What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk For Low Back Pain?

Low back pain (LBP) can have many causes such as genetics, acquired abuses, body type (especially obesity – body mass index or BMI >30), gender, as well as cultural aspects that predispose one to acquire low back trouble. The answer, like the cause is – you guessed it – multifactorial.  Since we can’t change our…

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Fibromyalgia Challenges

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that usually affects different organ systems in the body, causing a number of symptoms. Some of these include: 1)     The muscles (the musculoskeletal system): tender, achy, stiff, tight muscles, trigger or tender points all over the body; 2)     The nerves (the nervous system): headaches, light headedness, sleep disruption, depression, anxiety,…

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Headaches: Causes and Treatment

Few conditions leave their victims as miserable and agitated as headaches.  There are many causes of headaches including stress, odors, bright lights, noise, fatigue, certain foods, hormonal shifts, allergies, as well as genetic predisposition.  With all the possible causes of headaches, it’s not surprising many people seek help from many different approaches such as conventional…

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“The Only Proven Effective Treatment” for Chronic Whiplash?

You may have wondered, “If I get hurt in a car accident, who should I go to for treatment of my whiplash problem?”  This can be quite a challenge as you have many choices available in the healthcare system ranging from drug-related approaches from anti-inflammatory over-the-counter types all the way to potentially addicting narcotic medications. …

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Would Traction Help My Back Pain?

Traction is a common form of treatment for patients with low back pain.  By definition, traction is the “act of pulling a body part.”  That basically means traction can be applied to an arm, leg, finger, toe…..virtually any body part that one can get a hold of.  Here, the focus of traction is being applied…

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How Can I Get Rid of This Neck Pain?

I’ve been having this pain in my neck for a long time and it just won’t go away!  It’s getting to a point where I have to do something and I’m not sure which route to go.  Some of my friends have suggested chiropractic but I’m just not sure.  Can you give me any advice…

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Fibromyalgia: The Challenges of Diagnosis!

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition where there is widespread / whole body pain that is often difficult to diagnose.  Some patients may spend years of going to different doctors, undergoing many tests (of which most, if not all, are “negative”), and they may be diagnosed with different conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, or…

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Do I Have to Have Surgery For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

For the last few months, I’ve been waking up at night with numbness and tingling in my hand.  Lately, I’ve been waking up more often, 3-4 times a night and I’m having a hard time falling back to sleep.  When I drive, my hands fall asleep within a few minutes and I have to shake…

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Why Does My Back Always Hurt?

Low back pain is a very common problem affecting 80-90% of all of us at some point in our lifetime.  Why is that you ask?  There are many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that we are 2-legged animals carrying 2/3rds of our weight above our waist.  Studies have shown deterioration or arthritis occurs…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Chiropractic

“When I try to thread a needle, button my shirt, or crochet, I can’t seem to feel my finger tips.  I’ve also noticed when unscrewing jars, my grip feels weak.  In fact, I almost dropped a cup of coffee the other day.  I wake up 3-4 times a night and I have to shake my…

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