Car Accidents and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

When you woke up today, you thought this was like any other Friday. You’re on your way to work, and traffic is flowing smoother than normal.  Suddenly, someone crashes into the back end of your car and you feel your head extend back over the headrest and then rebound forwards, almost hitting the steering with…

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Side Effects of Chiropractic vs. Medications for Headaches

Have you ever stopped and wondered, “…which type of doctor should I go to for treatment of my headaches?”  In order to make an informed decision, it is appropriate to look at the side effects each treatment option carries and then consider the pros and cons of each treatment. It has been reported that 45…

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Fibromyalgia and the Weather

Recently, a doctor had a patient tell him she had a “break-through” in her fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms that she was VERY excited to share. Having known this patient for a long time, he was intrigued by her enthusiasm.  She told her doctor that her family had never had an air conditioner before until late last…

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Is It Really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome or, CTS, causes pain and/or numbness into the hand and because it’s so common, CTS is often the first and the last diagnosis a doctor makes when a patient presents with these symptoms. The purpose of this Health Update is to consider other conditions that present in a similar way and if…

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Low Back Pain and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a term used to describe a curvature of the spine that is not “normal.” The normal curves of the spine include an inward curve in the low back and neck and an outward curve in the mid-back when looking at the person from the side (“sagittal plane”). However, there should NOT be any…

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