7 Conditions That Respond Well to Chiropractic Care

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in chiropractic | 0 comments

Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive form of healthcare that can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Most chiropractors not only perform adjustments to the spinal column, but treat the extremities as well, adjusting misaligned joints and vertebrae so as to reduce pain and speed healing. Following are seven conditions that respond well to chiropractic care: Headaches: Those who suffer from frequent headaches may be overlooking one of the more common causes of the ailment, which is a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck and...

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Neck Pain & Headaches & The “Power of Placebo”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Headaches, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Neck Pain, Headaches and Chiropractic We have all heard about the “placebo effect” and the “power of positive thinking.” A placebo, according to Wikipedia, is “…a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient.” When a placebo is used, it will sometimes have a perceived beneficial effect. When this occurs, it is referred to as “the placebo effect.” Placebos are commonly used in research where one group will be given the “real”...

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The Whiplash Syndrome: Cervical Traction

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Whiplash | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Whiplash and Chiropractic Whiplash injuries include damage to the soft tissues of the neck such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and myofascial tissues. The degree of injury is typically graded on a 1-3 scale from least to most tissue damaged, respectively. A grade 1 sprain (ligament injury) or strain (muscle or muscle tendon injury) includes minimal tissue disruption or tearing while grade 3 sprains and strains include significant tissue tearing and subsequently longer healing times with greater chance of...

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Fibromyalgia: What Resources are Available?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Fibromyalgia | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that impacts its victims in every aspect of their lives. The day has to be planned around how one might feel at certain times of the day and is always in the foreground of a FM victim’s mind. Many patients who present for treatment of FM ask us about what resources are available for them and therefore, this is the subject of this month’s Health Update. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) was founded in 1997 in Orange, California and has become the...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic Management

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Carpal Tunnel | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by pinching of the median nerve inside the carpal tunnel in the wrist resulting numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain into the hand affecting the index, 3rd, and thumb-side of the 4th finger. Grip strength weakness may occur (usually later in the process), making dropping of items and fine motor activities, like buttoning shirts, challenging. There are many approaches to the treatment of CTS of which surgical release of the transverse...

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Neck Pain: Manipulation vs. Other Treatments?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Neck Pain | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Neck Pain and Chiropractic Mechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of people at some point in their lives. Many different treatment approaches are available for neck pain, making it very difficult for those suffering from neck pain to know which treatment approach(es) to choose. Research in this topic has revealed some very interesting information that places chiropractic and spinal manipulation in a VERY STRONG POSITION – in fact, at the TOP OF THE HEAP! One such study looked at benefits of spinal...

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Is It My Low Back Or My Hip?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Back Pain | 0 comments

Iowa City Chiropractor Talks about Back & Hip Pain and Chiropractic When patients present with low back pain, it is not uncommon for pain to arise from areas other than the low back, such as the hip. There are many tissues in the low back and hip region that are susceptible to injury with have overlapping pain pathways that often make it challenging to isolate the truly injured area. Hip pain can present in many different ways. When considering the anatomy of the low back (lumbar spine) and hip, and the nerves that innervate the hip come...

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