Archive for the 2008

Whiplash and Work

Does this sound familiar? It’s fictional but a rather typical scenario affecting thousands of American drivers:"Last week, I was waiting at a red light and a car came up from behind and ran into the back end of my car. It was a low speed collision without a lot of damage to either of our [..]

Headaches and Posture

Have you ever glanced at your reflection in a storefront window or mirror as you walked by and noticed your posture? Scary, isn’t it? We all know that we should stand up straight, but we soon forget when we get busy and stop thinking about it.Poor posture is often due to years of standing slouched, [..]

Fibromyalgia and Sleep Deprivation

The link between fibromyalgia (FM) and sleep is well established. Some feel FM is caused by a lack of deep sleep, which usually takes about 4 hours of continuous sleep to achieve. Over time, the inability to fully relax due to the lack of deep sleep results in a gradual tightening of the muscles, which [..]

Non-Surgical Treatment for CTS

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is basically a pinched nerve on the palm side of the wrist. It is very common and symptoms can vary from periodic tingling to a debilitating disorder that can stop activities at home and work. The cause is usually gradual due to repeated movements, especially fast paced motions such as prolonged [..]

Low Back Pain (…or is it?)

Have you ever had leg pain and immediately blamed your low back? Me too! Many patients (and unfortunately, many doctors) conclude this to be "sciatica" or a "pinched nerve." When this diagnosis is wrong, it can lead to an inappropriate type of treatment, delaying appropriate care, or worse, it may result in death due to [..]

Whiplash Associated Disorders

Is the speed of a car crash directly proportional to amount of injury sustained to the occupants? One would expect more injury to occur when the speed of the collision is faster. Sometimes, this is the case – especially when car accidents occur at highway speeds.However, what about the cases where a patient ends up [..]

Did You Know This About Low Back Pain?

If you have low back pain (LBP), you are certainly not alone. Almost everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, daily activities, and/or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on LBP. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to lost work time. [..]

Headaches and Management Options

Headaches are one of the more common conditions that enter the offices of primary care physicians, including chiropractors. The standard medical treatment revolves around the use of medications and/or injections. The standard chiropractic treatment approach includes manual therapies that may include spinal manipulation or adjustments, manual or mechanical cervical traction, mobilization techniques, trigger point therapy, [..]

Could It Be Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects at least 6 million Americans; minimally 4 million of which are women (1). FM is the third most prevalent rheumatologic disorder (after osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and it represents 5% of family practice office visits and 20% of rheumatology visits. Approximately 90% of FM patients are women between the ages of 40 [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Very Common

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem and one of the leading causes of work related injuries. This is partially due to the advancement in technology and the dramatic increase in the pace of work performance (1). The carpal tunnel is a small space in the wrist made up of wrist bones (carpal [..]