Category Archives: Pain Management

Why don’t many Indigenous cultures suffer back pain?

If you’re like most Americans, then you suffer back pain at some point in your life. Maybe you’re part of the 33% of the population that is afflicted by chronic back pain, or the 50% of working Americans that feel a twinge, ache or pull in their back or neck each year. In fact, it’s…

Prince’s OD death highlights the need for chiropractic care over prescription painkillers

Music fans got some crushing news last week that iconic performer Prince had passed away suddenly at his home from a drug-overdose related incident. Early reports are that it wasn’t heroin, cocaine, or alcohol that killed Prince, but prescription painkillers. In fact, it seems Prince OD’d on Percocet only days before his death, ingesting so…

A fact sheet on whiplash – and how chiropractic care can help.

What is whiplash? Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the head is snapped forward and then jolted backwards suddenly in a whip-like motion, over-stretching and straining the soft tissue, bones, nerves, tendons, joints, and muscles in the neck and upper back. It is also called neck strain or sprain.  How common is whiplash? Every…

The Top 15 Common Causes of Back Pain

It’s estimated that 80 percent of the U.S. population suffers from back pain on a regular basis, yet too often, people wait until the paint is acute or lasting before they search for help, and then visit a MD or hospital where they are given prescription painkillers to mask the problem, not cure it. So…

A fact sheet on headaches – and how chiropractic care can help

The vast majority of us get headaches periodically but for some, that pounding, throbbing, and piercing pain in the skull can be a severe and common malady. In fact, it’s estimated that at least 90% of the population get at least an occasional headache. The toll headaches can take on work, finances, health, happiness, and…

Ohhh those pesky hamstrings: why we injure them, healing and strengthening, and how chiropractic treatment can help

Anatomy of the hamstrings: The term ‘hamstrings’ actually encompasses three muscles and their adjoining tendons that are located on the back of each thigh, the biceps femoris, semitendinousus, and semimembranosus. Two of these muscles are located down the inner side of the back of the leg, and one is on the outside. The function of…

Chiropractic care can help cure America’s prescription painkiller epidemic.

Opioids are painkilling medications that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They are manufactured by big drug companies in the United States, and all too commonly prescribed by doctors to patients who are suffering pain. However, opioids such as Oxycodone, codeine, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and methadone, and morphine are highly addictive and often abused by patients…

The alarming data on traffic accidents and injuries – and how chiropractic care will help.

Every year in the United States there are over 6,000,000 auto accidents. In fact, within any 5-year period, 25 percent of all drivers will be involved in a crash. Some of them are minor fender benders but too many are serious and result in injuries to the drivers and passengers. If you or anyone you…

Dare To Compare Part II

Here is another chart as we continue to compare the medical and chiropractic models from the last blog: Scary Numbers! US World Rankings Life expectancy at birth for the average person in the US is 78.2 years old. That is 49th highest in the world!   CIA World Factbook, 2010. Healthy life expectancy at birth for…

What’s The Deal With Cracking Knuckles?

Ah yes the age old question. I thought that cracking your knuckles was bad for you? At least that is what my mother always said. And isn’t that popping sound that occurs during a chiropractic adjustment the same thing? Quick answers: No; mom is often right but not always (sorry mom); and yes. Let’s take…