2018 Feb 1

Massage and Tension Headaches

By | 2018-02-01T17:28:38+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Headache? Those with tension type headache (TTH) describe them as pressure or tension, tightening pain in the head that is generally on both sides of the head and not aggravated by usual physical activity. Tenderness around the head may also occur.  Did you know that tension type headache is the most common headache disorder in [...]

2018 Jan 26

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By | 2018-01-26T23:20:44+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain. Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video: [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By | 2017-09-08T21:04:59+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2014 Nov 13

Chiropractic Is Protective Against Functional Decline

By | 2014-11-13T23:00:20+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A recent study from the University of Iowa compared chiropractic care to medical care on 1-year changes in self-reported function, health, and satisfaction measures in a representative sample of Medicare recipients.  The authors found that chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year.  Chiropractic [...]

2014 Apr 7

Chiropractic treatment for pregnancy related low back pain

By | 2014-04-07T22:55:19+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Low back and pelvic pain in pregnant women is often considered a 'normal' part of the pregnancy. However, the high prevalence of this problem (50-80% of women) and the impact that this may have on their quality of life, as well as the fact that back pain during pregnancy is commonly linked to low back [...]

2014 Mar 16

Massage Therapy for Chronic Neck Pain

By | 2014-03-16T23:24:56+00:00 March 16th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Neck pain is a common condition, affecting 30% to 50% of people within a 12 month period.  Neck pain also accounts for more than 10 million ambulatory medical care visits per year in the United States.  At least one-half of persons with neck pain report chronic or recurrent neck problems at 1 to 5 years [...]

2014 Feb 20

Chiropractic Improves Neck Pain in Seniors

By | 2014-02-20T23:34:19+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Neck pain is a considerable healthcare problem for individuals of all ages. About 20% of individuals 70 years of age and older experience neck pain at least once a month. Neck pain is also associated with other health complaints and poorer self-rated health. A new study investigated the effectiveness of chiropractic care (consisting of manipulation, [...]