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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11Oct, 2016

Injuries Do Occur in Low-Impact Collisions

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Being a doctor in personal injury, I have faced one particular question time and time again: “How can a patient be injured when the property damage to his or her vehicle is minimal?” I now have a canned response.  “When did it become acceptable to base my patient’s injuries upon a vehicle’s repair bill?”  I know that I am being asked to relate bodily injuries to property damage.  It cannot be done. Low-impact collisions are collisions that occur at speeds of 10 mph or under.  Often, there is little, if […]

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