Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to indicate inflammation of the large sciatic nerves that runs down both legs. Sometimes only one leg is involved. Sciatica is usually characterized by sharp pain, burning, numbness, or a mixture of these symptoms along the back of the leg(s). Yesterday I heard something shocking…


Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Pregnancy and Chiropractic are a match when it comes to drug relief of back pain. Most doctors agree taking pain medication during pregnancy is not recommended. Let’s face it, being pregnant is stressful! Increasing weight and size of the baby puts incredible stress on the spine’s joints and it’s three…


“Minor” Auto Accidents

Recently I was in a rear end motor vehicle accident. I am having intense neck and back pain as well as headaches and dizziness. The “powers that be” tell me that since my car sustained no damage or it was a low speed auto accident I couldn’t possibly have been…


Stroke and Chiropractic Manipulation

New studies have debunked the association of stroke and chiropractic manipulation. The newest study of 1829 stroke cases found no significant association between chiropractic visits and strokes caused by vertebral artery dissection. For the last few years, the public has been told that visiting a chiropractor with complaints of neck…


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome According to the American Chiropractic Association, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most expensive of all work-related injuries. Over his or her lifetime, a carpal tunnel patient loses about $30,000 in medical bills and time absent from work. What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? True Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a…


Back pain during pregnancy

If you are experiencing back pain during pregnancy and your doctor is not recommending pain medications, chiropractic may be able to help. It has been reported that approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy and 50% to 75% of women experience back pain during labor. However,…


Whiplash

Whiplash is a word to describe injuries that occur in the spine when it is violently pushed one way and then another. Whiplash is commonly associated with auto accidents, however it occurs when any type of injury causes the spine to go back and forth or side to side. Whiplash injuries usually involve…


Degenerative Disc Disease

Perhaps you’ve been to your family doctor complaining of back or neck pain. He sends you out for x-rays and has you come back for the report. The doctor says “You’ve got Joint and/or Degenerative Disc Disease of your spine. You’re getting older. Live with it. Take these pills. Go away!”…


Back pain related to Pregnancy

Back pain related to pregnancy can be treated drug free with chiropractic. According to a recent study of 115 patients there was 70% improvement of lower back pain at 1 month, 85% improvement at 3 months and 90% improvement at 6 months. A summary of the study can be found…


Treat Headaches with Chiropractic Care

Treat Headaches with Chiropractic care Spinal manipulation can improve spinal function and help decrease stress subsequently alleviating your headaches. Spinal manipulation may help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back. It’s been established by researchers that about 96% of all…