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 10, 2017

Avoid Back Strain at Work.

The American Council on Exercise offers this advice to minimize low back pain while at work: avoid sitting for long periods, take frequent breaks to walk and or stretch, use a pillow or support behind you low back while sitting, practice good posture, adjust your workstation to be ergonomically correct, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and avoid smoking. American Council on Exercise, December 2014 If you are interested in learning how to make your work station ergonomically correct, call 801-955-1555. If you would like to know how you can improve your health, prevent injury, have more energy, quit smoking and be […]
August 15, 2016

When the crunch happens.

No matter how minor a car crash is, you should be checked by a certified automobile accident occupant injury specialist. You may have soft tissue injuries that, if not treated,could lead to debilitating pain and long term damage. Call us today for a free consultation at 801-955-1555. If you are injured, your insurance will cover your examining and treatment. So call now 801-955-1555 and tell us that you got crunched.
February 8, 2016

Physical Fitness Can Prevent Some Musculoskeletal Injuries.

Brazilian researchers found that out-of-shape workers in jobs with light physical demands are 3.19 times more likely to suffer from neck, shoulder, or upper-back injuries when compared with co-workers who are in shape. However, physical fitness appears to have no protective effect for workers in jobs with heavy physical demands. Cadernos De Saud Publica, October 2014. Get relief today!  Call 801-955-1555  
February 3, 2016

Work-Related Back Pain Risk Factors Can Lead to Back Pain During Retirement.

French researchers followed over 1,500 older men for a decade and found that those who worked at jobs with high amounts of bending and twisting were 50-70% more likely to experience back pain during retirement than their peers who retired from jobs that didn’t involve such occupational exposure to bending and twisting. The researchers advise that companies should take greater measures in the workplace to decrease or eliminate biomechanical hazards such as bending and twisting in order to help ensure better health for their employees later in life.  International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, September 2014 Is your job a pain […]