If you have degenerative disc disease you know the pain it can cause. The areas where the degeneration occurs the pain can feel so intense you may wonder if you are simply broken. What is degenerative disc disease? It’s a disease where the spine breaks down and loses its flexibility. It is the #1 cause of back pain. Discs that act like cushions wear down and cause friction and resulting pain. What causes it? Physically…

Chiropractors are able to treat cervical spine conditions and associated temporomandibular disorders. This article will discuss the jaw joint, disorders of the jaw joint and how they are related to the spinal bones of the neck. It will also introduce a research paper that studied the relationship between problems with the jaw and associated neck pain. Over my 35 years of chiropractic practice I have had many patients suffering from both neck pain and jaw…

Those having a history of lower back pain are susceptible to depression which may be helped with chiropractic care. Chronic pain in the lower back is something that many people suffer with. Enduring this type of pain, while physically challenging, can also lead to emotional struggles. It is not surprising that ongoing back symptoms can lead to emotional depression. In my 35 years of chiropractic practice I have seen people who have suffered from lower…

To understand what herniated disc actually is, is to be knowledgeable about the discs present in the spinal column. The disc that is referred to this condition is located between the spine’s vertebrae. Discs are circular pads to cushion or absorb shock in between the movement of the spine. The outer layer, annulus fibrosis is made of tough fibrous tissue while the inner part, nucleus pulposus contains watery and gelatinous material. As the discs are…

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be helped with chiropractic care. In my three decades of chiropractic practice I have seen many patients respond well to chiropractic therapy. The carpal tunnel is an area of the wrist. It is where the long bones of the forearm and a long bones of the palm of the hand meet. At this location there eight small bones the size of pebbles which are called the carpal bones. These bones…

The chiropractic profession has been providing patients a non-surgical, drug-free, safe and effective solution to painful conditions like back pain, neck pain and migraine headaches for over 125 years. The purpose of this article is to give information about a recent research study that validates utilizing chiropractic treatment for various spinal conditions. A scientific research study published in the American Family Physicians Journal, February 2019 determined that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) can provide improvement for…

Simple injury like falls can cause someone’s death. This primary applicable for older adults because as the person they age, there are so many factors that affects them to stand upright or balanced properly. Some of the factors are poor eyesight, poor hearing, nerves, muscles and bones. Basically as the person age, these important senses may deteriorate and it can surely affect the ability to walk, stand and rise. In fact in 2003, there is…

Before you start the engine of your lawnmower or reach for the rake during fall season, you should consider first its possible consequences like neck pain and strain through the shoulders or lower-back strain. This activity is often associated by playing golf or football, which means there’s a possibility that you could be injured because some of the movements that you have to do are bending, turning, twisting, reaching and mowing can cause serious injury,…

Household chores can cause pain particularly in sacroiliac. Except if you are careful enough, habitual activities at home like vacuuming, washing dishes or even taking phone calls can cause strain to the lower back particularly the sacroiliac, an area within the tailbone, which can result in devastating discomfort. As long as you know the right technique and ways or proper ways to do such activity can prevent pain and discomfort, according to the American Chiropractic…

It is a fact that most new moms are affected by a certain muscle strain, which is very common condition that can cause discomfort for these child-bearing people. Most pregnant women may gain weight up to 25 to 30 lbs and an increased stress may result in extreme discomfort. Some studies shows that most of the expectant mothers are experiencing low-back pain during the course of pregnancy, which is true especially during late pregnancy. This…