1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic Management

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by pinching of the median nerve inside the carpal tunnel in the wrist resulting numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain into the hand affecting the index, 3rd, and thumb-side of the 4th finger. Grip strength weakness may occur (usually later in the process), making dropping of items and fine motor activities, like buttoning shirts, challenging. There are many …Read More

  2. Fibromyalgia: What Resources are Available?

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that impacts its victims in every aspect of their lives. The day has to be planned around how one might feel at certain times of the day and is always in the foreground of a FM victim’s mind. Many patients who present for treatment of FM ask us about what resources are available for them and therefore, this is the subject of this month’s Health Update. …Read More

  3. The Whiplash Syndrome: Cervical Traction

    Whiplash injuries include damage to the soft tissues of the neck such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and myofascial tissues. The degree of injury is typically graded on a 1-3 scale from least to most tissue damaged, respectively. A grade 1 sprain (ligament injury) or strain (muscle or muscle tendon injury) includes minimal tissue disruption or tearing while grade 3 sprains and strains include sig…Read More

  4. Best Acupuncture in Washington DC

    Have you ever considered acupuncture? Check out the video, below, that will talk all about acupuncture! The video also demonstrates how acupuncture works. Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation & Pain Center has the best acupuncture in Washington DC! Washington DC Integrative Medicine - Medical Acupuncture * promotion of health and well-being * prevention of illness * treatment of various medic…Read More

  5. Dr. David P. Sniezek – Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation

    Meet Dr. David P. Sniezek! He has been noted as one of The Washingtonians "Top Doctors" in rehabilitation medicine. In 2010, he was also noted as the "Top Expert in Sports Medicine". Dr. Sniezek went to four different schools to complete each part of his education and doctorial training. University of Phoenix (BS, DC) Logan College of Chiropractic UTESA School of Medicine (MD) George Washington Un…Read More

  6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 3 Great Exercises!

    Because carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is technically a tendonitis that happens to be near a nerve (the median nerve), one treatment option for CTS is to manage the tendonitis and by doing so, the pressure on the median nerve will resolve. Also, because the movement of the hand and wrist are controlled by opposite functioning muscles (that is, when we flex the wrist and fingers, the palm side tendon…Read More

  7. Neck Pain & Headaches & The “Power of Placebo”

    We have all heard about the “placebo effect” and the “power of positive thinking.” A placebo, according to Wikipedia, is “…a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient.” When a placebo is used, it will sometimes have a perceived beneficial effect. When this occurs, it is referred to as “the place…Read More

  8. Maintenance Chiropractic for Chronic Low Back Pain

    When people think of chiropractic, they immediately think of low back pain and are often surprised to find out that chiropractic can benefit many conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, as well as hip, knee, and ankle conditions. There is also research support for manipulation (a key component of chiropractic) and its role in managing “somatovisceral” relat…Read More

  9. Fibromyalgia: The Challenge of Treatment

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder involving chronic pain that has no known cause. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue and mood disorders. FM affects about 2% of the US population and ranges between 1% and 11% in other countries. It is more prevalent in adult women than men (3.4% vs. 0.5%) and is most common with increasing age with the highest occurrenc…Read More

  10. The Whiplash Syndrome: Posture and Exercise

    Whiplash can result from a number of causes, not just from motor vehicle accidents. A fall on the ice or a slippery floor, from a sports related injury, or even at the county fair on one of those rides that throws you around can result in the same type of injury. Whiplash occurs when the head is literally “whipped” either forwards and backwards or from side to side. It can include hitting the …Read More