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Chiropractic Care & Headaches

Posted on 07-10-2017

The cervical spine is often implicated in the onset and/or presence of headaches. This is due in part to the first three cervical nerve roots exiting out of the spine and enter the back of the...

The Relationship of the Hip, the Low Back, and Knee

Posted on 06-27-2017

The hip is a very unique joint. The depth of the socket, the strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it, and the way it functions in weight bearing activities is unlike any other joint...

Low Back Pain & Patient Education

Posted on 06-12-2017

Patient education is a very important aspect of caring for patients. In fact, it can be one of the most important aspects of care. For example, when patients present with a brand new injury ...

Exercises on a Swiss Ball Help Back Pain Patients!

Posted on 06-06-2017

In previous articles, we’ve explored how to individualize an exercise program for those with back pain. This month, we’ll look at why utilizing a Swiss ball may be more helpful for t...

Stress and Headaches

Posted on 06-05-2017

How does stress affect your well-being and how is stress related to getting headaches? Let’s discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone… While most of us do...

Neck Pain and the Facet Joints

Posted on 06-01-2017

Neck pain is one of those conditions that virtually everyone has had at some point in time. The degree of how it can affect one’s life is highly variable—from minimal functional ...

The Neck and Headache Connection

Posted on 05-31-2017

Patients with headaches also commonly complain of neck pain.  This relationship is the rule, not the exception and therefore, treatment for headaches must include treatment of the neck ...

How Is Dizziness Related to My Neck Pain or Headaches?

Posted on 05-25-2017

Dizziness, neck pain, and headaches are very common symptoms that may or may not occur at the same time. Though this interrelationship exists, this month’s article will focus primarily...

How Can Exercise Help Your Headache?

Posted on 05-24-2017

For many patients with health conditions, exercise seems to be the furthest thing from their mind. For migraine sufferers, exercise itself can initiate a headache episode. And if you already...

Headaches, Neck Pain, and Concussion

Posted on 05-23-2017

Have you ever “banged” your head in a fall? For those playing backyard football, soccer, hockey, or baseball as kids or adults, it’s really quite common. So, how can we tel...

Chiropractic for Neck Pain?... Really?

Posted on 05-11-2017

There have been MANY studies conducted on the benefits and efficacy of spinal manipulation to treat back pain—so much so that many medical doctors frequently refer patients with back pain ...

Have You Tried This for Your Back Pain?

Posted on 05-02-2017

It’s not uncommon for low back pain patients to reduce their activities in an effort to avoid their pain. Unfortunately, it’s likely their core muscles—the muscles that help su...

The Neck and Headache Connection

Posted on 04-25-2017

Patients with headaches also commonly complain of neck pain.  This relationship is the rule, not the exception and therefore, treatment for headaches must include treatment of the neck to a...

What Kind of Headache Do I Have?

Posted on 04-19-2017

Headaches come in several different sizes, shapes, and colors, so to speak. In fact, if you search “headache classification,” you will find the IHS (International Headache Society...

What Many Back Pain Sufferers Can Do at Home

Posted on 04-17-2017

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common problem that affects most of us at some point in life and for some, it’s a daily issue. Through education and research, researchers have found low back-spe...

When Teenagers Get Headaches…

Posted on 04-05-2017

In 2016, researchers at Curtin University in Perth examined the seated posture and health data of 1,108 17-year olds in an effort to determine if any particular posture increased the risk of headach...

Tension-Type Headaches – Management Strategies

Posted on 03-21-2017

Headaches (HA) can significantly alter a person’s quality of life. Moreover, they can interfere and sometimes even prevent an individual from performing important activities such as going ...

Posture and Whiplash

Posted on 03-14-2017

Posture assessment is a key component of the chiropractic examination, and the posture of the head and neck is especially important for a patient recovering from a whiplash injury. Forward head carr...

Exercises for Improving Cervical Posture

Posted on 02-13-2017

Is there a “normal” or “best posture” out there? If so, what is it? Posture is largely inherited; however, there are also environmental, social, and other forces t...

What's Wrong with My Shoulder?

Posted on 02-01-2017

Shoulder pain is a REALLY common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, so shoulder injuries can be quite complex! Probably the ...

How Important is Sleep?

Posted on 01-26-2017

Do you frequently feel sleepy throughout the day? Do you doze off soon after you sit down? Do you feel “restored” when you wake up in the morning? How much sleep is REALLY ne...

10 Tricks to Manage Low Back Pain

Posted on 01-16-2017

Low back pain (LBP) is VERY likely to affect all of us at some point in life. The question is, do you control IT or does IT control you? Here are ten “tricks” for staying in control ...

What Are Whiplash-Associated Headaches?

Posted on 01-12-2017

Whiplash and headaches are a very common duo that frequently occur after motor vehicle collisions. The good news is that most headaches that arise immediately following a head injury (or sho...

How Does Neck Pain Cause Headaches?

Posted on 01-09-2017

Headaches can arise from many different causes. A partial list includes stress, lack of sleep, allergies, neck trauma (particularly sports...

Head Tilt and Headaches – Are They Connected?

Posted on 01-04-2017

We’ve all seen people working on laptops in airports, airplanes, coffee shops, on the train, walking down the street…you name it! So how does this affect one’s neck, and does it c...

Fibromyalgia - "What Are Some Good Exercises?"

Posted on 11-03-2016

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a very common, chronic condition where the patient describes “widespread pain” not limited to one area of the body. Hence, when addressing exercises for FM, one must...

Tension vs. Migraine: What’s the Difference?

Posted on 11-02-2016

Most likely, everyone reading this article has had a headache at one time or another. The American Headache Society reports that nearly 40% of the population suffers from episodic headaches each yea...

What's Wrong With My Shoulder?

Posted on 11-01-2016

Shoulder pain is a REALLY common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, so shoulder injuries can be quite complex! Probably the most...

Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Treatment Is More Effective?

Posted on 10-27-2016

For patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP), treatment guidelines recommend a non-surgical approach as the FIRST-LINE treatment. Ideally, the goal would be to avoid an initial surgery unless it&r...

Chiropractic Care and Headaches

Posted on 10-06-2016

“I can’t believe how much my head hurts!”  I’ve been laid off from work for the last 3 weeks and worried about making my mortgage payment this month – I think the ...

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