The Neck and Headache Connection

When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, more specifically, “…what part of the head hurts?” But, upon careful questioning of patients, we usually find some connection or correlation between neck pain and headaches. The key to this connection can be found in looking […]

Car Accidents and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

When you woke up today, you thought this was like any other Friday. You’re on your way to work, and traffic is flowing smoother than normal.  Suddenly, someone crashes into the back end of your car and you feel your head extend back over the headrest and then rebound forwards, almost hitting the steering with […]

Low Back Pain and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a term used to describe a curvature of the spine that is not “normal.”  The normal curves of the spine include an inward curve in the low back and neck and an outward curve in the mid-back when looking at the person from the side (“sagittal plane”).  However, there should NOT be any […]

No Movement and Your Back Pain

After 6 months of seminars and travel I feel I am now able to get back to blogging. I’m excited to share with you some thought and ideas that I’ve had over the months… and I think you’ll find these interesting as well. Today I’d like to share with you some interesting findings in some […]

Fibromyalgia – Resources

If you have fibromyalgia chances are that you are hungry for information.  If you are like all of the patients I’ve treated who sufferer from fibromyalgia, you too will appreciate a few sources of information that I’ve have found helpful. #1 – Fibromyalgia Network This site offers a newsletter that I have subscribed to for […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Why Braces?

For those of you who have had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you probably know all about braces. These are devices worn on the wrist that stop you from bending the wrist up or down.  They may be worn anytime of the day if they don’t interfere too much with one’s current activity but are especially worn […]

Fibromyalgia – Pain All Over And Exhausted For No Reason

One condition that is frustrating for not only patients but doctors too, is fibromyalgia. I heard the stories of men and women, who at one time were incredibly productive members of society whither into “I can barely get by” survivors unable to produce half of what they did before. I remember when sufferers had not […]

Fibromyalgia: How Do I Know I Have It?

This is the first part of many on a very common condition I see in my offices – Fibromyalgia.  I thought I’d start by sharing an answer to a question I received. “I wake up every morning with this stiff, sore lower back pain.  When I roll over to get out of bed, I feel […]

Massage Benefits – Circulation

Most of the people in this world love massage simply because it feels so good.  After an hour massage, patients and clients walk away feeling like stress has been erased from their minds and a muscles loosened and relaxed.  These are great benefits of massage, BUT massage has other benefits too. The benefit I’d like […]