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Five Common Conditions That Cause Chronic Pain Sep 1st, 2022

Pain is an unpleasant sensation your nervous system uses as a signal to let you know something is wrong. In most cases, pain is an acute symptom caused by an illness or injury, and the pain goes away once your body heals. That’s not the case with chronic pain. This type...

Five Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency Aug 1st, 2022

Most people get their vitamin D from fortified foods (milk, cereal, bread) and sun exposure. However, there are certain groups of people that may not get enough vitamin D, like those who don’t spend a lot of time out in the sun, people of color (POC), and older adults. At Legacy...

Can Chiropractic Care Help My Headaches? Jul 1st, 2022

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Are your headache medications no longer helping you get relief? You may want to consider chiropractic care for your headaches. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we take a multimodal approach to pain management because no single treatment works for everyone. And when it comes to headaches, daily use...

Treating Your Joint Injuries With Regenerative Medicine Jun 1st, 2022

You rely on your joints to walk, climb, run, and lift. Any type of joint injury can make these types of activities impossible.  At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we understand how joint injuries interfere with your active lifestyle. Our chiropractic physician, Dr. Trace Alexander, is a sports medicine expert...

Does Acupuncture Really Work? May 1st, 2022

Acupuncture is one of the primary treatments of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has been used to treat a wide range of health concerns for nearly 2,000 years. Acupuncture use in the United States started in the 1970s and has become a popular alternative therapy. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative...

How Insufficient Nutrition Can Have a Negative Impact on Your Hair Apr 1st, 2022

You may know how diet choices increase your risk of serious health problems like heart disease or cancer. But did you know that insufficient nutrition can affect the health and look of your hair? In fact, your hair might provide clues as to what nutrients are missing from your diet. Here at Legacy...

The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Mar 1st, 2022

Type 2 diabetes and obesity are serious chronic diseases that put you at risk of developing other health complications. Obesity is a condition in which your body carries too much fat, and Type 2 diabetes causes abnormally high blood glucose levels. People with obesity are six times more likely to...

How a Supervised Weight-Loss Program Can Help You Lose Weight Feb 1st, 2022

Every year about 50% of adults in the United States make attempts to lose weight by eating less, moving more, and making better food choices. Though their heart and efforts are in the right place, many adults continue to carry extra weight that puts them at risk of developing chronic...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Get You Through Menopause Jan 1st, 2022

Menopause is a normal biological stage in a woman’s life. Often referred to as the “change of life,” menopause means the end of your period and your ability to get pregnant. Though part of your aging process, the road to menopause can be rocky. A decrease in estrogen and progesterone...

Understanding Trigger Point Therapy Dec 1st, 2021

Do you have painful muscle knots? Are they affecting your range of motion? Those muscle knots are known as trigger points and are common in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.  You may not give much thought to those tight bands of tissue, but trigger point therapy may relieve the tension...

How Acupuncture Can Treat Your Sinus Allergies Nov 1st, 2021

Sinus allergies are most often caused by an environmental allergen such as pollen, mold, or dust mites. This makes it nearly impossible to avoid the allergen and the subsequent symptoms. When allergy medications fail to relieve your sinus allergies symptoms, you may be searching for an alternative option. Well, you’re...

Complications of Being Overweight Oct 1st, 2021

Your body weight is one of the tools we use to assess overall health and risk of disease. Being overweight isn’t the same as being obese. However, being overweight may put you at risk of developing more serious health complications. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Trace Alexander —...

How We Can Help You Manage Your Pain Sep 1st, 2021

Chronic pain is a major health problem, affecting about 100 million people in the United States. This type of pain significantly affects quality of life, making it harder to work, be active, and spend time with those you love. September is Pain Awareness Month. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine,...

What’s Involved in Sports Medicine? Aug 4th, 2021

Playing sports is a fun way to get exercise. However, it also increases your risk of injury, whether from an accident, poor training, or improper use of equipment. Here at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our chiropractor, Dr. Trace Alexander, specializes in sports medicine. Though sports medicine helps heal sports...

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy? Here’s What You Should Know Jul 8th, 2021

Between morning sickness and fatigue, pregnancy takes its toll on your physical and emotional well-being. On top of these common side effects of pregnancy, many women also experience back and pelvic pain as their bodies change and their bellies grow. Though you can take certain types of over-the-counter pain medication...

Why Is It So Difficult to Lose Weight? Jun 13th, 2021

Despite what you may see when you scroll through your social media feed, losing weight isn’t as easy as drinking a shake and following that fat-burning workout routine. Weight loss is hard, but probably not for the reasons you might think. Yes, to lose weight you need to make lifestyle...

Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries: What to Expect May 24th, 2021

If you’re physically active, a sports injury really puts a kink in your routine. Though you may be anxious to get back to your active lifestyle, stressing your injured body part before it completely heals may prolong your recovery or lead to another injury. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine,...

Can Acupuncture Help Treat Eating Disorders? Apr 15th, 2021

There is a commonly held belief that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice or simply a “diet that went too far.” But eating disorders are serious mental health conditions characterized by eating behaviors that affect a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being.  Treatment for eating disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach...

When to Consider Medical Pain Management Mar 1st, 2021

Pain is an unpleasant sensation your body uses to let you know something is wrong. The pain gives your body an opportunity to react and prevent further damage.  But pain isn’t always cut and dry with a known cause and effect, which may impede your efforts at finding an effective...

5 Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Feb 17th, 2021

A decrease in sex hormone levels is a normal part of the aging process. Unfortunately, these hormonal changes usually come with a variety of symptoms that may affect your daily routine, as well as your overall health and wellness. To restore hormone balance and help you feel more like your...

8 Signs of a Nutrient Deficiency Jan 24th, 2021

Is your hair lacking its usual fullness and luster? Do you have tingling sensations in your fingers or toes? These may be signs of a nutrient deficiency.  Despite access to a wide variety of foods, most Americans fail to meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs from the food they...

Acupuncture for Mental Health: Can It Help? Dec 17th, 2020

Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing and a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It’s been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health issues. Today, many people seek acupuncture for pain relief. However, more and more people are including acupuncture as part of...

Common Joint Injuries From Overexercise Nov 19th, 2020

You already know that exercise benefits your health in many ways. Regular physical activity improves your mood, helps you sleep better, and makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, any type of exercise increases your risk of...

How Medical Weight Loss Can Help You Achieve Your Health Goals Oct 22nd, 2020

Although nearly half of all American adults attempt to lose weight every year, more than 70% are still carrying around an unhealthy amount of excess body weight.  Eat less, move more. It seems so easy, right? Unfortunately, diet and exercise aren’t the only things that you need to change when...

Chiropractic Care for Headaches Sep 15th, 2020

Not all headaches are the same. Secondary headaches are symptoms of a medical condition, like the kind you get with a sinus infection. Primary headaches are conditions in and of themselves, like a tension headache or a migraine.  You can also experience headaches from drinking too much alcohol, not getting...

What To Expect During Acupuncture Aug 16th, 2020

Acupuncture is one of the oldest known schools of medicine. It’s part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for thousands of years. Even conventional health care has found that acupuncture is often an effective treatment approach that contributes to positive outcomes.  Dr. Trace Alexander at Legacy Pain and...

5 Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Jul 29th, 2020

At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Trace Alexander rejects the notion that you are doomed to feeling tired and like a worn version of yourself as you age. Declining levels of testosterone are a normal part of aging, but if you have symptoms that disrupt your life, we have...