Pills for Back or Neck Pain Are a Heart Concern.
There is a time and place for pain medication. None is without risk. Sometimes, the risk is small. New research shows that even the simple NSAID medications carry a new risk. NSAIDS are the common over the counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), and ibuprofen (Advil). These medications are commonly used but new research shows that […]Read more
Massage Therapy – Win!
Most people love a great massage, I know I sure do. There is great healing in the power of touch. Now there is one more study to prove it. Just published in the the Annals of Internal Medicine, (Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:1-9. Abstract), is a great study looking at how effective massage therapy is […]Read more
Chiropractic care help myofascial pain
This past few weeks I have seen an increase in the number of chronic myofascial pain syndromes. I thought I take a few minutes and describe the conditions and what chiropractic can do the help alleviate the pain. Chronic myofascial pain is a common pain condition, and its more and more people are developing the […]Read more
Chiropractic Care Out Performs Spinal Injections
Many patients come to my office for evaluation and management of lower back pain. There are several potential causes of the pain including, sciatica, disc herniation, failed back surgery syndrome, stenosis, and nerve root entrapment. I have seen great success in helping people get out of pain and return to full activity. I try to […]Read more
Car Crashes and Vertigo Managed by Chiropractors
Vertigo and dizziness are common after a car crash, and can result from injury to the vestibular system of the ears. This system has a series of fluid filled tunnels in the inner-ear. A whiplash injury or car crash can cause injury to this system. A common injury is called Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV). […]Read more
How Chiropractic Care Is Reducing Panic Attacks
Can regular chiropractic care reduce panic disorder? Recent research from Brown University suggests that there is a way. Harvard/Brown Anxiety Research Program looked at how Panic Disorder changed over time relative to a stressful life event. They expected that panic symptoms would spike close to the time of the event, but this was not the […]Read more
Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain
When researchers look at spinal manipulation techniques they tend to use an either-or scenario. Two modalities are pitted against each other and like boxers in a ring, the strongest survives. As an example, in my last article, physiotherapy went up against surgery for the undisputed crown of knee pain treatment. As it turned out, their […]Read more
Manual Medicine as Effective as Surgery for Meniscal Tear
Which is causing the pain? When a patient presents with a knee meniscus injury as well as osteoarthritis, it can be difficult to determine the causative factor for their pain. Is it pain originating from the meniscal injury or in the arthritis? because of the question surrounding the injury, it can be difficult to determine […]Read more