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The Chiropractic Adjustment

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

What about Arch Support?

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Foot Anatomy The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals) and the joints of the five digits or toes. In all there are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. These joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot, function as the joint movers.  Geometrically the…

Spinal Decompression

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back pain disorder remains a wide-spread and leading cause of work-time lost and increased medical health care costs. Many studies have shown that conservative treatment rather than surgery has been shown to be effective for pain relief and proven cost benefit. Conservative care for back pain includes chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture,  combined with appropriate exercise regimen. Traction therapy…

Pinched Nerve in the Neck

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pinched Nerve in the Neck. What is it, what can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect? The cervical spine is comprised of 7 segmented vertebrae. The spinal cord, a extension of the brain, exist at the bottom of the skull. At each spinal vertebrae  two sets of nerves controlling…

Knee Replacement

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty A surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain andreduce disability. Knee replacement is still considered an “elective” procedure for most. Recently a NY times article noted, about 12 percent of adults in the United States have painful arthritic knees that limit mobility. Yearly more than 640,000 have…

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Osteoarthritis of the Knee, What is it? What are the symptoms, what can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect? Basic knee anatomy: The knee joint is comprised of the connection of the femur AKA thigh bone, tibia or shin bone,  fibula,( smaller, next to tibia, and the patella ( knee…

Foot Cramps: Causes and What To Do

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Causes of Foot Cramps The human foot and ankle is comprised of26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some common causes of cramps in the feet are due to excessive physical activity, especially in hot weather conditions. Over exertion combined with dehydration for example during prolonged exercise may lead to cramps. During exercise…

Flat Feet AKA Pes Planus

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pes Planus The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals)  and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Geometrically the bones articulate…

Degenerative Disc Disease

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Degenerative Disc Disease, What is it? What can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect. Spinal Anatomy a quick review. The inter-vertebral disc is composed of cartilage tissue between two spinal vertebra. It serves as a cushion separating two bone. The outer strong fibers are  called the annulus with a nucleus…

Bunion on the foot

What is a Bunion?

January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is A Bunion? First let’s describe toe anatomy. The toes are made up of the longer metatarsals. Each two has smaller long bones called phalanges. The Big toe is comprised of two phalanges, and two joints called the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) and inter-phalangeal (IP) . The other toes have one meta-tarsal and three phalanges…