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Shoulder Impingement

The shoulder is such a complex joint that when somebody has shoulder joint pain, the etiology of that pain can be vast. Most patients that come to me with shoulder pain have “Google-diagnosed” and are certain that the neck is the culprit of their condition. Some have correctly assumed that the cervical spine has referred the pain to their shoulder, but more times than not, … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement

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Pot or Not? The Green Debate

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. There’s been a great debate brewing over marijuana for decades, and it’s finally coming to a head as 10 states have now legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana, and another 23 states have legalized medical marijuana only. It’s about time … Continue reading Pot or Not? The Green Debate

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Why I Choose CBD

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. This will be my first article, as the editor of this magazine, where I am going to get personal and share my own experience with you. It’s about CBD and how it changed my life. First, I want to be … Continue reading Why I Choose CBD

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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Miracle Or Snake Oil?

The medical field is so ever changing that keeping current in advancements has caused most of us to “catch up with the sun,” but it’s sinking. Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy When patients come to me with the same curiosity for a particular miraculous cure-all, it forces us to investigate what it is. I have heard of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, … Continue reading Miracle Or Snake Oil?

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Nature’s Defense

There is a great debate on whether to immunize children by vaccination, but what many people don’t know is babies are already immunized by the mother at birth. The fetus spends its first nine months developing in a sterile womb free from bacteria, but as the child passes through the mother’s cervix and birth canal, a healthy dose of beneficial (good) bacteria is passed to … Continue reading Nature’s Defense

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Not My Neck

Chronic Headaches and Neck Pain Every now and then a patient comes to me with chronic headaches and neck pain that was referred to me by their primary care provider for evaluation with one stipulation – no cervical manipulation. The patient also reiterates that they do not want their neck to be cracked or popped.  The Fear of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Neck I get … Continue reading Not My Neck

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What the Heck is Health

What is health? There’s a valid debate over the true definition of health. Some will say that it’s maintaining an ideal body weight, while others will say that it’s the absence of pain or disease. Here is my definition: H.E.A.L.T.H. = Heightened Energy And Love That Heals What is heightened energy? I define heightened energy as raising your body’s metabolic rate, brain power, awareness, concentration, … Continue reading What the Heck is Health