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Joint Motion’s Influence On Tissue Response, Infection, Inflammation, Trauma & Healing

The Potential Pitfalls Of Clinical Joint Immobilization Back in 1984, orthopedic surgeon Sir James Cyriax, MD, reviewed The Concept Of Motion in his Textbook of Orthopaedic Medicine, Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Lesions (1). In this text, Dr. Cyriax carefully noted that harmful infections create tissue destruction, resulting in inflammation. A current prevailing concept in explaining [..]

Carpal Tunnel and the Magic Bullet

Patients with severe carpal tunnel symptoms often become desperate in their search for a cure. Most patients with chronic diseases fall prey to this—looking for the one answer, the one magic pill or magic bullet that will rid them of all their troubles now and forever. In carpal tunnel care, you may have looked for [..]

Fibromyalgia and Exercise: The Jury Is In!

Fibromyalgia is a frustrating disease for many patients and physicians since drug treatments seem to provide little benefit. As studies accumulate, hopefully this translates into better treatments for patients.One treatment that has been studied extensively is supervised aerobic exercise and strength training. In 2007, the prestigious scientific review group called Cochrane (Cochrane Database Syst Rev [..]

Headache and High Blood Pressure: A New Link?

Headaches are one of the common health complaints for which people seek out treatment from a healthcare provider. High blood pressure is also very common, affecting about 50 million Americans. Could the two be linked? Yes, but not in the way you may think. While some doctors question whether taking pain pills actually corrects the [..]

Why Did Low Back Pain Happen This Time?

When pain strikes the lower back, we usually think it's a new problem or injury. But why was coughing, shaving, doing the laundry, or whatever activity you were engaged in so different this time? These are things you probably do every day. So, what is the problem? The problem is a joint dysfunction or subluxation [..]

Whiplash and the Ligaments

Most people who experience whiplash-like symptoms think they are caused by an injury to the muscles in their neck or upper back. It's easy to see this why this may be the case since muscle pain following car accidents is so common. Although tears of muscle fibers do occur in whiplash, these can heal rather [..]

Low Back Problems and Their Cause

For many of us, low back pain is somewhat of a middle age problem. Lots of sufferers begin to seek chiropractic care in their 30s and 40s and wonder how it all happened. Perhaps it was a sneeze, a long drive, or gardening in the yard that set the pain off. But you were always [..]

Is Carpal Tunnel Surgery the Only Potential Solution?

For many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), surgical release is too often the only discussed option for treatment. Why is this? How medical doctors are taught as well as what they read drives many of their decisions.So what does the medical literature actually say these days? An article published in 2007 (Adv Tech Stand [..]

The Fibro-Care Maze

Dr. Phil often talks to viewers about their concerns this way. Perhaps something can be learned from this approach when it comes to our bodily health. Maybe you've been through the health care maze known as "fibrocare." Many patients start off with one little problem, such as fatigue or a headache, which just seems to [..]

What Headaches Might Be Telling the Body

Our bodies often let us know there is something not quite right, but are we listening? Too often in life, with hectic day-to-day schedules, getting the kids to school and so on, we cannot be troubled by these little warning signs. So we often just take a pill to mask the pain and get on [..]