Nerve Flossing and Low Back Pain..

Date: October 31, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

The sciatic nerve is made up of five nerve roots that exit the spine in the lower back (L4 to S3) and then merge into one nerve that travels through the buttock and into the leg. At the back of the knee, the nerve divides into two nerves, the tibial and common peroneal, that travel into the inner and outer lower leg and foot. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched, a patient can feel pain, tingling, numbness, and even.... <view entire article>

Cervical Traction for Neck Pain..

Date: October 30, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

In addition to spinal manipulation, doctors of chiropractic often use other conservative therapies to reduce pain and improve function in patients with neck pain. When it comes to neck conditions involving herniated disks, radiating arm pain ("radiculopathy"), strains, facet syndromes or sprains, and myofascial pain, cervical traction is one such option. As part of the initial new patient examination, a chiropractor may use their hands to gently pull on the patient's neck while in sitting and/or supine (lying on the back).... <view entire article>

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 101..

Date: October 29, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy, or pinched nerve, in the extremities. The condition is estimated to affect 3-6% of the population, often in both hands. Let's discuss what causes CTS, its symptoms, how it's diagnosed, and how it's treated... Causation: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. This can be due to inflammation caused by obesity, repetitive movements, pregnancy, arthritis, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, trauma, mass.... <view entire article>

Scapular Stabilization for Shoulder Pain..

Date: October 28, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. It's actually three joints-the AC or acromioclavicular joint (the collar bone/acromion of the shoulder blade joint), the glenohumeral joint (the ball-and-socket joint), and the scapulothoracic joint (the shoulder blade/rib cage "joint")-all of which involve the scapula to some degree. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles, three of which sit on the back side of the scapula and rotate the arm outward (external rotation) and.... <view entire article>

The Role of Neck-Specific Exercises for Whiplash Recovery..

Date: October 27, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

The cervical spine relies heavily on muscular support, particularly from the deep muscles in the front and back of the neck. Some experts estimate that up to 70% of the stability of the cervical spine arises from these deep neck muscles, particularly those in front of the spine. Studies have demonstrated that the rapid acceleration-deceleration forces that are placed on the neck during a motor vehicle collision can injure these deep neck muscles. Indeed, electromyographic (EMG) testing conducted on WAD.... <view entire article>

A Link Between Cold Sores and Alzheimer's Disease?..

Date: October 26, 2019 | Time: 12:00pm

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the #1 cause of dementia, representing an imminent threat to our senior population. It is one of mankind's cruelest afflictions that causes patients lose their memory, personality, and eventually self-care skills. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 6 million people currently have AD with projections of this doubling in the next two decades. The 2015 Framingham Heart study reported that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will develop.... <view entire article>