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Dancers & Chiropractic to Maintain Skills

Proprioception is the term to describe your body’s balance and orientation awareness mechanism. Special nerves in the joints and ligaments tell the brain where the body parts are positioned in space, and if those parts are in motion. Those nerves travel through the spine. If subluxation is present in the spine, then the signals can […]

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Injuries from Heading Soccer Balls

The Radiological Society of America reported that repeated heading of soccer balls could lead to brain injury.  Researchers found that players who headed the balls with high frequency had abnormalities in their brains which were similar to abnormalities seen in persons with traumatic brain injury.  These injuries can lead to loss of memory, behavior issues, and […]

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Double Crush Syndrome

I was discussing Double Crush Syndrome with a colleague today.  We noted how little people know about the disease.  At least, little compared to a condition like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Sadly, if anyone has nerve pain in the hand (any nerve pain, anywhere in the hand), most family physicians I know will instantly assume it […]

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Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Most of us will, at some point in our life, experience significant lower back pain. Often we look for a cause, a smoking gun. We think that if we can avoid the cause, we can avoid the injury. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Frequently adults will suffer a certain type of mechanical lower […]

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Some Whiplash Facts

As with most topics in medicine, there are lots of different interpretations and opinions.  When it comes to whiplash research, there are some common threads.  Here is a list that most researchers would agree upon. For whiplash caused by car accidents, the severity depends on the force of the impact, the way you were seated […]

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Another study proving chiropractic works for back pain

“Is this going to help?”  We all ask the question when it comes to a treatment for our pain.  I am happy to report to my patients that my approach to chiropractic care works.  Of course, I can offer plenty of anecdotal evidence of individuals and how they felt immediate improvement. One more study was […]

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How does “back cracking” help with pain?

That is a question that I answer often. I love and despise the question. I love answering the question and educating the public. But I really despise the word choice. Chiropractors don’t ‘crack backs,’ we apply a specific mechanical force to affect a neurologic response. The force is measured and directed.  The corrective force is […]

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Yoga helps with back pain

“We found yoga classes more effective than a self-care book—but no more effective than stretching classes,” said study leader Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute.  Dr. Sherman and her research colleagues looked at 228 adult subjects and studied them over 12 weeks.  The groups were divided into yoga, […]

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