Two Predisposing Causes of Back Pain Everyone Needs to Know About

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This is probably the most important article I have ever written. 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 doing…

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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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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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The Vital Connection Between Your Posture, Spine, Organs and Overall Health

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Did you know health problems such as asthma, indigestion, irritable bowel, frequent colds, male and female organ trouble, etc., can have their cause traced back to the spine?  There is a vital connection between your posture, spine and all of the organs of your body.  In this article, we will discuss this connection and how organ dysfunction and disease can occur if this connection is lost. The spine has 2 functions: 1. It supports us and keeps us upright.  The way our spine supports us…

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Solutions That Are Resolving Knee Pain

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Are you having knee pain walking up or down stairs?  Are you having trouble bending your knee to put on your pants or socks?  Is knee pain causing you to not be able to participate in your physical activities as much as you would like?  These are common complaints we hear when patients consult us for knee pain.  Most of our knee patients have been pleasantly surprised with the amazing results they have achieved with the simple solutions we have provided for their problem.  Check…

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Why Adjustments Work So Well

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Since chiropractic was founded in 1895, millions of people have experienced incredible results after receiving chiropractic adjustments.  Adjustments are known to help many health problems, including back and neck pain, herniated discs, arthritis, and even extremity problems. There are several reasons why adjustments work so well.   Adjustments realign bones, joints and posture.   Misalignments are a common result of trauma and bad posture.  Sports injuries, falls, slouching at a computer and working in awkward positions are just a few examples.  When joint alignment is…

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The Development, Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Part 3 The Treatment and Correction of Musculoskeletal Pain

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When you undergo treatment with a chiropractor, orthopedist, or physical therapist for pain, you should be concerned that the recommended treatment is addressing the underlying cause of the problem.  More often than not, many healthcare providers that treat musculoskeletal pain perform a less than adequate examination and simply take a “cover up the pain” or “treat the diagnosis” approach.  Asking a patient with back pain to bend over to touch their toes and then prescribing some anti-inflammatory drugs or muscle relaxers is not very difficult…

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The Development, Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Part 2 The Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Pain

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When you consult a chiropractor, orthopedist, or physical therapist for pain, you should be concerned about what is evaluated during your examination so the underlying cause of your problem is determined and the recommended treatment will correct the problem.   As we discussed in Part 1, injuries causing misalignments, abnormal motor control, and muscle inhibition are the major biomechanical reasons why people develop musculoskeletal pain.  These are very important factors that need to be evaluated in any examination of musculoskeletal pain.  We will discuss why…

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The Development, Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Part 1 Why Musculoskeletal Pain Develops

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Musculoskeletal disorders are a broad class of conditions that involve problems with muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.  There is an long list of conditions that people suffer from that fall in the category of musculoskeletal disorders.  Some of these include various types of pain, muscle tightness, tendinitis, arthritis, and nerve problems, such as numbness, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome.  There are several reasons why musculoskeletal disorders develop and there are several ways to treat these problems.  Some evaluation and treatment methods make more sense…

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