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CTS, Exercise, and Chiropractic

When and When Not to Worry About Headaches…

Most people will experience some form of headache during their lifetime. The good news is that most headaches are related, at least in part, to the neck or cervical spine (a cervicogenic headache or CGH) and can be easily managed with chiropractic care. Although the exact mechanism of CGH is still under debate, there are […]

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ADHD and Chiropractic Care? (PART 1)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a controversial diagnosis, as there are no clear objective clinical tests that can establish whether or not a patient has the condition. ADHD belongs to a spectrum of neurological disorders with no physiological basis (no clear lab tests exist) and often include other conditions such as learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), […]

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Each year, Americans make 7.5 million doctor visits related to shoulder/upper arm pain. After neck and back pain, shoulder pain is one of the top reasons patients seek chiropractic care. So, why are shoulder injuries so prevalent? Though there are many possible explanations that address this question, there’s a simple answer: anatomy. There are essentially […]

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Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Caused By Your Job?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common complaint, with symptoms ranging from subtle numbness to extreme pain and disability in the hand/wrist that can force a change in a worker’s vocation. According to the current research, the cause of CTS is the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel at […]

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Chiropractic Clinical Practice

Why Do People Go To Chiropractors? What Are the Clinical Assessments, Clinical Goals, and Clinical Applications of a Typical Chiropractic Office Visit? •••••••••• Why Do People go to Chiropractors? The most recent authoritative assessment of the chiropractic profession appeared in the December 2017 issue of the prestigious orthopedic medical journal Spine, and was titled (1): The […]

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Can Chiropractic Care Be an Important Solution for the Opioid Crisis?

NSAIDs v. Opioids Chiropractic v. NSAIDs Opioids v. Chiropractic [NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs] Terminology (1) Opium is made from the poppy plant. [The opium poppy is the leading cash crop in Afghanistan]. Opiates are compounds that can be purified directly from opium without modification. This includes morphine and codeine. Opioids are a synthetic form of opium, like oxycodone. OxyContin is pure oxycodone. Brief […]

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Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation vs. NSAIDs

Low back pain (LBP) is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide and the second most common reason for doctor visits. Overall, LBP costs society more than $100 billion annually when factoring in lost wages, reduced productivity, and legal and insurance overhead expenses. Studies regarding the use of spinal manipulation(SM)—a form of treatment offered by […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sports

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common and well-known entrapment neuropathy, or pinched nerve in the extremities. Many people think that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects only computer workers or assembly-line workers, but that is far from the truth. Though CTS can affect anyone, it’s quite common in athletes. Surprised? Let’s take a closer […]

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