Neck Pain: Causes and TreatmentsNovember 23, 2020
One of the most common conditions we see in our clinic is neck pain. Sometimes the pain has just started recently from an injury like an automobile accident, or, the pain has been present on a more intermittent basis but now is more common and is becoming more intense. Whatever the presentation, neck pain can be very debilitating and range from very severe to an annoying level of pain. Below, we will try to answer the following questions regarding neck pain:
Should I see a Physical Therapist or a Chiropractor?October 26, 2020
Physical therapy and Chiropractic care are not just for those injured and in pain. Both treatments are helpful and powerful to AVOID and PREVENT pain and injury. Enjoy the benefits of both as you keep your spine aligned and your muscles and joints stretched and moving! Let's talk more about the difference and help you decide who you should see.
Home Office ErgonomicsAugust 17, 2020
Many of you have found yourselves working from home for awhile now. How is your body holding up? Feeling any low back pain? Having headaches? Elbow or wrist pain? The prolonged change in your work environment may be to blame. Here is a quick check list to make sure you are working in the best position for your body.
T-spine, A Major PlayerJune 29, 2020
Sometimes your source of pain is indeed where you feel it. There was probable tissue trauma from a specific event you can recall and there now resides pain and inflammation where the damage happened. These are easier cases to understand. What about that ongoing nagging pain you have that came out of nowhere? You didn’t “injure” your shoulder specifically that you can recall. Does that mean your shoulder pain stems from a shoulder dysfunction? Maybe. Maybe not.
High Level Class IV Laser Successfully Used to Treat Meniscus PainJune 15, 2020
Dr Welling suggested I use the Class IV Laser on the knee just to “see what would happen.” I used the Laser every-other-day for two weeks and then once per week for an additional 2-3 weeks. In addition to the laser treatments, I took a product called CollaGen, by Ortho Molecular, which aided my body’s process of cartilage, ligament and fascia repair. I could tell after the first few treatments that my knee was feeling much better.
What is shoulder impingement?June 01, 2020
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a generalized term to refer to pain and pathology due to compression of tendons and soft tissue in the shoulder region. Most commonly the diagnosis is referring to subacromial impingement where the space between the acromion and the humeral head is narrowed (see inside).
What’s the difference between a disc injury and sciatica?May 18, 2020
Back pain can be very debilitating and stressful. Particularly when you don’t know what is going on. Here is a quick comparison of two of the most common injuries, disc injury and sciatica.
The Science of PAINMay 11, 2020
What is pain? The true definition is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” The process of feeling pain begins with activating the nociceptors in our body. These sense mechanical, chemical and thermal threats. This signal is communicated through our nervous system to our brains. Our brain then computes this information and determines what to pay attention to, how to cope or how to react. Our brain uses this information to either stop doing something causing pain or can store the information to avoid further damage and/or pain.
Ability vs Skill in Sports and LifeMay 04, 2020
We all have known that person that just seems to be able to excel at whatever physical activity they are involved in.Conversely there are also those among us that seem to struggle at similar tasks.When speaking of the very capable individual we might say or hear statements like: That person has tremendous ability. Or that person is very skilled.Well, which is it then ability or skill?From a motor control and performance perspective let’s dive into this.
My Heel Hurts!! Could It Be Plantar Fasciitis??April 13, 2020
A condition we often see in our clinic, no matter if you are an athlete or not, is Plantar Fasciitis. This is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue located on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone (calcaneus) to the toes. This pain is typically a sharp or stabbing pain usually located at the front of the heel on the bottom of the foot where the fascia inserts into the heel. This pain is much worse in the mornings when arising out of bed and attempting to walk. The pain may come and go during the day but will usually reoccur when one stands up after sitting for some time.
Move Better - Like a 3 Month OldMarch 30, 2020
For the most part, infants and young children move a lot better than adults, even a 3-month-old! Why is that? What movement can a 3-month-old do better than I? Let’s break it down.
Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy and Dry Needling: Similarities and DifferencesJanuary 08, 2020
What are the differences between acupuncture and trigger point dry needling, or are they the same thing? This is a question that we at our clinic are often asked.