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Proprioception & Mechano-Receptors

This gymnast knows exactly where each body part is, and what motion it is undergoing. The simple act of walking upright is actually not so simple; it is still a challenge for robot designers. When our body’s ability to sense its position and orientation – known as proprioception – becomes impaired, our ability to move […]

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What is Scar Tissue?

What is it and what effect is there on the soft tissues? Think of scar tissue as a cobweb, with strands of silk thread spreading out from an injury.  Sadly, it is not the lovely smooth, graceful webs we enjoy seeing in the morning dew.  Scar tissue fibrosis is more like a tangled, disorganized mess– […]

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

People have lots of varying ideas on surviving the zombies.  Do you bunker down in a shelter or stay light and mobile?  Head to Alaska or steal a boat and sail to an island?  Live as a hermit or join a community of survivors? We might disagree on some of the details on zombie survival […]

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Trochanteric Bursitis and Hip Pain

As a chiropractor, one very common hip pain that I see this time of year is trochanteric bursitis. It is characterized as sharp pain on the outside of the hip. The pain seems to be worse with walking, running, and stair climbing. Sometimes, the pain will radiate into the outside of the thigh, a few […]

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The Three Stages of Healing

The three stages of healing are: Primary Inflammation Reparation and Cell Proliferation Soft Tissue Remodeling   1) During the initial inflammatory stage, which typically lasts three to five days, prostaglandins initiate multiple tasks: to stimulate the immune system, in order to ramp up the machinery used to fight infection. to build up platelets around the […]

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Opioids Have Ample Evidence of Addiction Risk

Even when take as directed, the opioid medications have “ample evidence of dose-dependent risk.”   This is according to an addiction expert speaking at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine conference in 2015.  This is a huge concern for doctors who treat patients with pain. Pain is the major reason for presentation to a medical doctor.  Think […]

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Sleep & Depression “Intimately Linked”

Many people know that there is a relationship between depression and sleep. We seem to intuitively know that a depressed person has altered sleep patters; they sleep later into the morning, but have trouble sleeping at night. A fair question is, “which comes first, poor sleep or depression?” In a study presented at the American […]

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Forward Head Posture

Anterior Carriage of the Head also known as Forward Head Posture can cause stress to the joints of the neck and lead to chronic injury of the posture muscles of the neck. A well respected anatomist and spinal physiologist Ibrahim Adalbert Kapandji wrote “For every inch of Forward Head Posture, it can increase the weight […]

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