Monday, September 18, 2017

5 Secrets of Neck Pain Relief

     which strain the muscles in your neck.
    especially when you're a passenger, with someone else driving.
    one that adequately supports your cervical spine.
    guard against sudden extreme movements, or repetitive motions 
    of your head.
    for underlying problems by your Activator Chiropractor. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

29 Problems, 29 Solutions

     As an Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator Chiropractor, I have 29 adjustments for the knee. 
     In-other-words, in Activator, the Advanced doctors, who are the most highly trained, have 29 tests for misalignment or aberrance of the structures of the knee. This includes the osseous components (the bones) as well as soft tissue (muscles and their tendons which act on the knee). 
     We even have new adjustments for the medial and lateral meniscus, which, in my practice, I am finding very helpful for my chronic knee patients.

Monday, September 4, 2017

YES, Medicare Covers Chiropractic

      Attention Seniors:  Medicare covers Chiropractic!
     Although it will only pay for adjusting the spine, Medicare does reimburse for chiropractic care. I see many Medicare patients in my practice, and I am happy to discuss how this works. 
     Questions? Give me a call, 831-476-2168.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bicipital Tendonitis

       A common cause of pain in the shoulder is irritation of the bicipital tendon, the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle (your “Popeye” muscle) to the shoulder. 
      This tendon “rides” in a groove on the front of the humerus, the bone of the upper arm. It may become inflamed due to injury, overuse, or compensation due malfunction of components of the shoulder. 
      My treatment plan for bicipital tendonitis includes careful, precise Activator Chiropractic adjustments to correct abnormal internal or external rotation of the humerus, protection of the tendon so it can heal, and anti-inflammatory applications such as ice.

Monday, August 21, 2017

OUCH-!!! I've Got An Awful Pain in My Foot!

 Severe, burning pain, often accompanied by red, swollen joint(s), and usually of sudden onset, may be a metabolic condition---gout. It most often shows up in the big toe, and is more common in men than women.
It is a type of arthritis caused when sharp crystals form in a joint because of too much uric acid in the blood. Your chances of getting it are higher if you are overweight, drink too much alcohol, or eat too many foods containing purines, such as meats, including steak, organ meats, and seafood, or drink beverages sweetened with fructose (fruit sugar).
There are other risk factors, including family history, medical conditions like diabetes or kidney disease, and certain medications such as diuretics.
Treatment may include medications, but a gout sufferer can often control the situation with diet. Avoid anything containing high fructose corn syrup (sodas, ice cream, fruit juices, sports drinks, breakfast cereals). 
Avoid high-purine foods---organ meat (liver), red meat, shellfish, anchovies, herring, mushrooms, asparagus, cauliflower, kidney beans, lentils, spinach, peas, and whole wheat
Keep alcohol consumption moderate or minimum, and drink lots of pure (devoid of chlorine or other chemicals) water to help your body flush out waste products and toxins.