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    This is a link to an excellent article on the value of calcium supplementation in the human body written by one of my mentors, Kevin Millet, DC.  He's an instructor and Read more
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    Yin and Yang:  Not Just a Cool Lower Back Tattoo ;)There’s only so much juice you can squeeze out of an orange.  Our bodies are no different.  It’s certainly not Read more
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    One may see an individual who is overweight or a person on the shoulder of your favorite I-40 exit panhandling and label them as lazy.  We hear of kids (or Read more
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    The impossible becomes possible.  It’s a theme we are obsessed with.  We all love movies like Rudy (which, if you have not seen you should put down this magazine and Read more
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    Maybe it’s because guys like Jens Voigt are still winning stages of the Tour of California at the age of 41 and Sven Nys is still winning Cyclocross World Championships Read more

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  • "Wonderful treatments and a great staff to assist Dr. Rick Essman. I could not go through a season without their care. Comfortable environment an escape"
    Joanne McCallie April 2012
  • "I'm so incredibly thankful that I met you guys... you saved me from having serious nerve surgery 2 years ago on my wrist, and for that I am forever grateful. I look back at my first visit to your office, when I couldn't pick up a pen to write, let alone ride my bike anymore because my ulnar nerve was completely dead. Wow. You saved my cycling (and my ability to button my shirt up)"
    Jenn K. / Durham, NC November 2009
  • "I have been a client of Durham Chiropractic Center and Dr. Rick Essman for years. As an endurance athlete I am constantly putting my body through all types of stress. Dr. Rick has changed my life with his Chiropractic skills, helping me through countless bumps, bruises, and injuries. Dr. Rick sets himself apart from other chiropractors I have seen because of his dedication to his clients’ long-term success. His focus and dedication to finding the route cause of issues in addition to treating the immediate symptom is what has made me a lifetime patient and is why I send all of my family and athletes that I coach his way."
    Ben Turits July 2015

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