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Archive for the 2009

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – A "Typical" Case Example

"I’ve been working on the line for 13 years and started noticing periodic tingling in my fingers. It didn’t last long and I didn’t think about it much. It gradually became more frequent and wouldn’t go away when I changed my activity or shook my hand or fingers. It started to really grab my attention [..]

Chiropractic Care and Headaches

"I can’t believe how much my head hurts!" I’ve been laid off from work for the last 3 weeks and worried about making my mortgage payment this month – I think the stress is getting out of control! Pain starts in my neck and radiates into my head eventually making my whole head hurt, especially [..]

A Common Whiplash Scenario

You’re stopped at red light awaiting a left turn into the grocery store parking lot when out of nowhere, you hear the screeching of tires, you turn your head and look into the rear view mirror and see that you’re about to be hit from behind. Then, "POW!" The sudden force of the impact propels [..]

Whiplash Injuries

Prognosis, Chronic Pain, and Treatment OptionsA Review of Studies by Martin Gargan, MD and Gordon Bannister, MD Two of the most published physicians on the topic of outcomes from whiplash trauma are Martin Gargan and Gordon Bannister from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Dr. Gargan is a specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Dr. [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – What Else Could It Be?

Doctors of Chiropractic frequently see patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). It is a very common condition and usually responds well to the non-surgical chiropractic treatment approaches including hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and/or neck manipulation, myofascial release techniques, wrist splint use—especially at night, workstation evaluation and modifications, physiotherapy modality use (such as electrical stimulation, low [..]

Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern. That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk, and/or head. It can be either primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM). [..]

Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern. That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk, and/or head. It can be either primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM). [..]

The Many Faces of Low Back Pain

Have you experienced low back pain lately? There are many causes of low back pain (LBP) which need to be properly and thoroughly evaluated in order for treatment to lead to a satisfactory result. The obvious cause may be attributed to a specific activity, especially one that has not been performed in quite some time. [..]

Is It Really Neck Pain?

A 48-year-old male had left-sided neck pain with intermittent left arm tingling, numbness, and aching for 2.5 months. The pain was described as a deep nagging ache on the left side of the neck with a more intense pain in the left shoulder blade that occurred without any specific activity. Also, no particular position of [..]

Whiplash – What Is It?

Whiplash is a slang term for an injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a sudden jolt, classically occurring in a car accident (though a slip and fall injury can sometimes result in a similar condition). In a classic rear-end collision, the car is struck from behind and accelerated forward so fast [..]