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 your heels six inches from the baseboard. With your buttocks touching the wall, check the distance with your hand between your lower back and the wall, […]
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 gone, why are further visits necessary? I call this kind of thinking “medicine cabinet” mentality. You go to the medicine cabinet to get pills to deal […]
At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we use x-rays to assist in the diagnosis of certain pains and to evaluate a youth with scoliosis. Talking with your doctor of chiropractic about your pain’s onset, quality, timing, location, exacerbation and improvement, allows the doctor to come to a very good idea about what is causing the pain. Occasionally, spine/joint […]
Neck pain and some types of headaches are sometimes treated with neck adjustments. 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. A neck adjustment is a precise procedure that is generally applied by hand to the joints of […]
What is MRI? MRI’s create images of the internal structures of the body based on the energy released from hydrogen atoms. Essentially, giant magnet is used to align the hydrogen atoms of water in your cells and as they move back into their natural, spinning alignment, they emit a tiny electrical signal. The MRI scanner […]
Sometimes, during human development a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine develops. If the curvature is larger than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. Curves less than 10 degrees are mostly insignificant postural changes. How is scoliosis evaluated?
There are a lot of dangerous things that can cause back pain. The good news is that the most dangerous causes of back pain are extremely rare, and the most common causes of back pain are neither life-threatening nor malignant. For example, when I examine a case of low back pain, the very 1st thing […]