change your habits, beliefs, and transform the way you think. When you do, you'll be able to look at the world with a new perspective, and that alone...

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Week 1a - Setting Smart Health Goals in 2021(JAN).jpg

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Have you ever felt like you were working hard but weren't making any progress towards your goals? You're not alone.

Most people feel that way each year around this time. They set goals, take a few action steps, but never seem to accomplish very much. Often the problem isn't a lack of motivation... it's just that they haven't set smart goals.

Smart health goals make it easier for you to clarify your thoughts, focus your efforts, use your time to your advantage, and increase your chances of not only achieving but surpassing your expectations!...

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Week 4 - Staying Healthy This Holiday Seasing is the Best Gift of All (DEC).jpg

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We all know someone who gets sick around the holidays every year. Are they just unlucky? Thankfully, luck doesn’t have anything to do with it!

Our bodies are designed to be healthy and resilient, and research indicates that our daily choices may be the most crucial factor in our ability to stay well.

Why it Matters:

Managing our daily choices well = managing our daily stresses well = staying well.

Each day, our bodies are tasked with handling our chemical, physical, and emotional stresses in order to protect...

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Week 3 - 3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Reduce Your Stress (DEC).jpg

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Did you know… chronic stress can contribute to health challenges like anxiety and even back pain.

Why? When your body is in a constant state of stress, it produces hormones that can disrupt almost all of your body's natural processes.

That’s one of the big reasons discovering healthy ways to cope with stress is one of the best ways to keep yourself well, and chiropractors may be the perfect healthcare partner to help you get started.

Why it Matters:

Studies have proven that chronic stress affects both your...

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Week 2 - The Link Between Your Stress and Your Spine (DEC).jpg

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Your stress level and spinal health are linked through your nervous system.

Just think about what happens to you physically when you get stressed out.

Your muscles tense, your breathing patterns change, and often, so does the way you move. Changes in your posture, for example, can lead to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and more – all in response to the stress you’re feeling.

Why it Matters:

Stress often triggers some cycle of pain or dysfunction, and the process is coordinated through your nervous,...

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Stress can actually a good thing. If a lion were chasing you, an increase in heart rate, muscle tension, and focus would hopefully help you escape unharmed!

Thankfully, we don't need to worry about being chased by a lion today. It might be someone cutting you off on the way to pick up your holiday gifts that could put your body into the same fight or flight mode. Remember the last time you saw a car veering into your lane, and your heart rate went through the roof? That is an acute stress response in action.

Your brain and body respond to...

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Week 4 -  Neck Arthritis -  How Your Daily Habits Might Be to Blame (NOV).jpg

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Arthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints. It can happen anywhere in your body and common symptoms associated with arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or restricted motion.

While osteoarthritis is a natural part of the aging process, the choices you make today play a powerful role in your future health. When it comes to arthritis, the decisions you make each day can have a dramatic effect on whether it becomes a problem for you as you get older.

Why it Matters:

The thinning discs...

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Week 3 -  The Neck Pain Solutions No One is Talking About (NOV).jpg

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You may not know that there is a neck pain solution that is recommended by most major health care organizations that almost no physicians talk about. It can work better than medication and is far less risky than injections or surgery. So why hasn't the world embraced it?

That's a good question.

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What are we talking about? Chiropractic care. Spinal adjustments are the neck pain solution that physicians haven't been talking about... until now!

Gentle adjustments to your neck can help effectively...

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Week 2 -  Why Does My Neck Hurt (NOV).jpg

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Your neck has a tough job. It has to hold up the weight of your head every day... for a lifetime. Holding up 11 pounds may not seem like a lot, but those 7 bones and 25 or so muscles in your neck need to work together correctly for you to move your head around free of pain.

Postural changes, sudden injuries, and arthritis are just a few of the primary causes of neck pain.

Most of the time, your pain can be traced to a problem with either the muscles, bones, discs, or nerves in your neck.

Why it Matters:

If...

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Working on computers and staring down at our smartphones for hours each day has left over 20% of us experiencing neck pain over the past few months. A stiff neck is usually the result of postural issues that have tired the neck muscles over time. Weakened, or unbalanced, muscle strength can place additional stress on your spinal joints and lead to changes in how you move, extra pressure on your discs, and pain.

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If you are looking down at your digital devices all day every day, the stress can add up and...

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