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Do I need an x-ray for back pain?

When do you need an x-ray for back pain? This is a question I get asked on a regular basis.  Many people that I meet are under the impression that a chiropractor needs x-rays of the spine to diagnose.  Perhaps surprising, it’s quite rare for an x-ray to be the sole factor that provides a…

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Calcific Tendinopathy

Calcific tendinopathy is a condition that involves calcific deposition in our soft tissues. Most often it affects the shoulder, and specifically, it likes to target the rotator cuff tendons. Approximately two-thirds of cases affect a rotator cuff muscle called the supraspinatus. There are still quite a few aspects of calcific tendinopathy that are unknown. For…

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Treatment for Nerve Pain

Many people come to our clinic because of nerve pain.   Nerve pain can take many different forms.  Perhaps the most common descriptors for nerve pain include numbness, tingling, pins and needles, and achy dull pain.  Acute nerve pain can often be very sharp and electric though, as seen with a sensitive nerve in the mouth…

Athletic Therapy and Massage Therapy

A Certified Athletic Therapist is someone specialized in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. As well as clinical skills, they are also trained in on-field emergency skills and taping. They work at universities and colleges, with professional and national teams, and are part of the medical team of all major sporting events, such as…

Competitive Swimmer

Cupping

Cupping is part of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years, with the earliest documentation in 1550 BC. Originally performed with animal horns, it is now done with glass or plastic cups. While cupping has been around for a long time, it wasn’t well known outside of Chinese medicine until the…

neck pain from texting

Text Neck: The New Health Care Phenomenon

I have been seeing clients in my practice as young as nine years old complaining of neck and upper back pain. The cause of the problem: too much time spent hunched over a phone or hand held game. This condition is now being referred to as “text neck” by medical professionals. Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief…

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Treatment For Concussions

A concussion is a brain injury that can cause a variety of symptoms. A person doesn’t have to be hit in the head or knocked unconscious to have a concussion. It can be caused by a blow to the body, whiplash, or a fall. Most concussions in children resolve in 1-2 weeks, but approximately 30…

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Signs and Symptoms Of A Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain. It occurs after a hit that is hard enough to move the brain back and forth in the skull. The hit can be to the head, face, or elsewhere on the body. You can have a concussion without losing consciousness. Concussion symptoms can be physical, mental, emotional,…