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How Does Chiropractic Stack Up for Low Back Pain?..

Date: March 26, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Doctors of chiropractic offer a non-surgical, treatment protocol for both acute and chronic low back pain (LBP), as do several other healthcare delivery systems. However, due to patient preference and a rising concern for potentially harmful side-effects, many LBP patients seek management strategies that offer a natural, non-pharmaceutical approach, of which chiropractic is the most commonly sought after practitioner-type. So what evidence is there regarding the benefits of chiropractic vs. other forms of care in managing LBP and its associated.... <view entire article>





Let's Have Some "Pillow Talk!"..

Date: March 25, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Individuals with neck pain may find it difficult for get a night of restful, restorative sleep due to pain keeping them awake or interrupting their slumber. Not only can a restless night make it more difficult to complete tasks related to everyday living or make neck pain worse, but poor sleep habits over time can raise one's risk for chronic disease and even early death-perhaps as much as physical inactivity or a bad diet. When treating a patient with neck.... <view entire article>





How Does Wrist Position Affect the Carpal Tunnel?..

Date: March 24, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common "peripheral neuropathy" (pinched nerves in the arms or legs) and is known to be caused by prolonged repetitive, forceful grip-related tasks involving the hands. The condition occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, either from inflammation, mechanical injury, or both. The position of the wrist and hand are very important, as the pressure inside a healthy wrist "normally" doubles when we bend the wrist/hand..... <view entire article>





What Is Patellofemoral Pain?..

Date: March 23, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

While chiropractic care commonly focuses on improving function in the spine to reduce neck pain and back pain, in many cases achieving a successful outcome is only possible when treatment addresses conditions elsewhere in the body. For example, ANY painful condition of the knee can alter one's gait pattern, which can result in abnormal movement in the ankle, pelvis, and lower back, potentially leading to musculoskeletal pain in those areas as well. In this article, we'll focus on patellofemoral (PF).... <view entire article>





Is There a Difference Between Whiplash and Non-Whiplash Neck Pain?..

Date: March 22, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

When we hear the term "whiplash injury," we likely think of car crashes, though whiplash can result from other causes, like a fall or sports collision. Though whiplash is associated with a variety of symptoms, neck pain with lower pain thresholds (called central sensitization) is one of the most common. Neck pain can also occur in the absence of trauma or a known pathology. This is called mechanical neck pain (MNP). Past research has shown that the combination of manual therapies.... <view entire article>





Can Chiropractic Help GERD?..

Date: March 21, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

There is a plethora of research supporting the benefits of chiropractic care for many musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints including low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more. However, less research is available for non-MSK complaints like gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. So, what can chiropractic offer patients with GERD, and why is this important? Normally, when we chew and swallow food, it passes through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a ring of muscle that opens to let food pass into the stomach.... <view entire article>