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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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Foods and Migraines

Certain foods have been suspected of aggravating migraine headaches.  Over the years this list has been refined.  Many of the food items on the migraine trigger list are commonly consumed during the holidays.  If you suffer from migraines, you might want to reconsider some of the following items: Aged Cheeses.  Cottage and cream cheese don’t […]

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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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