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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others. Some feel it is caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically...

Low Back Pain & Patient Education

Patient education is a very important aspect of caring for our patients. In fact, it can be one of the most important aspects of care. For example, when patients present with a brand new injury and pain levels are off the map, it’s quite common for that acute...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and noticed your hand sleeping to the point where you had to get out of bed and hake or flick your fingers to alleviate the numbness? If the numbness was primarily on the thumb-side half of your hand, it may have been...

Low Back Pain & Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is shaped like a “C” or an “S” when looking a the person from behind. I’m sure you’ve’ noticed when you’re at a beach, at a swimming pool, or walking in an airport, some people have a high shoulder, walk with a bit of a limp...

5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Chiropractor

Do you take x-rays? X-rays help us determine the health of your joints and discs, gives us an estimate of how long it will take before you improve, as well as what chiropractic techniques will likely be the most effective. Not taking X-rays is like flying in the dark...

Whiplash

In whiplash, “post concussive syndrome” (PCS) can affect up to 20-30% of patients who have had a mild head injury with resulting left over, long-term problems. Interestingly, eye movements have a close relationship to the function of the brain and can be an accurate...

Low back pain with pregnancy

This paper utilized a case narrative of a 28-year-old woman with a BMI of 36 and 33 weeks pregnant with her first child whose complaints were tingling and numbness in the second through fourth fingers, low back pain, and concurrent swelling in her right leg.  She had...

Deliver Baby Natural

The present study observes the effectiveness of chiropractic care on a patient with pregnancy related complaints.  Additionally, her baby was presenting breech. Many pregnant women seek chiropractic care for pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints like low back...

Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of these conditions that affect most people at some point during their lifetime.  All you have to do is ask just about anyone, ”…have you ever had neck pain?” Then again, maybe you shouldn’t since you’ll probably get overloaded with way too much...

Headaches, Neck Pain, and Concussion

Headaches, Neck Pain, and Concussion Have you ever “banged” your head from falling? For those playing backyard football, soccer, hockey, or baseball as kids or adults, it’s really quite common. So, how can we tell when the “bang” is dangerous vs. not? And, how does a...

Treating Headaches Naturally

What Triggers Headaches? The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck.  Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase...

Increasing Human Potential

As chiropractors, we emphasize the importance of the brain as the master controller of all body systems and functions. When misalignments to the cranium and spine impair our brain signals then important body systems begin to lose their optimal function.  In 1991, new...

7 Ways to Chase Away Stress

Stress has been with us since the beginning of time. Every era has faced its share of threatening situations. Today, the stress of careers deadlines conflicts and the demands on our time take a huge toll on her health.  Just as chains tend to break at their weakest...

Chiropractic Approach To Pain

It’s time to change the way we approach pain. The services of doctors of chiropractic, along with other non-drug forms of pain management, can be an important part of the solution to the opioid epidemic gripping the United States. While medication may be necessary for...

Backpack Safety America

There are thousands of backpack related injuries every year.  More than 50% of students carry a backpack that is heavier than the recommended guideline of 15% of the student’s total body weight.  It isn’t their fault, the school requires all those books and...

Ear Infection in Kids

Many of us have gone through this in the past: We’ve taken our child to the pediatrician because they are obviously in pain, acting funny, or pulling at their ears, and the doc looked in their ears with the otoscope and said, “Yep, it’s red. Little Johnny’s got an ear...

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