Two Predisposing Causes of Back Pain Everyone Needs to Know About

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This is probably the most important article I have written to date. I know most of you won’t read it because of its length. If you do read it, you will know more about the cause and prevention of back pain than most health professionals who treat this problem. If you or someone close to you has ever had their back “go out” or developed a chronic, recurring backache, this article explains why. I will also share with you the best thing you can start…

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How to Resolve and Prevent Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

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If you have pain on the inside or outside of your elbow, especially when gripping or lifting something, you likely have tennis or golfer’s elbow. There are several predisposing causes that make you more prone to developing these conditions. If you and your chiropractor can find what the predisposing cause is, it becomes very easy to resolve and prevent future occurrences. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow got their names from the sports that commonly trigger the condition. Overuse of the muscles and tendons that attach to…

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How To Preserve Your Joints For a Lifetime: 4 Steps to Prevent Arthritis

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Do you have arthritis developing in your joints and not know it? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and suffer with joint pain and stiffness that interferes with activities you enjoy doing? If so, there are four steps you can take to prevent it or slow the progression of arthritis if you already have it. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of flexibility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as…

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Who Else Wants To Live Without Hip Pain?

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What a nuisance a bad hip can be if you can’t stand or walk very far before you have to sit down. This is exactly what was happening to Louise, a patient of ours, before we found the cause of the problem and we were able to help her. Louise came to us with nagging hip pain that would travel down her leg. Shopping was a bear. After about one hour of walking and periodic standing, her hip would hurt so much she would have…

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The Foundation of Life, Health and Energy of Your Body

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Many people do not know one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. Do you? Did you know that the spine and nervous system is the foundation of life, health and energy of your body?  The brain and nervous system control all body functions. It does so by sending energy down the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the main power line of the body, carrying electrical energy to all of the vital organs and tissues of your body. Each and every…

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How to Create a New, Stronger Posture You Can Be Proud Of

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It turns out mom was right when she told us to sit up straight. There are thousands of studies documenting the importance of good posture and the pain and other diseases that can develop from poor posture. If you build a better, stronger posture, you can experience less pain, feel better about yourself, and even live longer!  Did you know many ailments you may be suffering from can occur from poor posture? According to the American Journal of Pain Management, “Posture affects and moderates every…

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What Orthopedic Surgeons Do Not Fix When They Perform Hip and Knee Replacements

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A new knee or hip can be a life-changing event for many people suffering from the painful effects of arthritis, joint weakness and instability. Although these people are getting new joints, there are several issues that the orthopedic surgeon does not address that led up to the joints wearing out in the first place. In fact, many of these issues are still present after the surgery and can lead to further problems down the road. There are several reasons why hips and knees wear out…

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Pain: What Does it Mean and What Should You Do About It?

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What do you do when you experience pain?  Do you suffer with it, cover it up with pain relievers,  or simply try to ignore it?  There are many ways to approach pain, but first it is important to understand why pain occurs in the first place.    Most people view pain as something bad.  Pain is not the enemy, nor is it the problem. Pain is actually a good thing.  It is a message warning you there is a problem, but pain itself is not…

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The Secret to Resolving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Without Surgery

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Do you wake up with numb, tingling hands?  Do your hands fall asleep while working on the computer?  If so, you could have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist into the hand. This is the nerve that allows feeling and movement of your hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.  Many people with CTS begin losing feeling in their fingertips, then…

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Why You Need To Have Your Child Screened For Scoliosis

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How would you feel if your child was diagnosed with scoliosis and it had progressed to a point where spinal fusion surgery was required to place metal rods in their spine to keep it from getting worse?  This unfortunate circumstance happens everyday.  Less children will require surgery and have the opportunity to develop a healthy spine and posture if better screening is performed and appropriate chiropractic treatment is used to stop the development and progression of this disease. Early childhood traumas can set the stage…

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