Low Back Pain and Balance Exercises

You may recall last month, we talked about the relationship between low back pain and balance, particularly our unfortunate increased tendency to fall as we “mature.”  This month, we’re going to look at ways to improve our balance by learning specific exercises that utilize the parts of our nervous system that regulate balance or, proprioception. …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Nerve Gliding Exercises

There are many different exercises that can be done for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and we’ve discussed some of these in the past. To understand “why” gliding exercises are helpful, let’s review the anatomy.  There are 9 tendons that move through the narrow carpal tunnel at the wrist. This confined space is literally jammed full…

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Fibromyalgia Facts

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that is characterized by widespread, generalized pain “all over” the body that does not follow any specific anatomical pathway like the course of a nerve, muscle, or blood vessel. It is often diagnosed only after all other conditions have been eliminated by using various testing approaches such as blood tests,…

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Neck Pain – Can Chiropractic Really Help?

Neck pain is a very common problem affecting up to 70% of the adult population at some point in life.  Though there are specific causes of neck pain such as arising from a sports injury, a car accident or “sleeping crooked,” the vast majority of the time, no direct cause can be identified and thus…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – What’s That?

When you woke up today, you thought this was like any other Tuesday.  You packed the kid’s lunches and off to school they went.  You’re on your way to work and everything is on schedule- it’s a good day!  You are stopped at a red light when out of nowhere, someone crashes into the back…

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