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On March 24, 2020 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Cabinet Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel issued a Public Health Order for the state of New Mexico. In order to be in compliance, Straight Chiropractic and The Neuropathy Center of New Mexico will not be able to offer in person services until further notice. We have designed some ways to stay in touch with you and support your health during this difficult time. Send us an email
Many new folks ask us why we don’t take their insurance. First of all, we live in a transportation world that expects us to pay for the necessary maintenance on our vehicles. We have auto insurance that can replace our vehicle if it is damaged but, we pay for regular oil changes, gas, brakes, tires and other maintenance. If we follow this simple law of maintenance, our car can last us a long time and
Chiropractic Education

May 9, 2019

Why You Should Prevent Arthritis

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The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. According to the research it is a condition that is caused by repetitive strain/microtrauma and sedentary lifestyle.1Also, it is understood that immobilization of the joints not only causes osteoarthritis but that it delays healing.2 Another article stated that if the joint is immobilized for a few weeks in the position of comfort, contractures will develop in the surrounding soft tissues and as a consequence, a normal range
Chiropractic Care
  In November, 2018 the New England Journal of Medicine released a study that attempted to debunk the plethora of other studies that have shown the effectiveness of Fish oil and Vitamin D3 supplementation.1,2  In hopes to alleviate the conflicting data that is usually shared with the public, this article is to help you interpret the actual data from the study. There is a very thorough analysis3 found on the website of Innate Choice. If

November 26, 2018

Five Reasons to Quit Sugar Now

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This article first appeared on Sweetdefeat.       Why it’s so important to cut back on your sugar intake—and take back control of your health. Over three-quarters of packaged food in grocery stores today comes with copious amounts of added sweeteners, making it easy to overindulge, even if you pass on dessert. Most Americans eat over 82 grams of sugar daily, which is triple the amount recommended by the American Heart Association. Over the
Vitamin D3

May 30, 2018

3 Keys to Reducing Inflammation

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The 3 most important keys to reducing inflammation start with a clearer picture of why you have inflammation. Only then are you properly able to address it. Localized inflammation can be caused from some sort of repetitive trauma or a major injury. Systemic inflammation is most commonly caused because of toxicity in the cells or deficiency of nutrients in the cells. Localized inflammation due to injury will be addressed in a different article. 3 keys
Chiropractic Approach, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Treatment

April 2, 2018

3 Habits to Improve Your Core Strength

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There are 3 fundamental daily habits that will improve your core strength. But first it is important to discover why you should even be concerned about the strength of your core. “Core stability has been shown to play an important role in preventing musculoskeletal injuries. It is therefore imperative to examine the components of core strength closely with hopes of identifying possible risk factors for injury and eliminating them. Research has shown that core instability

March 22, 2018

So You Want to Feel Better?

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So you want to feel better but you don’t know where to start. Perhaps it would be a good idea to do what Stephen Covey taught us, begin with the end in mind. If your end goal is only to feel better temporarily then there are plenty of things that can give you temporary relief. If you want lasting results then it is important to identify the cause of the problem. By relying only on

March 14, 2018

Are You Heading Toward an Early Death?

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Is the path you are on taking you toward health, longevity and quality of life or toward an early death? I recently got word that a friend of ours who was about my age, 51, passed away from a heart attack. There was no warning. No previous doctor visits that told him he had high blood pressure or any other sign that he wasn’t doing just fine. He was just an ordinary guy, waking up

March 1, 2018

Please Don’t Make this Same Mistake…

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    Do you know what YOUR spine looks like? I have a patient who came to see me the first time in February of 2005. He had never been to a chiropractor before. He was having some minor back pain. He had visible arthritis beginning but it was in the early stages. He received some short term care and had relief of symptoms. 4 months later he stopped coming into my office. Fast forward