Only 26% of Back Surgeries Are Successful!

A study was conducted involving 1,450 patients in the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation database. These patients had been diagnosed with disc herniation, disc degeneration, or radiculopathy, which is a nerve condition that causes weakness and tingling in the limbs. 50% of the patients studied had surgery, while the other 50% did not. They all [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:21+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Back Pain, Chronic pain|Comments Off on Only 26% of Back Surgeries Are Successful!

Something to Know Before Agreeing to Neck Surgery

Before you agree to an elective surgery, you should always consider your options. Neck surgery, in particular, can be dangerous. However, if you have been diagnosed with thyroid problems, osteoarthritis, or narrowing blood vessels, you may not see another option. First, let’s consider some of the risks of neck surgery. Then we will look at [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:23+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Chronic pain, Concussion, Post concussion syndrome, Posture|Comments Off on Something to Know Before Agreeing to Neck Surgery

Concussions – What’s the Matter?

New technology looks into the Brain for answers Concussions pose a major challenge to health care providers due their intricate nature. Concussions are also known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which happens when the brain moves inside the skull typically caused by some sort of trauma. Symptoms may be obvious such as nausea, fatigue, and [...]

2017-09-19T00:17:18+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on Concussions – What’s the Matter?

Concussion: The Sprained Ankle of Brain Injury

The common belief around Concussions is that they are a temporary event that will heal quickly. Concussions are a common occurrence in many sports and recreational activities that affect 1.6-3.8 million people in the United States.1 Concussions can happen quickly and often go undetected with little or no symptoms, until they manifest as larger problems [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:11+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Vertigo|Comments Off on Concussion: The Sprained Ankle of Brain Injury

Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Concussions and Other MTBI An MTBI or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, which includes concussions, can happen to anyone, but so many people aren't aware when they suffer from one. That's because so many people think this type of MTBI only occurs if a person is knocked unconscious, but that is not always the case. When [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:12+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN

The Numbers on Migraines So, you want to know what causes Migraines? Well, there are various factors that can and do contribute to a person experiencing this neurological disorder. The scary thing is that no one is immune to experiencing them, and even 5% of people experience a migraine by the age of 15. Of [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:12+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Chronic pain, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN

Tingling and Other Signs of a Herniated Disc

When you take your thumb, lightly press it against one of your fingers, and rub it, do you feel a tingling sensation? Or do you experience a tingling sensation anywhere else in your body? If you do, might you have a herniated disc, also called a slipped disc. Here are other symptoms of a Herniated [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:16+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Chronic pain, Sciatica|Comments Off on Tingling and Other Signs of a Herniated Disc

Shoulder Pain and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is a terrible thing to have to live with. People never realize how much their shoulders play a role in everyday living until it starts to hurt. Shoulder pain can be caused by many things but the most common causes are overuse or doing activities that are not usually done.   [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Chronic pain, Posture, Shoulder Pain|Comments Off on Shoulder Pain and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Chronic fatigue and sinus problems: What’s the connection?

An Unexpected Connection A study suggests that sinus problems can be associated with unexplained fatigue and bodily pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to both diagnose and treat. However, doctors at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered an unexpected connection with sinus symptoms and chronic pain. They questioned 297 patients and noted unexplained fatigue in [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:18+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Sinus problems|Comments Off on Chronic fatigue and sinus problems: What’s the connection?

Sciatica Symptoms

If you are experiencing a shooting pain from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down one of your legs, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is there is a chance you are experiencing sciatica, but the good news is you don't need to live with the pain. Though, [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:19+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Back Pain, Chronic pain, Sciatica|Comments Off on Sciatica Symptoms