Is Surgery Necessary to Fix Carpal Tunnel?

Most people believe that if they are diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel that they have to have surgery to get out of pain and have the numbness go away. Why then are so many carpal tunnel surgeries unsuccessful? Maybe the pain and numbness is caused by something else than the carpal tunnel itself? There are multipleContinue reading “Is Surgery Necessary to Fix Carpal Tunnel?”

Chiropractic Adjustments are Better than Muscle Relaxers for Low Back Pain

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics demonstrated that Chiropractic Adjustments far out perform muscle relaxers for treatment of Low Back Pain! The study shows that Adjustments were 49% more effective than muscle relaxers and placebo for reducing pain. What is also interesting is the muscle relaxer group had a similarContinue reading “Chiropractic Adjustments are Better than Muscle Relaxers for Low Back Pain”

What Muscle Causes the Most Problems at the Knee?

There is one muscle in particular that causes the most problems at the knee. It’s name is the Rectus Femoris, but it is often called the “Wreck”us Femoris, because it causes so many problems. The rectus femoris muscles begins at the front of the pelvis and attaches to the patellar tendon at the front ofContinue reading “What Muscle Causes the Most Problems at the Knee?”

Shoulder Pain has a Typical pattern, which is more important to recognize than the tissue specific diagnosis.

When a patient first presents to my office with shoulder pain, the first thing I want to know is if this patient has a condition I can treat. There are good orthopedic tests to determine that. However, the next most important thing to figure out is the pattern the patient’s shoulder pain is exhibiting. TheContinue reading “Shoulder Pain has a Typical pattern, which is more important to recognize than the tissue specific diagnosis.”

Dr. Peter Attia Interviews Dr. Michael Rintala about DNS, which is how I Practice!!

Dr. Peter Attia is a medical doctor who focuses on longevity and natural health solutions. He has a great podcast and the podcast he released on March 8th is about Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization! This is the philosophy that I use in my practice everyday!! It is great that Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, DNS for short, isContinue reading “Dr. Peter Attia Interviews Dr. Michael Rintala about DNS, which is how I Practice!!”

The Most Overlooked Muscle in the Shoulder

The most overlooked muscle in the shoulder is the Serratus Anterior. This is because it doesn’t actually attach to the shoulder, but the shoulder blade. The Serratus Anterior begins at the inferior rib cage and attaches to the shoulder blade on the anterior surface of the medial border (see picture below). What this muscle doesContinue reading “The Most Overlooked Muscle in the Shoulder”

The most commonly missed type of Shoulder Pain is pain that is referred from the neck to the shoulder.

Referred pain is when you feel pain somewhere but the pain is coming from somewhere else. Pain that is under the shoulder blade that you can’t reach or touch is a classic example of the referred pain phenomenon. This pain is actually being referred from a disc in the lower neck! And, to top itContinue reading “The most commonly missed type of Shoulder Pain is pain that is referred from the neck to the shoulder.”

You Must Get Through the Phases of Healing!

To finish this series on why pain and phases of healing are different, I am going to give you a very common example. The best way to know that pain and healing times are different is how quickly you can sometimes get someone out of pain but then their pain can come right back. HowContinue reading “You Must Get Through the Phases of Healing!”

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