Five Stretches to Help Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating disorder affecting the nerves that pass through the wrist and into the hand. In addition, compression can also occur in the neck region, making some patients’ problems more complex. At its essence, carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease of nerves but other tissues can also be affected. For example, […]

Fibromyalgia: Does Massage Help?

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When looking at treating fibromyalgia, there is a range of natural alternatives to choose from. Most fibromyalgia patients use a variety of complementary and alternative approaches including vitamins/herbs, chiropractic, and massage. These are used in a complementary manner to pharmaceutical care, and for many patients, instead of drug treatments. These more natural approaches carry fewer risks of […]

Neck and Arm Pain – The Herniated Disk?

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  Patients who present with neck pain along with arm numbness, pain, and/or weakness, often ask, “…what’s causing this pain down my arm?” The condition is often caused from a bulging or herniated disk pinching a nerve in the neck. The cause of this complaint can include both trauma as well as non-traumatic events. In […]

The Neck is Your Life Line

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  The nervous system is the master control network for your body, directing virtually every function and action, from monitoring your life needs, to precisely responding to threats to your health. Each system, from your heart and blood vessels, to your digestive and immune systems, is directed through nerve impulses originating in your brain or […]

Manipulation vs. Other Treatments?

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  Mechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of people at some point in their lives. Many different treatment approaches are available for neck pain, making it very difficult for those suffering from neck pain to know which treatment approach(es) to choose. Research in this topic has revealed some very interesting information that places chiropractic […]

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 […]

Torticollis and Whiplash

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  Torticollis is a condition where a joint or disk is injured and you can’t move your neck. Sometimes the head is bent or turned a little to one side. And sometimes you’re straight but can barely move in any direction. This type of problem is usually caused by a disk injury. Whiplash can cause this […]

The Two Most Common Chiropractic Treatments

There are many types of Chiropractic treatments but here are two of the most common: manipulation and mobilization. Manipulation creates the noise you hear when gas is released as joints in the neck area are unlocked, reset, and/or realigned and their normal function is restored. Mobilization does not involve the noise. Instead, the neck is moved gently in […]

Ending Pain And Staying Healthy Is A Surprisingly Small Thing….

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  Here’s something interesting. Do you know how much money American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad they served in first class? You’ll never guess. $40,000! Amazing, isn’t it? And if you translate that amount to today’s dollars – it would be a lot more! You want to know what […]