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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…

Spinal stenosis is a condition wherein the spinal canal starts to narrow. This condition can be caused by abnormalities or mechanical problems in an aging spine. It can or cannot result in limping, low-back pain or insensitiveness of the legs. Stenosis is typically a degenerative condition. It means it can exist for several years without any evidences of pain and discomfort, but an accident or fall can trigger the aspect of stenotic pain. There are…

Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is one of the most expensive kinds of injuries acquired from work. It is a condition that can affect the person for a lifetime. In fact it is calculated that each patient can lose $30,000 each year just to pay for their medical bills and absences. Carpal tunnel syndrome commonly occurs in adults, women are more prone to develop this condition that men. The main hand is typically affected the…

During the early decades, osteoporosis was considered an illness that only affected only the elders. But not now, recently, there is some research and studies shows that even younger women can be affected by osteoporosis. In fact, there are approximately 20 million women in America are suffering from osteoporosis and the large portion of that population does not even know that they have it. Osteoporosis is a long-term and progressive condition that decreases the bone…

Older adults are more prone to various disease and condition. These conditions cannot be stopped, but as long as they have the will and drive to change lifestyle, get enough exercise, healthy diet, eat nutritious foods and always positive, they can prevent arthritis. As you know arthritis are some of the common conditions that most elders experience.Before you start some activities or exercise, it is best to consult your doctor of chiropractic to provide you…

A thirty-nine year old female enters this office with complaints of constant dizziness and disorientation. The patient has not been sick and is not sick now. The patient has no temperature, no nausea and no sinus irritations. The patient describes her symptoms as if it is herself that is spinning around the room. She has to walk carefully and protective of herself to keep from falling. The patient holds the wall for support. The patient…