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Can the Outcome of Back Pain Be Predicted?

Can the Outcome of Back Pain Be Predicted?

When patients present with low back pain (LBP), they are frequently nervous and worried about whether they’re going to respond to the treatment—especially when it comes to getting out of pain and returning to their normal activities. A variety of studies have shown chiropractic care to be an effective option for the LBP patient, and [..]

Chiropractic Methods for Treating Neck Pain

Chiropractic Methods for Treating Neck Pain

When it comes to neck pain, many patients seek out chiropractic care. In fact, there are several studies demonstrating that manual therapies performed by doctors of chiropractic can offer significant benefits for non-specific or mechanical neck pain as well as neck pain arising from injuries related to sports, car accidents, and falls. What are some [..]

Treatment on the Wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treatment on the Wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), doctors of chiropractic can employ a variety of options to reduce pressure on the median nerve. While this can include dietary recommendations (to reduce inflammation), adjustments to address dysfunction elsewhere along the course of the median nerve, or even working with other healthcare providers to manage conditions [..]

Where Is This Shoulder Pain Coming From?

Where Is This Shoulder Pain Coming From?

When people say, “My shoulder hurts,” they often point to different areas in the vicinity of the shoulder such as the base of neck, the collar bone, the scapula (shoulder blade), the chest, and/or their arm. The challenge with the shoulder is that it’s anatomically comprised of three joints: the glenohumeral joint, or GHJ (ball-and-socket); [..]

Deep, Slow Breathing for Pain Management?

Deep, Slow Breathing for Pain Management?

Deep slow breathing (DSB) has been widely used for managing various diseases of the heart and lungs as well as for psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, and stress-related conditions. There appears to be some research to support DSB as being helpful for pain management, but the results have been inconsistent. However, a 2012 study suggests [..]

Herniated Low Back Disc and Low Back Manipulation

Herniated Low Back Disc and Low Back Manipulation

A Review of Concepts and EvidenceManipulation of the joints of the lumbar spine usually involves some degree of segmental rotation. Historically, lumbar spine manipulations that are primarily rotational in nature are discouraged because it is assumed that such maneuvers are associated with an increased risk of injury to the annulus of the intervertebral disc. Such [..]

How Does Chiropractic Stack Up for Low Back Pain?

How Does Chiropractic Stack Up for Low Back Pain?

Doctors of chiropractic offer a non-surgical, treatment protocol for both acute and chronic low back pain (LBP), as do several other healthcare delivery systems. However, due to patient preference and a rising concern for potentially harmful side-effects, many LBP patients seek management strategies that offer a natural, non-pharmaceutical approach, of which chiropractic is the most [..]

Let’s Have Some “Pillow Talk!”

Let’s Have Some “Pillow Talk!”

Individuals with neck pain may find it difficult for get a night of restful, restorative sleep due to pain keeping them awake or interrupting their slumber. Not only can a restless night make it more difficult to complete tasks related to everyday living or make neck pain worse, but poor sleep habits over time can [..]

How Does Wrist Position Affect the Carpal Tunnel?

How Does Wrist Position Affect the Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common “peripheral neuropathy” (pinched nerves in the arms or legs) and is known to be caused by prolonged repetitive, forceful grip-related tasks involving the hands. The condition occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, either from inflammation, mechanical injury, [..]

What Is Patellofemoral Pain?

What Is Patellofemoral Pain?

While chiropractic care commonly focuses on improving function in the spine to reduce neck pain and back pain, in many cases achieving a successful outcome is only possible when treatment addresses conditions elsewhere in the body. For example, ANY painful condition of the knee can alter one’s gait pattern, which can result in abnormal movement [..]

Can Chiropractic Help GERD?

Can Chiropractic Help GERD?

There is a plethora of research supporting the benefits of chiropractic care for many musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints including low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more. However, less research is available for non-MSK complaints like gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. So, what can chiropractic offer patients with GERD, and why is this important? Normally, when [..]

Neck Tongue Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

Neck Tongue Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

Health science professors and clinicians often note that the most important aspect of healthcare education is anatomy. Anatomy holds the integration of pathology, complaint, and eventually treatment.Diagnostic ConceptsBiology We May Not Know / Biology We May Have Forgotten(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)Compression on nerve roots and/or peripheral nerves does not cause pain. Rather, compression [..]