11Sep, 2018

Why Do My Joints Ache When it’s Damp or Cold?

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It is common for people with chronic joint pain to feel more pain and stiffness when the weather turns damp or cold. But why do joints ache in these instances? Essentially, our joints sometimes act as human barometers. Researchers believe it’s not actually the cold, snow or rain that causes an increase in joint pain, but rather a change in barometric pressure. Robert Jamison, PhD, a professor at Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist at the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and several colleagues performed […]
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5Apr, 2018

What Is Myofascial Tissue?

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Myofascial tissue is a thin, strong, fibrous tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles and bones. The tissue consists of collagen and elastin fibers. These are arranged in a web-like structure and are suspended in a fluid called ground substance. With a tensile strength of more than 2000 pounds, myofascial tissue provides strong support for the muscles. It also allows for flexibility. You can think of myofascial tissue as a mesh bag that contains your groceries. It is pliable and expands and contracts […]
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28Mar, 2018

THE ELDOA METHOD and How It Has Helped Patients Recover Stronger

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For anyone who has been in our clinic, you will see that our clinic is drastically different from other clinics that treat patients who are injured in accidents and mishaps. Gone are the days of using only passive therapies to treat patient’s symptoms. Extensive research has shown that active therapy, combined with passive therapy provide a wider range of benefits to the patient. Each are used at different stages of healing and help patients build strength, flexibility and range of motion. This, in turn, reduces pain and helps heal your […]
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6Mar, 2018

What is “Referred Pain”?

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“Referred pain” can be a perplexing phenomenon for anyone who experiences it. It refers to feeling pain in an area that is not the original source of the pain. The most common example of referred pain is pain in the left arm, neck or jaw but not the chest after suffering a heart attack. It’s important to note that referred pain is different from radiating pain. The latter is when your pain travels down a nerve, causing pain along the length of the nerve. This is often the case with […]
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25Jan, 2018

Discs and the Types of Injuries that Can be Sustained

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When we are young, our spinal discs are thick and damp. They provide excellent cushioning between vertebrae. As we age, however, our spinal discs begin to lose water content and break down, or degenerate. This can cause a variety of painful and debilitating health conditions. Spinal discs can also be affected by trauma which can lead to anything from a bulging disc to a thinning disc. We will discuss the differences in discs and the types of injuries that can be sustained. Degenerative Disc Although degenerative disc disease (DDD) is […]
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4Jan, 2018

How Do Chiropractors Know If Your Spine is Out of Alignment?

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A misaligned spine (also known as spinal subluxation) can negatively affect your daily life in a number of ways. It not only causes neck and back pain, but can also cause pain in the rest of the body. This pain is typically due to the misaligned vertebrae adding pressure to nerves in the spinal column. For example, many people suffer from sciatica, a condition in which pain shoots down the leg. Sciatica commonly comes from a misaligned vertebral disc putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots. As a result, chiropractors can diagnose the […]
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6Dec, 2017

How Do Chiropractors Measure Pain?

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Measuring a patient’s pain is an essential part of the chiropractic assessment prior to treatment. However, unlike objective measures such as the degree of spinal curvature or the range of joint movement, the amount of pain cannot be determined directly. Instead, doctors infer pain level from the patient or from associated signs. Together, patient self-reporting and inference by examination, constitute the basic tools chiropractors use to assess a patient’s pain level. While self-reporting is a useful tool for doctors, it’s important to remember that experiencing pain is subjective. In other […]
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21Nov, 2017

How Well Does Chiropractic Care Relieve Back and Neck Pain?

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If you are seeking treatment for neck or back pain, consider speaking to a chiropractor. With an increasing number of studies that confirm this treatment option’s effectiveness, you may be surprised by the benefits. So exactly how well does chiropractic care relieve back and neck pain? Let’s take a closer look. According to a 2011 Consumer Reports study, chiropractic treatment outperformed all other back pain treatment methods, including prescription medication. Of those reporting that a treatment “helped a lot” in the management of their back pain, 65% listed chiropractic as the most […]
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8Nov, 2017

Choosing Between Chiropractic, Medical, and Physical Therapy for Personal Injury Care

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After any type of accident, many victims experience some sort of bodily injury. As a result, it’s crucial to select the right type of doctor to treat your injuries. Timely treatment will not only allow you to appropriately heal, but will also give you a better chance of receiving proper compensation for your personal injury claim. Victims typically select their doctors from several healthcare backgrounds – chiropractic, medical, or physical therapy. So, when choosing between chiropractic, medical, and physical therapy, where should you seek treatment? Let’s take a closer look […]
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6Nov, 2017

Choosing the Right Lumbar Back Support

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Lumbar back support products serve to prevent neck and back pain, which can lead to pain in other parts of the body. Products include pillows and cushions that offer additional support when you stay seated for long periods of time. The lumbar region of the spine is usually referred to as the lower back. It is the area just above your tailbone and below the thoracic (middle back) region. The lumbar area includes your spine and all the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding your spine. If you pull or tear […]
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