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“Self-adjusting by turning or cranking your own neck to make it ‘pop’ may give temporary relief, but in most cases it is exacerbating a problem. Without proper touch and contact on the stuck joint, you’re likely doing damage to surrounding joints.” —Kris Birkeland, DC, president of Joint Ventures, LLC, operator of 28 The Joint Chiropractic Clinics
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“One of the worst things a patient can do is have bad posture, and a lot of that stems from our bad habit of sitting down all day with smart phones, iPads, and laptops. Maintaining good posture helps keep our bones and joints in correct alignment so that the muscles are used correctly. This helps prevent abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that otherwise result in pain and degenerative arthritis.” —Nathan Leavitt, D.C., owner of West Knoxville Chiropractic.
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“Chiropractic treatment enhances athletic and personal performance. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice, and Joe Montana are under regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors are used by NFL team to help with the conditioning, functionality, and endurance of professional football players.” —Nathan Leavitt