Archive for the 2009

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – A New Treatment Approach!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS, is the most common of the peripheral nerve conditions where the median nerve is compressed or pinched at the wrist. The resulting symptoms of numbness/pain in the wrist, index, third, and forth fingers, multiple sleep interruptions, frequent shaking and flicking of the hand/fingers, difficulty in gripping or pinching such as [..]

Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain - What Does the Research Say?

There has been a debate for years regarding the use of spinal manipulation and its benefits in the treatment of low back pain. Since the founding of chiropractic in 1895, the initial reaction against the early pioneer chiropractors resulted in doctors of chiropractic (DCs) being incarcerated for "…practicing medicine without a license." But chiropractors kept forging [..]

Fibromyalgia Diet?

There has been much discussion about Fibromyalgia (FM) regarding the symptoms, therapies, medications, exercise, and more, but there is not a lot of discussion about a very important daily activity: eating! It’s such a simple thing… so simple it seems to have been overlooked.One FM diet suggests a 3:3:4 ratio for fats, carbs, and protein, respectively, and to eat [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – A "Typical" Case Example

"I’ve been working on the line for 13 years and started noticing periodic tingling in my fingers. It didn’t last long and I didn’t think about it much. It gradually became more frequent and wouldn’t go away when I changed my activity or shook my hand or fingers. It started to really grab my attention [..]

Chiropractic Care and the Elderly

Chiropractic treatment of low back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective. In fact, in 1994, guidelines were published recommending that chiropractic treatment of low back pain should be a first consideration / treatment of choice in front of many other forms of back care health services. Since that time, [..]

Chiropractic Care and Headaches

"I can’t believe how much my head hurts!" I’ve been laid off from work for the last 3 weeks and worried about making my mortgage payment this month – I think the stress is getting out of control! Pain starts in my neck and radiates into my head eventually making my whole head hurt, especially [..]

The Many Faces of Low Back Pain

Have you experienced low back pain lately? There are many causes of low back pain which need to be properly and thoroughly evaluated. The obvious cause may be attributed to specific activity, especially one that has not been performed in quite some time. This may include a sports injury, gardening or yard work related injury, [..]

Fibromyalgia Exercises – What You Can Do!

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern. That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk and/or head. It can be primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM). Some [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – What Else Could It Be?

In our clinic, we see patients frequently with CTS. If is a very common condition and usually responds well to the non-surgical chiropractic treatment approaches including hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and/or neck manipulation, Myofascial release techniques, wrist splint use – especially at night, work station evaluation and modifications, physiotherapy modality use, such as electrical stimulation, [..]

Is It Really Neck Pain?

A 48-year-old male had left-sided neck pain with intermittent left arm tingling, numbness, and aching for 2.5 months. The pain was described as a deep nagging ache on the left side of the neck with a more intense pain in the left shoulder blade that occurred without any specific activity. Also, no particular position of [..]