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Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Strategies

Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Strategies

Cervicogenic headache is defined as a headache caused by a cervical spine disorder. This type of headache is estimated to account for up to 20% of headache cases. The primary features of cervicogenic headache usually include unilateral head pain (one side only), limited neck range of motion, and are triggered by various awkward or sustained [..]

Gout: A Short Summary

Gout: A Short Summary

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the joints. While it is mostly associated with the base of the big toe joint, gout can affect the knees, ankles, foot, hand, wrist, and elbow. The condition typically occurs earlier and three times more common in men than in women. For [..]

Hip Stretching and Core Strengthening for Low Back Pain

Hip Stretching and Core Strengthening for Low Back Pain

When it comes to the low back pain patient, it’s common for the muscles that attach to the hip and pelvis (hamstrings, psoas, piriformis, and tensor fasciae latae) to be overly active or tight, while at the same time, the core muscles are deconditioned and weak. When it comes to managing low back pain, should [..]

Mid-Back Strengthening for Neck Pain

Mid-Back Strengthening for Neck Pain

In normal posture, the center of the shoulder joints should be vertically in line with the mastoid processes (the part of the skull just behind the ears). Unfortunately, excessive device use can lead to forward head posture where the head rests forward of the shoulders, which can lead to a condition called upper cross syndrome [..]

The Chiropractic Management of Discogenic Compressive Radicular Sciatica
The Challenge of Whiplash-Associated Vertigo

The Challenge of Whiplash-Associated Vertigo

In addition to more common symptoms like neck pain and stiffness, the whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) patient may also experience vertigo or dizziness. However, the link between vertigo and WAD is somewhat controversial. In 2021, a team of international researchers published a meta-analysis (a review of previously published studies) entitled “The Enduring Controversy of Cervicogenic Vertigo, [..]

Diabetic Neuropathy Management Strategies

Diabetic Neuropathy Management Strategies

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) results from damage to the nerves that carry motor and sensory information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This condition often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the feet and/or hands, but it can affect the organ systems as well. Although PN can result from [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the mobility of the median nerve is constricted as it passes through the wrist, leading to symptoms in parts of the hand and fingers such as numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. While it’s possible for CTS to arise following an acute injury—like a wrist fracture—or from hormonal changes that [..]

Two Hip & Core Muscle Exercises for Hip and Low Back Pain

Two Hip & Core Muscle Exercises for Hip and Low Back Pain

When it comes to the human body, an issue in one area can contribute to problems elsewhere. For example, one study found that three-in-five patients with femoroacetabular (hip) impingement also suffer from clinically significant low back pain, and increased disability in one location is associated with greater disability in the other. When it comes to [..]

Chiropractic Care Is Cost-Effective for Managing Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Care Is Cost-Effective for Managing Low Back Pain

For over 100 years, individuals have sought out chiropractic care to address musculoskeletal conditions (like back pain) outside of the traditional medical model, which can include medications, injections, and surgery. In addition to reducing pain and improving function, chiropractic care can benefit the healthcare system (and the individual patient) by not only being more cost [..]

Headaches, the Neck, and Chiropractic Care

Headaches, the Neck, and Chiropractic Care

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe non-mainstream healthcare approaches—which includes chiropractic care—that are used in conjunction with or in place of conventional medicine. Because the usual treatment approach for headaches often involves medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and acetaminophen—which can cause side effects can affect the stomach, liver, and/or [..]

Text Neck & Tech Neck

Text Neck & Tech Neck

Integrating Posture, Weight, Load, Spinal Degenerative Disease, Education of Postural Habits, and Chiropractic Care The primary method of public transportation connecting the cities of the San Francisco Bay Area is a train system called BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). BART passenger boarding platforms are often above ground adjacent to freeways. Driving by on the freeway, [..]