While many of us have been told we need to take steps to lower our cholesterol levels, it turns out
that having high cholesterol may actually be a good thing.
Shoulder pain is common. If fact, it's highly likely that many of you reading this
currently have or have had a shoulder injury, as studies suggest that about 90% of us
There has been great debate over the years about the pros and cons of drinking coffee. The
confusion is justified, as one study will report on the negative affects while the next will highlight
At some point in time, most of us have had a 'Charlie horse' or muscle cramp. In fact, 50% of
adults over the age of 50 suffer from night cramps.
Many of us have had problems associated with dizziness from time to time and have
not thought much about it. But when dizziness happens frequently, lasts a long time, or is
severe, it definitely gets our attention and forces us to get it checked out.
This certainly is a provoking question! Interestingly, there appears to be some
fairly convincing evidence that intermittent fasting can have a dramatic effect on both
diabetes management (and possibly play a role in preventing the condition) in addition
to increasing longevity.
Last month, we discussed four factors that increase a woman's risk for back pain: a wider
pelvis (resulting in greater pelvic instability due to knock-knee effect); breast size, mass, and
weight; hormone levels and variability during menstruation and menopause;
Back pain can become both more frequent and more intense as a pregnancy enters
into the second and (especially) the third trimester. This is because the biomechanical
changes that accompany pregnancy occur too fast for the body to properly adapt.
Primarily, chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders with an
emphasis on treatment utilizing manual adjustments and other types of manipulation and/or mobilization
of the spine. Chiropractic is classified as a form of primary care, as anyone can choose to see a doctor of
chiropractic without a referral.
When looking at the neck from the left side, the cervical curve should look "C-shaped",
or lordotic. This develops when infants learn to lift and hold their head up while laying on their
stomach and continues to progress when a child starts moving around on all fours.
We all know it's smart to write down our symptoms before a visit to our healthcare provider, but most
of us simply don't take the time. In many cases, it may be only subtle symptoms that trigger a proper
diagnosis. This is certainly true when it comes to stroke.
There are basically two types of stroke: hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke. A ruptured aneurism,
Due to bipedal locomotion (walking around on two legs), foot and ankle problems have
the potential to affect EVERYTHING above the feet-even the knees!
When analyzing the way we walk (also known as our gait), we find when the heel strike
takes place, the heel and foot motion causes "supination" or the rolling OUT of the ankle. As the
unloaded leg begins to swing forwards,
High-Intensity Interval Training - What Is That?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is characterized by 30-60 second bouts of high-intensity output followed by a very low-intensity exercise (like walking or slow pedaling) which allows one's heart rate and breathing to recover before the next high- intensity segment.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be an extremely painful and activity-limiting condition. It
affects many people of all ages and genders, though women are affected more often than men. But
how do you know if what you are suffering from is truly CTS or if it's another condition that's
producing the symptoms in your hand or wrist?
The connection between our sinuses and headaches is well established, but what about the relationship
between neck pain and our sinuses? Is there a connection?
Sinusitis is very common in the spring when pollen counts are high and times when the cold and flu
are rampant. It usually manifests with a clear runny nose and pain over the affected sinuses and other
"histamine" related symptoms (watery eyes, sneezing, etc.).
Have you ever wondered what actually happens when a player on your favorite sports
team has a knee injury? Why is this so common, and why is the knee more vulnerable than the
ankle or hip?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) often responds well to non-surgical care and there is good
evidence supporting chiropractic treatment for CTS. But the question frequently arises, "When
should I consider surgery for my CTS?" Let's take a look...
Low back pain (LBP) from a herniated disk often leads to surgical intervention. However, there
are patients with this painful malady who can successfully "ride it out" and repeat MRI imaging six to
twelve months later often fails to show little, if any, evidence of the original herniated disk that was
initially very obvious. How is this possible?