School’s in Session: Children, Teens and Knee Pain.

We often think of knee pain as something for adult “weekend warriors” who overdo it or for older adults with arthritis, or extensive wear on the knee. But knee pain also hits teens and preteens who are active in sports.  And it’s becoming more and more prevalent. Knee cap pain is one of the most common problems seen in teens and preteens, according to sports medicine professionals and chiropractors. He says knee pain in that age group can be from overuse, an imbalance in muscle strength and flexibility, or from Osgood-Schlatter disease, a...

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Time for School Doesn’t Have to Mean Time for Neck and Back Pain

Once again, as school systems throughout metro Atlanta and the rest of the state begin their activities, we at Conyers Family Chiropractic would like to remind you that there are several issues of which parents should be aware. On the top of our list are book bags.  Now we’re not concerned with how cool, or even un-cool the bags may be, but of the content – or even more specifically – the weight! As a CBS news report notes:  It’s the first day of school and Joseph Barham’s backpack is busting at the seams already. Joseph weighs...

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Baby Boomers (and their families) Should Read This!

We know someone whose father, in his 80’s said, “You’ve got to be tough to get old.”, and while that statement may have a lot of truth in it, there are ways that the professionals here at Conyers Family Chiropractic Center can make aging a more gentle and enjoyable time by becoming your helpful partner in your health care picture to help improve and safeguard the years you have ahead. Many people don’t realize that growing older doesn’t have to mean dealing with daily or frequent aches and pains…or having a hard time getting...

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Fighting Pain – Are Meds the Best Relief

There may be as many as 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain at this very moment.  You might be one of them.  And back injuries are the leading cause of such pain, but there are also issues with arthritis, shingles, diabetic nerve damage, post-surgical problems and countless others. The U.S. currently spends nearly $635 billion to treat chronic pain, and still many are left with poor results and continual suffering. Studies show that while there is no magic cure, discovery has been made into how and why the acute and chronic pain...

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Start Moving and Start Healing

Our bodies were made to move and within our movement we find a deeper connection to our bodies and healing. As children, most of us didn’t need to be encouraged to play on a regular basis, freely and openly, in whatever way or game we chose. A few of us may have retained or regained our ability keep active, but by the time we reach adulthood, many of us have slowed down or stopped “playing” altogether. We may have hang-ups about our bodies, fear of being judged or maybe the parts don’t move like they used to. In many cases, we may simply have...

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