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What to Do for Chronic Low Back Pain

Date: November 27, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common problem that many, if not most of us, have had at some point in life. In fact, about 80% of adults experience LBP in their lifetime, and it's the leading cause of job-related disability and missed work days. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 25% of adults have had a recent episode of LBP. Men and women are equally affected by LBP, which can occur abruptly following a specific incident (such as over lifting), or it can develop slowly over time due to wear and tear. Studies show a... <view entire article>





What Is Torticollis?

Date: November 26, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

Torticollis, also called wry neck or loxia, represents a category of neck conditions which exhibit a twisting position of the head and neck outside of a normal neutral position. There are many potential causes for torticollis from sleeping in a faulty position to an injury to the neck, like whiplash. However, it's commonly labeled as "idiopathic," which basically means, "We don't know what caused it." Torticollis often occurs out of the blue with no obvious cause or history such as, "When I woke up, I couldn't turn or move my head!" It can occur at any age and may disappear... <view entire article>





Treatment Option Comparison for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Date: November 25, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. Classic symptoms associated with CTS include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring finger. In non-emergency situations, treatment guidelines recommend patients undergo conservative care before considering more invasive procedures, like surgery. This month's article will look at the differences between standard medical care vs. chiropractic care to treat CTS. In a case study series, researchers divided 91 patients with confirmed signs and symptoms of CTS into two groups: one receiving standard medical care utilizing ibuprofen and night splints;... <view entire article>





Exercises for Hip Pain

Date: November 24, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

There are two types of muscles that help facilitate motion in our hips and lower extremities: tonic and phasic. Tonic (postural) muscles are always working or contracting to keep us upright. Therefore, these muscles tend to be tight and short. When we sleep, they contract or shorten and are taut upon waking and need to be stretched on a regular basis. Examples of tonic muscles include the hamstrings and the iliopsoas or hip flexors muscles. Here are two great stretches for these muscles: Iliopsoas stretch: 1) Stand and take a step forward with the left leg into a front straddled... <view entire article>





Whiplash Injury Prevention - Part II

Date: November 23, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

Last month, we discussed whiplash injury prevention by focusing on the physical characteristics of crashes. This included information about head restraints, collision speed, seat back position, body size differences, air bags, and more. This month, we'll focus on the MOST important aspect of whiplash prevention: driver distraction! According to a survey of 6,000 drivers conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20% of those surveyed in the 18-20 years old age group and 30% of those 21-34 years of age claimed texting does not affect their driving. Of the 6,000 drivers surveyed, 6% reported having been in a... <view entire article>





Charlie Horses and Management Strategies

Date: November 22, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

At some point in time, most of us have had a "Charlie horse" or muscle cramp. In fact, 50% of adults over the age of 50 suffer from night cramps. Doctors of chiropractic are often asked by their patients, "Where do these come from? Why am I having these? What can I do to get rid of them?" The most common type of muscle cramp is caused by exercise, hence the label "exercise-associated muscle cramps" (EAMC). Though EAMCs are common in both recreational and professional athletes, the actual cause remains unclear. Therefore, treatment is often based on anecdotal studies rather... <view entire article>





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