December 12, 2016

Most likely, that sudden pain didn’t happen all of a sudden.

People will often come in and tell me that the pain just started all of a sudden.  Upon performing an X-ray, we see degrees of degeneration in the spine that tell us that the problem has been there for quite some time. Unless there has been a trauma, nothing in the body happens all of a sudden.  The degree of degeneration can give us an idea of how long the problem has been going on.  The greater the degree of degeneration the longer it will take to correct. Many times a problem can exist without symptoms until moderate to severe […]
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 […]
December 7, 2016

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is an inflamed nerve ending, and is very painful.  They are common in the feet, and are called “Morton’s Neuroma”.  They feel like a red hot ball of sharp pain, in between the knuckles of the toes, when you put pressure on the foot.  These are usually the result of improper bio mechanics of the foot, or improper footwear. Podiatrists regularly perform surgery for this condition.  This results in down time for recovery, pain, and severe scarring.  Chiropractic is very effective at relieving this condition by restoring proper bio mechanics of the foot. This results in “RELIEF”!   […]
September 22, 2015

Energy Drinks Equal Unhealthy Behaviors in Adolescents.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Duke University have found an association between the consumption of sports and energy drinks and higher consumption of sugary drinks and smoking. Healthcare professionals are concerned about this growing cluster of unhealthy behaviors among adolescents and believe that a push for healthy hydration habits is needed. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that energy drinks should not be consumed, as they offer no health benefits and over-stimulate the nervous system. Journal of Nutritional Education and Behavior, May 2014