What is ‘Text Neck’?

Smart phones. Tablets. Laptops. With the increasing popularity and accessibility of technology, we are seeing an increase in physical problems associated with overuse. One of the ailments is “text neck”.

Text neck is a term used to describe neck and upper back pain that results from looking down at our screens. This action, done frequently or for prolonged periods of time, can result in neck strain as well as start to change the curve of the neck.  Continue reading

Holistic Alternatives to Pain—Local Voices: KATIE SAMSEL, Chiropractic

CRG_SamselIntegrativeHealth_KatieSamsel_1216How does chiropractic work to address pain?

Pain is the number one reason why people come in to see chiropractors. Thankfully, chiropractic is very effective at treating both acute and chronic pain. But how? Well, first, we need to find out why you are in pain. Pain is one of the ways the body communicates that something is wrong. It may be from a slip and fall, which could result in obvious tissue injury, but sometimes pain starts without provocation. In either case, we need to do some investigating. This includes getting to know your history, followed by an exam, imaging, blood work or muscle testing. Once the cause is determined, chiropractors usually recommend a series of adjustments to correct the dysfunction in the joints and remove the nerve interference. This can help relieve muscle tension as well as correct and stabilize the affected joints.

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In Good Hands with Dr. Katie Samsel: Exploring the Tangible Benefits of Chiropractic Care

by Julie Vitto

cs_drkatiesamsel_1216Yardley native and competitive rower Dr. Katie Samsel is a licensed chiropractic physician and the owner of Samsel Integrative Health, in Langhorne. Throughout her years of training, certification and experience, she has committed to helping patients achieve pain relief by using the most advanced and effective chiropractic techniques available.

While conventional medicine focuses on treating illness as it occurs, the approach at Samsel Integrative Health is to emphasize the importance of prevention and maintenance, which ultimately serves to reduce the risk of pain and illness. By developing a customized care plan, Samsel provides first-time and routine visitors a blueprint for maintaining overall health and wellness.

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