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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back Exercises

If you have chronic back pain, chances are that your doctor has told you that you need to exercise your back and/or your “core”.  I hear this often.  I also hear that while doctors say this, they don’t ever really show you how to do it, and simply give you an exercise sheet.  Unfortunately, I’ve […]

Testimonials

Often is the case that what someone says about you is more powerful than what you say about yourself.  Dr. Ian Porterfield and I would rather have someone else toot our horn, than we toot our own horn. So our staff compiled some video testimonials of patients and doctors and through them together.  It warmed […]