Everyone knows what a “pain in the neck” feels like, and we all have our preferred ways of dealing with it (Chiropractic Adjustments are at the top of that list). But what about when that pain in the neck is traveling down your arm and maybe even causing numbness, or worse weakness in your arm/hand? […]
Kinesiotaping is a popular tool in the athletic world these days, and it is also becoming a common therapeutic tool for injury rehabilitation as well. The theory is that the elasticity of the tape can (when applied correctly) slightly elevate the skin and in doing so, potentially decrease pain, improve muscle strength, and increase circulation. […]
Lateral epicondylitis, better known as “tennis elbow”, is inflammation and damage of the tendons in your arm that you use to extend your wrist and forearm (yes, those muscles you’re using right now to move your mouse). This injury is commonly seen in racquet-sport athletes, but is also common among in the “office athlete” population […]
Herniated discs are a common cause of low back pain. However, not all herniated discs cause pain, and even painful herniated discs can go away or stop causing problems with the right treatment given at the right time. However, sometimes the pain from a herniated disc doesn’t go away and it becomes chronic pain. Scientists […]
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), aka “Runner’s knee”, is one of the most common sports related injuries out there. PFPS accounts for almost 25% of all knee injuries seen in sports medicine clinics, yet debate still remains on what the best treatment options are, and there is even uncertainty over what tissues are actually causing the […]
Statistics show that at any given time 31% – 47% of Americans are suffering from some degree of low back pain, and in 2005 annual health care costs for neck and back pain averaged $6096 per patient! These costs have been rising steadily, possibly because of the increasing amounts of back surgeries, prescription drug use, […]
Many health care providers seem to think that their Low Back Pain treatment, whether it is medication, surgery, manipulation, exercise, massage, duct tape, or whatever, will be THE BEST for everyone. Why does this happen so often? Well, to paraphrase an old saying- if all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
Car crashes represent one of the most common causes of injury in society today. Most of these crashes occur at low speeds (a.k.a. “fender benders”), but even these low speed collisions result in Whiplash injuries that have serious negative impacts on quality of life. But why do whiplash injuries hurt so much, and what exactly […]