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What is Sciatica

Sciatica is defined as pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs, caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve of the body. It usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back,  then radiates down the back of either or…

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Tips for Travel

Over the past 30 years, I have given much advice to my patients on how toenjoy their travel time and not worry about aggravating their neck or lower back when they are supposed to be having fun or on a business trip. I hope that you will find this information useful the next time that you…

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Three Steps for Less Stress

Three basic relaxation techniques you can learn to employ at a moment’s notice are: abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and visualization. The beauty of these exercises is that you can take them with you and use them anywhere at anytime to cope with daily stress. It is best to become proficient first with abdominal breathing…

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Sports Rehab

Dr. Desaulniers is experienced in sports rehabilitation procedures for athletes of all ages and various sports.  He uses a combination of Chiropractic techniques and exercises to successfully treat common sports injuries.  Dr. Desaulniers’ treatments help athletes to recover quickly, improve performance and reduce the risk for re-injury in their sport.

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Sleep

One of the Five Facets of Health  Over the years, new patients have told me that they don’t sleep as sound as they used to.  The firstthing I ask them is, how old is your mattress?  One lady said that she had a great mattress that her grandmother willed to her.  In my opinion, if your…

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Posture

One of the Five Facets of Health Correct posture reduces stress on body joints, the spine and the nervous system which are three good reasons to maintain good posture.  Stress on our spinal posture occurs when we reduce or reverse the normal arches in our spinal columns which occur frequently during most peoples daily routines.…

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Positive Mental Attitude

One of the  Five Facets of Health  Most of us would agree that a positive attitude is better than a negative one.  The late great Zig Ziglar, a well known motivational speaker of our time, tells the story of his son coming home and telling him; ”Dad, I flunked my arithmetic test today.”  Zig said, “Son, I…

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Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the five facets of good health and an extremely important one as many health problems arise from poor nutrition.  In my case you could say: I used to be a Whopper with fries but now I’m a Zucchini.  I chose to change my eating habits because; “you are what you eat.”…

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How To Get Your Life Back

When you think about tomorrow, how positive is your view? Do you see a happy day at work, coming home to a loving family, enjoying a great meal, afterwards having a discussion with your children, maybe watching a little T.V., or reading a good book, then kissing your wife and kids goodnight. Or do you…

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How Do You Manage Your Stress?

In managing stress, what approach do you tend to use, “hardball,” “eggshell” or “tennis ball?” Hardball individuals hold all their stress inward, similar to a pressure cooker. They don’t know how to say, “No” and they are always volunteering for new projects and working overtime. They seem to enjoy anxiety and chaos. Unfortunately, they are…

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Exercise

Zig Ziglar, a well-known motivational speaker during the seventies and eighties stated that, “The average American’s idea of exercise is to sit in a hot tub of water when they get home, pull the plug and fight the current.” Unfortunately, he’s close to the truth for a lot of Americans.  All societies need regular weekly…

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Decompression Therapy

A New Non-surgical Treatment Plan for Lower Back Pain  I have been practicing for over 30 years and have helped relieve lower back pain for numerous patients, but only in the last few years have my percentages, especially in tougher cases, improved due to the use of Decompression Therapy.  This new technology is one of…

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A Balanced Spine

Our backbone is made up of 24 vertebras that sit on a tailbone called the Sacrum.  Between the vertebrae are 23 discs which act as spacers and shock absorbers. These discs have soft, gel-like centers surrounded by layers of fibrous tissues.  From these spinal discs and the Sacrum exit 31 pairs of nerves which exit through tiny holes…

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