Upper Back Pain

The Chiropractic Adjustment

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The Chiropractic Adjustment

It is estimated that there are more than 100 named methods of spinal manipulation treatment (SMT)  techniques or methods.  Several  high quality research studies have demonstrated that SMT is an effective non-invasive conservative treatment for  mechanical spinal related disorders. SMT is dated back to ancient China. Modern methods were introduced in the late 19th and…

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Bulging Disc

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Bulging Disc

What Is A Bulging Disc?  A bulging disc occurs when the cushion between vertebrae (intervertebral disc) loses its shape and puts pressure on a spinal nerve. What Causes A Bulging Disc? Bulging discs occur from weakening of the outer fibrous containment ring, most often linked to the aging process. It only becomes problematic when the bulge…

What is a Slipped Disc?

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on What is a Slipped Disc?

A “slipped disc” is actually a state where parts of an injured, abnormal or degenerated disc protrude out against surrounding nerve tissues. Other names for this condition besides slipped disc include herniated disc, ruptured disc or prolapsed disc. The lower back is most often affected by this problem. The discs themselves are shock absorbing defensive…

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Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Pinched Nerve in Your Back

What is a Pinched nerve in your Back? A pinched nerve is one that has disruption of function by pressure applied to it from adjacent tissues like bones, muscles, cartilage and tendons. Although pinched nerves can occur anywhere along the back, the most common cause is due to a herniated disk in the lower spine…

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc. What is it?

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…

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BACK SPASMS: Can Chiropractic Help?

January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on BACK SPASMS: Can Chiropractic Help?

Oxford Dictionary: A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement. A good explanation for back spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the back. Spasms may be mild and short lived or longer lasting including severe reactions sometimes due to an underlying spinal condition or pathologic. Back spasms may have a…