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Whiplash in Action

The time it takes to suffer a whiplash injury is measured in milliseconds.  A whiplash injury, it takes about 300 milliseconds. By comparison, to blink your eye, it will take about 300 milliseconds. 0 Milliseconds Rear of car begins to crush. Occupants remains stationary. No occupant forces. 100 Milliseconds Car seat accelerates forward and pushes […]

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How Chiropractic Works – Neuroanatomy Review

Chiropractic care is effective for treating musculokeletal pain. Most chiropractors tend to focus on a short list of pain syndromes.  In my office the things I see the most are: Sciatica Neck Pain Headaches Low Back Pain Disc Injuries Shoulder Pain Tendonitis Whiplash Occasionally, someone will ask how chiropractic helps.  I am at a crossroads […]

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Muscle Pain After Exercising?

Many of us experience muscle pain after exercising. Frequently, that pain will arise 6-12 hours after an exercise and last for up to 72 hours. This specific type of delayed onset muscle pain is not due to an injury to the muscle or tendon. But rather to a chemical change in the muscle resulting from […]

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Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Migraines

Clinical Trial at Macquarie University A research project headed by Dr. Peter Tuchin at Macquarie University examined the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine headaches.  The study had fair number of participants, about 130.  They were studied over a 6 month period of time.  The participants kept a migraine diary for 6 months; two […]

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Why Do I have to Come Back?

There is a long and short answer to this very common chiropractic question. Let me paint for you this image. A 35 year old mother of 4 kids, comes into my office with neck stiffness, pain in the neck and right shoulder, and she can’t turn her head to the right side. The only reason […]

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Healthy Habits for a Healthy Spine

Arthritis in the spine is not a condition that just shows up one day.  It slowly develops over time.   It is a serious concern for the elderly because the arthritic joints tend to be weaker than healthy ones and prone to injury.  There are some healthy habits that we can take on early in life […]

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Research Supporting Chiropractic for Neck Pain

Positive research supporting chiropractic care for neck pain is not new.  About four years ago, a study supporting chiropractic care for neck pain was published in Annals of Internal Medicine.  The study was conducted at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinic Studies which is the research clinic attached to Northwestern Health Science University, which is my […]

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Converting White Fat to Brown

Another great reason to see your chiropractor to get your kinks worked out so you can get on an exercise program. Harvard University is studying an exercise hormone and it’s role in converting white fat to brown fat.  The hormone is released during exercise and seems to play a role in converting special types of […]

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