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Archive for the 2022

Taking Steps to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Statistically, low back pain is a condition that will affect nearly 90% of people, and it’s both a leading cause of disability and the primary reason patients visit a chiropractor. In addition to manual therapies provided in the office (like spinal manipulation), chronic low back pain patients are generally advised to stay or become more [..]

Whiplash Injury and Stress Induced Analgesia and the Connection with Chiropractic Spinal Adjusting

The historic seminal book on orthopedics was written by Nicholas Andry in 1741 (1). The primary discussion of his book addressed the treatment of spinal distortions, beginning in childhood. Andry was a professor of medicine at the University of Paris. The word orthopedic is a composite of two Greek words: Ortho, meaning straight. Pedic, meaning [..]

Laser Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

The Cleveland Clinic reports that knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that will affect about 46% of us in our lifetime, usually after age 40. The condition is characterized by the gradual breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint until eventually the bone on either side of the joint rubs together causing [..]

A Missing Link to Chronic Whiplash

While there’s an abundance of published work on whiplash associated disorders (WAD), one of the most perplexing issues facing investigators is why nearly half of patients experience long-term, chronic issues. However, new research suggests that we may be closer to determining why this is the case and which patients may be at greatest risk so [..]

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

For men, chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is defined as ongoing or repetitive pain episodes in the pelvic region in the absence of urinary tract infection or other relevant pathology, such as prostatitis. Because the condition is complex and satisfactory results seldom occur from just one form of treatment, researchers have proposed tackling CPPS with [..]

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Saves Money

Each year, nearly 1-in-4 women and 1-in-6 men experience an episode of neck pain. In particular, the risk is highest for working-age adults aged 30 to 59 years. Interestingly, past research suggests that indirect costs associated with a condition like neck pain—such as missing work or lost productivity—often exceed direct healthcare expenditures. Thus, when it [..]

The Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the mobility of the median nerve is impeded as it passes through the wrist. Outside of emergency circumstances, clinical guidelines recommend that patients exhaust conservative options before consulting with a surgeon. The most common conservative treatments are splinting of the wrist (especially at night), steroid [..]

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain

The approach a doctor of chiropractic will take to manage low back pain will differ depending if the injury is new (acute), recent (subacute), or has persisted for three months or longer (chronic). Though some management tools overlap between each group, each stage of injury includes unique challenges that require specific interventions. ACUTE LOW BACK [..]

The Intersecting of Two Lives: They Forever Improved Our Understanding of Back Pain

Architectural Mechanical History For thousands of years, pyramids have been known around the globe: the Middle East, Asia, India, China, the Americas, etc. Also known for millennia are the architectural wonders of Greece, Rome, and the churches/cathedrals throughout Europe and Asia. When viewing these wonders, one questions, how was any of this possible? These marvels [..]

Reducing Kidney Stone Risk

When a patient seeks chiropractic care to address acute back pain, the cause is usually musculoskeletal in origin. However, if changing body positions (leaning forward or back or turning to the side, etc.) has no effect on pain levels, there’s a possibility the underlying cause of their sudden back pain may be a kidney stone. [..]