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A Less Obvious Cause of Back Pain?..

Date: December 31, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Multiple studies have shown that hyper-pronation (HP), or too much rolling-inwards of the ankle, can have effects on the body far beyond the foot. For example, abnormal motion of the ankle can lead to slight changes in how the knees and pelvis move as you carry out your normal daily activities, placing added strain on these structures and increasing the risk of injury in both the short and long term. These faulty movement patterns can also lead to improper motion.... <view entire article>





How Do Adjustments Help Patients with Neck Pain?..

Date: December 30, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Mechanical neck pain-neck pain without neurological compromise, often without a specific cause-is associated with a loss of mobility, poor activity tolerance, increased pressure pain sensitivity (or hypersensitivity to a normal stimulus), and increased joint position sense error (JPSE-difficulty reproducing the same movement when repeated multiple times). Patients with mechanical neck pain often seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. Let's look at how high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation-the primary form of treatment used by chiropractors, commonly referred to as an adjustment-helps these.... <view entire article>





Can a Job Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?..

Date: December 29, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Every career has its pros and cons when it comes to physical exertion, stress, work hours, the physical environment (temperature, cleanliness, etc.), and more. But when a worker develops carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), is it the job that's the culprit or is there something else responsible for the patient's symptoms? Since we spend about a third of our time each week at work, it only makes sense that certain jobs are more likely to cause or exacerbate CTS. The current research.... <view entire article>





Knee Pain and Running - Are They Related?..

Date: December 28, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Knee pain is a common complaint that will affect about 30% of the general population at some point in adulthood. Since running has a reputation for causing knee pain due to "wear and tear", the question frequently arises as to whether or not running accelerates knee problems. So, what does the current body of research say? In a 2018 study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. Christopher Bramah and colleagues reported that the most frequent injuries in runners.... <view entire article>





Can Neck-Specific Exercise Reduce Chronic Whiplash Symptoms?..

Date: December 27, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Did you know that an alarming 90% of neurologically injured whiplash patients DO NOT recover and have neck muscle dysfunction even up to a year after the date of their motor vehicle collision? There is suspicion among researchers that such ongoing issues are the result of the body's initial response to injury to the brachial plexus, the network of intersecting nerves that give rise to three main nerves that travel down the arm to the hand. To protect and ease tension.... <view entire article>





Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefit Patients with Anxiety?..

Date: December 26, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (omega-3-PUFA) consumption has been linked to reduced inflammation, a lower risk for heart attack and stroke, and even improved outcomes for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Here's a benefit that may come as a surprise: ANXIETY relief! Anxiety is the most commonly experienced psychiatric symptom, and it's reported that it will affect one in three individuals in their lifetime. Anxiety is characterized as an inappropriate or exaggerated fear leading to distress and impairment and is often accompanied.... <view entire article>





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