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Neck Injury and the Brain

Background Information Mild traumatic brain injuries are also known as concussions. It is estimated that these injuries have a prevalence of 3.8 million per year in the United States (1). Despite this high incidence, mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions are one of the least understood injuries facing the sports healthcare and the neuroscience communities […]

Hip Motion and Low Back Pain

There are many studies that support the theory that kinetic chain dysfunction in the lower extremities—the foot, ankle, knee, or hip injury and/or condition—can alter normal lumbo-pelvic biomechanics, which can lead to low back pain. Let’s take a look at how abnormal motion in the hip can affect the lower back. A 2015 literature review […]

How Chiropractors Diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the upper extremity. It can arise from many causes (sometimes more than one at the same time) such as anatomical variations, ganglion cysts, occupational mechanical stress, and systemic diseases including obesity, drug toxicity, alcoholism, diabetes, hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), etc. Let’s discuss how a […]

Eye Exercises for the Whiplash Patient

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) has been known to affect nerve function, which can manifest as several symptoms, including visual problems. If the initial chiropractic examination reveals altered ocular function, the patient’s chiropractor may recommend a variety of eye-specific exercises to aid in the healing process. Blinking: When using a screened device, blinking essentially rests the […]

Improving Sleep Quality

In the absence of a sleep disorder, most people take getting a quality night’s sleep for granted, as well as all the health benefits that accompany good sleep hygiene. However, when someone has trouble sleeping through the night, it can be expressed in fatigue, irritability, daytime dysfunction (including increased workplace errors and injuries), slowed responses, […]

Help for Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain Patients

Chronic non-specific neck pain is the most common form of neck pain. While the inclusion of the word “non-specific” implies the cause of neck pain is unknown, the term really describes neck pain without an underlying disease or pathology—like an infection or osteoporotic fracture. Thus, chronic non-specific neck pain is better understood as neck pain […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Median Nerve

When a person experiences pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the hand, they may assume it’s carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) since it’s the most common and well-known peripheral neuropathy. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers may also jump to the same conclusion, and care may focus on the hand and wrist. One problem with this approach is […]