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  1. inflammation

    December 15, 2022

    Introduction Inflammation can be a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on if it is acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the “good” kind of inflammation. Acute inflammation occurs as a result of a infection, scrape, cut, or a foreign object. More about Acute Inflammation There are four signs of acute inflammation: […]

  2. Ice Cream

    December 13, 2022

    Introduction At my daughter’s softball game yesterday, our team enjoyed a sound victory. The final score was 19 to 5 and the girls were jubilant about crushing the opposition. Naturally, they wanted to celebrate. As is often customary following a baseball or softball game, we descended upon a local ice cream establishment. Or rather I […]

  3. ice or heat

    December 10, 2022

    Introduction Everybody experiences pain at one time or another. The pain may be caused by a new injury or a nagging old one. The bottom line is we want to feel better and to get out of pain as quickly as possible. Thermal modalities (such as ice & heat) are time-tested solutions to getting rid […]

  4. Orthomega-820

    December 09, 2022

    Introduction Fatty acids are considered essential nutrients meaning that we (humans) cannot synthesize them ourselves.  We must obtain them through our diet. There are a number of different types of fatty acids including omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9.   Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids come from terrestrial food sources from eating plants and […]

  5. Unlevel Pelvis

    December 08, 2022

    Introduction Lower back pain is an incredibly common problem that affects tens of millions of Americans each year. A very high percentage of hospital emergency department, as well as primary care physician office visits, are because of chronic lower back pain. Lower back pain affects all races, all genders, and people of all ages. Sedentary […]

  6. Tension Headache

    December 06, 2022

    A Very Common Problem Headaches are a very common health problem affecting 25 million Americans every year.  There are over 300 different types of headaches that have been categorized by neurologists and other specialists.  We spend billions of dollars each year for relief.  Not only is a significant percentage of the population affected on an […]

  7. Chiropractic Adjustment

    December 04, 2022

    1. Chiropractic Doesn’t Work Chiropractic is like all health disciplines. It works for some problems and doesn’t work for other problems. For musculoskeletal problems (like back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated discs, auto accident injuries, work comp injuries, and sports injuries) chiropractic works exceptionally well. In fact, in many […]

  8. autoimmunity

    December 02, 2022

    Introduction With the media’s focus on cancer and heart disease, most people don’t know we are living in the midst of an autoimmune epidemic. Some shocking stats: •  The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) estimates up to 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease (AD). In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and […]

  9. Frozen Shoulder 15228

    December 01, 2022

    Introduction The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. It is a ball and socket joint which consists of three bones (humerus, scapula and clavicle). There are some important bony landmarks in the shoulder include the acromion (a bony projection from the scapula), the clavicle (the collar bone) and […]

  10. freshly paved road

    November 30, 2022

    Introduction Millions of Americans suffer with musculoskeletal problems.  These issues can present as back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, muscle spasms and other issues. Most doctors are focused on symptom relief. They aren’t focused on finding and treating the root causes of what is driving these problems. The most common therapy used by doctors […]