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 […]
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.
Sharp opinions, questions, and myths surround the topic of chiropractic care for infants, children, and adolescents. The facts are that: 1. Children from infancy to adolescence may have significant spine, joint, and developmental disorders. 2. The best medical evidence supports chiropractic care for a range of joint and spine problems at every stage of life. 3. Through a […]
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 […]
An episode of back or neck pain may be secondary to a disc injury. A disc injury may also result in arm or leg pain, burning, tingling, or numbness because of irritation of a nerve root (aka pinched nerve). Not everyone with nerve irritation will have neck or back pain, despite that being the site […]
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?
John Doe scheduled an evaluation at Cole Pain Therapy Group for evaluation of low back pain. He had been having several episodes of back pain per year for the past 4-5 years. Each episode lasted a day or so. He would use an ice pack and some stretching exercises that were helpful. These episodes would […]
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 […]
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds federal efforts to curb prescription drug abuse following the U.S. government’s announcement in this year that the problem has reached crisis level. As the ACA’s TN delegate and director of Cole Pain Therapy Group, Dr. Richard Cole encourages patients and healthcare providers to explore drug-free, conservative approaches to pain management as a […]
Acetaminophen—the main ingredient in medications such as Tylenol®—is the most widely used pain reliever. While generally considered safe when taken occasionally and in small doses, acute overdoses and chronic consumption of acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. According to research, 50 percent of all acute liver failure