Neck Pain and Cervical Disk Herniation

Chronic Pain, Depression, and Chiropractic Care

Pain is a huge problem in America. Approximately half of adults in America suffer from chronic pain (1). Classic, uncomplicated pain starts in peripheral tissues, initiating an electrical signal that travels along the pain nerve (nociceptor) to the brain. Pain is an electrical signal interpreted by the brain. The primary reason for the initiation of […]

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What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis (also known as “frozen shoulder”) is the end result of inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the humeral head or “ball” part of the ball and socket joint. Adhesive capsulitis dramatically reduces the range of motion of the affected joint, which can severely impact one’s ability to carry out […]

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Neck Pain – What Is Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

Simply put, spinal stenosis describes a narrowing at the openings of the spine. When spinal stenosis exists in the cervical spine, it’s called cervical spinal stenosis (CSS). This condition is usually the result of wear-and-tear or aging, and hence, is most common over the age of 50. However, CSS can occur at any age if […]

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Nutrition and Exercise for Hypertension

Hypertension is usually a silent disease that leads to cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal morbidity and mortality. This condition can seriously affect quality of life, reduce life expectancy, and place significant burdens on the healthcare system. Classic medications used to treat hypertension can involve side effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, weakness, fatigue, […]

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Chiropractic and Physical Therapy

There are 18 chiropractic colleges in the United States. There are 227 Physical Therapy Schools in the United States. All of these educational programs are accredited by the United States Department of Education. Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are separate professions. Legally, they have different licensing requirements, testing, and different oversight boards. Yet, there are many […]

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The “Red Flags” of Low Back Pain

Treatment guidelines published around the world note that ruling out “red flags” is a healthcare provider’s number one responsibility, which is in line with the decree exhorted by all healthcare professionals when first entering practice to do no harm. When detected, red flags prompt a doctor to stop and immediately send the patient to the […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Brief Overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that arises when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the narrow, rigid carpal tunnel, resulting in numbness, tingling, pain, and/or weakness in the hand and wrist. The underlying cause of CTS can be obvious and easy to trace, such as an injury to the wrist, […]

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