Back Pain

Low Back Pain and Fitness Myths

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00August 9th, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

Last year alone, 86 million dollars were spent treating back pain.  The past decade has seen a steep rise in treatment costs with little improvement in public health to show for it.  The majority of this increase is due to the rising costs of drugs, preventable surgeries, and unnecessary diagnostic imaging.  Many of these areas [...]

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Ice or Heat?

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

The question of “Should I use Ice or heat?” is one that chiropractors hear and answer multiple times a day. There is so much confusion about this issue, which is a shame because therapeutic icing and heating (cryotherapy and thermotherapy) are rational and cheap self-treatment options with minimal risks.  Unfortunately many differing opinions, based upon [...]

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Endurance Athletes and Active Release Technique®

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00December 1st, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Running|

Endurance athletes are among the healthiest human beings on the planet. They eat right, exercise, and work hard to get adequate rest. This well-oiled machine is capable of amazing feats when it is tuned properly. However, injuries still accrue despite the fact that the cardiovascular system may be in top-notch condition, muscles are well toned, [...]

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The Battle Against Back Pain

By |2017-02-24T13:21:35+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain|

My chiropractic patients often blame their back pain on poor quality mattresses. Sadly, they wake up sore in the low back, hips, and shoulders. The mattress they invested too much money on just a few years ago seems to be the culprit. Before ditching an expensive mattress for a newer model, it is important to [...]

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Ergonomics

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00August 25th, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

Sitting is the New Smoking “Sitting is the new smoking” is a catch phrase that is presently circulating rehab and chiropractic circles. As a practitioner who specializes in curing injuries that are caused by repetitive movements and prolonged bad posture, I can assure you that sitting can be just as dangerous as smoking. Sitting at [...]

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Patient Appreciation Week June 22-26

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00June 15th, 2015|Allergies, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care|

11 Years of Service This month I am fortunate to say that I have been in practice for 11 years! The time has flown by, but what an amazing journey it has been! Little did I know how rewarding this career would be when I started down this path many years ago. It's exciting to [...]

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Epidural Steroid Injections: Pros and Cons

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00February 16th, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care|

Over the past few years, epidural steroid injections have grown in popularity. Both doctors and patients have opted for this less invasive treatment. Often, steroid injections have been chosen over surgery despite the lack of clinical evidence for their effectiveness and safety. Considering the lack of evidence, it is prudent to take a critical look [...]

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[Core] Review: Too important to miss

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00January 22nd, 2015|Back Pain, Exercise, Healthy Eating|

[Core] is driven to educate our patients with the best and most cutting-edge research in the areas of chiropractic, nutrition, and exercise. We trust that through this educational effort we will assist our patients in becoming optimally healthy. We also strive to become a lifelong resource and partner in their health journey. Last week I [...]

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Fix & Prevent Upper Cross Syndrome

By |2016-11-15T18:03:20+00:00August 12th, 2014|Back Pain, Videos|

What can be done to prevent or fix the Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) problem (head, neck, and shoulder pain)? When we treat UCS, the shortened muscles must be restored (lengthened) before training the weakened muscles. This is based on Sherrington’s Law of reciprocal inhibition, which states that when one muscle is shortened or tightened, its [...]

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Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain – The Upper Cross Syndrome

By |2016-11-15T18:03:20+00:00August 6th, 2014|Back Pain|

Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) is described as a muscle imbalance pattern located at the head and shoulder regions. It is most often found in individuals who work at a desk or who sit for a majority of the day and continuously exhibit poor posture. In UCS tightness of the upper trapezius and levator scapula on [...]

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