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🦶How Chiropractic Care Helps with Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel and is caused by inflammation or tears to the long, flat ligament along the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia, and also in the Achilles tendon just above the heel.  There are certain risk factors associated with this condition, most likely occurring for individuals between the ages of 40-60. If ignored, it can lead to more serious long-term problems than just foot pain, such as chronic pain and possible knee, hip, or back issues, and worse yet, a torn Achilles tendon.  One of the problems with Plantar Fasciitis is that it causes the ligaments and tendons in the foot to be inflamed and shortened. As you rest at night, your body heals, and if your foot is flexed down like it normally is, those soft tissues start to heal in the shortened length. When you stand up in the morning, you re-tear those tissues, and they cannot heal completely. The doctors at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic ca

💚Chiropractic Care Aiding In Mental Health💚

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        Good mental health is achieved through a healthy mind-body connection. The Psychology professional has the tools to properly diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health challenges. The Chiropractic professional has the tools to diagnose and treat the neuromuscular contributing factors that can cause or amplify these mental health challenges.       Types of mental health conditions most seen in a chiropractic office: Stress and Anxiety: When people don’t feel well, they get nervous about their situation and become edgy and unsettled. Chiropractic care has a great track record of helping people feel better, which tends to reduce their anxious feelings and reduce the effects of stress on the human body. Depression:  This tends to affect people who have not been feeling well for many months or years. They have lost their ability to be active and enjoy life. They feel down or depressed and think that they are just getting older and will never be the same again. A thorough chiro

Good Health On A Dime

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Did you know the weight of a dime is 2.268 grams? That’s all it takes to decrease normal nerve transmission by 70%! These nerve transmissions are communicating vital instructions like “how your immune system responds to pre-cancerous lesions” or “how many times your heart needs to beat.”    You want those messages traveling at the highest possible speeds with NO interference from a subluxation.   So how do you remove these interferences? Regular chiropractic care. Watch Dr. Gary Shoemker explain how the weight of a dime can interfere with normal nerve transmission. Become A Patient Don't let your good health stop on a dime; call Clairpointe Family Chiropractic at (313) 886-8030 to see how we can remove any spinal interference (subluxations), keeping your nervous system working at its fullest! Clairpointe Family Chiropractic 18720 Mack Ave Suite 120, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (313) 886-8030 | www.clairpointe.com

Preparing For Cold and Flu Season

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There is more to chiropractic than most people presume. In fact, while nearly everyone understands the general benefits of regular chiropractic care, there are a few things that aren’t widely known.    For example, did you know chiropractic adjustments aid in your overall health? Having your spine adjusted by a licensed chiropractor helps to relieve the pain from your back and neck, but it also helps to remove any interference that you may have in your immune system.  Our immune system is directly connected to our spine, and when it is not properly aligned or subluxated (misalignment of the spine), it may throw your entire system off track. Thus, weakening your immune system.  Chiropractors may use a variety of spinal manipulations to help relieve this compression and, in turn, open the pathway to a properly functioning immune system. Along with chiropractic care, taking pharmaceutical-grade supplements is essential. Below are supplements the doctors at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic

🥫Clairpointe's 16th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive🦃

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Clairpointe Family Chiropractic's 16th annual food drive starts November 1st, 2023 . All donations will be given to The Inner City Youth Group to create 10 Thanksgiving baskets. The remaining food will fill ICYG’s pantry, and Dr. Shoe and his wife, Lori, will be donating ten turkeys. Below is a list of items needed. If you prefer to make a cash donation or will be writing a check, we ask that you make all checks out to Inner City Youth Group . 💖We thank you in advance for your donation and appreciate your help. Food Drive Flyer 😁💖In recognition of your generosity, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize.  The raffle winners will be announced on November 20, 2023 . See the front desk for details. Clairpointe Family Chiropractic 18720 Mack Ave Suite 120, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (313) 886-8030 | www.clairpointe.com

ğŸŽƒClairpointe's 13th Annual Staff Pumpkin Contest

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Clairpointe Family Chiropractic's 13th Annual Staff Pumpkin Contest We love to celebrate Halloween at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic. Each year, the staff celebrates by decorating pumpkins and having the patients vote on them. The staff member with the most votes wins a prize!  ğŸŽƒ Below are the results of the 2023 pumpkin contest winners. 1st Place Winner:  Dr. Nathan Just Married Second Place Winner:  Kelli Root Beer Float Third Place Winner:  Taylor Bruce the Shark Fourth Place Winner:   Lianne Hot Air Balloon Fifth Place Winner:   Sarah Nightmare Before Christmas Thanks for Voting! 😁 Clairpointe Family Chiropractic 18720 Mack Ave Suite 120, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (313) 886-8030 |  www.clairpointe.com

Chiropractic Helping with TMJ

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  What Is TMJ? TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. It’s an important joint formed by your skull and your jaw bone and involves the muscles needed for chewing.    Your TMJ acts like a sliding hinge and connects your jawbone to your skull. It is responsible for opening and closing your mouth, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, and enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn.   Symptoms Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: Pain or tenderness of your jaw Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints Aching pain in and around your ear Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing Aching facial pain Locking of the joint makes it difficult to open or close your mouth. TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. But if there's no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don't need treatment for a TMJ disorder. Can Chiropractic Help? Chiropractic adju

Chiropractic Care Helping with Seasonal and Chronic Allergies

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Chiropractic Care Can Help With Seasonal and Chronic Allergies You may be aware that chiropractic adjustments can improve a lot of conditions, but did you know it can help manage sinusitis and seasonal allergies? Chiropractic Adjustments Your sinuses are hollow spaces within the bones of the cheeks and forehead. Sinus problems occur when mucus takes over your tissues and blocks drainage. This increased pressure, in effect, causes clogged nasal passages, swelling, and other forms of pain. Spinal manipulations of the cervical spine can promote sinus drainage, which can be the leading cause of pain and discomfort. When dealing with sinusitis and seasonal allergies, the doctors at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic first suggested getting your chiropractic adjustment.  (Note: In the video, Dr. Shoe talks about Sago C, which is no longer available. We now suggest taking Buffer Lemon C Powder as a substitute.) Managing Your Sinus Pain At Home Here are a few other tips we suggest at Clairpointe

Family Chiropractic Care

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Here at Clairpointe Family Chiropractic, we encourage the whole family to be under chiropractic care. Below are reasons why we believe lifelong chiropractic care is vital for everyone!   The Birthing Process Going through the birthing process is the roughest ride you'll ever take in your whole life. A vaginal delivery and C-section have many different factors that can lead to the baby's neck and spine being twisted or compressed, leading to other health issues down the road. Ideally, babies should be checked and adjusted as soon as possible after birth to avoid undue stress during birth. After that, we advise parents to have their babies and children checked and adjusted once a month, which helps keep their immune systems strong and helps fight off colds, cases of flu, and viruses.  Athletics  Kids are playing many sports these days, which can lead to impacts and traumas on their neck and spine. Having a chiropractor check and adjust their spine will help them from developing a