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Low Back Pain and the Abdominal Wall

Past research has shown that weak core muscles can affect spinal stability, which can increase one’s risk for low back pain. This is why low back pain patients are often advised to either become physically active or remain as active as possible, not only to aid in the management of their present condition but also [..]

The Importance of Sagittal Posture

The historic seminal book on orthopedics was written by Nicholas Andry in 1741 (1). The primary discussion of his book addressed the treatment of spinal distortions, beginning in childhood. Andry was a professor of medicine at the University of Paris. The word orthopedic is a composite of two Greek words: Ortho, meaning straight. Pedic, meaning [..]

About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease, and it’s characterized by increased bone fragility. According to a 2017 study, more than 200 million people suffer from osteoporosis, and 1-in-3 women over age 50 and 1-in-5 men will experience osteoporosis-related fractures in their lifetime. If you have family members (parents or grandparents especially) who [..]

Whiplash and the Eyes

When a patient with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) presents for chiropractic care, they may undergo a series of tests, including an examination that looks at the movement of the eyes. Why is this necessary, and what can it tell their doctor of chiropractic? The sudden acceleration/deceleration that occurs during a whiplash event—such as a motor [..]

Is it a Sinus Headache or Something Else?

The sinuses are cavities in the skull that rest just behind the face, which help humidify the air we breathe and may even enhance the human voice. It’s common for patients with a headache in this area to refer to it as a sinus headache; however, the lay term “sinus headache” is somewhat controversial because [..]

Suprascapular Nerve-Related Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a very complex region that is comprised of multiple joints and muscle attachments, a strong joint capsular ligament, and multiple nerves and blood vessels that pass into the arm to bring motor and sensory function to the hand and fingers. One condition of the shoulder that may drive a patient to seek [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Median Nerve

When a person experiences pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the hand, they may assume it’s carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) since it’s the most common and well-known peripheral neuropathy. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers may also jump to the same conclusion, and care may focus on the hand and wrist. One problem with this approach is [..]

Taking Steps to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Statistically, low back pain is a condition that will affect nearly 90% of people, and it’s both a leading cause of disability and the primary reason patients visit a chiropractor. In addition to manual therapies provided in the office (like spinal manipulation), chronic low back pain patients are generally advised to stay or become more [..]

Whiplash Injury and Stress Induced Analgesia and the Connection with Chiropractic Spinal Adjusting

The historic seminal book on orthopedics was written by Nicholas Andry in 1741 (1). The primary discussion of his book addressed the treatment of spinal distortions, beginning in childhood. Andry was a professor of medicine at the University of Paris. The word orthopedic is a composite of two Greek words: Ortho, meaning straight. Pedic, meaning [..]

Laser Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

The Cleveland Clinic reports that knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that will affect about 46% of us in our lifetime, usually after age 40. The condition is characterized by the gradual breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint until eventually the bone on either side of the joint rubs together causing [..]