Low Back Pain and Weight

Have you ever been told (or at least heard it said): if you could just drop a few pounds, your low back pain would improve?  It’s pretty well accepted that excess weight contributes to low back pain. So, if that’s the case, which dietary approach is “…the best?” Even though weight loss is very important,…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Can We Prevent It?

The cause of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is commonly associated with repetitive motions or, working long hours with fast hand movements such as on an assembly line, food packing line, waitress work, or on a computer keyboard and mouse.  However, there are many other possible causes that are less commonly discussed such as pregnancy (caused…

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Fibromyalgia and Sleep

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that has produced more diverse opinions from researchers and physicians than almost any other condition. This has made finding a health care provider who is willing to manage the FM patient very challenging. Similarly, patient perceptions vary widely from those who strive to live a normal life despite their symptoms…

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“My Neck Is Killing Me!”

When patients present with neck pain, they always ask, “where is the pain coming from?” Of course, this can only be answered after a careful history and thorough evaluation is completed, which is what we do in this office.  Let’s take a closer look at what this involves. The History: This includes a careful description…

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What Really Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash is a non-medical term for a condition that occurs when the neck and head move rapidly forwards and backwards or, sideways, at a speed so fast our neck muscles are unable to stop the movement from happening.  This sudden force results in the normal range of motion being exceeded and causes injury to the…

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