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How to know what warm up stretches and exercises are best for you The purpose of the 7 Step Movement Prep is to provide a quick, accurate, self-administered movement… [Continue Reading…]

The short answer to this question is, any that you can! Consider the big picture. Movement in any capacity is better for you than not moving. In addition… [Continue Reading…]

Health and Wellness professionals across the world are singing the praises for the supplementation of Omega 3 or Fish oil. It is widely researched from American Heart Association and… [Continue Reading…]

Back pain can begin suddenly as a sharp or intense pain. Sometimes it begins with a wrong movement or sudden injury.  Conversely, back pain can begin slowly as a… [Continue Reading…]

Sciatica is a general term for back related leg pain.  Pain radiating from the low back to the thigh and leg can be a disabling. Sometimes the pain comes… [Continue Reading…]

Dry needling for shoulder pain may be an excellent treatment strategy, but it really depends on what is causing the shoulder pain in the first place. Obviously, there are… [Continue Reading…]

I Believe! I am always amused when someone, upon finding out I am a chiropractor, proceeds to tell me they “believe in chiropractic.”  I wonder if they also claim… [Continue Reading…]

During organized exercise or other physical exertion, some people will have a sudden, severe pain at the occipital area (headache at the top of the neck and base of the… [Continue Reading…]

Achilles tendinitis symptoms start with inflammation of the calcaneal tendon and the surrounding area.  The actual site of inflammation may be where the tendon makes a strong attachment to the… [Continue Reading…]

Back pain is a common problem that plagues almost everyone once in their lifetime.  Sometimes that pain is caused by an injury and herniation to the disc in the… [Continue Reading…]

The following tests will help you determine your posture status, highlighting potential posture problems: The Wall Test – Stand with the back of your head touching the wall and… [Continue Reading…]

1. What is dry needling? Dry needling is a therapy that uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate muscular trigger points or “muscle knots.” Dry needling is… [Continue Reading…]

The most common temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) symptom is orofacial pain.  Orofacial pain involves pain at the mouth, face, ear, and the surrounding head and neck areas.  10 the… [Continue Reading…]

People often ask why their pain, often in the same area of the back, returns from time to time. When they have completed a course of treatments and experienced… [Continue Reading…]

One of my patients asked me the other day, “Why does my lower back pain come back?” The causes of recurrent low back pain are note easy to explain… [Continue Reading…]

I’m often asked to describe who goes to a chiropractor, basically to describe the “typical” chiropractic patient. Most patients in Memphis initially come in for back pain, neck pain or headaches… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

In the never ending battle against lower back pain, new research is vital. A 2008 study by Luomajoki (1) reveals some new and relevant information regarding low back movement control… [Continue Reading…]

There are tons of information about how to prevent back pain. Unfortunately, some of this information is conflicting, confusing, and inaccurate.  If you currently have back pain or episodic… [Continue Reading…]

The deadlift is a great exercise. Perhaps it gets a bad reputation because of the word, “dead.” Other people dislike or completely avoid the deadlift because it can cause low… [Continue Reading…]

Nearly everyone experiences neck or back pain to some degree sometime during their life. Chronic joint immobility can progress to pain and inflammation. Recognizing a joint problem and treating … [Continue Reading…]

Elbow tendinitis (also elbow tendonitis) can be frustrating because it slowly becomes increasingly painful and intrusive into one’s life. Also known as tennis elbow or golfers elbow, the pain… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

There are so many options when choosing a pillow, it can be rather confusing. The type and size of pillow can have a major effect on the health of… [Continue Reading…]

Patients often wonder why I, as a chiropractor, recommend multiple visits early in their care plan.  Chiropractors often recommend to patients that they schedule more frequently when they first come… [Continue Reading…]

People try all sorts of  things to get better sleep. Unfortunately, some of these attempts are counterproductive, resulting in further problems sleeping.  In fact, good sleep has much more… [Continue Reading…]

Patients often come to me in pain. After discussing their problem, performing an evaluation and any needed x-rays, and diagnosing a patient’s condition, I have a talk with them… [Continue Reading…]

There are more options than ever for bedding these days, from the standard type to memory foam to an air mattresses. You can also find air mattresses combined with… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

Pregnancy often raises questions about the safety of common activities. Exercises, medications, and foods that usually give little concern suddenly become a question of safety for baby and mother… [Continue Reading…]

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study investigating massage therapy compared to medical care for chronic back Pain.  Low back pain can affect up to 80% of the… [Continue Reading…]

Back pain is the most common disorder seen by chiropractic physicians, comprising of up to 70% of presenting patients. A substantial number of those patients have sciatica… the popular… [Continue Reading…]

Tension headaches cause one to feel like their head is “in a vice” or like wearing a “really tight headband.”  Tension headache may also be referred to as tension-type… [Continue Reading…]

It would seem that imaging tests, such as x rays, CT, or MRI, would be a great idea for severe low back pain. Wouldn’t having a picture of the… [Continue Reading…]

Many people wonder why chiropractors recommend that their patients come in periodically for evaluation and treatment of their spines.  Once the spine pain that initially brought you in is… [Continue Reading…]

Cervicogenic headache (headache resulting from problems in the neck) is recognized by the International Headache Society as a distinct headache diagnosis. Cervicogenic headache is described as pain originating in… [Continue Reading…]

The pain from a ruptured disc can be very scary. The victim feels loss of control of their life and fears for the future. (“Will my back ever be… [Continue Reading…]

When someone learns that I am a chiropractic physician, they often have several questions about what I do for my patients. They are usually interested in my area of… [Continue Reading…]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. If the median nerve becomes compressed where it runs… [Continue Reading…]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the… [Continue Reading…]

The Endocrine Society recently alerted the public and the health care community about the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) abundant in the environment, food and consumer… [Continue Reading…]

Today’s Medicare program has several different parts. As a beneficiary, you’re probably aware of Part A (hospitalization, in-patient), Part B (outpatient, fee-for-service), Part C (called ‘Medicare Advantage’: HMOs, PPOs… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

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… [Continue Reading…]

People begin smoking for many reasons (stress, social status, and peer pressure), but the main reason they continue is addiction to nicotine. Smoking is, in fact, so addictive that some… [Continue Reading…]

Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the… [Continue Reading…]

Quitting smoking is not easy. If it were, many more people would quit smoking daily. You may find yourself suffering from irritability, nervousness, and sleeplessness. You may feel the… [Continue Reading…]

What are my treatment options for sciatica? For most people, sciatica responds very well to conservative, chiropractic care. Keeping in mind that sciatica is a symptom and not a… [Continue Reading…]

Smoking can literally be a pain in the back. Over the years, research into the association between smoking and low back pain has indicated that smoking worsens back pain… [Continue Reading…]


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