Whiplash and Muscle Weakness

Please often discount how significant of an injury whiplash really can be. I wanted to take a moment to shine a different light on this important subject. Whiplash, as previously discussed, occurs quicker than the speed at which we can voluntarily contract our muscles in attempt to guard ourselves against injury. Hence, it is nearly […]

Low Back Pain: What Are Your Treatment Goals?

Low back pain (LBP) has been a challenge to treat for centuries and evidence exists that back pain has been a concern since the origins of man. Chiropractic offers one of the most patient satisfying and fastest treatment approaches available. But, when you go to a chiropractor, there seems to be a lot of different […]

Chiropractic is Core to Serious Athletes

Today I’d like to start a series in that I speak to and about athletes and the role their Chiropractor plays.  Ladies and gentlemen, it is a VITAL role in your performance.  If you are not utilizing a chiropractor as a part of your team, I’m going to go as far as to say that […]

Trigger Points and Pain

Trigger points are persistent, localized muscle spasms that can cause a great deal of pain.1,2,3 Trigger points alone may be responsible for many cases of neck pain, upper back pain, and lower back pain. This relationship is fairly common knowledge among physicians who treat pain, including chiropractors, rheumatologists, and physiatrists (doctors of physical medicine). What […]

Shiatsu Massage

In continuing to explore the many different types of massage therapy that is available to the massage, the next modality we will talk about is an Asian method of body work called Shiatsu. The Japanese word Shiatsu is translated to finger pressure and is probably one of the more common Asian types of massage that […]

Trigger Point Therapy

When it comes to massage therapy there is such a variety of different types of massage techniques that it can be difficult to choose the right style for the goal or goals you have for your health and wellness. I hope that my next few articles will help you find the right type of massage […]

Fears of Chiropractic: Do you share these fears?

I’ve been a Chiropractor for over 10 years now (time really flies when you’re having fun), and I’ve heard many things during consolations.  Today, I’m going to share with you 2 of the fears that I hear. Perhaps you can identify with them. Fear #1 – “I might be made worse.” I completely understand this […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ergonomics

The word, “Ergonomics” is thrown around a lot when it comes to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The term ergonomics comes from the Greek ergon, meaning “work”, and nomos, meaning “natural laws.” By definition, ergonomics means, “…the study of efficiency in working environments.” Wikipedia describes it as, “…the study of designing equipment and devices that fit […]

Do Chronic Sinus Problems Cause Headaches?

Many of us have had sinus related headaches, right?  You know, these are the headaches that hurt over the sinuses (above the eyes or in the cheek bones next to your nose) and, when you blow your nose, it’s not pretty!  Sinus infections often lead to sinus headaches – wouldn’t you say that’s a true […]

Fibromyalgia: Why Water Exercises?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others.  Some feel it’s caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically tight muscles. Others theorize it’s the underlying stress of a person’s […]