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How to Protect Your Knees During Exercise Jun 3rd, 2019

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. Whether you’ve stayed injury-free or you suffer from aches and pains in your knees due to injury or disease, you can take steps to protect your knees during exercise so you maintain a healthy body. You may...

Exercise Is Half The Battle: 5 Ways Your Poor Eating Habits Affect Your Weight Loss May 6th, 2019

Weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all deal, no matter what fad diet enthusiasts may try to tell you. Your weight-loss program and the challenges that come with it are unique to your specific needs — the amount of activity you need and the type of diet you should maintain. But...

Top 10 Symptoms of Chronic Whiplash Post Auto Accident Apr 15th, 2019

An auto accident can be extremely traumatic for those involved. You may feel relief as you come out of your collision seemingly unscathed. However, you might not be totally out of the woods just yet. In many cases, even after you’ve been seen by a hospital physician, you can experience...

3 Reasons Rehab After Surgery Is Important Mar 1st, 2019

Healing after surgery takes time. You may feel like yourself again in a few days, or a week, but your body might not be telling you the whole story. You need to ease into movement, return slowly to the tasks you were able to handle before. If your surgery involves...

Why It Is Always a Good Idea to See a Doctor After an Auto Accident Feb 1st, 2019

Being in a car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience. There’s the hassle of dealing with the other people involved, sorting out the insurance, and even having to replace your car if too much damage has been caused. You just want to forget the whole incident and carry on...

How Chiropractors Can Help Relieve Headaches Jan 9th, 2019

Most people experience headache pain at some point in their lives. Headaches can range from a mild, dull ache, to severe, throbbing pain accompanied by nausea. The location of the headache and the kind of pain you’re feeling are a good indication of the type of headache you have. Tension...

The Most Effective Treatment Options For Your Sciatica Dec 10th, 2018

Sciatica usually manifests as pain that shoots down the buttock and back of the thigh, but can also apply to numbness, tingling, or even a burning sensation anywhere from the lower back to the toes. At McGowan Medical Centers, we have successfully treated many patients throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area...

Best Ways to Alleviate Your Tech Neck Pain Nov 14th, 2018

You likely won’t be surprised to read that the amount of time people spend using consumer technology devices has grown considerably over the last couple of decades. But how much? These days, the average U.S. consumer spends five hours per day using mobile devices. And don’t blame it all on...

How Spinal Decompression Helps Remedy Back Pain Oct 18th, 2018

Living with persistent back pain can make everyday tasks seem impossible. Simply going to work or doing household chores can cause extreme pain. Instead of turning to medications that can cause long-lasting damage to your health, you should consider the benefits of spinal decompression.People living with back pain can choose...

10 Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Care Sep 26th, 2018

Have you ever visited a chiropractor because you had pain in your neck or back? Many of us have. But that’s not all chiropractic care is good for. In fact, you can reap a whole host of health benefits when you pay regular visits to your chiropractor.Chiropractic care improves your...

Your Headaches May Be Caused by Poor Posture Aug 28th, 2018

The National Headache Foundation reports that over 37 million Americans suffer from migraines.An occasional headache is certainly nothing to worry about. Yet, a headache that occurs day after day is draining. Migraines are even more disruptive, and the medications used to treat them usually make you tired.There are plenty of...

Weight-Loss Program Jul 25th, 2018

Many people typically only associate chiropractic care with relief from issues like sore necks and backs. It’s a strong impression that — because chiropractic adjustments target the musculoskeletal system — only your musculoskeletal system benefits from treatment. However, improving the musculoskeletal system isn’t the only benefit of chiropractic treatments. While...

The Importance of Seeking Whiplash Treatment ASAP Jun 20th, 2018

Whiplash happens during injuries that cause a forceful, rapid, back-and-forth movement of your neck. The motion that causes whiplash is similar to the motion that happens when you crack a whip, hence the name. Whiplash injuries are common during rear-end auto accidents, sports injuries, or other physical abuse or trauma....

Five Auto Injuries That Often Have Delayed Symptoms May 18th, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 2.5 million Americans go to the emergency room each year for motor vehicle accident (MVA) injuries. However, countless others walk away from their accidents without seeking medical care because they don’t realize they’ve been injured.When you’re in a car accident, your...