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Better Swing, Less Pain

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I had the pleasure of working at The Villages Golf Festival this weekend representing Legacy Clinic and being the only Titleist Performance Institute Certified chiropractor at the event. Titleist Performance Institute is an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. One thing that really surprised me was how many golfers were spending money on a “magical” golf aid seeking greater distance but were unwilling to invest time and money

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All Natural Trigger Point Injections

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Trigger point injections can be an amazing aid in relieving pain and symptoms of numerous problems. At Legacy, we have started offering an all natural injection therapy for our patients. We always prefer to treat our patients with natural remedies whenever possible. The list of benefits is extensive but we will name a few for the types that we offer. The following injections are all natural and offered at Legacy Clinic in The Villages. Traumeel (by Heel): Muscular pain, joint pain, sports

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Trigger Point Acupuncture

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What Are Trigger Points? Trigger points are more commonly known as “knots” in our muscles. When there are too many of these “knots” it is called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This can cause an alarming amount of pain and can often occur without warning. They tend to cluster around an injury and they can be a major factor in back and neck pain. What Is Trigger Point Acupuncture? Trigger Point Acupuncture (TPA) is a technique wehre a therapist will insert tiny

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CBD Cream and Oil

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Many people have misconceptions because this plant also produces THC which gives you the “stoned” or intoxicated feeling. Rest assured that CBD works in a much different way and does leave you feeling high. This part of the plant is purely used for medicinal purposes and studies have shown great success in treatment of a variety of diagnoses. We have held webinars int the past which delve much further into

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

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What Does Ultrasound Do? Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different effects: the deep heating treatment and non-thermal uses. Deep Heating Effects: Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain. Deep heating can be used to increase the “stretchiness” of muscles and

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Alternative To Cortisone?

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Many of our patients have had a cortisone shot at one point or another. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory which helps to reduce pain in the area that its injected. Studies have shown however, that overuse of cortisone can lead to cartilage damage in joints and ultimately lead to more pain down the road. Doctors often limit how many injections a patient can have in a certain period of time due to the possible risks involved. For those who have chronic

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SI Joint Exercises

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The SI or sacroiliac joints connect your hip bones to your lower spine. These joints are made to swivel back and forth to help us walk and twist at the hips. Sometimes, we can injur these joints and they will lock themselves into place. If this has ever happened to you, it was probably evident right away. Because our muscles protect our bones, they will often guard the joints by shortening and tightening up. This can make things like walking

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Low Carb (Keto) Pizza Recipe

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This recipe works great for those who are trying ot cut carbs, work a ketogenic diet, or have gluten sensitivities. The best part is that unlike most low carb or diet foods, this is actually very tasty! Pizza has always and will always be a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, the pizza you get from restaurants or the frozen section are often loaded with gluten, sugar, carbs, and unhealthy oils. The thought of having to give up a staple of my

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