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Vitamins and Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide. Lifestyle management is essential for reducing blood pressure, and strategies like eating a healthy diet (like Mediterranean); not smoking; curbing sodium, caffeine, and alcohol intake; exercising; managing stress; and losing weight have significant evidence support for such management. In conjunction with lifestyle management, [..]

Whiplash Associated Disorders and Headaches

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is a term used to describe the constellation of symptoms that occur following the sudden acceleration-deceleration of the head and neck, most commonly during an automobile collision. Headaches are the second most common WAD symptom that drive patients to seek chiropractic care, with neck pain being first. The International Headache Society [..]

Runner’s Knee

Running is a popular recreational activity, and it’s an effective form of aerobic exercise for both young and old. It’s estimated that 50-60 million Americans regularly run or jog on tracks, city streets, or trails. However, running also carries a risk for injury. It’s estimated that at least half of recreational runners will sustain an [..]

Tools for Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs following compression or restriction of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist and into the hand. Thus, the focus of treatment is to alleviate pressure on the median nerve, allowing it to transfer motor and sensory information to and from the hand. Clinical guidelines [..]

Daily Living with a Herniated Lumbar Disk

While disk herniations in the lumbar spine are fairly common and may resolve on their own or persist without symptoms, if a herniation places pressure on the spinal cord or nerves exiting the spine, the patient may experience radiating pain into one or both legs. While chiropractic care can help individuals with a herniated lumbar [..]

Temporomandibular Disorders and Posture

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most intricate and frequently utilized joints in the human body, working in conjunction with the internal and external pterygoids, masseter, and temporalis muscles to open and close the jaw, as well as stabilizing the hyoid bone during swallowing and protecting the airway while chewing and talking. Musculoskeletal [..]

Neuropathic Pain vs. Soft Tissue Pain

All perceptions (e.g., hot, cold, loud, bright, smelly, hard, soft, sour, sweet, pain, etc.) are cortical, meaning perceived in the brain. All pain is perceived in the brain (1). Pain perception is brought to the brain by nerves. Structures that do not have a nerve supply (like articular hyaline cartilage, fingernail) cannot send the pain [..]

Three Sleep Enhancement Supplements

It’s estimated that at least one-in-three adults fail to consistently get sufficient restful sleep each night. Over time, poor sleep can increase the risk for a variety of chronic diseases and potentially lead to an early death. This month, we’re going to discuss three supplements that can help you achieve a good night’s sleep: melatonin, [..]

Cyclist’s Palsy

Though peripheral neuropathies often develop in individuals whose daily activities involve fast, repetitive motions, no rest, awkward hand postures, firm gripping, and excessive vibration exposure like office workers, construction workers, line workers, etc., there is one group that meets these various criteria that we hardly consider: cyclists. It’s estimated that nearly 800,000 Americans commute to [..]

Multimodal Care for Whiplash Associated Disorders

The term whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is used to describe the constellation of symptoms that can arise from the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head and neck during an automobile collision, slip and fall, sports injury, etc. This process can injure several ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints in the region, giving rise to symptoms [..]