Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Numbness, tingling, or alteration of sensitivity in the fingers or part of the hand isn't always due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It may be caused by nerve impingement higher up, at one or more places closer to the neck:  between the collarbone and the first rib, or between certain neck muscles. This is called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I have an effective treatment plan for it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Is Part of Your Quadriceps "Lazy?"

I see many patients with knee problems whose kneecap is not tracking properly. This often happens because part of the quadriceps muscle is not working as hard as its neighbors---it has gotten "lazy."After adjusting the knee, I teach the patient how to do exercises to help this.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Psoas: An Important Postural Muscle

People with chronic pelvic or low back problems often have imbalance in the psoas---one side may be tighter than the other. Do you know where your psoas is and how to stretch it? As your chiropractor, I'll find imbalances, correct them, and teach you how to stretch at home.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Helping Bees, Butterflies, and Other Invertebrates

Do you know about the Xerces Society? They "defend invertebrates"---but why does that matter? Here's why:  "Butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, worms, starfish, mussels, and crabs are but a few of the millions of invertebrates at the heart of a healthy environment. Invertebrates build the stunning coral reefs of our oceans; they are essential to the reproduction of most flowering plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts; and they are food for birds, fish, and other animals. Yet invertebrate populations are often imperiled by human activities and rarely accounted for in mainstream conservation."
They also teach how to help the bees and butterflies:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Medicare And Chiropractic

Medicare covers chiropractic treatment, but only treatment to one or more regions of the spine. So, if you have a knee problem, for example, you must pay your chiropractor "out of pocket" for helping you with your knee. I do take Medicare patients, and am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gastrointestinal Reflux

Attention sufferers of Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD):  Activator chiropractic, which is my method, has an adjustment for this. Many of my patients with this condition experience relief after this adjustment.