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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…