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Facet Tropism

Tropism is developmental abnormality of the spine. If you have reoccurring pain on one side of your  lower back when you bend or twist in certain motions, you may have facet tropism. This is a developmental abnormality of the small joints of the lower lumbar spine. A child can be born with a slight alignment issue […]

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Fast Acting Chiropractic

Patients frequently ask how long it takes to get relief following a chiropractic adjustment.  There are two questions built into the query.  The main question they are asking is “when can I expect some relief?”  But another question is “when can benefits be measured?”  I have written plenty of articles addressing the first question.  Today, […]

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Does chiropractic treatment help your headache?

A week ago, in the medical journal Headache, a research article concerning chiropractic was published. The results that were published seems at odds with what I have seen clinically. In the research, scientists examined 9 studies wherein chiropractic manipulation was tested to reduce headache. In 6 of the 9 studies, manipulation (chiropractic treatment) was as […]

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Chiropractic Treatment For Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is the medical condition wherein one of the vertebras of the patient’s spine shifts forward or backward in regards with the adjoining vertebras. This displacement can be of a single vertebra or the whole vertebral column. Spine Structure A healthy spine is flexible. It is capable of moving, rotating, bending and extending. The high […]

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Custom Orthotics Improve Biomechanics

Why Custom Made Orthotics Custom foot orthotics are highly specialized medical devices that are made specifically to support the misalignment of your feet. You slip them into your shoes and wear them while performing most of your regular activities. Orthotics allow the joints and bones of the foot to be in a more stable position […]

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Muscle Injury After Whiplash

When considering a whiplash injury, most of us think of damage to the joints and ligaments of the neck.  Certainly, those structures are injured.  But we also suffer injuries to the delicate posture muscles of the neck (more properly, cervical spine).  Those small muscles help to control the subtle balance and movement of the joints.  […]

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Shoulder Ligament Injuries

The shoulder has great range of motion.  But in exchange for that motion, the body sacrificed a bit of stability.  Shoulder injuries are fairly common among all age groups.  The injury types tend to vary based on age, but the rate of shoulder injuries is consistent. Two common injuries I see in my St George Chiropractic […]

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Is a Disease Not an Illness

The difference between a disease and an illness can be illustrated like this:  If you catch a cold and get stuffed up lungs which makes it hard to breathe, that is an illness (a singular event).  If you have asthma and can’t breathe, that is a disease.  Asthma stays with you for a while.  Sure […]

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