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Jeffrey Hembree
(603) 545-2123
46 South Main Street
Concord, NH
Dr. Jeffrey Hembree Chiropractic

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Concord Chiropractic Clinic
(603) 224-0551
96 South St
Concord, NH

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Sellar Chiropractic Clinic
(603) 224-3883
35 West St
Concord, NH

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Infinite Health Family Chiropractic
(603) 753-4455
1 Fisher Ave
Boscawen, NH

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Franklin Chiropractic
(603) 934-3139
925 Central St
Franklin, NH

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Dr.David Letellier
(603) 623-6621
370 Varney Street
Manchester, NH
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Whitten Chiropractic
(603) 226-2202
8 Merrimack St
Concord, NH

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Weiss Chiropractic Office
(603) 224-1846
133 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH

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Avard Family Chiropractic Ctr
(603) 529-4447
5 Concord Stage Rd
Weare, NH

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R J Aragona Chiro Health Ctr
(603) 669-0687
132 Webster St
Manchester, NH

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Musician's Injuries: Discover The Chiropractic Advantage

Musician's Injuries: Discover The Chiropractic Advantage
(And Avoid repetetive Strain injury For Good)
By Jean Littman ( )

Ouch!  Does it seem like every note you play on your guitar or musical instrument results in pain? Maybe it's a nagging ache in your neck and shoulder. Perhaps you've had long rehearsals for that important gig or recital, and now you notice severe pain and loss of strength in your elbow and wrist. Or maybe you are trying to cope with hands that are increasingly numb and clumsy. Well it's all part of being a serious musician, right? You've got to keep practicing - too much depends on it! Sound familiar?

Guitarists and instrumental musicians are a special risk group for repetitive strain injuries, with sizable percentages of them developing physical problems directly related to playing their instruments. In fact, "RSI" or repetitive strain injury in musicians was around centuries before the term was recently coined for computer injuries. Incorrect posture, overuse, stress, insufficient rest, excessive force and incorrect ergonomic technique all contribute to chronic pain and injuries that spell the end to careers. For many musicians, repetitive movement injuries are more feared than stage fright or an unresponsive audience. If they are also heavy computer users (my category of experience!), their risks are further compounded.

Doctors and therapists have long known that musicians are notoriously hard to convince that playing should be reduced or stopped to allow time for injuries to heal. Many guitarists and musicians are afraid to find out they might have a severe injury, and much prefer the head-in-sand approach of ignoring the pain and pushing on. This is a disastrous policy for a musician - if it hurts, it should be checked out!

As a systems accountant consulting to small business, I spend most hours of my working day in front of a computer. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in several serious repetitive motion injuries over the years. In similar fashion to the approach of many guitarists and musicians, I spent a long time trying to "ignore the pain and push on". It is only in recent years that I have discovered the optimum program for managing the injuries and avoiding future repeats, with regular chiropractic care well and truly established at number one on my list of priorities.


Meaning "done by hand", chiropractic is a method of restoring good health through adjustments of the spine. The basic chiropractic premise is that the spine and nervous system control the body completely. Any interference to nerve function by spine misalignments can therefore result in poor organ function, resulting in any number of seemingly unrelated diseases and ailments. Chiropractors generally subscribe to the theory that technically, they don't ‘cure' anybody, but simply help the body to heal itself.

In the past, chiropractors trad...

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