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Is Your Wrist Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?

Your hand and wrist are painful and tender to touch.  You find it difficult to open jars because your grip is so weak.  You wonder what is happening and how to take care of it. You may be experiencing De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis of the Posterior Wrist (dQ) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

How to Buy a Backpack and Wear it Properly to Avoid Back and Neck Problems

Buying a new backpack for this school year? Buying the correct pack for your child’s body and wearing it correctly can have a great impact on their spinal health.  Recent studies have found that 60 percent of school aged children experienced back pain from wearing their backpack and that the longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature or deformity of the spine it causes to correct itself, if it ever does. 

Our tech savvy lifestyle gives us many advantages, but it can also cause new problems. By constantly bending our necks to read and work on our devices,we are putting a strain on our necks and spine that can cause serious lifelong problems.

If you experience any of these, get out of the heat and cool down, removing unnecessary clothing and applying wet washcloths to forehead and wrists.  For heat stroke, call 911 or get to the hospital immediately and do not drink anything.

Dr. Greenwood's Guide to Migraine Relief

The pain in your head is throbbing.  Light makes it worse, as do loud voices or the sound of the television.  You feel nauseous and just want to lay down and rest, but you can’t because the throbbing just won’t subside.  You are experiencing a migraine headache.

Nixa Chiropractor tells 5 Ways to Beat SADness (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a common problem for many individuals in winter months when days are shorter, temperatures are colder, and the sun may not break through the clouds for several days at a time. Also known as “winter depression”, symptoms can include depression

 Tips for Avoiding Back and Neck Pain While Working From Home

While working from home you are probably spending a lot of time on your computer and on your phone.  Use these tips to keep your spine aligned and avoid neck and back pain.

When you first feel yourself becoming ill, these tips can help you avoid sickness or at least shorten the duration and severity of your illness. The earlier you begin, the more effective these methods will be!

With summer days come yard work, including mowing and weeding.  Here are eight tips to help you get your work done without harming your back.

6 Supplements to Strengthen Your Immune System

With the many viruses present in our world today, it makes sense to do all we can to protect ourselves by strengthening our immune system.  Dr. Hunter Greenwood, your Naturopathic Doctor in Springfield, MO wants you to know 6 supplements you can take daily to boost your immune system so that it can more effectively resist disease and illness:

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