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Dr. Rachel Banks

Dr. Rachel Banks graduated from Jackson State University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-medicine in 1990. She then moved on to attend Life University when she was called to the healing aspects of Chiropractic care, she graduated in 1997 with a doctorate in chiropractic. She’s also a proud member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. Dr. Banks joined the Arrowhead family in 2009 becoming the floater doctor in the Atlanta/Savannah/ Brunswick offices. Her belief and dedication to the field of chiropractic have made her an intricate part of Arrowhead Clinics. In 2016, she was asked to make a permanent move to Savannah taking over the Mall Clinic. Dr. Banks revamped the staff, implemented her own style of leadership and management and in 2018 her clinic won “The Most Goals Met” in 2017. Dr. Banks was born and raised in Atlanta and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority but enjoys living here in Savannah with her loveable furbaby - Lola.
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Can I Exercise After Visiting The Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is becoming the most sought-after form of alternative medicine.

People are tired of the side-effects of prescription medication and "reactive" treatments.

They don't want to only mask the symptoms; they want to treat the cause of those symptoms.

Chiropractic care does all of that, while painkillers and surgeries only mask symptoms and are reactive treatments instead of proactive.

Chiropractic care can reduce pain, align your spine, improve several body functions, improve your posture, treat and prevent headaches, relieve stress...the list goes on and on.

Depending on what you're treating, your sessions may consist of short, routine adjustments, or they could be long-term treatment plans.

Each adjustment involves manipulations of the spine, tissues, and muscles.

Many people that seek out chiropractic care are already very health-conscious and take great care of their bodies.

They eat well, exercise, and are very mindful of their overall well-being.

Chiropractic care is just another part of making sure they get to reap the benefits of optimal health.

Many of those people usually plan on going to the gym or exercising at some point after their appointment with their chiropractor, but is that safe?

Exercising immediately after treatment carries the risk of disrupting the work you just received.

On the other hand, your chiropractor will more often than not recommend regular exercise as part of their treatment plan.

You should always speak with your doctor about exercising after your appointment, but in the article below, we will discuss whether or not you should exercise after a chiropractic appointment.

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Why You Need To See A Chiropractor (Even If Your Back Doesn't Hurt)

When you think of chiropractic care, you probably think of back pain.

They've gone hand in hand for so long that people think the only thing chiropractors do is treat back pain.

Chiropractic care is so much more than back pain. Although it is an excellent fix for back pain, we're doing chiropractic care a disservice by assuming that's all it does.

Chiropractic care is a holistic, all-natural approach to healthcare that aims to treat the entire person, not just the symptoms they are experiencing.

Your chiropractor will work to make sure all of your body's systems, like the immune system and central nervous system, are working at full capacity, so your body has the power to heal itself.

That's right; chiropractic care sets out to enable your body to heal itself.

That means fewer painkillers, fewer surgeries, and a better overall quality of life.

In the article below, we will take a look at what exactly chiropractors do, and what they can treat outside of back pain.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Dizziness And Vertigo

Chiropractors are trained to treat you as an entire person, not just the symptoms you come to the office with.

Your chiropractor can treat a variety of conditions, like vertigo or dizziness.

Below we will learn about vertigo and dizziness, and how chiropractic care can help.

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The Role Of Advanced Technology In Chiropractic Diagnosis and Treatment

Chiropractic care has always been viewed as an alternative, all-natural, or holistic form of medicine used to improve your health.

However, that doesn't make it any less effective because it is still a highly effective form of spinal care that helps millions of Americans improve painful health conditions every year.

Chiropractic care is particularly useful for treating the neck pain and back pain, and can also treat headaches, sports injuries, and any other musculoskeletal injury.

Your chiropractor will diagnose and treat your symptoms, and perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations to treat the injuries or disorders.

Because of chiropractic care being known as an alternative form of medicine, few people think of technology when they think of chiropractic care.

However, in addition to manual adjustments, these treatments can now be done using different types of tools and advanced technologies.

Over the past few years, there have been many changes and advancements in chiropractic technology.

In the article below, we will discuss several of those changes and how they're moving chiropractic care forward.

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Antibiotics And Childhood Allergies - Are They Related?

There are about 154 million prescriptions written for antibiotics every single year for antibiotics.

It's estimated that about 30% of those are unnecessary.

The unnecessary prescriptions are typically written for common colds, viral sore throats, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections; none of which respond to antibiotics.

The 47 million needless prescriptions each year are putting patients at unnecessary risk for other health issues.

Scientists have warned for decades that antibiotic overuse will lead to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, making it even harder to fight infectious disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths along with two million illnesses annually.

Those statistics alone are enough to make you think twice next time your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic.

But did you know that antibiotic overuse can cause allergies as well?

New research is beginning to shine the light on antibiotics leading to allergies, especially in children.

In the article below, we will take a look at the link between antibiotics and childhood allergies.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Nerve Pain

Chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that focuses on the nervous system of your body.

The most common and well-known procedures performed by chiropractors is spinal manipulation.

Spinal manipulation increases or restores joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into the affected joints.

Chiropractors are known to treat back pain, but they can also help with conditions like neck pain, headaches, and joint pain.

If you're suffering from nerve pain, chiropractic care may be the help you need.

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How Obesity Leads To Chronic Back Pain

Understanding Obesity and Chronic Back Pain

The United States of America is known for many great things. We are the land of the free, and we are very proud of our scientific and technological advances.

However, American is also known for being one of the most unhealthy nations in the world.

According to the American Heart Association, "Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day." 

No matter how you try to twist that phrase, it is alarming and undeniably significant.

We have entered a sad paradox where we fight each day to discover medical remedies that will increase our lifespan and quality of life while simultaneously our lifestyle habits cause us to suffer and, heartbreakingly, die prematurely.


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The 5 Most Common Work Related Injuries 

Thousands of workplace injuries occur every year, ranging from minor to severe, life-altering disabilities. 

Depending on the type of job one has, each worker will be faced with a range of various hazards that could cause an injury to occur. 

At Arrowhead Clinic, we have come up with a list of some common workplace injuries that our Chiropractic Doctors treat on a regular basis: 

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12 FAQ's About Car Accident Injuries

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful time. If this is your first wreck, or even if it is not, you most likely have a ton of questions and don't know what steps you need to take next. 

We understand better than anyone how difficult this time can be, so we have compiled a list of the most common questions auto accident victims ask.


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Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

Correct Sleeping Positions to Relieve Low Back Pain

Is your lower back pain affecting your sleep?

Lower back pain is bad enough to deal with all day, but it's even worse when you go to lay down at night and just can't find a position that is comfortable enough for your back. 

Lower back pain was named the leading cause of disability across the globe.

What’s even more interesting is that most back pain isn’t caused by serious medical conditions, like cancer or arthritis.

Instead, it’s often brought on by stress or strain from bad posture, awkward sleeping positions, and other lifestyle habits.

Sleeping is important, and there are several different sleeping positions that alleviate lower back pain.

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