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Should I meet with a chiropractor just for yearly "maintenance"?

Or are chiropractors just for special case problems? I'm asking because my health insurance lets me pick from several benefits and chiropractic operations are part of the benefits I'm considering.
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Why do deep-friction treatments stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production?

{1} presents some techniques to treat tendinopathies, and says that: deep-friction treatments serve to stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production. Why do deep-friction treatments ...
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Ice vs Massage for swelling

I recently sprained my ankle causing impressive/alarming swelling. Dispite the swelling it was not significantly painful i.e I could bear weight with out problem and had reasonable movement without ...
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Do percussive massages help treating a tendinopathy?

I read on http://fortitudesportstherapy.com/percussive-therapy/ (mirror): What is Percussive Massage? Percussive massage is a breakthrough treatment for soft tissue pain. Percussive massage ...
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Lacrosse balls versus using one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles

One may use a Lacrosse balls to loosen calf muscles (i.e., gastronemius and the soleus), e.g.: Couldn't one use one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles instead, just as efficiently as the Lacrosse ...