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Chiropractic & Foot Orthotics: A Great Combination for Back Pain!..

Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

When treating patients with low back pain (LBP), doctors of chiropractic have three common goals: 1) pain management; 2) posture alignment or correction; and 3) prevention. When warranted, the use of corrective prescription foot orthotics can help achieve all three goals. In a 2017 study, researchers recruited 225 adult subjects with chronic low back pain (cLBP) and randomly assigned them to one of three treatment groups: 1) shoe orthotics only; 2) chiropractic care (included spinal manipulation, hot or cold packs, and.... <view entire article>

Does Slouching Cause Neck and Shoulder Pain?..

Date: February 26, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

In a 2015 study, Swedish researchers compared the effect of a slouched vs. normal body posture with regards to performing lifting tasks. In particular, investigators wanted a better understanding of how a slouched posture affects neck and shoulder function and muscle activity in three large muscle groups-the upper trapezius (UT), lower trapezius (LT), and serratus anterior (SA)-during arm elevation to see if it affects range of motion, muscle activation patterns, maximal muscle activity, and total muscle work. Study participants-non-injured, young adult males-perform.... <view entire article>

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - OVERVIEW (Part 2)..

Date: February 25, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

This discussion picks up from last month as we review the "nuts & bolts" of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We left off at "CLINICAL PRESENTATION"... CLINICAL PRESENTATION (continued): A weakness in grip and pinch strength usually follows an initial loss of sensation in the second to fourth palm-side fingers. The intensity of weakness is more dependent on the amount of pressure versus duration of time of numbness. In other words, if a high degree of pressure suddenly occurs inside the carpal.... <view entire article>

Common Hip Injuries..

Date: February 24, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Hip pain is a very common cause for lost time in sports, and it can also interfere with one's daily activities-including work! So, what are some of the more common injuries of the hip? MUSCLE STRAINS: This is probably the most common injury to the hip and groin because of the weight bearing "job" the hips have when running, cutting, jumping, climbing, twisting, etc. Strains occur more often with "eccentric" muscle contractions (when the muscle lengthens) vs. when the muscle shortens..... <view entire article>

Whiplash - What Will X-Ray Tell Me?..

Date: February 23, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

Although whiplash injuries arising from motor vehicle collisions (MVC) are very common, there doesn't seem to be consistency in the evaluation one receives at an emergency room (ER) or later in an outpatient setting when it comes to the utilization of x-ray and other imaging. So, what are the pros and cons of imaging a whiplash patient? A review of published guidelines suggests that if a person involved in a MVC presents to the ER awake, alert, with no neurological deficit.... <view entire article>

Which is Better: HIGH or LOW Cholesterol?..

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 12:00pm

While many of us have been told we need to take steps to lower our cholesterol levels, it turns out that having high cholesterol may actually be a good thing. As far back as 1994, Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University reported that older people with low cholesterol died TWICE AS OFTEN from a heart attack as those with high cholesterol. While this finding sparked debate due to being inconsistent with the belief that high.... <view entire article>

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