What You May Not Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What You May Not Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have a tingling sensation in your hands and wrists?  Do they become numb or painful?  You might find yourself wondering if you have joined the ranks plagued by a common complaint of our day: carpal tunnel syndrome.

Did you know that carpal tunnel syndrome is not the only problem that can cause the symptoms you are suffering with?  In fact, quite often what is diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome actually has nothing to do with a wrist issue at all. Read more

What Is Whiplash What Is Whiplash?Being involved in an automobile accident is a stressful and, sometimes, painful event.

The stress comes from having to deal with the legal portion of the accident – filling out a police report, filing a claim with your insurance company, and dealing with auto repairs.

The painful portion comes from possible injuries. Some accidents cause severe injuries, while others cause less severe, but still painful, injuries. One of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents is whiplash.

Most occurrences of whiplash result from rear-end collisions. As the two cars collide, the occupants’ heads are violently “lashed” forward and backward, like a whip.

Whiplash is a painful neck injury that can display a number of painful problems. Herniated discs can occur from whiplash. The vertebrae of the spine have tiny discs in between and whiplash can cause small tears that cause the discs to bulge out. The bulging disc can come into contact with nerve endings and cause a great deal of physical pain in the body.

Joint problems are another possible result of whiplash. The strain on the joints from the impact can leave the joints with less resiliency, making it painful to move. Read more

How To Get Ready For The Ski Season 1024x1024 How To Get Ready For The Ski Season

Winter is quickly approaching and with it comes ski season. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, it is important to be prepared before you hit the slopes. Skiing can leave your body in rough shape if you are not properly equipped. The following tips will help you prepare for the impending ski season and make your skiing days more enjoyable.

Schedule regular adjustments with your chiropractor before the season starts. This will help to keep you muscles, spine and ligaments in top shape, making a minor tumble less likely to leave lasting pain. Read more

What Is Really Causing Your Headaches and Migraines What Is Really Causing Your Headaches and Migraines?

Having a headache can be very uncomfortable and disruptive to your day.

Having a migraine can be a traumatic experience, causing pain so severe that you are literally unable to function.

There are many over-the-counter and prescription medications for headaches and migraines. However, one of the keys to solving your painful predicaments is knowing what is causing the pain. Narrowing down the culprit can help you prevent headache and migraine “triggers” and stop the pain before it ever starts. Read more