Common issues and pains

When I was in medical school in the early 1980s, bedrest for a week or more was often recommended for severe back pain. This sometimes included hospital admission. Then, research demonstrated that prolonged bedrest was actually a bad idea. It was no better (and often worse) ...
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High Heel shoe dangers

June 7, 2017
X-ray of person with high heal shoe. Look at the front of the foot to observe the mechanical stress of the fore foot....
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Desk jobs can be killers, literally. Michael Jensen, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, is talking on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. "I'm sorry," he says. "I'm on a treadmill." David Dunstan, an Australian researcher, uses ...
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Did you know your feet may be to blame for back pain? The shape and arch of your feet affect how your body bears weight as you move. Having a high arch, decreased ankle flexion, or smaller drop of the navicular bones in your feet,  may make you more susceptible to lower...
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Older Adults

March 22, 2017
Older adults and the efficacy of chiropractic care. A new literature review discussed: With aging comes a number of new aches and pains. Unfortunately, research shows that although older adults are more likely to experience back pain, they are less likely to seek care for t...
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Cervicogenic HeadachesHeadache is a common pain symptom, and a recent study shows that chiropractic can alleviate certain kinds of headaches. Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck, and they often start with some kind of neck injury due to trauma or an motor vehicle a...
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Pseudo Angina

November 9, 2016
Spinal dysfunction and chest pain & breathing problems. One prominent cardiologist, Kunert, from Germany, has shown links between spinal dysfunction and chest pain & breathing problems (often called pseudo-angina). A neurologist, Lewit, from Prague, writes at length of his ...
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