Thursday, January 28th, 2010
October of this past year was National Chiropractic Month and the ACA chose to focus on awareness of headaches and chiropractic. Statistics report nine out of ten Americans suffer with headaches. I see the truth in this statistic with every new patient that enters my office. Patients who come to my clinic for other reasons also report they suffer with headaches in addition to their primary complaint. Good heads shouldn’t hurt. The majority of headaches individuals suffer with come about gradually and the patient learns to needlessly “deal” with them. However, severe headaches can arise suddenly and these may require immediate medical attention.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most expensive work related injuries. Over a lifetime an individual could lose about $30,000 in medical bills and time lost from work. When looking for help with their carpal tunnel syndrome, people do not customarily think to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors only work with the spine, right? Wrong. While some chiropractors do focus primarily on the spine, others, including ourselves at Frostwood Chiropractic, work on all joints of the body. However, while we can treat your wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome, in some cases the problem may actually be in other locations, such as the neck. Proper evaluation and testing will help to determine the exact cause of your carpal tunnel symptoms.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. My best friend is an internal medicine resident at Scott & White, and he tells me his experience confirms this statistic to be true. Most cases of back pain are mechanical in origin, meaning they are not caused by other ailments such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. So what does cause back pain?
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
What is arthritis? The word arthritis means “joint inflammation”. There are many types of arthritis: gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more. We are going to focus on rheumatoid arthritis for this article. Years ago rheumatoid arthritis patients were rarely told to exercise. However, recent research shows arthritis patients can do more to manage their condition beyond traditional bed rest and medication.