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Archive for the 2012

Fibromyalgia 101

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder that includes widespread musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue, sleep disturbance, memory changes, mood changes, and more. Studies show that FM amplifies or increases painful sensations by changing the way the brain processes pain signals. FM is NOT a psychological disorder that only people with a troubled past or present acquire. [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Prevention Tactics

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem that is often associated with work-related activities. This article focuses on how to prevent CTS. Of course, if you already have CTS, you should still read this in order to learn preventative measures that also work while you receive treatment for your condition.The concept is to [..]

Low Back Pain and Sleep (Part 1)

Low back pain (LBP) can arise from a lot of causes, most commonly from bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, and twisting. However, there are other possible causes, including sleep. This not only includes sleeping in a crooked or faulty position, such as falling asleep on a couch, in a chair, or while riding in a car, [..]

Can Chiropractic Prevent Disease?

Chiropractors most commonly treat musculoskeletal system (MSK) injuries and conditions such as sprains and strains arising from slips and falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, or simply over doing it. In fact, in today’s world, the use of manipulation in the management of biomechanical disorders of the spine is regarded as a “mainstream” treatment. A review [..]

Chiropractic and the Brain

Pain is a brain cortical event. Pain does not exist in a back or neck or foot. Pain is perceived by brain cortical neurons. Any intervention that reduces pain is altering the electrical signal depolarization of brain cortical pain perceiving neurons. As stated by Drs. Heidi Haavik-Taylor and Bernadette Murphy in 2007 (8):“Spinal manipulation is [..]

Chiropractic For Whole Body Health

It is well established that the nervous system has three divisions. The “central nervous system” is made up by the brain and spinal cord. The “peripheral nervous system” includes the nerve roots and peripheral nerves that run from the spine to the arms and legs. The ability to move (walk, run, throw, lift, etc.) relies [..]

Brain Health

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Degenerative Function Physiological Strategies to Improve and Preserve Brain FunctionOverviewFree radicals are atoms or molecules that have an unpaired set of electrons in their outer shell. Electrons, like shoes, function best in pairs. Free radicals, with their unpaired electrons, are unstable and can damage adjacent cell membranes, proteins, fats, and DNA.The primary source [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Yoga Class!

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem that affects many people. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 28,000 CTS cases per year and because so many sufferers jump to a surgical option, it’s become THE LEADING CAUSE of lost workdays in the United States. Women are 71% more likely [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Yoga Class!

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem that affects many people. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 28,000 CTS cases per year and because so many sufferers jump to a surgical option, it’s become THE LEADING CAUSE of lost workdays in the United States. Women are 71% more likely [..]

The Neck Pain and Smoking Connection

It's estimated that as many as 213 per 1,000 people may have neck pain at any given time with the twelve-month prevalence ranging between 30-50%. There is a lot of convincing peer-reviewed literature (research) that supports chiropractic as one of the first and best courses of care to consider when choosing a treatment option for [..]