Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – What Are My Options?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS, has been reported to be the most expensive of all work-related injuries, costing the average CTS patient about $30,000 in medical bills and lost work time over his or her lifetime. CTS is primarily found in adults, is 3x more frequently found in woman, and usually affects the dominant hand…

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Low Back Pain – Seasonal Injuries

Every season brings unique activities that require us to perform some physical activity we may not want to do but have no choice.  In the winter, shoveling snow comes to mind (at least in some parts of the country) while spring, summer and fall may include yard clean up, mowing, and raking.  All of these…

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Patient Satisfaction after Total Knee Replacement: Who is Satisfied and Who is Not?

From the study….”Our data confirmed that approximately one in five primary total knee replacement patients were not satisfied with the outcome…” Despite substantial advances in primary TKA, numerous studies using historic TKA implants suggest only 82% to 89% of primary TKA patients are satisfied. We reexamined this issue to determine if contemporary TKA implants might…

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Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain – What Does The Research Say?

There has been a debate for years regarding the use of spinal manipulation and its benefits in the treatment of low back pain.  Since the founding of chiropractic in 1895, the initial reaction against the early pioneer chiropractors resulted in doctors of chiropractic (DC’s) being incarcerated for “…practicing medicine without a license.”  But chiropractors kept…

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Whiplash – What is the Best Type of Treatment?

Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury.  So the question on deck is, which of the health care services best addresses the injured whiplash patient? This question was investigated…

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Fibromyalgia – What is it… Exactly?

There are many conditions that can be attributed to specific causes with a clear origin and means of diagnosis.  However, there are also conditions that are obscure and can only be diagnosed by eliminating other, more common conditions.  Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of those conditions where the degree of pain and disability can be profound…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – A New Approach!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS, is the most common of the peripheral nerve conditions where the median nerve is compressed or pinched at the wrist.  The resulting symptoms of numbness/pain in the wrist, index, third, and forth fingers, multiple sleep interruptions, frequent shaking and flicking of the hand/fingers, difficulty in gripping or pinching such as…

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10 Facts About Whiplash

1. In a series of recent human volunteer crash tests of low speed rear impact collisions, it was reported that the threshold for cervical spine soft tissue injury was 5 mph (delta V) 2. Other reports have shown that crashed cars can often withstand collision speeds of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage. Thus:…

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Does Diet Make a Difference with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex condition that includes widespread symptoms of muscle and joint pain, where everything seems to ache and is associated with severe exhaustion and fatigue.  It affects up to 4% of the population (woman > men), with no known cause or known cure.  With these facts, it’s not surprising that many sufferers…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – Exercise Options

There are many exercise options for Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  This is because CTS is a “cumulative trauma” condition where repetitive motion results in overuse and subsequent injury to multiple areas in the upper extremities.  Most exercises address the forearm, wrist and hand as well as the neck, shoulder, and elbow, depending on the extent…

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