What Really Causes Injury?

200177292-001I  have been in practice for almost 15 years. I am a chiropractor who specializes in neuromusculoskeletal pain and injuries. I am a trigger point specialist.

The people who have seen every type of medical doctor out there and still don’t have any idea of what’s wrong with them, they are in pain, can’t find out what is wrong with them, and have no idea how to reduce their pain, come to see me for an answer and a treatment.

Most of the time if you can’t find out what’s wrong and causing pain, then the injury is muscular in nature. The injury itself may not have involved the muscles. But over time the injury will cause the muscles to get irritated and eventually become painful and then they become part of the problem. I believe this is how chronic pain gets wired into our systems and can far outlast the initial injury. Continue reading What Really Causes Injury?

How to Manage Arthritis through Exercise and Diet

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Painful and inflamed osteo-arthritic joints affect millions of Americans every day. Millions fight a daily, uphill battle to reduce their pain associated with arthritic and degenerative joints.

While the symptoms of arthritis may come on quickly, it is important to realize that the process has been going on for years. Continue reading How to Manage Arthritis through Exercise and Diet

The Cost of Obesity

                The rate of obese people in the U.S. is increasing at a scary rate. As our waist lines increase, so will the cost of caring for health issues associated with being obese. Experts from the Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington said that the number of obese Americans is expected to increase from 36% presently to 42% of the adult population by 2030. These experts estimate that the cost of treating these additional obese people for health issues related to their obesity (heart disease, diabetes, etc.) will add up to nearly $550 billion over the next 2 decades. Continue reading The Cost of Obesity

Low Back Pain,Common Causes and Prevention

          Low back pain is extremely prevalent in our society. Chances are that if you haven’t had a debilitating episode of low back pain throughout your life, someone you know has had one.  A 2006 study from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, states that low back pain is the second most common cause for people seeking medical care, second only to the common cold. And unfortunately, medical doctors can’t do much for low back pain, except prescribe some pain pills, muscle relaxers, or steroids. While these pills can be effective at reducing pain, they do nothing to treat the cause of low back pain, or speed up the healing time. Continue reading Low Back Pain,Common Causes and Prevention