Archive for the 2011

Whiplash and Vision - What's The Connection?

"Post concussive syndrome" (PCS) can affect up to 20-30% of patients who have a mild whiplash injury caused during a motor vehicle collision. Interestingly, eye movements have a close relationship to the function of the brain and can be an accurate measure for determining the presence of PCS, as well as a good barometer for [..]

Fibromyalgia: Why Water Exercises?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others. Some feel it’s caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically tight muscles. Others theorize it’s the underlying stress of a person’s [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Can You Do For It?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that drives many patients to chiropractic clinics asking, "…what can chiropractic do for CTS?"As an overview, the following is a list of what you might expect when you visit a Doctor of Chiropractic for a condition like CTS:A thorough history is VITALLY important as your doctor can [..]

Neck Pain: What Can I Do About It?

Neck pain is one of those conditions that affect most people at some point during their lifetime. All you have to do is ask just about anyone, "…have you ever had neck pain?" Then again, maybe you shouldn’t since you’ll probably get overloaded with way too much information from several people willing to share every [..]

Low Back Pain: Where Is My Pain Coming From?

Low back pain can emanate from many anatomical locations (as well as a combination of locations), which always makes it interesting when a patient asks, "…doc, where in my back is my pain coming from?" In context of an office visit, we take an accurate history and perform our physical exam to try to reproduce [..]

Car Accidents and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

When you woke up today, you thought this was like any other work day. 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 [..]

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 [..]

Is It Really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (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 article is to consider other conditions that present in a similar way and if not treated [..]

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 million [..]

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 [..]