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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]