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Remember the commercial, "Orange Juice. It's not just for breakfast anymore"? We'd like to add, "Chiropractic. It's not just for cricks, backaches, and strains, anymore." Increasing numbers of world class athletes, NFL players, professional baseball heroes, and, even, high school teams, are looking for that competitive edge and turning to chiropractic care to get it. The following are just two of the recent pieces of sports news reflecting this wave of wellness th...
Discs are cushions between each of the vertebrae of the spine. They are made up of connective tissue and cartilage. Discs act as shock absorbers and allow the spine to twist and bend. Without the discs, the spine would be stiff and rigid and any movement of the upper torso would have to come from the hips and lower limbs.The discs also act as spacers between the vertebrae creating an intervertebral space for each of the spinal nerves to exit from the spinal cord.A most common form of back proble...
Slipped disc is often a catch phrase for severe pain in the lumbar spine. However, it can also be used in connection with the upper back and neck.The discs between the vertebrae are shock absorbing cushions that allow us to twist, turn, bend, run, jump and walk with ease. The discs in an adult are about one quarter to one half inch thick, donut-like spacers with a jelly-like center. By increasing the space between the vertebrae, not only does it help us with the above functions, it also creates ...
Just like a free lunch, a slipped disc does not exist. This is the first thing you should know about the misnamed "slipped disc."Discs are the fluid-filled cushions found layered between the spinal bones. Vertebral discs act as shock absorbers between the dense bones of the spine and keep the spinal bones separated and help them move easily as you bend and turn. The discs allow the spine to support normal body movement and keep the spinal bones from grinding together. As long as the sp...
Back pain associated with a slipped or ruptured disc is one of the most common disabling conditions of adulthood. It is estimated that over thirty-one million Americans complain of low back pain at any given time. It is also one of the most costly conditions, accounting for more than eight billion dollars in medical care annually.A slipped or ruptured disc has long been considered the diagnosis of a bad back. However, a recent study found that about a quarter of people with no history of back tr...
All kinds of people can be affected by shoulder pain.Imagine a weight lifter without the ability to reach down and then push up. Consider the success of a golfer who couldn't complete his swing. What if your electrician couldn't reach up and away from his/her body to connect your wiring? And if you couldn't scratch that itch? All these movements come courtesy of the design of the shoulders.To investigate the cause of shoulder pain, we should first understand the design and proper fun...
The human shoulder is a marvel of natural engineering. The shoulder joint is the most moveable joint in the body and can swing in an unmatched arc to help us lift, throw, push pull, and reach. That the billiard ball-size humeral head (the ball at the top of the arm bone) can maintain its location inside the shoulder socket, which is the size of a teaspoon, is absolutely remarkable! Unfortunately, the more movable and important a joint is, it seems the more frequently it receives injury. And with...
No one would disagree that shoulders and arms are pretty convenient things to have. The Designer of the human body made the shoulders with special kinds of joints that allow wide ranging, rotating movement. Not only can we swing a hand we're holding, but also we can wave "hello" with both arms thrown over our heads in greeting. Our arms are beautifully made to carry tools and babies, reach into a car's interior or raise a flag or fork.Of course, many people's lives and jobs...
Nothing is more welcome after the dark cold winter than the first signs that spring is coming. Nothing is more welcome after a bout if severe back pain than the first signs that relief is coming.Most people suffer back pain at some time in their life. People involved in stressful activities such as contact sports or jobs with a lot of sitting or heavy lifting are more apt to suffer back pain.Muscle relaxants may provide temporary pain relief, but do not address the cause. Commonly prescribed dru...
Summer will soon be upon us and unfortunately so will joint and back injuries associated with summer sports and outside work activities. It is hard for most of us to believe that our muscles and joints aren't just as good this summer as they have been for the past half dozen or so years.    When we push our body's joints and muscles beyond their aging and unconditioned limits, injuries do tend to happen. Even though most physical injuries are not seemingly severe enough fo...
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