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Rib Pain as Costochondritis

Costochondritis is an injury to the ribs on the front portion of the chest.  The injury occurs right where the bony rib connects to the rib cartilage.  There is usually sharp pain right at the site of the injury.  There can also be localized swelling. Cartilage is the flexible soft tissue that has some shape […]

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Before and After

We have all heard the old idiom “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” which means we have to experience something for ourselves in order to fully appreciate it. I had a patient come in a few weeks ago who had not seen a chiropractor before and he was a bit skeptical about […]

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Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy? There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.   Some techniques and applications may be more tolerated than others.  All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. But if a chiropractor has not maintained that training since moving into practice, he may have to refresh […]

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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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