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How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Concussion-Like Symptoms?

In the last decade, research has shed some light on sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Diagnosing, treating, and preventing concussions related to athletic activity has become a media “hot topic”.  In one realm of concussion research, findings are verifying that concussion-like symptoms experienced after trauma may not be directly associated with neurological trauma to brain […]

Let’s Not Presume Any Longer

We presume that Chiropractic care is cost effective. Unfortunately that is mostly because we see the cost per visit as a much lower number as compared to surgery and such. Let’s not presume any longer. In the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2014, 56(6) 604-620 reports a significant finding of cost comparisons care. […]

What You Are Putting In Your Body Matters.

In practice we are dealing with many different types of conditions, obviously many of those conditions are spine related and come in many different ranges of severity.  When we first leave school and start trying to help patients get better we are focused on working on the body and trying to relieve symptoms quickly.  This […]

The Big Idea

The following was written by B.J. Palmer, the Developer of chiropractic: THE BIG IDEA A slip on the snowy sidewalk in winter is a small thing. It happens to millions. A fall from a ladder in the summer is a small thing. It happens to millions. The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation […]

Wellness Comes From Within…

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines “Health” as  “a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”…yet isn’t it interesting that our primary focus in healthcare is attempting to eliminate disease from the human body…and in this attempt, clinical statistics and research are showing us that in many ways, […]

Why is Pain After An Adjustment Sometimes Worse?

Most patients that we see in our office get excellent results after adjustments.  They feel like they have more range of motion, less pain and feel like they have a better quality of life.  But what happens, if after an adjustment, you actually feel worse or the pain seems to increase?  Is it because the […]

Do You Have “Garden Back?”

I was sitting at my daughter’s softball game when I listened to a very interesting conversation. One lady said, “I have garden back” as she stretched in her lawn chair.  A different lady responded by saying “I’ve had it twice this year. It got better so I went back to gardening and then it was […]

Why do Gonstead Doctors Use X-rays?

Why do Gonstead Doctors use X-rays? This is a questions I am routinely  asked in my office by patients that may have seen another chiropractor prior to coming to my office that didn’t use x-rays to evaluate their condition.  The answer is really very simple; it is better to know than it is to guess […]

The Dangers of Determining Health by Lack of Symptoms

One of the biggest misconceptions about spinal health is the notion that if you don’t have back pain, you therefore must have a healthy back. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Pain often only becomes noticeable after a problem has been there for a long time. Consider someone who suffers a serious […]

Can Chiropractic Help With Joint Pain and Restlessness During the Night?

Do you have pain or discomfort when you lay down at night?   Are you restless or do you have a hard time finding a comfortable position in order to fall asleep?  Do you wake up in the middle of the night or in the mornings with soreness and stiffness? In our offices, many people describe having joint problems […]