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What Dr. Fast Can Teach You About Pain

What Dr. Fast Can Teach You About Pain

We’ve all been there before: you find yourself at the doctor’s office because you just can’t live with the pain any longer.  Waiting rooms begin to feel like home because you’re there for an hour or longer. Once in an exam room, you’re trying to work with a doctor who...

Best Non-Surgical Options for Back Pain

Best Non-Surgical Options for Back Pain

Sometimes all you need is a good stretch, and the pain will work its way out  . . . and other times it does not. From clenching teeth at night to working on our feet throughout the day, the daily grind of life creates tension in our bodies often harbored in our backs....

Overcoming the Toll of Chronic Pain

Overcoming the Toll of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain comes in all shapes and sizes. For some, it might be daily migraines caused by a neck injury; others might experience weekly sciatica from the strain of sports.  Both are constant, debilitating and even life-altering. The American Academy of Pain Medicine...

Continuing Education with the Carrick Institute

Continuing Education with the Carrick Institute

The requirements to complete a Doctorate in Chiropractic include two years undergraduate studies, an additional four years practical and clinical training at a college of chiropractic, and finally a licensure certification exam - and that’s just the minimum required....

Dr. Fast’s Toolkit: Experience & Communication

Dr. Fast’s Toolkit: Experience & Communication

According to US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are a little over 44,000 chiropractors in the United States; but all you need is one doctor you can trust.  Many just make an appointment at the first place they find in the phone book - hence the barrage of “ABC”...

Ski, Sled or Skate Your way to Spine Health

Ski, Sled or Skate Your way to Spine Health

Winter is viewed in different ways by many people.  Some love the change of seasons and opportunity to ski, sled and skate.  Others become snowbirds and travel south in hot pursuit of warmth.  And others, mainly fitness freaks and athletic achievers, see the cold...

Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body . . .

Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body . . .

Mind, heart and soul. Sound body and mind. Back, neck and heart?   Not exactly a common combination, but nonetheless, they are connected.  In this month that focuses on heart health - particularly the symptoms and  prevention of heart disease - we offer the...

Find the Right Treatment for You – Fast!

Find the Right Treatment for You – Fast!

The term complementary is usually associated with the hospitality industry and not healthcare.  But in recent years, the trend in modern medicine has been inclusive of, what was considered in the past to be, alternative medicine. According to the National Center for...

A Holistic Approach to Paget’s Disease

A Holistic Approach to Paget’s Disease

As September closes, we want to take one last chance to let you know about the impact of back diseases and potential treatment.  As you know, a lot of back diseases have similar symptoms, but the root cause can widely vary.  Pain is personal; characterizing and...

Back Disease Disguised

Back Disease Disguised

Picture this, you emerge, slowly from your car, bracing any nearby point of contact.  It’s evident that you can’t balance and walk as you normally would due to a bad back. As you slowly enter your office, a coworker stops to offer help.  After that you may hear any...