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Types of Headaches and Chiropractic Help

June 8, 2012

Headaches: At our office we are frequently questioned, “What do chiropractors do for headaches?” To respond to this inquiry, let’s take a look at exactly what a person may likely anticipate once they come to us with headache issues. The final 3 “Health Updates” examined the particular distinctions involving tension-type headaches, migraine severe headaches and…

Low Back Pain: Where Is My Pain Coming From?

June 1, 2012

Low Back Pain Low back pain can emanate from many anatomical locations (as well as a combination of locations), which always makes it interesting when a patient asks, “…doc, where is my low back pain coming from?” In context of an office visit, we take an accurate history and perform our physical exam to try to…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic

June 1, 2012

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pinching of the median nerve inside the carpal tunnel in the wrist resulting     numbness,  tingling, and sometimes pain into the hand affecting the index, 3rd, and thumb-side of the 4th finger. Grip strength weakness may occur (usually later in the process), making dropping of items and fine…

Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Management

May 31, 2012

Fibromyalgia (FM) It is a very common cause of chronic pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is plagued with the combination of not knowing what causes it (in many cases) and, the fact that very few treatments for Fibromyalgia seem to work. Also, patients often relay information about a “bad experience” with a doctor who down plays the diagnosis…

Facts About Whiplash

May 31, 2012

Whiplash Facts Many articles have been published that conflict or contradict each other. The goal of this Health Update is to report the “facts” about whiplash. It is more common to have a delay in the onset of whiplash symptoms. Symptoms may start about two hours after the initial injury or it may take days,…

Neck Pain & Headaches

May 31, 2012

Neck Pain Neck pain is one of the most common complaints for which patients present to chiropractic offices. Headaches are also another very common problem and often go hand-in-hand with the presence of neck pain. So, the question that is frequently asked is, “…why do headaches and neck pain often travel together?” There are many…