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Comparing Your Hearing Aid Options

If your doctor has recommended that you get a hearing aid, then you have quite a few different options to choose from. It can be difficult to figure out which aid is best for you without knowing all the facts. To help you get started, here is a comparison of the different types of hearing aids: Behind the Ear (BTE) - BTE units sit on the back of the ear, and are usually attached via a hook that rests on top of the ear. Read More 

Toenails 101: 4 Bad Grooming Habits That Will Leave You With A Painful Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition that most people will experience in their lifetime. The condition, which causes pain, redness, swelling and infection, occurs when the corner of the toenail becomes embedded in the soft flesh of the toe. While the condition can affect any toe, it is most common in the big toe. Fortunately, ingrown toenails are, for the most part, entirely preventable if you learn to take care of your nails properly. Read More 

How To Stop Recurring Strep Throat In Children

Children tend to get strep throat a lot. It's an easy illness to catch and children are not exactly known for their hygiene skills, making preschools and playgrounds breeding grounds for infections. However, there are some children that will catch strep throat more than usual, to the point where they are catching it six to seven times a year, making it recurrent.  This is a problem, especially for children who need to go to school regularly in order to ensure that they do not fall behind. Read More 

Dental X-Rays: Detecting Six Potential Problems

For some dental patients, x-rays are the most uncomfortable and irritating part of a routine office visit.   When dental x-rays are taken, patients typically need to remain in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. Also, many patients are uneasy about getting frequent dental x-rays because of the idea of being exposed to radiation.   However, dentists routinely take x-rays of patient's teeth for a variety of important reasons. X-rays are used to detect all of the following issues that are important to detect and treat early to avoid severe complications and discomfort: Read More 

What To Do When Non-Invasive Treatment Doesn’t Take Away Your Back Pain

For many, clinics such as Beltline Chiropractic can alleviate back pain or even eliminate it completely. However, sometimes there is a special case. If your doctor has tried various forms of treatment such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and back braces, but your back pain persists, then it's time to look at surgical options to remove the pain. A laminectomy is commonly done to repair bone and tissue in your back. Read More