The Science of Treating Neck Pain
The January 2014 issue of JMPT features the award-winning papers from the World Federation of Chiropractic's 2013 Congress, perhaps the most intriguing of which in terms of clinical relevance is "Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Neck Pain." The systematic literature review and subsequent recommendations serve as an update to the Neck Pain Guideline published in 2005 by Canada's Guidelines Development Committee, with Roland Bryans, DC, committee chair, serving as lead author.... read more
8 Reasons You're Tired All the Time + How to Beat Fatigue
One of the top health problems I talk to people about is chronic fatigue or extremely low energy levels. From generalized fatigue to the more serious chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), this epidemic of extreme tiredness is hitting a record amount of people. Chronic fatigue syndrome by itself affects more than 1 million Americans, more people in the United States than multiple sclerosis, lupus, and many forms of cancer.... read more
Chiropractic Neurology: The Basis of Chiropractic Care
The field of chiropractic care was founded on the premise that adjusting the spine helps the nervous system to work at its best. Over a hundred years ago, when the chiropractic profession was born, few tools existed that could be used to gather objective data to support this hypothesis. This is no longer the case. Evidence that the chiropractic adjustment can positively impact nervous system function can be found in peer-reviewed literature from numerous different fields of research, including neurophysiology, neurology, and biophysics.... read more
Why is Sleep Important?
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.... read more
Why Chiropractic Works
If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is one of the nation’s most common medical ailments and a leading reason for missing work. The National Institutes of Health estimates that eight out of 10 people will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Back problems can stem from accidental or sports-related injuries, decades of poor posture or time spent hunched over a desk, and other causes.... read more
What is Active Release Technique (ART)?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.... read more
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology tape has a comprehensive array of therapeutic benefits. Because kinesiology taping can usually be left on for several days or up to a week, these therapeutic benefits are available to the injured area 24 hours a day, significantly accelerating the healing process from trauma, injuries and inflammatory conditions.... read more
Pregnancy and Adjustments
More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain. As more women utilize chiropractic care they are noticing additional benefits to chiropractic care in pregnancy. ... read more