Neck Pain

Your cervical spine connects your brain stem to your spinal cord. It is an area rich in blood vessels and other soft tissue, such as ligament and tendons. Neck pain is slightly less common than back pain, but no less important or treatable. Common causes of neck pain include, but are not limited to: Cervical … Read more

Back Pain

It is estimated that eighty percent of Americans experience one form of back pain or another during the course of their lives. In fact, more men over the age of 45 are disabled by back pain than any other condition. Chronic back pain is the third most common reason for surgeries. Because of this, people … Read more

Leg Pain

Many different kinds of leg pain can be traced to problems stemming from nerves.  One of  the most common is leg pain due to sciatica, or sciatic nerve compression. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body.  It connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.  This single nerve runs down … Read more

Sports Injuries

Though there is no such thing as a “safe” sport, highly competitive sports, such as football, weightlifting, gymnastics, and wrestling, pose particularly higher risks of injuries, especially among children. According to experts, as much as 20 percent of all sports-related injuries involve the lower back or neck. Running and weightlifting, and other sports that involve … Read more

Osteoporosis

Onset of osteoporosis, and osteopenia, can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae. Chiropractic treatments may be an effective way to cope with the pain associated with osteoporosis. Through gentle manipulation of the soft tissues, a chiropractor may be able to help stop the advancement of osteoporosis and patients may avoid serious injury … Read more

Joint Disorders – Spine

Man in Neck Pain

The bony structures that allow your back and neck to easily move in different directions are called “facet joints.” Facet joints provide about one-fifth of your lower back and neck’s twisting stability. Facet joints are located in pairs at each vertebral level (except for the top vertebra) down your spinal cord. The surfaces of facet … Read more

Headaches/Migraines

While migraines are less common, most people experience headaches of some degree. Headaches may be brought on from any number of reasons ranging from lack of water or dehydration to trauma. The severity of a headache is not the only factor in determining whether or not it is a migraine or a run of the … Read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The most common source of wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, is a progressive, often painful join disorder. It is most common among people who make repeated wrist movements over and over. These motions include sewing, painting, writing, using a computer, and playing sports such as racquetball, handball and tennis. For proper diagnosis of carpal tunnel … Read more

Back Injuries

Hand on lower back

Back injuries may be sustained in a multitude of ways, and due to lifestyle choices and professions, some people are more likely to develop back pain and injury than others. Some people incur back injuries from doing seemingly nothing; a simple twist or turn the wrong way in bed, for example, could cause a vertebra … Read more