Rib Pain and How to Fix It

When people are experiencing intense rib pain they often say to me, “Doc, I think I’ve got a rib out!” It’s a phrase that we chiropractors are well used to hearing. Costovertebral dysfunction, the cause of most rib pain, goes by several names and descriptions including “rib sprain”, “tipped rib”, or most often “I think…

Whiplash and Chiropractic

Whiplash has gone by a number of names over the years. “Cervical hyperextension/hyperflexion injury” and “Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome” (CAD) are some of the other names given to whiplash. While they are undoubtedly more descriptive in nature, they also don’t roll off of the tongue very well which is why the term “whiplash” is more commonly…

Shin Splints: 5 Tips for Resolving Them This Summer

Experiencing Shin Splints A great run can easily turn into a nightmare if you develop shin splints. Running is one of my favorite Summer activities and anything that gets in the way of it is something that I try to avoid. Have you ever felt a bad case of shin splints while getting your run…

3 Signs of a Disc Herniation in Your Low Back

A disc herniation is among the most serious spinal complaints that cause people to come seek help in our office. Often described as a “slipped disc” they can cause a myriad of issues including pain and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Many patients can pinpoint when they occur and will describe a…

Get Rid of Low Back Pain this Spring!

Have you ever had low back pain? I have. Sharp, stabbing pain, that dropped me to my knees. It occurred 2 years ago when I took the studded tires off of my bike. I thought that the snow and ice had melted enough that I could get away with no studs but I was sadly…

Headaches are Awful but Help May be Just Around the Corner

Headaches affect almost half of the population at some point in their lives.¬† They can be caused by a lot of different things including mechanical issues in your neck, metabolic issues with your diet, or trauma. Have you ever had a headache that was so bad that you had to close the blinds and lay…

Sciatica Can Be a Serious Pain in the Rear!

Have you or anyone that you know ever felt pain radiating into the buttocks and along the back of the leg? If so, you may have suffered from a common condition called sciatica. ¬†People with the condition commonly describe it as a “shooting pain down the back of the leg” but there are many different…