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”.
It’s beginning to warm up outside, which for most people means an increase in wearing flip-flops and running or walking outside. These changes in footwear and activity can often mean an increase in the number of patients with foot pain, most commonly foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
Patients often ask how they can maximize the benefit from the care they receive from our chiropractic physicians. They want to be sure the care we provide is being utilized effectively. The answer is straightforward… patients must properly follow the advice of their treating physician. This is often easier if they understand goals of treatment and the […]
What is electrical stimulation? In the chiropractic setting, some procedures include the use of electrical current to stimulate a therapeutic effect on the body. When applied to tissue, electric currents create thermal, physiologic, and chemical responses. The currents also alter pain impulses. Interferential stimulation is the most commonly used form of electrical stimulation used in the […]
Do you sit in the same position for more than 30 minutes at work? If so, you probably experience mild or sometimes intense low back and neck pain. This tension is due to lack of movement throughout the workday. We are anatomically designed for motion; therefore, it is beneficial to intermittently perform microbreak exercises at work. If possible, […]
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you may be wondering what lies ahead. Although an estimated 3% to 6% of Americans have Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), this condition still remains a mystery. This condition is predominant in women and even diagnosing the condition can be complex. According to the National Fibromyalgia
Once your diagnosis is confirmed, the traditional medical approach includes a prescription of anti-inflammatory agents, antidepressants, sleep medications, anti-seizure drugs, and muscle relaxants. These drugs often help to relieve the symptoms, but sometimes have complicated side effects. If you prefer to add a natural approach, the following suggestions may be helpful: Chiropractic care has been demonstrated […]
On top of your day-to-day activities, the added pressure of preparing for the holidays can make your head pound. Get natural relief from that headache before the festivities begin. What triggers a headache?
The holiday season is when sleigh bells ring and choirs sing; but not everyone can enjoy the peaceful and celebratory nature of the holidays. Instead, most people scurry about, taking care of last-minute shopping, running between parties, and meeting year-end deadlines at work. The result is the unwelcome holiday stress. “Stress is so often manifested physically […]
Did you know that 50 to 75 percent of patients who see a chiropractor come for relief from back pain. And a substantial number of those patients have sciatica – the popular term for pain radiating into the back of the leg and commonly associated with a nerve root irritation in the lower back. According […]