1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Can it Be Prevented?

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a VERY common condition where the median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist. One reason that it’s so common is because MANY daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the fingers, hands, and arms, and the friction of the rapidly moving muscle tendons inside the tunnel results in swelling and compression of the nerve. So, can CTS r…Read More

  2. Fibromyalgia and Physical Activity

    Are there differences in lifestyle between people with vs. without fibromyalgia (FM)? A recent study found women with FM found spend more time engaged in sedentary behaviors and less time in physical activity. In the study, researchers followed 413 female patients with FM and 188 age-matched healthy female controls. Researchers used three different approaches to access physical activity: a triaxia…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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