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Archive for the 2015

What Can I Do the Stop a Migraine?

Migraines can be life-altering! They can stop us from being able to enjoy a child’s piano recital, participate in family events, go to work, or simply do household chores! Wouldn’t it be nice to have ways to self-manage these miserable, often disabling headaches? Here are some options! 1. RELAXATION THERAPY: Search for a calm environment, [..]

When Should I Consider Surgery for CTS?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects 3% of the adults in the United States and is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies” (pinched nerves in the arms or legs). Treatment for CTS is frequently delayed because the symptoms are usually mild at first and progress gradually. Because CTS symptoms may be more advanced by the [..]

How Can I Get Hurt in a Low-Speed Crash?

Whiplash – or perhaps most accurately, “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) – is a term that is applied to the MANY different types of injuries that can occur at the time of an automobile collision. The cervical spine includes bony structures, ligaments (that hold bones tightly together), tendons (that attach muscles to bones), nerves (that allow [..]

How Are Fibromyalgia Exercises Different?

For some people, fibromyalgia (FM) can make life miserable. In some cases, it can be so bad a person will spend the majority of the day in bed! When FM is this intense, exercises MUST be tailored accordingly – like starting out with exercises that can be done in bed! Initially, you may only be [..]

Live Longer and Better!

Longevity is important, but longevity with a high quality of life is MORE IMPORTANT! So what can you do to live both longer and better? This month, let's look at heart disease.According to the Mayo Clinic, heart disease can be prevented A LOT EASIER than treating it once it’s present! Since heart disease is the [..]

Arnold-Chiari Malformation and Chiropractic

Relevant Clinical BackgroundA literature search of the United States National Library of Medicine using PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) with the words “Arnold Chiari Malformation” locates 2,995 citations (August 14, 1015).Chiropractic clinical practice involves the application of mechanical forces to a patient’s spinal column. Should the patient’s spinal column (spinal canal) have a space occupying entity, spinal manipulation [..]

The Great Challenge: Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Acupuncture vs. NSAIDs!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could assess three common types of treatment for neck and back pain to determine which is the most effective? Here is a look at three studies that compared three popular forms of care for chronic spinal pain to determine the short-term and more importantly, the LONG-TERM benefits of chiropractic [..]

The “TOP 10” FACTS of Fibromyalgia!

What are the ten most important attributes of fibromyalgia (FM)? Let’s take a look! 1. FM definition: It’s characterized by widespread muscular pain and tenderness (in all four of the body’s quadrants) that’s NOT caused by inflammation or joint damage. 2. FM can be primary or secondary: Secondary FM is caused by something else (often [..]

Whiplash – “What Can I Do to Help Myself?”

Whiplash or whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is a commonly used term for an acceleration-deceleration force applied to the neck often occurring in car crashes but may arise from a slip and fall, a diving accident, or other traumatic injury. The net result is an injury to muscles, ligaments, joints, and/or nerves in the cervical spine [..]