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3 Myths and Facts about Sleeping

By PSSM Staff,

1. The older you get, the fewer hours of sleep you need. According to the National Sleep Foundation recommended sleep for the average adultranges from seven to nine hours of sleep, while the average teen ranges from 8 to 10 hours. The amount of sleep required generally does not change as we age. The older adults may say they wake up earlier or more frequently throughout the night, but their sleep need is no less than younger adults. Older adults […]

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Why Rationing Out Your Conservative Care When You Have an Active Problem Is Not a Good Idea

By PSSM Staff,

Many people now have insurance coverage that includes conservative care benefits for their ailments. This has opened up a window of opportunity for many to explore avenues of health that they may not have even heard of before. While there are some newer methods of treatment two staple conservative care options that have been around the longest are chiropractic and physical therapy. At Performance Spine and Sports Medicine not only are these two avenues of care offered, but they operate […]

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Here Comes Fall

By PSSM Staff,

THE SEPTEMBER SHUFFLE!!! Summer is coming to a close, vacations are ending, and the kiddos will soon return to school. From pumpkin spiced everything to bonfires, hoodies, leggings and Ugg boots, you’re probably noticing all of the little reminders of the fall season popping up everywhere.  There’s plenty of hustle and bustle that comes with this time of year especially for busy parents who are trying to get their children prepared for returning to school. Here’s some helpful tips for […]

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Stop Sitting

By PSSM Staff,

Our bodies aren’t designed to sit all day. The evolution and advancement of technology has caused a de-evolution in our physical sustainability. Studies are showing that on average people with desk jobs are now sitting more hours per day than they sleep which is terrible for your overall health and wellness. Increased sitting contributes to insulin resistance and type II diabetes, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, drops in the healthy cholesterol your body needs, decreased calorie burning ability, muscular de-conditioning, […]

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Seasonal Allergy Survival

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

Allergy season is upon us! Many patients contend with the havoc seasonal allergies wreak on their wellbeing this time of year. If you are someone who struggles with this yearly, and needs help with making it through these crucial first weeks of warm weather, here are some tips that can help make it more bearable. For many this goes without saying, but for many others it may not occur to you to check back in with your allergist/primary care physician […]

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Ok, I’am Better

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

You’ve just spent months undergoing chiropractic care and physical therapy for your injury or condition. You’ve arranged your appointments around your already busy schedule and put in the time and work required to give your body its best chance at healing. Now you’re ready to go back to life as you knew it before all this happened.  So where do you go from here? How do you resume your normal activities without risking ending up right back where you started? […]

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Flip Flop Fever Fest

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

The summer and hot weather is upon us!!! Now is the time of year that more and more folks will ditch their conventional footwear and opt for sandals and flip flops. Although many manufacturers are producing more ergonomically sound designs, the difference in support offered is enough to cause issues with many patients and their ailments; particularly foot pain. If you desire more summer friendly footwear but contend with the discomfort and pain that comes with wearing flip flops or […]

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Dangers of opioids and other alternatives for pain management

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

No one likes being in pain. Patients choose care at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine because of this fact. Sure, pain has its purpose. For most people it is the first signal that something is awry in the body and our natural instinct is to put a stop to the pain as quickly as possible. The problem with this approach is that treating the pain often becomes the main focus rather than eradicating the source of the pain. Our clinical […]

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