A lot of people are confused about what to do when confronted with an episode of low back pain. Unfortunately, that confusion also extends into the healthcare system, such that some patients don’t get effective, evidence-based back pain treatment. As scientists find the most effective treatments for spine problems, other researchers aggregate that information to form […]
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At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we have many treatment tools at our disposal: chiropractic manipulation, manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, e-stim w/ therapeutic ultrasound, and nutritional recommendations (to name a few). Yet, a problem arises when some patients assume that the treatment tool is actually a treatment system.
Although chiropractic treatment is helpful for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back […]
Neck pain and some types of headaches are sometimes treated through neck adjustment. Neck adjustment (also called cervical spine manipulation) works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion, and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck adjustment is a precise procedure that is generally applied by hand to the joints of the […]
Headaches seem to constantly be in the news. In an issue of Parade, the Sunday newspaper magazine, Dr. Max Murray Braff, M.D., director of New York’s Stuyvesant Polyclinic Headache Clinic, challenged the concept that most headaches are emotional in origin. In his article describing a study of
Let’s Start With Fascia Fascia is a densely woven, tough connective tissue found throughout the body from head to toe. It can be compared to a spider web holding everything together. It binds the muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves together. Yet, injuries, poor posture, illness, and stress can cause fascia to scar down, resulting in increased pressure […]