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Dr. Roy Vogel

Dr. Vogel is a chiropractor with Arrowhead Clinic in Decatur, Georgia since 1992. He provides outstanding care, often working with patients who have work or auto-related injuries. Dr. Vogel offers a range of treatments including physical therapy and rehabilitation. He brings over 26 years of experience caring for patients with a painful headache, neck and back pain.
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Does The Way I Breathe Effect My Health?

Maybe it's something you've never thought of, but many people have found several benefits in practicing breathing techniques.

 

Maybe you've never even thought that there were multiple breathing techniques. Besides, breathing is something we've just always done naturally.

 

While that's true, and you typically shouldn't have to think too hard about the way you breathe.

 

However, there are ways to improve your physical as well as your mental health by taking a few minutes out of each day to focus on deep breathing.

 

A growing number of people around the world have found that practicing these techniques has dramatically benefited their physical and mental well-being.

 

 

In the article below, we will take a look at deep breathing and how it can affect your health.

 

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Is Walking Good For Lower Back Pain?

Back pain is the most common reason people miss work.

It's also the second leading cause of doctor visits.

In the U.S. alone, back pain costs $100-$200 billion every single year.

On a more personal level, having back pain can prevent you from functioning in typical everyday life.

It can keep you from cooking dinner, playing with your kids, or enjoying your hobbies.

A fear or unwillingness to take prescription painkillers or have surgery, and the cost of treatments are often factors that keep people from finding relief from their back pain.

But what if I told you relief was right outside of your door?

What if all you had to do was slip on a pair of comfortable shoes, and the treatment was free?

Could a simple walk around your neighborhood be all you need to find relief from your back pain?

Walking might not cure the most severe cases of chronic back pain, but for many people, walking is the cheapest, easiest, and most effective way to help prevent lower back pain.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Spine

5 Tips for a Healthy Spine 

There are so many people affected by Back Pain every single day.

Living with chronic back pain or even with a back injury can diminish one's quality of life.

People miss work, skip activities, and become depressed because of the pain and discomfort of their chronic back or neck condition. 

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Expectations vs. Reality - What To Expect After Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care continues to be an enigma.

There are many misconceptions out there when it comes to what benefits you'll receive after you visit the chiropractor.

Some people think it's dangerous. Some people think it's a holistic medicine that doesn't really work.

And others expect miracles to happen during their first visit.

The truth lies somewhere in between.

Chiropractic care is real, and it works. Sometimes it's painful; sometimes it's not.

While you most likely won't think a miracle has happened the first time you leave the office, over time you are likely to experience significant benefits from your care.

There is science that backs chiropractic care (pun intended :)), and your doctor of chiropractic is very well educated.

Below we will take a look at some of the biggest myths when it comes to chiropractic care, and what you can expect during your first visit.

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Do Manual Chiropractic Adjustments and Therapies for Neck Pain Help?

Neck pain can be extremely debilitating.

It can keep you from completing even the most routine tasks around the house.

Washing the dishes, cooking dinner, and playing with your kids can be unbearable.

If you suffer from neck pain, or if you ever have, I'm sure you were desperate for relief.

Our first reaction is to grab the painkillers. This provides temporary relief, but only treats the symptoms.

Then you go to your primary care doctor. They'll give you tips and advice, and then send you home with more painkillers.

Again, painkillers only treat symptoms. They don't do anything to address the underlying issue.

So what are we to do? Short of surgery and physical therapy, are there any options?

Or do we wait patiently for the pain to go away?

Luckily, there is another option.

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Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Georgia

Georgia Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

Every State experiences its fair share of car accidents.

However, as you can imagine, some states experience more than others. Especially when the drivers involved are often drunk.

When it comes to the drunk driving stats in Georgia, one thing is surprising:

They’re exceptionally high.

Not only are their drunk driving stats high but so are their auto accident ones in general. So much so that they get almost double the national average!

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Everything You Need to Know About Car Accidents and Whiplash

Examining Car Accidents and Whiplash with the Proper Diagnosis and Treatments

You hear news about another car accident where luckily, the passengers and the driver are all safe.

Whether you hear about it on the news or social media, auto accidents never seem to disappear.

 

You are careful, but others are not. What’s worse is when you find out that person has slept while driving or was too intoxicated to function properly.

You are lucky if you manage to escape a car accident injury free or with a few bruises.

But what if some of your bones are affected?

More when you feel pain on your neck after the collision, but you are only ignoring it. 

A very common result of a car accident is Whiplash.

But what is whiplash?

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Why Does My Back Hurt Worse After Visiting The Chiropractor?

Nothing is more debilitating than having a back that’s out of whack.

From picking up your child to bending over and grabbing the newspaper, your back is integral to everything that you do.

A sore back just makes life harder!

The natural solution to curing a back that isn’t feeling quite up to par is to visit a quality chiropractor.

What if you use that correct logic but after your adjustment, your back still hurts just as much, if not more?

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How Soon After a Car Accident Should I See a Chiropractor?

When you are involved in a Car Accident, emotions and adrenaline are running high, which means it can be easy to ignore pain symptoms immediately after the crash occurs. 

As a result, many people have a tendency to leave the accident scene thinking they do not need medical attention right away. 

Unfortunately, failing to seek immediate medical care after an auto accident can be costly and delay the recovery process. 

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Common Symptoms Caused by Injuries to the Lumbar Spine

The last part of this three-piece series is about the final section of the spine, the lumbar region.

This section of the spine is located below the cervical and thoracic sections, and is made up of five vertebrae known as the L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5.

Injuries and subluxations to the lumbar spine can be severe but are not typically life-threatening.

Early treatment is important to the prognosis of lumbar spine injuries because these five vertebrae contain precious nerves and spinal cord tissue that control communication between the brain and the legs.

Therefore, damage to the lumbar spine subsequently has the largest effects on the hips, groin, and lower abdominal muscles.

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