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Massage: More Than a Spa Treatment May 20th, 2020

When you're feeling generally out of sorts, tired, achy, and prone to mood swings and late nights of tossing and turning, you might be surprised at how much a therapeutic massage can help restore your overall sense of well-being.  Massage therapy benefits you a lot more than just the fun...

3 Myths About Drug Testing Apr 14th, 2020

Some jobs require drug testing as part of your employment. If you need a drug test for your job, the providers at Active Health Chiropractic are here to help. We offer drug testing as part of a range of corporate health services at our convenient office in Fort Dodge, Iowa....

What's Behind that Pain in Your Neck? Mar 6th, 2020

For many people, neck pain is a regular part of daily life. Often, you might not even know why your head and neck are aching so badly. Your neck contains complex bones, ligaments, and muscles, all supporting the weight of your head. Lots of factors can throw off healthy motion,...

Restoring Mobility Through Rehabilitation Feb 3rd, 2020

We all need a little extra support sometimes. If you're recovering from a physical issue, including an illness, injury, or surgery, or even if you need cognitive support, rehab can help. With physician-supervised rehabilitation, you can regain and maintain your full range of motion and potential for full life engagement. ...

How the Active Release Techniques® Can Boost Your Soft Tissue Health Jan 9th, 2020

A method that has been around for over thirty years, the active release technique is a method that treats your body’s soft tissues by breaking up scar tissue, encouraging blood flow, and promoting faster healing.  At Active Health Clinics, your health and well-being are our greatest priorities. Our chiropractors and...

NSAIDs — Friend or Foe? Dec 4th, 2019

You’re in pain, so you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen. While these medications may provide temporary pain relief, the side effects that come along for the ride may not be worth the risk.  Each year, over one million people end up in...

4 Drug-Free Solutions for Chronic Back Pain Nov 18th, 2019

American adults are very familiar with lower back pain — in fact, 80% report some experience with low back pain at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 of those afflicted with acute back pain goes on to develop chronic problems, prompting them to search for much-needed relief....

How PRP Therapy Harnesses Your Body's Natural Healing Power Oct 1st, 2019

Modern medicine has made incredible advancements in repairing the human body, but healing from within provides more natural and sustainable results.  The goal of regenerative medicine is to repair and regrow damaged tissue using the human body’s own powerful resources and platelets play a key role in this branch of...

Speed Your Recovery From Ligament, Muscle, and Tendon Injuries With Surgery-Free Regenerative Medic Sep 26th, 2019

More than 30 million tendon and ligament injuries occur every year around the world. In the past, when you’ve had a joint damaged by injury or osteoarthritis, managing your pain and recommending surgery were almost always your only treatment options. Soft tissue injuries to the ligaments, muscles, and tendons can...

Regenerative Medicine: How It Has Revolutionized the Treatment of Joint Pain Aug 29th, 2019

As Americans age, so do their joints. As a result, about 55 million people in this country have been diagnosed with arthritis. That number is projected to jump to 78 million over the next two decades. That's a lot of achy knees, hips, and shoulders. Moreover, joint pain limits mobility,...

Boost Your Immune System in 21 days Mar 4th, 2019

Dr. Josh Mason of Active Health Chiropractic in Fort Dodge, IA discusses how to naturally boost your immune system with nutrition exercise and chiropractic care. Click here to learn more: https://youtu.be/VC4FRnZnZXE

Simple Tips to Keep Your Immune System in Tip-Top Shape Feb 19th, 2019

Bottom Line: Thank goodness for the immune system! Did you know, you encounter bacteria that could make you sick each and every day? Your immune system is fighting to keep you healthy 24/7, and when it’s not at 100%, you’ll get a signal – like a runny nose – that...

Feel and Function Better with Chiropractic Care Feb 12th, 2019

Bottom Line: The first thought many people have when suffering from back or neck pain is “Better go the Chiropractor,” because, as research shows, Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best ways to relieve that pain. However, research has also shown us that those same adjustments may be able to...

Exercise for a Stronger Immune System Feb 6th, 2019

Bottom Line: Get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity. By carving out time to be active, you can feel better, more energized, and strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If you can, use a standing desk at...

Eat This, Not That, To Fight Your Cold Jan 30th, 2019

Bottom Line: When you’re under the weather and just trying to get through the day, necessities like food are often the last things on your mind. You just want to feel better, and, honestly, even your favorite foods seem unappetizing when your nose is clogged, your throat is sore and...