Archive for the 2009

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – What Else Could It Be?

Doctors of Chiropractic frequently see patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). It is a very common condition and usually responds well to the non-surgical chiropractic treatment approaches including hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and/or neck manipulation, myofascial release techniques, wrist splint use—especially at night, workstation evaluation and modifications, physiotherapy modality use (such as electrical stimulation, low [..]

Fibromyalgia Exercises – What You Can Do!

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern. That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk, and/or head. It can be either primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM). [..]

The Many Faces of Low Back Pain

Have you experienced low back pain lately? There are many causes of low back pain (LBP) which need to be properly and thoroughly evaluated in order for treatment to lead to a satisfactory result. The obvious cause may be attributed to a specific activity, especially one that has not been performed in quite some time. [..]

Is It Really Neck Pain?

A 48-year-old male had left-sided neck pain with intermittent left arm tingling, numbness, and aching for 2.5 months. The pain was described as a deep nagging ache on the left side of the neck with a more intense pain in the left shoulder blade that occurred without any specific activity. Also, no particular position of [..]

Whiplash – What Is It?

Whiplash is a slang term for an injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a sudden jolt, classically occurring in a car accident (though a slip and fall injury can sometimes result in a similar condition). In a classic rear-end collision, the car is struck from behind and accelerated forward so fast [..]

Have You Lost Work Time Because of Your Back Pain?

"I can’t believe how much my low back hurts! I don’t know if I can go to work with it like this!"Does this sound familiar? Have you ever missed work because of low back pain? Well, if you have, then you’re certainly not alone! In fact, over 80% of the general population seeks some type [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – "Fact Sheet"

What is it? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve is "pinched" as it passes through the carpal tunnel.What are the symptoms? CTS symptoms include numbness, tingling, or a half asleep sensation into the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers. This is often worse at night due to the wrist being bent during sleep and can disturb [..]

Posttraumatic Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) has a long reputation for being a controversial diagnosis. Some healthcare providers (HCPs) feel FM is a legitimate condition that warrants treatment and research while others feel it’s a "garbage can diagnosis" that HCPs throw patients into when they’re not sure what diagnostic label to use to describe a patient’s condition. Regardless of the [..]

Neck Pain – Non-Surgical Treatment Options

There are many treatment options for those suffering from neck pain. For example, with conventional medical care, the family doctor will usually prescribe a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and/or pain killer to help patients through episodes of acute neck pain. However, many patients with neck pain have been through the process of treatments associated with medications [..]

Whiplash – Important Points to Know!

What Is It? Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck including ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and their tendons, and intervertebral disks. It can also involve the nervous system tissues in more severe cases,  result in radiating arm pain.How does it happen? During a car crash, most commonly a rear-end collision. The [..]