Tag: Chiropractor

Pelvic and Low Back Pain with Pregnancy

It is estimated that 50% (1) of women will develop pelvic and or low back pain with pregnancy. A typical presentation is pelvic girdle pain (sacroiliac joints or pubic symphysis) which changes to low back pain after delivery. Many sources have cited the cause of pelvic and low back pain with pregnancy is the hormone… Read more »

Move Mindfully With Back Pain

When you are experiencing chronic pain, you might be reluctant to move. That’s understandable. But being inactive may slow your body’s healing, while staying active can help ease your pain. The key is to move mindfully. Moving mindfully means paying attention to how you move and how it makes your body feel Think of all… Read more »

Jaw Pain After An Auto Accident

While neck pain is one of the most common complaints with an auto accident, many patients report pain in the jaw after an auto accident. Depending upon the research reviewed, it is estimated that 1 in three to one in 4 whiplash injured patients will develop pain in the jaw.  Located just in front of… Read more »

Walking: Let’s Get Moving!

  It is amazing how busy life can get! Much of our days seem to be a balancing act: work, commitments, relationships then add in trying to get enough sleep and eating right can make like quite the challenge. It can be quite the challenge to find time to exercise; whether you’ve been active before… Read more »

COMMON SOURCES OF LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the common reasons people see a Doctor of Chiropractic. It is also a common reason for missed work. Fortunately, there are just a few common sources of low back pain that can be pinpointed by skillful examination. Three of the most common sources of low back pain include problems… Read more »

Muscle Guarding & The Pain Cycle

Muscle guarding is your body’s first response when the pain cycle is activated. When you suffer and injury, it kicks in a continuous loop of negative issues known as the pain cycle. The following diagram gives a picture of how this happens. This diagram contains a lot of information, the individual points below should help… Read more »

Three Simple Steps To A Healthy Back

In my decades of experience treating patients, very few have given much thought to what it takes to have a healthy back. In fact, most do not take very good care of their back. Years of poor work position, poor posture, lack of exercise and stretching can lead you on a path from a healthy… Read more »

How Not To Be An Opioid Statistic

Opioid Crisis Statistics The over prescription of opioid pain relievers has left a trail of heart ache and harsh statistics. Below are some numbers regarding opioid use, illnesses and death based on information for the CDC. 1. Approximately 218,000 deaths linked to opioid prescription 1990 to 2017 2. 130 per day – the average number… Read more »

The Right Pillow For A Good Night Rest

It is common for me to hear from a patient with neck pain: “I don’t know, I think I slept wrong.” Or “maybe it’s my pillow.” Both of which could be true! It seems to be that poor sleeping habits or positions are a major contributor to neck pain. They often follow up with “How… Read more »

Your Neck Could Be The Cause Of Your Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches Headaches are common among many people. One of the most common causes is structural misaligned spinal bone in the neck that causes irritation of nerves. One study demonstrated that chiropractic care can provide relief for certain types of headache. Headaches that start from your neck are called cervicogenic, and often begin with an… Read more »