January 13, 2017

Technology Use Can Increase Risk of Neck Pain.

Experts are concerned that the increasing prevalence of technology may result in more pain among frequent users. Dr. Kenneth Hansray recently studied the issue of poor posture and how it affects the body, especially when using a cell phone or smart device. When the neck is in a neutral position, the head weighs about 12 pounds (~5.4 kg). Dr. Hansray found that when the head is tilted 15 degrees forward, stress on the neck increases to 27 pounds (~12.2 kg), at 45 degrees it increases to 49 pounds (~22.2 kg), and at 60 degrees it increases to 60 pounds (~27.2 […]
November 30, 2016

Carpal tunnel almost cost me my profession.

Brittany C. was in a car accident and as a result developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands.  This made work very difficult as her job requires the use of small instruments. Brittany was being treated by another chiropractor who though it wise to ad the use of homeopathic injections in her wrists to help her to heal. After a few weeks, her symptoms were gone and she is able to work without the pain and tingling.  If you have been in a car accident, or are suffering with carpal tunnel symptoms, give us a call at 801-955-1555 to schedule […]
November 29, 2016

Is your chiropractor an expensive aspirin?

Most people seek chiropractic care when they have pain.  Yes, I said “most”, because, believe it or not, there are people who see a chiropractor on a regular basis regardless of the presence or absence of pain. Pain is nothing more than a symptom, but we are programmed in our society to focus on the symptom.  This is the medical model, and because insurance companies are owned and operated by medical doctors, it is the insurance model.  If you do not have symptoms, you do not need care.  If you do have symptoms, than care should be focused on getting rid […]
October 11, 2016

Raise your hand if it hurts.

Studies show that passive joint mobilization (When another person causes your joints to move while you do nothing) is effective treatment for osteoarthritis in the hands.  The study indicated that this type of treatment helped to reduce pain and improve function (mobility) of the hand.  (Jorge H. Villafane, PT, MSc, PhD,  Guillermo B. Silva, MSc, PhD,  Alessandro Chiarotto, PT Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Vol. 35 Number 9 Pages 735-742) If you are suffering from pain in your hands, call us at the Head, Neck and Back Pain Relief Center of West Valley, 801-955-1555.  There is no reason that […]
August 22, 2016

Maybe it “WON’T” go away!

Often people come in to my office after suffering with a particular pain for months.  They usually make the statement that they kept telling themselves that “maybe it will go away.”  I had one patient recently that had suffered for 20 years with low back pain, all the while telling himself that it might go away.  Common sense should tell us that a problem will not go away until what is causing the problem goes away. We pride ourselves on finding the cause and correcting that.  This allows the body to heal itself, and when the cause is gone, the […]