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Doctors seeing more teens with "text neck"
by Dana Dean
August 18, 2011
More and more teens are spending time text messaging and looking at their smart phones, but it can be a real pain in the neck, especially for the younger generation.
Every time we look downward to do something like text message, we are putting ourselves more at risk for text neck. Text neck is the slang term for a condition called Forward Head Posture. Common symptoms may include tightness across the shoulders, headaches, and neck soreness. Chiropractor says more teenagers are finding their way to his office because of text neck.
Turn to kinesiology tape for 'treatment between treatment'
by Amy Verner
June 20, 2011
Since last week, people have been asking whether I have been sporting some stylish, new body art. In fact, I have had my foot and ankle covered in SpiderTech kinesiology tape to help heal a soft-tissue injury.
But while I am new to the world of kinesiology tape, kinesiology tape is not new to the world. But while I am new to the world of kinesiology tape, kinesiology tape is not new to the world. It dates back to the 1970s when Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase developed a cotton tape with an acrylic adhesive that could be used to treat a variety of conditions, from reducing inflammation to activating underused muscles. It also may offer some relief for cancer patients suffering from lymphedema.
Healthy Postures For Your Daily Tasks (VIDEO)
by Laura Schocker
We all know that sitting hunched over at a desk all day isn't good for the back -- but there are actually a variety of unhealthy postures we may be holding all day without even knowing it.
Turns out, the wrong stance can put stres and tension on the wrong areas of the body, Dr. Perry Wolk-Weiss, a chiropractor, told Daily Connection in this video. And that can cause long-term health problems.
Chiropractor refutes approaches to ADHD
by Jessica Cohen
June 17, 2011
Doctors nowadays would likely diagnose Einstein with attention deficit disorder, chiropractor Dr. Susan Cunico told a small group of parents, mostly mothers, assembled at Belle Reve senior facility in Milford.
The symptoms include "constant talking, inattention, fidgeting, and blurting out," said Cunico, who practices in Sandyston, N.J. But many children who have those symptoms are quite bright and symptoms can have varied causes, she said. In fact, they may fall within the spectrum of normal childhood behavior.
8 Ways: Inspiring People to Move Toward Wellness
by Isabelle Rousseau-Caron
As chiropractors, we all have essentially the same mission statement: to contribute to people's health through chiropractic care and inspire them to move toward wellness. Fulfilling the first part of the statement is easy for a chiropractor.
Be the person you ask your patients to be. You want people to be healthy? Be healthy. You want them to exercise, to eat well and to control their stress level? Do it yourself first. Then share your experiences, your accomplishments, your challenges and your tips, knowing what you're talking about.
Is Food Packaging Affecting Your Health?
by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.
May 19, 2011
Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water and include more fruits and vegetables with every meal. But what about the packaging surrounding our food?
Chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and PCV (polyvinyl chloride) have all been found in plastic food packaging, the linings of soda cans and canned food. These chemicals, often referred to as endocrine disruptors, do much more than simply help to protect and contain our food. They can mimic our natural hormones, turning on or off the body's native hormone signals to block natural responses or trigger excessive action.
Legal Issues: Unprecedented Court Ruling for MAC!
May 2, 2011
Michigan Chiropractors Win Class Status Against Blue Cross and Blue Care Network
In Michigan Association of Chiropractors and Toby A. Mitchell, DC, v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the MAC asserts that our members who are or have been participating providers with BCBSM have been harmed because BCBSM has engaged in a practice of not paying chiropractic providers for covered chiropractic services, while paying other non-chiropractic providers for providing the same services. We further assert that MAC members who are not, and have not been, participating providers have been damaged by being discouraged from entering into provider contracts with BCBSM by these same policies, which we believe to be in violation of not only Michigan law, but also the individual provider contracts themselves and the 1999 Settlement Agreement.
Chiropractor In Frederick, Dr. Steve Digles, Provides Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia Sufferers
by Dr. Steve Digles, DC
April 29, 2011
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by multiple tender points, muscle pain and fatigue that affects as many as six million people in the U. S. The condition is much more common in women than in men.
Symptoms include pain in all four quadrants of the body, sleep disturbances, headaches, painful menstrual periods and irritable bowel syndrome. Some women experience morning stiffness, restless leg syndrome and cognitive issues. Therapy consists of nutritional and behavioral changes to relieve stress and improve muscle and nerve function.
San Francisco Carpal Tunnel Specialist in the News
by Dr. Eben Davis
April 17, 2011
Dr. Eben Davis and his team of Financial District Chiropractors, will be offering complimentary carpal tunnel exams and CTS treatment demonstrations April 18-23, 2011.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and its related disorders is a leading cause of disability amongst San Francisco office workers. Often times, patients with carpal tunnel symptoms will live and work in pain for years before finding the right kind of treatment. With the way people are glued to the computer all day and to their smart phones...it's no wonder everyone does not have CTS.
Source of golfers' back pain? It's all in the hips
by Sandy Thorn Clark
A Westmont chiropractor says often golfers mistakenly think their pain originates in the back. Take a look at the hip joints and that may very well be the origin of the pain.
If hip motion inhibition is confirmed, Wehrend then administers massage, electrical stimulation, acupuncture and/or Kinesio Taping to help alleviate pain and promote healing. He also has the patient perform customized in-office and take-home exercises to build strength.
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