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Things to Consider Before Knee Joint Replacement

Taking Steps to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Statistically, low back pain is a condition that will affect nearly 90% of people, and it’s both a leading cause of disability and the primary reason patients visit a chiropractor. In addition to manual therapies provided in the office (like spinal manipulation), chronic low back pain patients are generally advised to stay or become more […]

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The Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the mobility of the median nerve is impeded as it passes through the wrist. Outside of emergency circumstances, clinical guidelines recommend that patients exhaust conservative options before consulting with a surgeon. The most common conservative treatments are splinting of the wrist (especially at night), steroid […]

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Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Saves Money

Each year, nearly 1-in-4 women and 1-in-6 men experience an episode of neck pain. In particular, the risk is highest for working-age adults aged 30 to 59 years. Interestingly, past research suggests that indirect costs associated with a condition like neck pain—such as missing work or lost productivity—often exceed direct healthcare expenditures. Thus, when it […]

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Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men

For men, chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is defined as ongoing or repetitive pain episodes in the pelvic region in the absence of urinary tract infection or other relevant pathology, such as prostatitis. Because the condition is complex and satisfactory results seldom occur from just one form of treatment, researchers have proposed tackling CPPS with […]

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A Missing Link to Chronic Whiplash

While there’s an abundance of published work on whiplash associated disorders (WAD), one of the most perplexing issues facing investigators is why nearly half of patients experience long-term, chronic issues. However, new research suggests that we may be closer to determining why this is the case and which patients may be at greatest risk so […]

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Laser Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

The Cleveland Clinic reports that knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that will affect about 46% of us in our lifetime, usually after age 40. The condition is characterized by the gradual breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint until eventually the bone on either side of the joint rubs together causing […]

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Whiplash Injury and Stress Induced Analgesia and the Connection with Chiropractic Spinal Adjusting

“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” – Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) Ukrainian-American Geneticist and Evolutionary Biologist Historical Background Most humans older than 60 years of age have a detailed memory of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War extended 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. United States soldier-on-the-ground involvement in the war […]

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The Intersecting of Two Lives: They Forever Improved Our Understanding of Back Pain

Architectural Mechanical History For thousands of years, pyramids have been known around the globe: the Middle East, Asia, India, China, the Americas, etc. Also known for millennia are the architectural wonders of Greece, Rome, and the churches/cathedrals throughout Europe and Asia. When viewing these wonders, one questions, how was any of this possible? These marvels […]

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The Spinal Cord and Whiplash Injuries

When a whiplash event occurs—such as a motor vehicle collision—the rapid back and forth motion of the head can injure the bones, muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves (including the spinal cord) in the neck leading to the collection of symptoms known as whiplash associated disorders (WAD). While about 50% of those injured can expect a […]

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Neck Pain and Cervical Disk Derangements

There are several musculoskeletal disorders associated with the disks of the cervical spine that can cause pain and affect function. Let’s discuss the various types of these pain-generating disk derangements, including one that had been ignored until recently. The intervertebral disk is a fibroelastic cartilaginous shock absorber that sits between two vertebral bodies, which are […]

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