1. Driving While “INTEXTICATED”!

    Is texting while driving any different than drinking and driving? One might argue that because there is no alcohol involved, “it’s okay.” But is it? Here are some SOBERING FACTS about texting and driving: 1)  Believed to contribute to 1.6 million crashes/year. (National Safety Council) 2)  Linked to an estimated 330,000 injuries per year. (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study) 3)  Assoc…Read More

  2. Chiropractic’s MANY Benefits!

    In 2010, Dr. Gert Bronfort published a pinnacle report that reviewed studies published up to 2009 and identified 26 categories of conditions for which there is evidence that manual therapies (including spinal manipulation, mobilization, and massage) are beneficial. These 26 categories included thirteen musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions (like low back and neck pain), four types of chronic headache, …Read More

  3. I’m Told I Have “Facet Syndrome” – What Is It?

    As stated in previous articles, low back pain (LBP) can arise from many different structures. Lumbar facet syndrome is one that involves the facet joint and includes both acute (new) and chronic (old) varieties. The facet joint is synonymous with the zygapophyseal joint, so if you hear that word, don’t let it throw you off! Approximately 45% of patients with chronic low back pain suffer from “…Read More

  4. How Is Dizziness Related to My Neck Pain or Headaches?

    Dizziness, neck pain, and headaches are very common symptoms that may or may not occur at the same time. Though this interrelationship exists, this month’s article will focus primarily on dizziness, particularly related to dizziness that occurs after standing. First, it is important to point out that it is VERY common to be light headed or dizzy when standing up too fast, which is typically refe…Read More

  5. Is Surgery Necessary for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy—that is, it’s the most common place to trap a nerve in the extremities (arms or legs). CTS affects 6-11% of adults in the general population, and it occurs in women more often than men. The cause is often difficult to determine but the most common reasons can include trauma, repetitive maneuvers, certain diseases,…Read More

  6. Fight for Your Comfort – Part 2

    Staying active and comfortable when you have joint pain - or any other type of stubborn discomfort - is no easy task. It's best to start with baby steps. Read on and consider the options we want to give you today! Use braces Don't be afraid to reinforce your joints. Braces reduce the load on your joints and protect you from injury. You can get them for your wrists, knees, elbows, and more. You wil…Read More

  7. Fibromyalgia – “What Is the BEST Diet?”

    Fibromyalgia (FM) and its cause remains a mystery, but most studies suggest that FM is NOT the result of a single event but rather a combination of many physical, chemical, and emotional stressors. The question of the month regarding the BEST FM diet is intriguing since one might assume that the many causes should mean that there isn’t one dietary solution. But is that true? Could there be a “…Read More

  8. Whiplash: What’s the “Best Evidence” These Days?

    Whiplash, or WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorders), refers to a neck injury where the normal range of motion is exceeded, resulting in injury to the soft-tissues (hopefully with no fractures) in the cervical region. There are a LOT of factors involved that enter into the degree of injury and length of healing time. Let’s take a closer look! Picture the classic rear-end collision. The incident itse…Read More

  9. My Baby Has Colic – Can Chiropractic Help?

    There is NOTHING quite so troubling to a young couple as a crying baby who can’t be settled down, especially if the infant is their first child! One of the leading causes of a distressed baby is colic—at least, this is probably the condition blamed the most for cranky baby behavior! WHAT IS COLIC? By definition, the term “colic” applies to any healthy, well-nourished baby who cries more th…Read More

  10. Fight for Your Comfort – Part 1

    If you're living with joint pain, every day can be a fight. The good news is, there are little things you can do about it during day-to-day life. Read on for some great suggestions! Don't stomp If you're consistently pounding your joints, they're not going to be happy with you. If exercises like kickboxing and step aerobics make you hurt, don't worry. Joint pain doesn't mean the end of your active…Read More