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What is Hip Impingement? Can Chiropractic Help?

What is Hip Impingement? Can Chiropractic Help?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a pathological hip condition found in 17% of the population, and it’s caused by abnormal contact between the ball of hip and the socket. To be more precise, it’s the head-neck junction that impinges against the rim of the acetabulum. There are three types of FAI: cam, pincer, or a combination [..]

Neck Posture BEFORE a Car Wreck – Is It Important?

Neck Posture BEFORE a Car Wreck – Is It Important?

Abnormal postures of the neck—straight and reversed (kyphotic) curves, for example—are commonly encountered after an individual has experienced a motor vehicle collision (MVC). Many studies discuss the mechanism of injury during a rear-impact MVC that result in a straight or kyphotic curve, but few have considered the importance of this abnormal posture being present BEFORE [..]

Can Brain Exercises Help Those with ADHD?

Can Brain Exercises Help Those with ADHD?

For many individuals—especially those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADD)—staying “on task” can be a challenge. Though medications are commonly used as a first line treatment for these conditions, research has shown the benefits may only last for a few years. University of California, Irvine scientist Dr. James M. Swanson even reports that [..]

What is Chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?

Why Do Patients Go To Chiropractors?InflammationIn her books, Epigenetics Revolution (2013) and Junk DNA (2017) geneticist Nessa Carey explains that the driving force in human evolution and in human biology is procreation; living long enough to make babies and pass our genes on to future generations (1, 2). At the center of the human opportunity to procreate is a [..]

What is the Best Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain?

What is the Best Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain?

When it comes to treating patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP), doctors of chiropractic commonly use a multi-modal approach that involves manual therapies, like spinal manipulation and mobilization, combined with supervised and/or home-based exercises. Why is that? In many cases, the superficial paraspinal muscles of patients with back pain will tighten as a reflex [..]

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Headaches?

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Headaches?

Experts report that 157 million work days are lost each year in the United States due to headaches at a cost of about $50 billion in work absenteeism and medical expenses. According to current estimates, about 18% of chronic headache patients are believed to have cervicogenic headaches (CGH), or headaches that originate from dysfunction in [..]

Do Splints Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Do Splints Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition caused by inflammation of the median nerve that runs through the palm side of the wrist. When the median nerve is pinched and irritated, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the hand can result. Wrist splinting is a common recommendation given to CTS patients by all healthcare [..]

What Do Chiropractors Do for Shoulder Pain?

What Do Chiropractors Do for Shoulder Pain?

When people think of chiropractic care, they usually imagine back pain, neck pain, and headaches, as research STRONGLY supports chiropractic treatment for these complaints. But what about chiropractic care for shoulder pain? In 2010 and again in 2014, the United Kingdom government published landmark studies that reviewed previously published research on various forms of treatment [..]

Can Whiplash Treatment Outcomes Be Predicted Early On?

Can Whiplash Treatment Outcomes Be Predicted Early On?

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) refers to a collection of neck-related symptoms that are most commonly associated with car crashes. Experts estimate that up to 50% of acute WAD-injured patients will develop some form of long-term disability. Being able to predict who is more likely to develop long-term disability is VERY important, as it can place [..]

Adding This To Your Diet May Help Your Memory…

Adding This To Your Diet May Help Your Memory…

Curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric that gives mustard and curry their yellow color, has long been known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities. Because of its prevalence in Indian cuisine, some researchers suspect that reduced inflammation in the brain from frequent curcumin use may explain why senior citizens in India have a lower prevalence [..]

Cervical Spine Involvement in Concussion

Cervical Spine Involvement in Concussion

The Role for Chiropractic Evaluationand Treatment of Concussion Patients••••••••••On November 14, 2015 favored Ultimate Fighting Champion Ronda Rousey was knocked unconscious by her underdog opponent Holly Holm. The internet is littered with video of the knockout. It occurred as a consequence of a single kick by Holm to Rousey. The kick was not delivered to [..]

A Less Obvious Cause of Back Pain?

A Less Obvious Cause of Back Pain?

Multiple studies have shown that hyper-pronation (HP), or too much rolling-inwards of the ankle, can have effects on the body far beyond the foot. For example, abnormal motion of the ankle can lead to slight changes in how the knees and pelvis move as you carry out your normal daily activities, placing added strain on [..]