Cervical radiculopathy is a common cause of neck and arm pain, occurring when there is irritation of one of the spine nerves at the neck. Cervical radiculopathy does not usually result from trauma, rather it is most commonly caused by cervical disc herniation or a combination of disc and spine arthritic changes that have become aggravated […]
So often when a patient comes in with a complaint of neck or back pain, they state that they can’t recall anything happening that caused the problem. That’s because they are thinking about their recent past history. Unfortunately, what tends to be the case with the majority of patients, is that their spine health is hurting […]
Have you ever wondered why you can be having a fabulous morning, take a shower, start toweling off and then develop a crick in your spine? You bend over to brush your teeth, and have a back spasm that puts you to your knees? Or you get up out of your recliner after watching a […]
After a person has successfully completed a course of treatment, one of the first questions they ask me is: “How do I prevent back and neck pain from happening again?” Most of the time, there seems to be no specific thing that happened to cause the pain in the first place. And that is very frustrating for the patient, […]
At least 70 percent of America’s 30 million elementary school students use computers, according to a recent New York Times article. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
Many people appreciate sleeping with fans on or windows open to allow the cool breeze in at night. Yet, what we don’t appreciate is the crooked, painful neck we could wake up with the next morning; a common phenomenon that happens when “sleeping wrong.” In Latin, torticollis literally means “twisted neck”.
Whiplash is a generic term for when the neck is suddenly jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen with motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. The injuries cause a sprain/strain of the neck resulting in pain […]
Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls,
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used and well-known to be effective for both acute and chronic nonspecific back and neck pain. Unfortunately, extreme complications including gastric ulcers, bleeding, heart attack, and deaths are associated with their use. The omega-3 essential fatty acid found in fish oil is an excellent alternative with fewer side effects. It […]