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Voice For Health – Preparing For Birth

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Voice For Health – Preparing For Birth

Dr. Freedman

In preparation for childbirth, a pregnant woman’s body releases the hormone called “relaxin,” which relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix. The pelvis, in particular, experiences a softening and stretching of ligaments to allow the baby easier passage during labor. However, the easier delivery usually equates to weakened sacroiliac joints, ...

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Voice For Health – Deep-Seated Problem

Dr. Freedman

The “piriformis” muscle, located deep in the buttock, begins at the lower spine and connects to the upper surface of each femur (thighbone). This small muscle helps stabilize the hip, leg, and pelvic area. When it becomes inflamed, after sitting too long or rotating the leg outward (as when driving), this small muscle can harden ...

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Voice For Health – How Do You Carry Yourself?

Dr. Freedman

Changes in the way that we walk should not be considered to be an inevitable part of aging. However, a slower step, slight limp, or a shuffle or tilt while walking could be indicative of an underlying medical condition that should be diagnosed and treated before it leads to possible limitations of mobility and independence. With ...

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Voice For Health – Whipped Out Of Shape

Dr. Freedman

A “whiplash” injury occurs when the head is jolted violently forward and backward beyond its normal range of motion. This trauma, often associated with automobile collisions, results in damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck. Aside from acute neck pain and restricted neck movement, whiplash symptoms include pain and stiffness that may ...

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Voice For Health – Bad Vibes

Dr. Freedman

Prolonged exposure to vibrations emitted by hand tools can give rise to a condition known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Early symptoms usually include pain, tingling, numbness, and increased sensitivity to cold, eventually followed by impaired sensibility and limited dexterity. Smokers and people who work in cold temperatures may be particularly vulnerable to this condition, ...

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Voice For Health – A Wristed Development

Dr. Freedman

Every golfer strives to make solid contact with the ball. Because the grip of the hand is the body’s only connection to the club, wrist action is a critical part of the game. However, the repetitive motions of golf and the high speed of the typical golf swing place the wrists at high risk for ...

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Voice For Health – Aching Hips

Dr. Freedman

Located in joints throughout the body, “bursae” are fluid-filled sacs that are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. “Bursitis” results when a bursa becomes inflamed and swells with fluid. The most common form of hip bursitis, “trochanteric bursitis,” involves the broad, flat area of bone (“greater trochanter”) at ...

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Voice For Health – Athletes’ Off-Field Adjustments

Dr. Freedman

When athletes experience injuries that throw their vertebrae out of alignment and thereby inhibit spinal movement, the resultant vertebral “subluxations” (misalignments) interfere with athletic performance. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pain and restore movement to affected joints by realigning the spine with “adjustments.” These manual manipulations of vertebral joints consist of pressing forcefully in the ...

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Voice For Health – Not Just A Hiccup

Dr. Freedman

Because breathing is an involuntary action, we often take it for granted. Fortunately, we have the “phrenic nerve” to thank for controlling the breathing process. This nerve, which begins in the brain and continues down to the C-3 through C-5 cervical spinal roots in the neck (where it splits), controls the diaphragm muscle. During the ...

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Voice For Health – Soccer Safety

Dr. Freedman

While soccer is generally regarded to be a safer sport than football, it has its fair share of collisions (with other players, the ground, posts, and the ball) that lead to injury and concussions. Among the most avoidable of these impacts involves “heading the ball,” which is an accepted passing, clearing, and scoring tactic. However, ...

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