It’s back to school time yet again. This is the perfect time to review how to choose and how to wear the proper backpack to minimize the change of spinal injury.
Those suffering from knee and hip pain due to osteoarthritis should know that there are some emerging technologies that may offer significant pain reduction and increased function. The hope is that one day, these technologies may actually all but eliminate the need for joint replacement procedures. These new procedures use injections that either replace diminished […]
Pain in the leg, especially in the calf or lower leg, may be a sign of a very serious condition called a deep vein thrombosis. This is particularly important to remember as many of us are beginning to resume travelling for work and vacation. Long periods of immobility such as sitting on a plane may […]
What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture? Contemporary acupuncture is used to stimulate peripheral nerves in order to control pain and dysfunction in the nervous system. It involves the insertion of very thin needles over specific areas of the body where nerves and their receptors are found. No drug is injected. This will stimulate the central nervous […]
As a chiropractor part of what I do is to listen to patients describing to me how they have injured themselves. What is very interesting is that in many cases patients have no idea how they may have injured themselves. In fact, more often than not there doesn’t seem to be a clear precipitating reason […]
Knee pain is a very common presenting complaint in a chiropractic office. Patellofemoral syndrome is one of the more common reasons. With this condition patients will often complain of a dull achy diffuse pain in the front of the knee around the knee cap. The condition usually becomes worse with prolonged weight bearing and activity. […]
A spinal condition which is commonly seen in our clinic and one which is becoming more prevalent with the aging population is degenerative disc disease. This term seems to be one that people are familiar with as they have heard it either from their medical doctor or other practitioner but commonly aren’t sure what it […]
“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today.” Some of you might recognize the lyrics from an old John Fogerty classic about baseball called Centerfield. The question is, are you really ready to play? The start of May usually brings with it the start of another baseball season accompanied by the smell of the […]