Category Archive for: ‘Chiropractic’

RICE vs MEAT: Which is better for an acute injury?

         RICE is the acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. It is considered to be the standard approach to an acute injury within the initial 24 to 48 hours.     The basis of this approach is that inflammation causes the pain associated with the injury. Take away inflammation and you take away the pain. In …

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Got Low Back Pain?

  Nearly 80% of adults are affected by low back pain, with annual costs in the United States estimated to be greater than $26 billion. Low back pain affects office space workers, those engaged in manual labor, athletes and even children. Low back pain has been attributed to direct trauma, arthritis, and mechanical dysfunction. Mechanical problems are likely the most …

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IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation)

  Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a non-invasive procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity with chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, due to its simplicity and  effectiveness. If you are struggling with a chronic injury or pain or want to reduce the healing time of a recent injury, a few IASTM treatments can produce remarkable results in …

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Your Scapula- Its More than Just a Shoulder Blade

  Dysfunction of the scapular complex (shoulder blade) can result in in overuse injuries in the cervical spine, shoulder and elbow, as well as distal injuries that can include dysfunction in the low back, knees and foot/ankle complex. The scapular complex  allows shoulder movement to take place beyond the 120 degrees provided by the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. It is also …

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What happens to the Human Movement System with injury, poor posture, and muscular imbalance?

To understand what happens under dysfunctional circumstances, it is important to understand how the Human Movement System functions under ideal circumstances. Keep in mind, however, that given the way society is with technology, sedentary jobs and even how fitness centers are set up predominantly with uni-planar, sagittally dominant machines, that everyone will at some point develop some sort of movement …

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Life is about Balance- So is Pain

    Your body is designed to maintain homeostasis or balance. It does this via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Numerous systems in the body are regulated   by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS has two components: The Sympathetic nervous system- is responsible for the “flight or fight reactions” or the stress response. In general, the sympathetic nervous …

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Is RICE Good for You?

RICE is the acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. It is the common prescription for an acute injury.     Unfortunately, while this approach may seem to make sense, in many cases, it is counterproductive and can possible adversely affect recovery and/or predispose one to chronic problems. Another approach involves manual stimulation to mechanically load the injured tissue. The …

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The Bain of Pain is in the Brain

      Does your pain keep recurring? Do you feel like your health care providers are chasing your pain?     Has your treatment been directed towards your symptoms vs the cause?       Pain usually begins with some sort of injury affecting the Human Movement System (HMS): Soft Tissues, joints and the nervous system. Over time, this …

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Got knee pain? Check your hips

  In a two-year study, women who developed runner’s knee had much greater hip adduction, or movement of their hip toward their mid-line, than women who didn’t develop runner’s knee. In the study, published in Medicine & Science in Exercise & Sports, researchers did a gait analysis on 400 healthy women runners, and then tracked the women’s incidence of knee injury …

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Do you have Foot and Ankle Pain?

    The foot and ankle complex can influence the entire kinetic chain. In addition, if you have chronic foot and ankle problems, looking at the low back, hips and knees is also prudent as these areas can influence or perpetuate chronic foot and ankle dysfunction. Anatomy The foot is composed of phalanges, metatarsals and tarsals. These bones together with …

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