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Spinal Stability and Low Back Pain..

Date: July 27, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

When it comes to managing a low back condition, the goal of chiropractic treatment is for the patient return to their normal daily activities as soon as possible. This not only means addressing low back pain but also low back disability, including impaired postural control and reduced spinal stability, which can manifest in reduce position sense, increased postural sway, and impaired balance. Movement control and spinal stability are controlled the deep muscles, the superficial muscles, and the nervous system that sends.... <view entire article>





Forward Head Posture and Neck Pain..

Date: July 26, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that drive patients to seek chiropractic care. Sometimes the cause of injury is a known traumatic event, but in many cases, neck pain is the result of wear and tear from poor posture-forward head posture in particular. The head, which weighs 10-11 lbs. (4.5-5 kg), typically rests above the shoulders. When an individual's head leans forward to look at a computer screen or to look downwards at their smartphone/tablet, the muscles in.... <view entire article>





When to Seek Surgical Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..

Date: July 25, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the wrist. One treatment option available to patients is carpal tunnel release surgery, which severs the carpal tunnel ligament to reduce pressure on the affected nerve to resolve the numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness symptoms associated with CTS. When is surgical treatment for CTS necessary and when should a non-surgical option be pursued? The short answer is that surgery should only be.... <view entire article>





Common Shoulder Sports Injuries..

Date: July 24, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

With many sports requiring overhead movements that can place the shoulder at the extreme end of its range of motion, it's not surprising that shoulder injuries are so common among athletes. For instance, up to 50% of NCAA college football players have some history of shoulder injury, which comprises about 10-20% of total injuries in the sport. When looking at collegiate quarterbacks, one study found that shoulder injuries accounted for more than half of injuries among players in the position..... <view entire article>





Whiplash Associated Headaches..

Date: July 23, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

One of the symptoms commonly associated with whiplash associated disorder (WAD) is headaches. The current research suggests that up to 50% of patients who experience whiplash-associated headaches may continue to suffer from them for up to a year or more, and many of those will continue to have headaches as late as five years following their whiplash injury event. There are many potential causes for WAD-related headaches, which can include cervical injury, jaw dysfunction (TMJ), psychological distress (depression and anxiety),.... <view entire article>





The Reason Blood Pressure May Rise in the Winter..

Date: July 22, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

A 2009 study that monitored over 8,800 elderly French adults found that an individual's blood pressure can fluctuate with the seasons. In particular, the researchers observed that as temperatures fell, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure could rise to unhealthy levels, but they were unable to determine why. However, a study published just five years later may have solved the mystery. The solution has to do with the molecule nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, meaning that it causes the.... <view entire article>