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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career of treating people who have been Injured in Accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Turner is well versed in Chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the Chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers in order to complete her Masters in Sports rehabilitation. From there she learned under two other Chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
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How Chiropractic Care Has Been Shown to Improve Blood Circulation

How Chiropractic Care Helps Blood Flow 

Do you suffer from cold feet and hands? Cooler temperatures lead to cold hands and feet, however for others, cold and tingling extremities may be a year-round occurrence. 

For someone who's always curled up in a blanket or dressing in layers, the concept of poor circulation isn't a revelation.

Living with cold extremities may be something you've just gotten used to. Like all oddities of the human body, poor circulation is not something that is normal, and it should be addressed. 

Having proper circulation is not just important for our comfort, but also our health. While you may have tried eating a diet that is high in iron or exercise on a regular basis to increase circulation, many people out there overlook Chiropractic Care and how it can help blood circulation. 

Having your spine adjusted by an experienced chiropractor can have long-term benefits for increasing blood circulation and helping to stabilize blood pressure. 

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What Are The Real Risks of Chiropractic Care?

To the uninformed, chiropractic care, especially adjustments, may appear dangerous or intimidating.

 

The reality is far from the rumor and fear. Spinal manipulation to treat low back pain is documented to be safe and effective, especially in the hands of a properly trained practitioner.

 

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Should You See A Chiropractor Before Traveling?

Got the travel bug?

Have you finally saved up enough money to take that trip around the world?

Or, maybe you've got your van loaded up, and you are ready to drive across the country.

Maybe it's just time for your annual summer vacation.

Whatever the reason, you might end up in an airplane, a bus, or your car for an extended period of time.

Then you might end up in a less than comfortable hotel bed, or an air mattress at the in-laws.

Even though you're okay with the sacrifice because you like to travel and see family, your spine isn't going to be as thrilled.

In the article below, we'll discuss what travel can do to your spine and how chiropractic care can help.

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Five Reasons Millennials Are Embracing Chiropractic Care

Millennials are the most polarizing generation we've seen in a long time - maybe even ever.

No matter what you feel about them, millennials are a growing force in the world.

They are working full time, starting families, and taking a stance on political and social issues.

They've been called lazy, unmotivated, and narcissistic.

That may be true for some, and for people of all generations, but millennials are also innovative, creative, and very driven.

As they come of age, we're beginning to get a glimpse into their unique ways of looking at the world, particularly in healthcare.

Millennials are all about prevention.

Sure, millennials spend a lot of their time in front of screens, but they're also likely to go for a run or hit the gym to stay in shape.

When it comes to treatment, many millennials have decided to be proactive and see a chiropractor.

In the article below, we will examine five reasons why millennials are embracing chiropractic care instead of relying on traditional methods.

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How Do Chiropractors Know If Your Spine is Out of Alignment?

Signs of a Misaligned Spine 

Your back is a very complex structure that houses the spinal cord and spinal nerves that carry information throughout our entire bodies. The spinal column is made up of bones called vertebrae. Attached to the spine are muscles that allow strength and movement to your back. 

When the spine becomes misaligned, also known as a subluxation, it can cause a wide variety of malfunctions within the body. 

Misalignment within the spine can affect our daily lives, causing neck and back pain, as well as pain throughout the rest of our bodies. This pain typically has to do with the misaligned vertebrae adding pressure to the nerves in the spinal column. 

The spine can become misaligned for any number of reasons. Some of which are obvious, like being involved in a serious accident. However, there are other reasons that may not be as clear, and it may not be obvious that there is a misalignment at all. 

Here are some common signs that your Chiropractor will look out for when determining if you're misaligned. 

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The Health Foods That Are Actually Bad For You

Healthy Options That Aren't Great For Your Health

We live in the age of the fad diet and miracle weight loss program.

Eat this superfood and lose 10 pounds in 3 days!

Do this workout and have abs like Arnold!

Don't want to workout or eat healthily? Fine! Just take this pill!

Luckily, it's usually pretty easy to spot a scam when we see one. 

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5 Reasons To See The Chiropractor While You're Pregnant

 

When you visit the chiropractor, they will use hands-on spinal manipulation to restore proper alignment of the musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine.

This enables the body to heal itself without surgery or excess medication.

Manipulation is also used to restore joint mobility that has been restricted due to traumatic events or repetitive stress.

People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from seeing a chiropractor.

Adults, children, healthy people, people with medical conditions, and even babies can see benefits from regular chiropractic treatment.

Seeing the chiropractor isn't a one-off event. Your chiropractor will work out a treatment plan specifically for you that will help you achieve optimal health.

There is one group of people that can benefit from chiropractic care that might be a little unsure about whether or not it is safe for them.

I'm talking about expectant mothers.

Yes, even if you're pregnant, perhaps especially if you're pregnant, you should be seeing the chiropractor.

It's not only safe, but it is severely beneficial.

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The 4 Keys To Preventing Low Back Pain For Runners

Have you ever experienced a runner's high?

It is a fantastic feeling of euphoria that you feel once your body releases endorphins while running.

On top of that, you get all the benefits of running which include:

  • Staying in shape
  • Burning fat
  • Increased endurance
  • Boost in confidence
  • Stress relief

What are the downsides? 

Other than lack of motivation, what is stopping anyone from gaining these wonderful benefits of running?

The most common answer is that running is harmful to your knees. This isn't a completely incorrect statement. 

In fact, there are experts that state that running can have a seriously negative impact on your knees, especially if your form is subpar.

There is even a medical term called "runner's knee." Runner's knee is when an individual is experiencing significant pain on or around the kneecap.

Although, it can come from repetitive or high impact motions, not necessarily just running. 

However, there is one ailment that seems to be underrated within the running community.

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How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash?

Whiplash is a Neck Injury that most often occurs when there is a forceful or rapid back and forth motion of the neck, almost like the cracking of a whip.

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs during a motor vehicle accident, the backward and forward motion take the ligaments and muscles in the neck beyond their normal range of motion.

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to severe, however, it's always best to receive Chiropractic Treatment after an injury like this occurs to ensure that it does not worsen or linger. 

 

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5 Easy Steps you can Take to Prevent Auto Accidents 

Unfortunately, thousands of people die every year because of car related accidents.

Many of these deaths could have been prevented if they were driving carefully and safely.

Here’s the real truth about drivers: They often don’t take care when they’re on the roads.

Drivers need to know car accident safety tips, so they can prevent a crash and save lives.

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