Neck Pain

Why We take X-rays

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Why We Take X-rays. In our office X-rays are taken on the majority of patients.   While we do not take X-rays on all our patients, young children and pregnant women are obvious exceptions.  While some other conditions do not require X-rays when we do recommend them they can be an invaluable diagnostic tool.  On occasion, we will have patients question if they really need x-rays taken.   This is a very important question to answer because not all chiropractors actually take x-rays at their practice.   The X-rays that we take are a standard part of our neuro-structural evaluation.   These X-rays give us extremely important information about the structure, alignment...

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How Long and How Often Do I Have To Come?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, headaches, Neck Pain | 0 comments

How Long and How Often Do I Have to Come?   If you have ever tried to lose weight you know that one good workout or skipping a single will only get you so much results.   The same can be said about chiropractic treatment in the vast majority of cases.  Just as changes in diet and exercise chiropractic care often builds upon each visit and the best results are seen with repetition and discipline.  Making lasting changes to your spine the as well as the supporting muscles and other soft tissue require time as well as constant input to achieve. Often times pain is one of the later symptoms to show up in an individual.   In the majority of cases we see dysfunction,...

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The 3 Stages of Spinal Degeneration

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in arthritis, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

3 Stages of Spinal Degeneration     While spinal degeneration has its most detrimental effect in later stages of lives the process often starts at much younger ages.   Often times as a chiropractor we will see early signs of degeneration and even arthritis in patients as young as their early twenties.  This article is a discussion of what some of the early signs are how chiropractic can help.   Stage 1 – Dysfunction As the spine begins to deteriorate, its curvature begins to change and show signs of misalignment.  This change in curvature causes a significant change the loading mechanisms of the spine changes causing increased rate of degeneration....

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Neck adjustments are they safe?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic research, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Neck adjustments are they safe?   Often when I tell people I am a chiropractor I am asked about the dangers of cervical adjustments or manipulation of the neck.  Many people have an inherent fear that it is very dangerous and can cause detrimental outcomes such as strokes.   Often views are shaped by having seen scenes in movies that show violent twisting of the head and neck that cause instant death.   Or they have heard a story of a friend of a friend that went to see a chiropractor and was injured because of a neck adjustment.   The truth is chiropractic adjustments are very safe and the research clearly indicates that. A study published in the journal...

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Worried about whiplash?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in auto accidents, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Worried about whiplash?

Worried about whiplash? Check for these 5 common symptoms: Unexplained aches & weaknesses Headaches Energy or mood distrubance Pain radiating down your arm Neck Pain or stiffness Many times after an auto accident you know immediately.   You go to turn your head and a stinging pain shoots out.   Aching and tightness soon fallow and their is no doubt you have experienced whiplash. Other times you are unsure.  Everything happens so quickly and your adrenaline is pumping and your neck may feel stiff but pain hasn’t set in.   A day or two later you notice headaches or numbness or tingling down the arms or maybe that you are just fatigued.  These are all...

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5 Things To Change To Prevent Tech Neck!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractic Care, Forward Head Posture, headaches, Neck Pain, Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 Things To Change To Prevent Tech Neck!

5 things to change to prevent tech neck!   In last weeks post we talked about tech neck and how it can negatively affect your health.   Postural changes associated with tech neck can be difficult to correct and take quite a bit of work.   Tech neck is really a case where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.   As promised we have we have put together a lists of things you can start doing now to avoid and prevent tech neck. 1. Get  your computer monitor at eye level.   The first thing to look for if you think you could be developing tech neck is where your computer monitor is located.  For most people the monitor is located below eye level.  ...

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