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Low Back Pain: What Can I Do for It?..

Date: August 6, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Low back pain (LBP) is the second most common reason for doctor visits in the United States and it is a condition that most of us will at some point in our lives. Last month, we reviewed the wide acceptance of spinal manipulation as the treatment of choice for both acute and chronic LBP. This month, let's take a look at what you can do outside the doctor's office to self-manage acute and chronic low back pain. One of the.... <view entire article>

When and When Not to Worry About Headaches.....

Date: August 5, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Most people will experience some form of headache during their lifetime. The good news is that most headaches are related, at least in part, to the neck or cervical spine (a cervicogenic headache or CGH) and can be easily managed with chiropractic care. Although the exact mechanism of CGH is still under debate, there are two possible explanations that are backed by research. The first includes irritation of the sensory nerves in the upper cervical region that.... <view entire article>

Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Caused By Your Job?..

Date: August 4, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common complaint, with symptoms ranging from subtle numbness to extreme pain and disability in the hand/wrist that can force a change in a worker's vocation. According to the current research, the cause of CTS is the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel at the wrist, which can be the result of repetitive motions involving the wrist, physical injury, and/or conditions like inflammatory arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy, and more. In.... <view entire article>

What Causes Shoulder Pain?..

Date: August 3, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Each year, Americans make 7.5 million doctor visits related to shoulder/upper arm pain. After neck and back pain, shoulder pain is one of the top reasons patients seek chiropractic care. So, why are shoulder injuries so prevalent? Though there are many possible explanations that address this question, there's a simple answer: anatomy. There are essentially three joints that make up the shoulder: 1) scapulothoracic joint, 2) the glenohumeral joint, and 3) the acromioclavicular joint. These joints work simultaneously and in harmony.... <view entire article>

What Leads to Chronic Whiplash?..

Date: August 2, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) is a very common injury that can occur in a variety of ways, but it's most commonly associated with motor vehicle collisions. The symptoms associated with WAD have been classified as follows: o WAD I: Pain, stiffness, or tenderness of the neck as the only complaint with no physical exam findings (full range of motion and no muscle guarding or tenderness on examination). o WAD II: Pain, stiffness, or tenderness of the neck with soft tissue.... <view entire article>

ADHD and Chiropractic Care?..

Date: August 1, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a controversial diagnosis, as there are no clear objective clinical tests that can establish whether or not a patient has the condition. ADHD belongs to a spectrum of neurological disorders with no physiological basis (no clear lab tests exist) and often include other conditions such as learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or Tourette's syndrome. Early-onset mania or bipolar mixed state can be difficult to differentiate from ADHD or they may co-exist with ADHD. To complicate matters with.... <view entire article>

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