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Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash

Whiplash is basically an injury to the muscles, the muscle attachments (tendons), ligaments, and sometimes the nerves that exit the cervical spine. The degree of injury is highly variable and depends on many factors, some of which include gender/body size (slender-necked woman are especially at risk), awareness of the impending collision, head position at time [..]

Whiplash Injury and the Use of the Cervical Collar

Chronic neck pain ascribed to whiplash injury is a significant and costly problem. The longest study assessing the long-term effects of whiplash injury resulting from a motor vehicle collision showed that 55% of the participants had residual sequelae 17 years later (8). Most of these patients were continuing to receive some type of ongoing treatment.There [..]

Neck Pain and Pinched Nerves

"I woke up yesterday morning with severe neck pain that radiates down my right arm to my hand and I can barely move my neck without producing the shooting arm pain." Or, "...for the last few months, I've had this nagging pain in my neck and when I look up, my arm goes numb." Or, [..]

Whiplash – What is the Best Type of Treatment?

Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury. So the question on deck is, which of the healthcare services best addresses the injured whiplash patient?This question was investigated in a [..]

Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain - What Does the Research Say?

There has been a debate for years regarding the use of spinal manipulation and its benefits in the treatment of low back pain. Since the founding of chiropractic in 1895, the initial reaction against the early pioneer chiropractors resulted in doctors of chiropractic (DCs) being incarcerated for "…practicing medicine without a license." But chiropractors kept forging [..]

Fibromyalgia – What is it... Exactly?

There are many conditions that can be attributed to specific causes with a clear origin and means of diagnosis. However, there are also conditions that are obscure and can only be diagnosed by eliminating other, more common conditions. Fibromyalgia (FM) is one such condition in that the degree of pain and disability can be profound [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) – A New Treatment Approach!

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common of the peripheral nerve conditions and occurs when the median nerve is compressed or pinched at the wrist. The resulting symptoms of numbness/pain in the wrist, index, third, and fourth fingers; multiple sleep interruptions; frequent shaking and flicking of the hand/fingers; difficulty in gripping or pinching, such [..]

A Review of the Life and Science of Ruth Jackson, MD

Dr. Ruth Jackson had such an accomplished life that shortly after her death in 1994 she was profiled in both the American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1) in 1995 and in the Iowa Orthopedic Journal in 2001 (3).Dr. Jackson’s profile in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery was simply titled:RUTH JACKSON, M.D. 1902-1994“Ruth Jackson, a prominent [..]

Chiropractic Care and the Elderly

The chiropractic treatment of low back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective. In fact, in 1994, guidelines were published recommending that chiropractic treatment of low back pain should be a first consideration / treatment of choice over other forms of back care health services. Since that time, more and [..]

Fibromyalgia Diet?

There has been much discussion about Fibromyalgia (FM) regarding the symptoms, therapies, medications, exercise, and more, but there is not a lot of discussion about a very important daily activity: eating! It’s such a simple thing… so simple it seems to have been overlooked.One FM diet suggests a 3:3:4 ratio for fats, carbs, and protein, respectively, and to eat [..]