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Chiropractic Care for the Aging Back

Chiropractic Care for the Aging Back

Functional loss is a term used to describe the inability to carry out necessary activities of daily living such as bathing, getting dressed, getting out of bed, standing up, walking, using the bathroom, and eating. According to experts, spinal pain is a leading cause of functional loss, especially among older adults, often due to age-associated [..]

A Chiropractic Approach to Neck Pain

A Chiropractic Approach to Neck Pain

Chiropractic care is a highly effective form of treatment for many cervical or neck-related conditions. But how do chiropractors determine what’s causing the pain and what approach to take to manage the patient’s condition? Let’s take a look at what chiropractors do when a patient presents with neck pain. HISTORY: In the detective part of [..]

The Uniqueness of Chiropractic Thinking, Approach, and Treatment of Spinal Syndromes
Conservative Therapy for Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Conservative Therapy for Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy, and it is estimated to affect up to 4.9% of the population. Because the condition is characterized by symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in parts of one or both hands, it’s easy to understand why CTS can have such a negative impact on [..]

Non-Surgical Care for Shoulder Instability

Non-Surgical Care for Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints of the body, which allows us to engage in overhead movements that make life easier. However, this comes at a cost. In order for the shoulder to have such a wide range of motion (ROM), it has less stability than most other joints. In fact, shoulder [..]

GERD and Chiropractic Treatment

GERD and Chiropractic Treatment

When an individual decides to seek out chiropractic care, it’s typically for musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints such as low back and neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder/hip/wrist/knee problems. However, there is a growing body of evidence that some services offered by doctors of chiropractic can provide some benefit to patients with ailments that do not fall into [..]

Chiropractic Treatment for the Post-Back Surgery Patient

Chiropractic Treatment for the Post-Back Surgery Patient

Chiropractic care is a great conservative treatment option for the low back pain patient. While many patients visit a chiropractor to avoid progressing to surgery, there are individuals with a history of back pain who did opt for surgery but continue to experience pain and disability. Can a doctor of chiropractic help the post-surgery low [..]

Neurological Sensing of the Mechanics of Position and Movement

Neurological Sensing of the Mechanics of Position and Movement

Historical Context Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, and businessman. He was born in 1833 and died in 1896. He held 355 patents in his lifetime, the most notorious of which was for dynamite. Dynamite used the explosive power of nitroglycerin. Nobel patented dynamite in 1867. Nobel amassed a fortune during his [..]

Manual Therapy or Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Manual Therapy or Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Surgery to address carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common upper limb orthopedic surgery in the United States with annual costs estimated in excess of $2 billion. In western countries, the waitlist for such a procedure is often greater than five months, and the demand is expected to double in the coming decades. This [..]

Chiropractic Care AFTER Knee Replacement

Chiropractic Care AFTER Knee Replacement

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most performed operating room procedure in the United States, and the number of surgeries is projected to increase by 400% (to 3.5 million a year) in the next twenty years due to prolonged longevity, the rise in obesity, and increasing rates of osteoarthritis. The surgery itself traumatizes the surrounding [..]

Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Strategies

Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Strategies

Cervicogenic headache is defined as a headache caused by a cervical spine disorder. This type of headache is estimated to account for up to 20% of headache cases. The primary features of cervicogenic headache usually include unilateral head pain (one side only), limited neck range of motion, and are triggered by various awkward or sustained [..]

Gout: A Short Summary

Gout: A Short Summary

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the joints. While it is mostly associated with the base of the big toe joint, gout can affect the knees, ankles, foot, hand, wrist, and elbow. The condition typically occurs earlier and three times more common in men than in women. For [..]