Words of Wellness

Taking a Swing at it

While professional golfers generally experience more hand and wrist injuries, average golfers’ flawed mechanics make their backs more susceptible to injury. The golf swing stresses the back in three ways: There is downward head-to-foot compression; lateral side-to-side bending; and a sliding, front-to-back shearing motion. According to a comparison of professional and amateur golfers’ swings, the […]

Rooting Out Pain

When tennis and baseball players experience pain in their hands, arms, and shoulders, they might immediately suspect that the source of the pain can be found directly where it is experienced. However, when an injury occurs near the root of a nerve, it could result in pain at the end of the nerve, where sensation […]

Treatment Benefits For Seniors

Those aged 65 years and older often find that chronic medical conditions and decreasing mobility conspire to lower their quality of life, particularly if they suffer from spinal conditions. The good news is that recent research involving Medicare recipients aged 65-plus with diagnosed musculoskeletal disease, dislocations, sprains or strains shows that they derived measurable benefit […]

Impinged Nerve, Leg Pain, and Weakness

“Sciatica” is generally defined as pain along one or both branches of the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower spine to the buttocks and down each leg. These nerves serve as pathways of sensation for the lower extremities. When a disc presses on a nerve root in the lumbar or sacral region, it results […]

Brain Matters

One reason why chiropractic treatment may be so effective in treating tension headaches is that there is a connection between tension in neck muscles and the brain. There is, in fact, a tiny web of fibrous tissue connecting a muscle in the back of the neck with the brain’s “dura mater,” which is the outermost […]

Bottom Line

The small of a woman’s back has long been the focus of painters’, poets’  and sculptors’ attention. And according to recent research, this curved section of the lower back may have significance reaching beyond mere aesthetics appeal. This physical curvature of the spine, known as “vertebral wedging,”  is a sign of a woman’s ability to […]

Fighting Fibromyalgia

“Fibromyalgia” is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread pain of at least three months’ duration, both above and below the waist, and including both sides of the body. The primary characteristic of the condition’s deep aching, radiating, or burning pain is that it occurs at “tender points” (myofascial trigger points). Ninety percent of fibromyalgia […]

Treating Dizziness

When patients feel that their heads are spinning upon repositioning their heads or getting up from a laying position, it is often due to a condition known as “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo” (BPPV).  This common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular (balance) system occurs when calcium crystals that normally reside in the three semi-circular canals […]

Trouble Sleeping?

Back pain that makes it difficult to sleep at night can be particularly troubling because it not only prevents you from entering the critical restorative stage of deep sleep, but it also has shown to worsen back pain. As a result, back prevents you from sleeping, which leads to more back pain. To help break […]

Outsourcing

Would you be surprised to learn that the pain you experienced in one part of your body is being caused by a problem in an entirely different area? For instance, you may experience pain and tenderness in your shoulder ; yet, the source of the pain may be your neck even though there is no […]