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Pinched Nerve

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The term “pinched nerve” is a general term used In musculoskeletal medicine used to describe a condition where a component of a nerve is compromised is some manner by way of excessive pressure which can be from surrounding structures, inflammation, abnormal growths like tumors etc. In this article, we will narrow the discussion of pinched…

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Neck Muscle Pain

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Neck muscle pain can be very painful and disruptive in your life when it happens. Imagine one morning you wake up and you try to turn your head and you suddenly feel a sharp pain that quickly grabs your attention. You immediately grab your neck as you try to catch your breath! Has this ever happened…

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Bone Spur Heel

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bone Spur Heel A bone spur of the heel is a calcium deposit appearing as a bony protrusion. Bone spurs may or may not cause heel pain but often appear with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to…

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Big Toe Pain

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Big Toe Pain The big toe is important as the foreman of our daily physical activities, helping us stay balanced, and directing the way we walk by allowing us to push-off the ground. A painful toe restricts our activities. Pain in the big toe (Hallux) is a symptom that often reflects a basic ailment affecting…

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Injections for Knee Pain

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Injections for Knee Pain Overview of injections for knee pain Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis distressing the knees with a breakdown of cartilage (the covering that protects joint bones). The bone surface starts eroding and becomes damaged causing swelling, stiffness and pain. When knee pain becomes a chronic problem typically due to osteoarthritis, and…

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Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

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What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

January 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Physical therapists (PTs) are a diverse group of health care professionals. They are employed in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, and in many more locations. There are nearly half a million PTs in the United States, who were trained in various universities, all around the country. In addition to their formal graduate school…

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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are many therapeutic modalities available to treat musculoskeletal pain or spinal pain complaints, including low back pain. These modalities cover a wide range of treatments ranging from instruments, tools and machines used in treating these conditions. One of the most widely used categories of modalities are electrotherapeutic modalities. While there are many variations of…

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Understanding Pain Management

September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Basics of Pain Management Pain can be categorized according to its duration, underlying cause of the original insult, and whether a secondary component has developed. An understanding of these different categorizations can help direct treatment decisions. Pain can be classified as follows: Acute vs. chronic Acute pain is generally understood as a recent onset…