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Low Back Pain in the Older Adult

Last month, we addressed low back pain (LBP) in the younger patient (age 30-60), so it only seems appropriate to continue the discussion for those over the age of 60. As previously mentioned, back pain does NOT discriminate when it comes to age. In fact, chiropractors see many children and teenagers with LBP as well [..]

Chiropractic Management of Neck Pain (Part 1)

Neck pain is a very common condition that drives many patients to seek chiropractic care. Treatment planning typically includes four primary goals: 1) Pain Management; 2) Structural Realignment; 3) Functional Restoration; and 4) Maintenance / Prevention. 1) PAIN MANAGEMENT: Getting rid of pain is the primary focus of ALL patients in the early stages of [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Musicians

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects MANY individuals from all walks of life and in many occupations. Today’s discussion centers around CTS in musicians, and most importantly, what can be done about it. It’s thought that CTS affects musicians because of their rapid, repetitive finger movements. The “formula” for CTS risk includes: Repetition + Speed + [..]

Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D Deficiency

Utilizing dietary approaches to help with fibromyalgia (FM) management has been our main topic these past two issues and serves as GREAT background information for this month’s topic: Vitamin D and its role in the management of pain associated with FM. Let’s take a look! Vitamin D is found in foods such as fish, eggs, [..]

Whiplash – The Power of Positive Thinking!

When discussing the topic of whiplash injury recovery, prompt assessment, treatment, education, reassurance, and advice can be VERY EFFECTIVE in helping the injured crash victim improve during the acute stage of the injury (first three months). But after three months, when the condition becomes more chronic, which interventions are the most beneficial? More specifically, what [..]

Low Back Pain and Younger Adults

Low back pain (LBP) is so common that if you haven’t had it by now, you will! Let’s take a look at some the possible causes of LBP and what we might be able to do when LBP strikes. Typically, younger individuals are NOT immune to LBP. In fact, those between 30-60 years of age [..]

Neck Pain – Chiropractic and the Older Patient

People of all ages suffer from neck pain, and many frequently turn to chiropractors for care because it's been found to be one of the most effective and efficient forms of treatment available, and it carries minimal side effects! It has been projected that by 2030, nearly one in five US residents will be 65 [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is usually characterized as a repetitive stress injury, it can also be caused by pregnancy. In fact, CTS is a common complaint among pregnant women due to the increase in fluid build-up in the tissues, including the forearms and wrist. Edema is the technical term for fluid build-up, and it [..]

Fibromyalgia: Dietary Considerations (Part 2)

Fibromyalgia (FM) management requires a multi-dimensional approach, of which nutrition plays a BIG role. Last month, we discussed the importance of keeping an accurate food journal and grading the reaction that certain foods, vitamins, herbs, etc. have on you. This month, let's discuss the nutritional use of probiotics. Probiotics can be defined as the “good [..]

10 Facts You Should Know About Whiplash (Part 2)

Last month, we reviewed the #1-5 of “10 facts” that you should know about whiplash. Here are #6-10! 6. “Rest = rust” when it comes to whiplash: When we hurt, we often instinctively choose rest over activity, as we may be afraid that any activity will make the pain worse. But after just a few [..]