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Sciatica Treatment

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is also known as Sciatica Syndrome and is a generalized phrase or term to indicate pain in the buttocks region usually on one side of your body but can affect both sides at once.  The lumbar/sacral nerves exit the spine and travel down the back part of your leg. Shortly after…

Lower Back Pain Treatment

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Are The Top 5 Conservative Lower Back Pain Treatments? Moist Heat: Muscle tension is a common denominator in acute and even chronic low back pain. Moist heat can help to increase localized blood flow to the area bringing in blood which has oxygen and other healing properties to the stressed tissue. Apply 15-20 minutes…

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…

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…

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…

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Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

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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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How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis

January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

 How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis By Brian Acton Millions of Americans travel for the holidays every year, using every combination of transportation available to get to their friends and family. The Automobile Association of America is estimating more than 103 million Americans will travel in the year-end holiday season. And while traveling…

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Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine

January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine By Brian Acton When Americans need to wake up, they overwhelmingly turn to caffeine. Around 83% of U.S. adults drink caffeine, and for many of us there’s no better pick-me-up. But if caffeine’s not your thing – or you’re considering cutting back – there are other ways to…