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Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Seniors with Low Back Pain

While low back pain can affect people of all ages, it’s particularly problematic for older adults and is one of the top three reasons they see a doctor. Despite this, low back pain among seniors often persists for longer than three months, and in the presence of multiple comorbidities (which is often the case with [..]

Chiropractic and the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine-Physiology

The Piezo1 Mechanoreceptor and Spinal Degenerative Disease Medicine is primarily about the use of medicines, or chemically based care. Chiropractic is primarily about the use of levers, or mechanically based care. Chiropractors primarily evaluate patients mechanically; they evaluate the manner in which patients stand or sit (posture) and/or move in our gravitational environment. Mechanical problems [..]

Pickleball-Related Injuries

Pickleball is a recreational sport growing in popularity in the United States. In fact, it’s become one of the fastest growing sports in America, and in the past three years, the player number has soared from 3.5 to 8.9 million! It’s easy to learn, promotes competitiveness and socialization, and is an excellent form of low-impact [..]

How Do Manual Therapies Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition characterized by the slow onset of pain, tingling, or numbness (paresthesia) in the thumb, index, and middle and thumb-half of the ring finger. Over time, symptoms can increase in both frequency and severity to the point that the individual cannot comfortably carry out their regular work or leisure [..]

How Older Individuals Can Manage Hip Pain

Hip pain is a condition that becomes more common with age. It’s reported that 1 in 7 seniors experience significant hip pain on most days, particularly with simple movements such as sitting and standing. In addition to being painful, these individuals are also likely to report a diminished ability to carry out their regular activities. [..]

Loss of Cervical Lordosis and Its Connection to Headaches

According to a 2015 study, 85.7% of headache patients also experience neck pain, a percentage about 50% greater than the non-headache population. Additionally, several studies have shown that treatment to address musculoskeletal issues in the neck can reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of several types of headaches, including migraines. One of the most important [..]

The Biceps Tendon and Shoulder Pain

The bicep muscle could be imagined as two muscles side by side that ultimately separate into two “heads” that attach to tendons and connect into the shoulder complex. The short head of the bicep connects to the scapula and is rarely a pain generator. On the other hand, the long head of the bicep attaches [..]

Is Habitual Knuckle Cracking Healthy or Harmful?

Voluntary knuckle cracking is a common habit for between 25-45% of the adult population in the United States. Some people think it’s a harmless occurrence while others say it can cause arthritis in the hands. What does the available research say on the topic? Before the late 1930s, researchers thought that only unhealthy joints cracked. [..]

A Brief Summary of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathy, meaning the compression of a nerve beyond the brain and spinal cord. In this case, the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist, which is comprised of eight small carpal bones that form the roof and [..]

Consider Chiropractic Care for Post-Surgical Spine Pain

While treatment guidelines recommend exhausting conservative approaches—such as chiropractic care—before considering surgery, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, hundreds of thousands of surgeries for low back-related conditions are performed each year in the United States alone, and it’s estimated that—depending on the criteria used—between 4% and 50% of patients may continue to report ongoing low [..]