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Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain

The approach a doctor of chiropractic will take to manage low back pain will differ depending if the injury is new (acute), recent (subacute), or has persisted for three months or longer (chronic). Though some management tools overlap between each group, each stage of injury includes unique challenges that require specific interventions. ACUTE LOW BACK [..]

The Intersecting of Two Lives: They Forever Improved Our Understanding of Back Pain

The Intersecting of Two Lives: They Forever Improved Our Understanding of Back Pain

Architectural Mechanical History For thousands of years, pyramids have been known around the globe: the Middle East, Asia, India, China, the Americas, etc. Also known for millennia are the architectural wonders of Greece, Rome, and the churches/cathedrals throughout Europe and Asia. When viewing these wonders, one questions, how was any of this possible? These marvels [..]

Reducing Kidney Stone Risk

Reducing Kidney Stone Risk

When a patient seeks chiropractic care to address acute back pain, the cause is usually musculoskeletal in origin. However, if changing body positions (leaning forward or back or turning to the side, etc.) has no effect on pain levels, there’s a possibility the underlying cause of their sudden back pain may be a kidney stone. [..]

Managing Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

Managing Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

Osteoarthritis is a common chronic joint condition that affects roughly 10% of adults in the United States. Because it’s associated with obesity and advancing age, the condition is becoming more and more common. Two of the most common parts of the body affected by osteoarthritis include the hips and knees, which can cause considerable disability [..]

"Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Prevented?"

"Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Prevented?"

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition associated with pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the wrist and parts of the hand, which is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. Due to this common condition having such a dramatic effect on one’s ability to carry out work and [..]

Neck Pain and Cervical Disk Derangements

Neck Pain and Cervical Disk Derangements

There are several musculoskeletal disorders associated with the disks of the cervical spine that can cause pain and affect function. Let’s discuss the various types of these pain-generating disk derangements, including one that had been ignored until recently. The intervertebral disk is a fibroelastic cartilaginous shock absorber that sits between two vertebral bodies, which are [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]