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The pain usually starts in your back but may radiate into your buttock or thigh. Your pain usually intensifies with standing upright for prolonged periods of time or leaning backwards. If this sounds like a pain that you have been experiencing, please click to read more!
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Your specific type of foot determines the type of running shoes you should have. The proper foot gear can make a world of difference in the alignment of your spine.
As most seasoned golfers know, when you're swinging a golf club, it's not just your arms doing the work. There are many muscles groups it takes to fully swing the golf club including upper back, lateral muscles, and lower back. When these muscles are over-strained, they tend to have a domino effect on your spinal health increasing the incidence of upper and lower back pain as well as risk of injury to other areas.
Migraine sufferers may already know about which foods trigger a painful migraine, but if not - keeping a food journal can help. Sweet treats, chocolate, and alcoholic beverages are commonly served during the holidays (which are right around the corner), and they’re also common migraine triggers, so be mindful if you suffer from frequent headaches.
The muscle responsible for flexing your hip toward your trunk, is called the Psoas. This muscle begins on your lower spine and passes through your pelvis to attach onto the top of your femur(thigh bone). Along this course, the muscle travels across the front of your hip socket and over several bony prominences. If the muscle is too tight, its tendon may rub over these “bumps”. This occasionally produces an audible snapping sound, hence the moniker, “snapping hip”, aka “psoas tendinopathy”.
What is Whiplash?Whiplash is an injury to the ligaments and tendons in the neck and head from a sudden sharp movement. More than 3 million people in America suffer from whiplash injury every year. Approximately 50% of these victims will suffer from chronic pain and about 10% of those people become permanently disabled as a result of their injuries.There are many symptoms associated with Whiplash that can include, but not limit to:HeadachesHeadaches are the second most frequently reported symptom...
Researchers recommend sleeping for 7-9 hours per night. Even small deficits can pose problems like decreased athleticism, diminished brain function, increased inflammation and a greater likelihood to get sick- sleeping only 6 hours per night makes you four times more likely to catch a cold when compared to sleeping 7 or more hours. Regular spinal adjustments can help you squeeze in those hours to make sure you sleep better through the night.Ideally, eat your last meal 3-4 hours before bedtime an...
Condition of the Month – (SLAP Tear)“The term “SLAP” stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior and is used to describe a tear or detachment of the labrum that begins at the anchor site for the biceps and extends forward (anterior) and backward (posterior) from this point. A “SLAP tear”basically means that the labrum is being peeled away from the underlying bone.SLAP Tear Your shoulder is a “ball and socket” joint between the ball-shaped top of your upper arm bone(humerus) and the socket of y...
The first day of fall is almost here. If you plan on reaching for the tools to clean up your yards and gardens, be sure to these extra precautions to prevent injury.Stretch for 15 minutes prior to working to warm up the body.Bend at the knees, not the waist.Don’t twist your torso.Keep your piles small.Take frequent breaks.If you feel soreness or stiffness, call our office to schedule a check-up.At Coast Chiropractic Centers, Dr. Harcourt wants to help you move better so you can feel better...
8 Tips for More Restful SleepAlthough often ignored, sleep quality is one of the pillars of good health, along with exercise and nutrition. Adequate sleep is essential for physical, mental, and emotional health; but in today’s busy world, sleep often takes a backseat. Here are a few tips to help you rest more soundly.Make sleep a priority.
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Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO 
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

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Third generation Chiropractor from a family of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors
Graduated from the National College of Chiropractic
Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Published in the most esteemed medical journal, the JMPT, and the Library of Congress.
Over 30 years practicing Chiropractic
Creator of the SONOMA Method
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