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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 [..]

Whiplash: Does Chiropractic Work?

The term "Whiplash" is associated with neck injuries that frequently occur as a result of motor vehicle collisions. There is much published about how injury occurs, the most compelling of which is that we simply cannot voluntarily contract our neck muscles fast enough to avoid injury, as injury to the neck occurs within 500msec. and [..]

Is It Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms are characterized by chronic generalized pain, and can include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, numbness or tingling, bowel/bladder dysfunction, and can sometimes effect one's ability to process their thoughts clearly (cognitive dysfunction). It can come on fast, almost overnight, or it can develop very slowly over several years. This highly variable [..]

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 [..]

Neck Pain and Smoking – What’s the Connection?

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 neck pain and headaches. This is because there is low risk, few (and rare) side-effects, and most importantly, IT REALLY WORKS! But, there are other [..]

Low Back and Obesity Part 2

Losing weight can dramatically reduce low back pain (LBP). Like last month, we will look at easy ways to lose weight without the need for fancy, hard to follow diets. As the saying goes, this is a "no-brainer."Alcohol hints. When consuming alcohol, follow the first beverage with a glass of water. This will reduce the [..]

Chiropractic Care for Children

Chiropractic techniques are not limited to any particular group. Doctors of chiropractic see patients of all ages, sizes, genders, ethnicities, and so on. So, is the care of children “different” than chiropractic care applied to adults? If so, how?There are studies that have reviewed the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions (like low back pain), non-MSK [..]

Cervical Spine Headaches

A Mechanical Model Involving the Spinal Dura Mater and the Suboccipital MusclesFor more than half a century respected authors, clinicians, and journals have claimed that various problems of the cervical spine can cause headaches. As an example, in 1958, Beverly Hills neurosurgeon Emil Seletz, MD, authors an article titled Headache of Extracranial Origin, published in the [..]

Whiplash and Side Collisions

Whiplash is most commonly studied when it is a result of a rear collision where the occupant of the vehicle is injured from a flexion (forwards) and extension (backwards) whip-like mechanism of injury, but what happens when a T-bone type of impact occurs?The answer to this question is quite similar to many of the factors [..]