Archive for the 2008

Cervicogenic Headache - Results of Electrical Nerve Stimulation vs. Manipulation

A 2007 study (1) compared alternative treatments for patients suffering from cervicogenic headaches, or headaches related to/caused by dysfunction in the neck. Patients with such headaches will typically experience neck pain and limited cervical mobility. They may also be a history of a neck injury, such as a whiplash or head trauma. The study involved [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Its Cause

Research has shown certain work practices and risk factors, such as being overweight, can elevate your risk for developing carpal tunnel symptoms.A doctor of chiropractic will often look to the spine when a patient has nerve pain. Many people with carpal tunnel syndrome have a history of a whiplash injury or other neck trauma. But [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Getting Well

In many cases, the body can naturally recover from disease and injury. Although doctors have their place, it is really the wisdom of the body that does the heavy lifting. Chiropractic doctors especially recognize this healing capacity: the body needs no help, just no interference. Scientists commonly call this homeostasis and when diseases heal over [..]

Can Taking Supplements Help Your Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive approach. Often, the spine is neglected and chiropractic care is, therefore, underutilized. This seems surprising since so many patients have spinal pain and chiropractic care is one of the most proven treatments for this condition. Chiropractic care for the fibromyalgia patient may also incorporate a structured [..]

Can Chiropractic Really Help Headaches?

Adults may experience many different kinds of headaches. A primary headache is a headache that is not a part of another disease process. Secondary headaches can come from a poor eyeglass prescription, diabetes, the flu, or even a brain tumor. The most common primary headaches are tension-type, migraine, and cervicogenic (from the neck).Tension type headaches [..]

If You Have Back Pain… Do You Really Need An X-ray?

Most chiropractic patients with low back pain have x-rays taken of their lumbar spine following a comprehensive examination. Since x-rays do carry a very small risk of tissue damage, this risk needs to be outweighed by the benefits that could be gained by taking such films. So, how are x-rays used in a chiropractic office?First, [..]

Low Back Pain: Is It Serious?

Back problems can cause a good deal of worry and for good reason. Any problem that doesn't go away on its own in a reasonable period of time should be a cause for concern. Rarely, severe back pain can be caused by tumors and other destructive processes, so it's important to have these serious conditions [..]

Vitamin Therapy For My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

As with most problems of the body, there are a multitude of causes and treatments and rarely is there a magic bullet for anything, including carpal tunnel syndrome. When this condition is suspected, a doctor of chiropractic will look at how the wrist and neck are aligned to see if there is an irritation or [..]

Fibromyalgia and Your Upper Neck

How can a spinal problem possibly contribute to fibromyalgia symptoms such as chronic musculoskeletal  pain? In many disorders involving musculoskeletal pain, the nervous system is involved in some degree and the nervous system itself can get affected by structural changes in the spinal column.When viewing the neck from the side, there should be a forward [..]

Will You Need Surgery For Your Headache?

We certainly hope not. Unless you have a brain tumor, surgery is rarely an option considered by people with benign headaches. When we say benign, we mean not caused by cancer or some other serious medical disorder. Benign headaches can, in fact, be quite disabling and can completely disrupt a person's quality of life.Although most [..]