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Fibromyalgia – Where Does the Pain Come From?

Chiropractic Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Low back and/or pelvic pain in pregnancy is extremely common. A study published in the journal Spine in 1996 indicated that 76% of women reported back pain at some time during pregnancy (1). A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2002 indicated that 35.5% of pregnant women […]

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Myofascial Release for Low Back Pain

Through their initial chiropractic college instruction, as well as continuing education and post-graduate training/certification, doctors of chiropractic are equipped with a variety of techniques and therapies to manage musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain (LBP).  Studies have found that a common contributory cause of LBP is dysfunction of the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF). The purpose of […]

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Vitamin D and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is most often associated with repetitive movements and inflammation that impedes the function of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist, but recent studies have identified vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for CTS, as well as more severe CTS-associated symptoms. Vitamin D plays many roles in the […]

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HIIT for Improving Shoulder Function

To restore function following a shoulder injury or surgery, it’s important for the patient to perform rehabilitative exercises.  While there are many classic exercises that are considered “standard” in rehab post-injury/surgery shoulder conditions, new research suggests that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be more effective. High-intensity interval training is an exercise concept that is characterized […]

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Managing Dizziness By Addressing Cervical Dysfunction

For the elderly adult, falls can result in severe injury and a loss of independence. One major cause for serious falls in the older population is dizziness. While there are many causes of dizziness, one that is often overlooked is dysfunction in the cervical spine that affects proprioception, or the ability to know where parts […]

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Whiplash and Soft Cervical Collar Usage

When paramedics suspect a neck injury following a motor vehicle collision, they will utilize a cervical collar to immobilize the neck for transport to the emergency room so a more comprehensive examination can take place. While a cervical collar is essential in these situations for achieving the best possible outcome, there is another type of […]

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Pathoanatomy and Pathophysiology of Chronic Low Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Six years later, in 1986, prescribing opiates for chronic pain was further enhanced when physicians Russell Portenoy, MD, and Kathleen Foley, MD, published a small case series (38 subjects) that concluded that chronic opioid analgesic use was safe in patients with no history of drug abuse (5). By 2017, America’s opioid crisis had escalated to […]

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Chiropractic Care for the Post-Lumbar Fusion Patient

Between 1993 and 2013, the number of lumbar fusion surgeries for low back pain and related spinal conditions increased significantly from 61,000 per year to 450,000 per year! Unfortunately, up to 61% of patients who undergo back surgery will continue to experience chronic low back pain. Many of these patients will opt for non-surgical care […]

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Factors Linked to Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorders

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is a term that describes the cluster of symptoms that can arise from an injury caused by the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head and neck, most often seen in a motor vehicle collision. Whiplash injuries are classified in four levels: WAD I (no/minimal complaints/injury); WAD II (soft-tissue injury—muscle/tendon and/or […]

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