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  • Headaches

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    Are there different types of headaches? Headaches is a very broad term and there are many different causes and types of headache. I will focus on the headaches that are the most common and for which patients seek chiropractic care. There is the classical migraine headache which is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe […]

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  • Upper Back Pain

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What do you define as Upper Back Pain? Upper back pain is from the area between the bottom of the neck and top of the lumbar spine.  The thoracic spine comprises the upper portion of the spine that corresponds to the chest area.  It includes 12 thoracic vertebrae and 12 ribs which provide a cavity […]

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  • Lower Back Pain

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What is Lower Back Pain? Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people come to see Chiropractors.  There’s a lot of research today that shows chiropractic treatment is one of the best treatments for lower back pain.  We are supposedly living in simpler times with our improved technology, but we’re actually […]

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a narrowing and a compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.  The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of your wrist.  This condition affects individuals by causing pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness in the median nerve distribution.  Those diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome […]

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  • Rotator Cuff Injury

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What is a Rotator Cuff Injury? The rotator cuff is a set of 4 muscles that stabilize your shoulder.  The 4 muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.  The tendons at the ends of the rotator cuff muscles can become strained or torn, leading to pain and restricted movement of the arm.  A rotator […]

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  • Sciatica

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What is Sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body.  It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg.  The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of […]

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  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What is Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are not necessarily sport specific.  The injury has been given this name because of the location of the pain.  Tennis Elbow is on the outside of the elbow and Golfer’s Elbow is on the inside.  It is caused by an overuse or a repetitive […]

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  • Knee Injuries

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What are knee injuries? There are many types of knee injury, the most common being sprains and strains. You may have injured the meniscus, or you may have an arthritis pain and it’s coming from the knee. When you come to see me I will do an exam to see what structures have been affected, […]

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  • Sprains and Strains

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 26, 2012

    What are Sprains and Strains? A sprain or strain injury is an injury to a ligament or a muscle.  You can sprain a ligament or strain a muscle.  A sprain is an injury to a ligament that is caused by being stretched beyond their normal capacity and possibly torn.  Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that […]

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  • Neck Pain & Whiplash

    By weeblueghost | In Common Ailments | on March 21, 2012

    What is Neck Pain and Whiplash? Whiplash and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) represent a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension.  Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear; however, the injury can be sustained […]

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