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Spinal Stenosis and Non-Surgical Care..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

It's common to see older adults with a slumped posture, and though there are many possible reasons for this, perhaps the most common cause is a condition called spinal stenosis. The Mayo Clinic notes that spinal stenosis can result from wear-and-tear that narrows the spinal disks. This narrowing can place pressure on the nerve roots as they exit the spine prior to traveling down into the legs. The symptoms-which can include pain, numbness/tingling, and weakness-typically come on gradually and may worsen.... <view entire article>





Headaches May Suggest a More Severe Concussion..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Cervical dysfunction is often a cause or contributing factor of headaches, especially those that occur following a sports injury, slip and fall, or motor vehicle collision. The results of a 2019 study suggest that headaches may also indicate when a patient has a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the study, researchers asked 121 children with a history of TBI to fill out a questionnaire called the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT). A higher score on the SCAT is indicative of.... <view entire article>





The Chiropractic Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when pressure is applied to the median nerve as it passes through the wrist resulting in symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and weakness. Outside of an emergency leading to a sudden onset of such symptoms-like a broken wrist-surgery is rarely advised as a first-line treatment. In general, treatment guidelines recommend exhausting all non-surgical options before consulting a surgeon. So, what happens when a patient consults a doctor of chiropractic for CTS? First,.... <view entire article>





Running and the Knees..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, largely because it can be done almost anywhere at any time and it doesn't require much in the way of equipment (other than a pair of running shoes). While there is a common belief that running always leads to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, the current research suggests that running may reduce the risk for knee OA and it can also improve pain and disability in patients who have developed.... <view entire article>





Management Strategies for Whiplash and Dizziness..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Of all the symptoms associated with whiplash associated disorders (WAD), dizziness may be one of the most concerning to patients because of how it can limit their ability to get up and move around. What can be done to treat dizziness following a WAD injury? Two studies published in 2019 suggest that manual therapies and therapeutic exercises may be an effective option for such patients. The first study included 40 WAD patients randomly assigned to either a treatment group or control group..... <view entire article>





Reasons to Eat More Blueberries..

Date: January 1, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Not only are blueberries delicious and easily attainable at the supermarket but they are also incredibly good for you. But don't take our word for it, let's look at what researchers say... A 2019 review looked at findings from eleven studies that involved blueberry interventions. The researchers found that blueberries benefit memory and executive function in both children and adults, and blueberries can improve psychomotor function in seniors, including those with mild-cognitive impairment. The authors also reported that blueberry intake reduces.... <view entire article>