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chiropractor massaging beneath shoulder blade of patient, applying light pressure to joint

The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body.  It’s surrounded by muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments that help move your entire arm around.  Pain in the shoulder is not uncommon. It could feel like a dull, achy pain that comes and goes throughout the years.  Or it could be sudden, sharp, and severe.

Shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things such as:

Rotator cuff...

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May is Better Sleep Month, and this month we'll be sharing how you can start every day with a good night's sleep! Sleep is so important to your overall health, so during this month we challenge you to add in some of these tips to your sleep routine.

#1: Pull the plug.

Keeping a TV, phone, or laptop in your bedroom makes it harder for you to sleep soundly. The lighting from these electronics actually stimulates...

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You may know that our mission at AFC is to help as many people as possible restore their health and get them back to enjoying life again.

But you might not know is that AFC strives to make a lasting impact through local and global efforts too! For many years, each of our clinics has partnered with local charities such as Open Arms Food Bank, Friends for Life Animal Rescue, and Save the Family Foundation.

Now we have some big...

woman sitting on beach watching the ocean at sunrise

It goes without saying that we're all busy people, right? A good portion of us also have others who depend on us, like significant others, children, parents, and friends. While caring for others can show how selfless we can be, it's important to make sure you are taking care of yourself too.

Practicing self-care is so important for our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Taking the time to focus on ourselves ultimately helps us...

three people doing yoga, stretching calves and strengthening thigh muscles

Happy February everyone!

It's the "Month of Love," and while it's fun to show appreciation to our loved ones (especially around Valentine's Day), we want to make sure you are taking care of yourself too. We know it's easy to get wrapped in our busy lives with work, family, and other commitments that we forget to care for ourselves sometimes--okay, most of the time.   

Practicing self-care is so important for our physical,...

Motivation in the New Year

They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. Would you agree?

We're a few weeks into 2019 now, so how have you been holding up on any resolutions you made for this year?

For most of us, making too many drastic changes can cause us to get overwhelmed and revert back to old habits. If that's the case, we recommend starting out slow with some simple changes or taking on only one major goal at a time. 

So to help you...

A black and white photograph of a fit woman with short hair, possibly about to start running.

Raise your hand if you went into the new year with the motto, "new year, new me."

On the first of the year, you probably took the approach to do a complete 180 of your daily routine in nutrition, exercise, spending habits, and more. However, most of us have the tendency to bite off more than we can chew with our New Year's resolutions and ultimately makes us feel like those goals can never be attainable. 

So now that we're a...

How to Get Your Health Back on Track After the Holidays

Hopefully, you took the time this holiday season to enjoy time with your family and friends and eat some yummy, happy food without worrying too much about calories and overloading on carbs. Though stuffing yourself during the seasonal festivities isn't the best idea, enjoying good food with family and friends is something to be cherished. But now you are probably ready to kick back into a healthy routine, and there are some simple ways you...