Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Gliding Exercises

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              source You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                           TheSpineDoctor Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are usually prescribed stretching exercises by medical and chiropractic doctors, as well as physical therapists. In this syndrome, the median nerve is often constricted by a swollen nerve sheath, or malalignment of […]

Fibromyalgia and a New Direction

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  The fibromyalgia sufferer, over time, gets used to the pain. Being in chronic pain over many years has an effect on the brain and nerve pathways that transmit how we feel. In layman’s terminology, we get used to feeling pain. Pain becomes our new normal. It becomes normal to wake up and have pain, even […]

Is Fibromyalgia-Type Pain Caused by Disk Herniations?

Many different disorders, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, or irritable bowel syndrome have the common symptom of muscle hyperalgesia-more sensitive to painful pressures and stimulations. Obviously, more sensitive patients may find it more difficult to stress their bodies with stretching or physical exercise. If you are more sensitive to pain, you may be more likely to […]

Fibromyalgia and Its Causes

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A lot of fibromyalgia sufferers don’t know about the important linkage of their disease to spinal trauma. Indeed for many years fibromyalgia was thought to be a part of whiplash injuries of the neck it occurred so commonly. There are many scientific research papers that show for many patients, whiplash and spinal trauma occurs more frequently in fibromyalgia […]

Stress and Headaches

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  How does stress affect your wellbeing? And how is stress related to getting headaches? There are many paths to this and I will discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone. Stress can affect our sleep. Americans just do not get enough sound, restful and restorative sleep. Studies suggest that […]

I’m Waking Up With A Stiff Neck!

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  Life is stressful enough during the day that it seems truly heartbreaking that many us cannot get the restorative sleep we need each night. Tossing and turning causing insomnia is an epidemic in the U.S., but worse, some of us wake up with actual pain and stiffness. What a way to start the day. […]

“My Head Feels Heavy At The End Of The Day- What Can I Do?”

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  The head is a large and heavy part of a person. In a child, the head can account for 1/4 of their height. In the adult, the head weighs 10-14 pounds and this load has to be balanced by the strength of the neck muscles. In normal upright posture, there is a forward curve […]