Injuries and Conditions I Treat

Is Your Piriformis To Blame?

Most people know what sciatica is, have personally dealt with it, or know someone who has. Sciatica by itself isn’t a diagnosis, but it is a symptom describing pain that radiates down the back of the leg, can go all the way into the foot, and helps narrow down the diagnosis. Sciatica can be caused by many different things, the piriformis muscle being one of them.

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Whiplash Injuries: This Is What Happens

Research has shown that more than 80% of individuals involved in a motor vehicle accident suffer a whiplash injury and more than 50% of those injured report ongoing or recurrent neck pain 1 year after the accident. A whiplash injury occurs when there’s a sudden, forceful snapping of the head backward then forward, or vice versa. They most commonly result from auto accidents but can also be seen with high contact sports or from a fall.

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Can The Foot And Ankle Cause Knee Pain?

When looking at the knee, unless there’s some sort of direct traumatic event, knee pain typically isn’t because there’s something wrong with the knee itself. Rather, there’s often a dysfunction above and/or below the joint such as the hip or ankle causing pain to be felt at the knee.

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3 Common Causes Of Knee Pain

As chiropractors we often see patients with neck and back pain, but knee complaints are another common thing we see in the office. Although the majority of knee complaints are mechanical in nature, it’s important that we test the integrity of the knee to make sure it hasn’t been compromised.

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2 Ways to Get in and Out of Bed for Back Pain

Back pain can make simple tasks like getting in and out of bed challenging. Turning over, twisting, and transitioning to a sitting position can be painful first thing in the morning. This creates hesitancy and fear avoidance with movement and can be due to a couple of different reasons.

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Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Median nerve entrapment is the most common nerve issues.  Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness and will affect the thumb, index, and middle finger on the palm side. Activities such as computer work, sewing, and playing a musical instrument can all contribute. Other risk factors can include age, obesity, pregnancy, and diabetes.

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