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Chiropractic Assistance For Veterans Dealing With Pain

Military service can leave behind a lot of aches and pains that aren't always explained by a single incident. A combination of different events and the wear and tear of military life in general can lead to pain that becomes worse as time goes by. Unfortunately, due to the cost of medical care and the difficulty of transitioning to a civilian career with injuries, not all veterans may be able to afford immediate or lasting care. Read More 

Skin Cancer In Unexpected Places

Over the course of their lifetimes, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer whether it be melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. In most cases, skin cancer is highly curable if caught and treated early. Catching skin cancer early requires being aware of the signs of skin cancer and by regularly getting skin checks at a dermatology clinic. Noticing changes in the skin and pointing them out to a dermatologist is key. Read More 

Eyeglass Prescriptions: What Do They Mean?

You've had your latest visit to the eye doctor and finally received your official prescription for eyeglasses. The piece of paper is filled with acronyms and numbers that are very precise to your specific eye care needs. But what do all of those letters and numbers really mean? Here's a look into what your eyeglass prescription is telling you about your eyesight. OD and OS One of the first things you'll probably notice are the letters OD and OS. Read More 

Severe Foot Related Complications From Diabetes And How To Treat Them

If you have diabetes, taking care of your overall health and monitoring your blood glucose is essential to optimal healthy living. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is an endocrine disease that affects over 29.1 million people in the U.S. It occurs when your body does not produce enough insulin or doesn't use the insulin properly—resulting in abnormally high blood sugar levels. Your legs and feet are two areas of your body that can be directly affected by diabetes. Read More 

Non-Invasive Techniques To Repair Common Muscle Injuries

This is the season for being more active outside. It's also the season for muscle strains and sprains as people ramp up their activity level after a few months off. If you find yourself with a sprained ankle or a strained shoulder, your chiropractor (such as one from North Pole Chiropractic) has non-invasive techniques that will get you back on your feet and keep you from having surgery. Injuries That Respond to Soft-Tissue Techniques Read More