Diagnosis and management of quadriceps strains and contusions

Injury to the quadriceps muscle group can be painful and debilitating. Strains and contusions of the quadriceps are common in athletics and result in lost time from training and competition. This article will review the presentation, physical examination, diagnostic testing, and treatment of these injuries. In addition, rehabilitation techniques and …

Kisses Can Be Deadly

This article certainly caught Dr. Trabulsi’s eyes! He thought that a story like this sounded a bit bizarre! Myriam Ducre-Lemay, a 20 year old woman, died shortly after her boyfriend kissed her goodnight, according to CTV News. Many of us would not think to be so cautious over giving a …

The New Health Epidemic: Sitting Disease

Emerging research points to many negative effects of too much sitting—including lower back pain and potential complications like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Here are ways to stand and move more during the workday. See Work Ergonomics: Minimize Back Injuries Standing also helps reduce stress on the discs in your lower back. If you …

X-Ray of the Spine

In a Chirpractic office X-rays are used to provide detail of the bone structures in the spine, and are used to rule out back pain resulting from: They image bones by shooting an x-ray beam through the body. The calcium in bone blocks penetration of the x-ray beam and the …

Typical Cervical Problems Treated by Chiropractic

Chiropractic Manipulation can address a number of causes of neck pain. It is not a treatment for every type of neck problem, but on the other hand is also considered a first line of treatment for many. Two typical causes of pain that originate in the neck and may be …

11 Ways to Keep Gardening with Back Pain

Gardening is one of the joys of life for many of us, but back pain can throw a wrench into the best-laid planting plans. That doesn’t mean you need to cross gardening off your list. With a few adaptations and a dash of creativity, you can still exercise that green …

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  How does Kinesio Taping work? The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique …

Non-Surgical Treatment for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

By Roger Härtl, MD Most cases of lumbar herniated disc symptoms resolve on their own within six weeks, so patients are often advised to start with non-surgical treatments. However, this can vary with the nature and severity of symptoms. These other therapies are often helpful for longer-term pain relief: See …

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise

Along with specific back exercises, aerobic exercise that increases the heart rate for a sustained period is very beneficial for helping back problems. Aerobic exercise increases the flow of blood and nutrients to back structures which supports healing, and can decrease the stiffness in the back and joints that lead …