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Recognizing Pain: Sciatica

The sciatic nerve, which is the largest in the human body, can also cause some of the most frustrating pain. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back, travels through the gluteus maximus and down the back of both legs. It also happens to control all the sensory and motor instructions to the legs. When more »

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Morning Mobility

Even if you love your job, kids, husband, or cat, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to throw off the covers and get out of bed in the morning. We’ve put together some exercises to wake you up (gently, of course) and get you ready to face the day. Arm Circles Nothing more »

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A Full Range of Motion

Sometimes, we’ve been living with injuries or pain for so long we forget what it was like to feel great. Our necks might not turn as far to the side as they used to, or we might not be able to bend down to pick things up anymore without stiffness- and we’re living within that limited more »

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Wellness Activity: Yoga

Your overall wellness is characterized by how you are doing and feeling physically and emotionally. A great way to satisfy both the physical and emotional aspects of wellness is activity, and one of our favorite activities is yoga! Yoga allows for: Improved Balance You may have doubts about being able to perform certain yoga positions, more »

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Improve Your Posture

Anyone who spends long hours standing, sitting, bending, reaching, or doing repetitive motions will agree: these motions can cause fatigue, pain, and injuries that develop slowly over time. Most of  the time, the best way to prevent these problems is through improved posture. Here are some examples of harmful behavior, and alternative options. Do: Get more »

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Resolutions for Wellness

Start the New Year off with a commitment to yourself. Sigma Wellness has some ideas to get you on track for a ‘New Year, New You’, and how to make your resolution come to life! Be Positive and Specific Saying “I want to be healthier this year” or “I want to lose weight” is a more »

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What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

You’ve heard the term ‘chiropractic adjustment’, and you’ve heard you need one, but you’re still not 100% sure what it is, and what it can do for you. Let us inform you! A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure performed by a trained health professional who applies force, leverage, and direction, manually or with instruments, to more »

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Holiday Hazards

As holly and jolly as it is to decorate our homes to match the festive season, this is a prime time of year for holiday-related injuries! Sigma Wellness urges you to exercise caution when…. 1. Hanging Lights You’re using a ladder. ‘Nuff said. 2. Lifting Heavy Presents That’s what you get for getting your daughter more »

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What’s a Sports Massage?

Chances are you’ve heard of a Sports Massage, but think you might not qualify for one since you haven’t made it the Olympics (yet). Some quick facts about Sports Massage: 1. It’s different than a ‘normal’ massage because of the goal: a sports massage is utilized for preventing and healing muscle and tendon injuries, while more »

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Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

We all know water is our life source, but an often-missed fact is that enhancing your water with lemon has powerful health benefits. Here are 2 motivators to get you ordering your water with lemon!   Boost The Immune System   Lemon juice in a glass of water contains the powerful Vitamin C, which serves as more »

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Give Thanks for Healthy Living

Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for avoiding and preventing disease, but it can be challenging through the holiday season. In honor of Thanksgiving, Sigma Wellness has a few health suggestions and wisdom for making it through this tasty (but testing) time unscathed. 1. Don’t worry about the turkey. If you’ve been committed to white more »

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Sleep Tight, Feel Right

We always think we know when we’ve slept wrong – we wake up one day, put our feet on the floor and are met with an acute, shooting pain in the neck or back. But it’s often not a one-time instance: we’ve been positioning ourselves incorrectly in sleep for so long that finally our bodies more »

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Strengthen Your Back

  Whether you’re interested in recovering from an injury or avoiding one, exercising and strengthening your back is a key component of health and wellness. Two exercises you can safely do at home: 1. The Hip Bridge Lie on your back, bend your knees, and relax your arms. Make sure your feet are flat to more »

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Massage Therapy – All Pro, No Con

As our patients can attest, massage therapy has benefits that extend beyond relaxation. Possible health problems that can be treated with massage therapy include, but are not limited to: Anxiety Digestive disorders Headaches Stress-related insomnia Myofascial pain syndrome Paresthesias and nerve pain Soft tissue strains or injuries Sports injuries   Frequently partake in massage therapy more »

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