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Back Pain

Chiropractors treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system, but they are especially helpful in treating back pain. Chiropractors do not actually target pain relief itself so much as they attempt to treat the underlying conditions responsible for pain. Instead of merely masking a pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications, many patients who see chiropractors for back pain […]

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a branch of medicine pertaining to the health of the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other techniques to address the underlying conditions that are responsible for symptoms like back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches. Chiropractic care is generally practiced free of the use of medications […]

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Back Decompression

More and more people are foregoing back surgery to give spinal decompression a try. Back decompression is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to more aggressive treatments used to treat chronic pain. It works by applying gentle pressure to your back in an effort to expand space between compressed discs in your spine. When performed successfully, […]

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Headaches

Nearly everyone has occasional headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Recurring headaches and migraines can severely limit quality of life. Most people who have frequent headaches are not suffering with an underlying health condition, but rather are experiencing headaches as a side effect of stress, poor sleep habits, overuse of caffeine, or even […]

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Neck Pain

Your neck – also referred to as the cervical spine – is a delicate accumulation of vertebrae, nerves, and muscles that work to support your head. The neck is very flexible and capable of rotating from side to side, up and down. Though the neck is not weak, it is susceptible to injury and pain. […]

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Spinal Disorders

The spine is quite literally the backbone of the body. It serves as a complex system through which the brain controls all functions of the body. But when disease or injury causes problems within the spine, it can rain down uncomfortable symptoms on the rest of the body as well. Orthopedists work hard to free […]

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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy – formerly known as sclerotherapy – is a treatment used to facilitate the healing and regeneration of tissue in various parts of the body, such as damaged joints. Injections of mild irritants – usually sugar and water – are administered into the joint. As irritation occurs, the body recognizes it as an injury. Over […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by brittle bones that are highly susceptible to fractures. Unfortunately, the disease is often ‘silent’ and does not become obvious until it causes a fracture or break. Though osteoporosis can affect any bone, it most frequently causes breaks or fractures in the hips, spine and wrist. Did you know? According […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a progressive disease that causes spinal vertebrae to slowly begin fusing together – especially those in the lower back near the base of the spine. The inflammation that affects the joints can also gradually affect other areas of the body, such as the hip and shoulder joints, the eyes, or the […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a painful condition that causes recurring discomfort and interferences in nerve function. It occurs when the soft, spring-like discs of the spine begin to wear down, losing their ability to absorb shock. Although it is a normal condition associated with age, degenerative disc disease can be debilitating for some patients. Ranging […]

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Cervical Medial Branch Block

Cervical medial branch blocks are diagnostic injections used patients who suffer from chronic neck, upper back, shoulder, and headache pain. These injections contain an anesthetic that is applied to the medial branch nerves located near the facet joints of the cervical spine. When the facet joints become inflamed, the nearby medial branch nerves send pain […]

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Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition in which nerve roots in the cervical spine (neck) are compressed by surrounding vertebrae. Lumbar radiculopathy is an equivalent condition of the lower spine and is more common than cervical radiculopathy. Compression can damage the nerves nearest to the spine, causing immense pain, muscle weakness and even numbness in various […]

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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical epidural steroid injections are used for the treatment of chronic pain stemming from the cervical spine. This may present as upper back pain, neck pain, head pain, and pain that radiates into the upper extremities. The injections are non-surgical and performed on an outpatient basis. Usually, a combination of steroidal and numbing medications is […]

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Atypical Facial Pain

Facial pain that originates from an unknown source is usually diagnosed as atypical facial pain. Not to be mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia, which is sporadic and intense facial pain caused by pressure on the trigeminal nerve, atypical facial pain occurs chronically and is often of psychologic origin. This condition can present with either sharp or […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

A spinal cord stimulator trial is a temporary stimulating wire used over the course of several days to determine whether a permanent stimulator implant would be effective for providing a patient with long-term pain relief. Spinal cord stimulators deliver low voltage electrical pulses to the epidural space outside the spinal cord, relieving chronic or intense […]

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Sacroiliac Joint Injection

The sacroiliac (SI) joints are found at the base of the spine at the convergence of the sacrum and ilium bones. The joints where these two bones come together can become injured or inflamed, causing radiating pain, tingling, and other uncomfortable sensations in the lower back, hips, and lower extremities. Injections are given to both […]

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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections are pain management tools used to hone in on specific nerves responsible for lower back pain and radiculopathy in the lower extremities. During a transforaminal injection, steroids are injected directly into the neural foramen where nerves exit the spine. In comparison to interlaminar and caudal epidural steroid injections, transforaminal ESIs […]

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Lumbar Sympathetic Block

A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of numbing medication to temporarily numb the nerves in the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nerves are located in the lower back on each side of the spine, stretching from the spine into the lower body and legs. They are primarily responsible for regulating blood flow, although they […]

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a medical procedure used to alleviate chronic lower back pain caused by an inflamed facet joint. The facet joints are located in pairs along the spine, from which medial branch nerves submit pain signals to the brain. A radiofrequency ablation (RFA) destroys these nerves using an electrically charged needle that submits heat […]

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Lumbar Medial Branch Block

The lower spine is lined with small joints called facet joints. These joints contain medial nerves that submit pain signals to the brain when the joint has become inflamed. A lumbar medial branch block is a numbing injection administered to the nerves of an inflamed facet joint in the lower back. The medication ‘blocks’ pain […]

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Chiropractic for Pediatrics

Children experience rapid growth and development during the few years of life. It is a time when musculoskeletal growth occurs quickly and often in ‘spurts’, putting stress on their young bodies. Though children may not experience pain or obvious complications from musculoskeletal injuries, even the tiniest subluxations may worsen and cause pain later in life […]

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Chiropractic for Youth

Chiropractic is not just for adults – it’s for teens too. In fact, teenagers can benefit from chiropractic treatment in many ways not only now, but also later in life. Few teens will complain of back or neck pain the way that adults might. However, the damage that causes musculoskeletal pain in adults is often […]

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Common Auto Accident Injuries

With an auto accident happening every few seconds, there are countless people who suffer collision-related injuries every year. Any part of your body can be affected by an auto accident though certain areas are more susceptible than others. Some people suffer a few bumps and bruises while others must face much more serious injuries. Regardless of the […]

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What to do if you just had a Workplace Injury

Injuries in the workplace are a common occurrence. When a person gets hurt on the job, the employer loses a worker and the worker is forced to take time off to recover. Worker’s comp insurance typically covers injuries incurred on the job, not only replacing lost wages but also paying for medical bills associated with […]

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What to do if you just had an Accident

Millions of auto accidents occur every year. Though there is no way of knowing how many total collisions occur, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that more than 9.7 million vehicles were involved in police-reported accidents during 2012 alone. Though most collisions are non-fatal, even the slightest fender benders can cause injury. One of […]

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Children with Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities and Associated Chronic Respiratory Problems

A neurodevelopmental disorder is a genetic or acquired disorder that affects the peripheral or central nervous system, such as the brain and spinal cord, with an onset during childhood. These disorders obstruct a child’s nervous system development and in many cases lead to secondary problems, such as respiratory complications. Many neurodevelopmental conditions produce chronic respiratory […]

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Prone Adjusting

It is not unusual for people’s vertebrae to shift as they move about their daily activities. In fact, some people might even have discomfort that stems from their vertebrae shifting out of alignment. When people visit the chiropractor, there are a variety of techniques that the chiropractor might use to adjust the vertebrae and move […]

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