March 16, 2017

This headache is a real pain in the neck!

Most headaches can be linked to a problem in the spine, and very often, not always, that problem is in the neck.  It is amazing to me how often people will suffer with chronic headaches (even migraines) and continue to take pills to “manage” the pain without having their spine checked to see if there is a structural component to their headaches.  Don’t trust your family physician to tell you if there is a problem in the spine.  See a chiropractic physician, who is a spine specialist, to know if correcting the spine will get rid of the headaches, and […]
February 11, 2017

Syringomyelia, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Spinal Manipulation.

Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, and Arnold Chiari malformations are structural defects that result in the cerebellum and brain stem being pushed downward into the spinal column. Past research has reported that these conditions may be considered contraindications for spinal manipulation. However, a recent case study found skilled spinal manipulation to be both safe and effective in the treatment of an 18-year-old women with both of the above mentioned conditions who suffered from neck and left arm pain after a motor vehicle accident. After four treatments in two weeks, she was asymptomatic, which continued […]
January 11, 2017

Opioids for Back Pain?

A study published in the British Medical Journal notes that while half of regular opioid users do so for reasons related to back pain, there is scant evidence that opioids improve long-term outcomes for individuals with chronic back pain. For cases of acute back pain, the current evidence does not show that such medications speed up an individual’s return to work or improve function. British Medical Journal, January 2015 For back pain, call us at 801-955-1555
December 9, 2016

Slipped but didn’t fall.

During this time of year, we are all prone to slipping on the ice.  I got out of my car this morning, and all though I didn’t expect it, the parking lot was covered with a thin sheet of ice caused by rain that had frozen.   It is obvious that should we slip and fall, we could, and most likely will, cause injury.  But what if we slip and don’t fall?  We have all had that experience of catching ourselves and preventing a fall.  Can that cause injury?  Unfortunately the answer is yes.  That jarring movement can cause misalignments […]
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 […]