Monday, August 30, 2021

Tech Neck - Neck Pain Caused by Staring at Phones and Tablets

Tech Neck is phenomenon caused by adults and kids staring down at phones and tablets too much. Find out some helpful stretches to reverse this irregular curvature of the spine!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Alleviate Headaches

Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

How Chiropractic Works

The fear of the unknown prevents most people from trying chiropractic. Dr. Josh explains how chiropractic cares for your spinal health and nervous system.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Chiropractic Research: Prefrontal Cortex

Dr. Heidi Haavik of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation has done some groundbreaking research on the brain and chiropractic!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment? (From Chiropractor)

Dr. Alex from @occhiropractor reveals the science on why certain people snap, crackle and pop more than others. /.,

Monday, August 9, 2021

Low Back Pain: Should We Recommend Chiropractic Care?

With as many as 1 in 5 adults suffering from low back pain, it's imperative that we find nondrug options to relieve this disabling condition. The American College of Physicians recommends spinal manipulation as an option for the management of low back pain.

Friday, August 6, 2021

The Importance of Chiropractic Care

Dr. Lindsey and patient Allison talk about Allison's chiropractic story and how she was able to improve her quality of life with the help of Dr. Lindsey Thomas

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Graston Technique (IASTM) Treatment For Fast Hip Pain Relief

Graston technique, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a fantastic way to increase the flexibility and glide of tissues. Fascia, or myofascia, is the covering over the top of all the muscles in your body. The human body has 650 muscles. All of these muscles need to be able to glide and slide past each other.

Chiropractors adjust bones and joints. Chiropractic adjustments can create immediate improvement in flexibility, range of motion, and decreases in pain. But what if those results don't feel like they last?

The soft tissues (fascia, tendons, ligaments) around the joints are what stabilize the joints. When there are myofascial adhesions it can cause chiropractic adjustments to only be of temporary benefit. The "scar tissue" binding up the fascial tissues can cause the joint to have restricted motion over and over again. Requiring visit after visit to the chiropractor. There is a better way.

When we have postural stresses, repetitive motion injuries, or trauma fascial structures get stuck to each other. This scar tissue type substance are called myofascial adhesions. Myofascial adhesions can make you feel tight, stiff, and many times are painful.

Graston therapy is used by chiropractic and physical therapists to help remove myofascial adhesions. It should be painless and leave the patient feeling more flexibility and less pain. Graston technique is especially helpful in chronic pain cases where many other techniques have failed. And with Graston being a non-drug and non-surgical treatment it is safe and well tolerated.

Graston technique is usually performed over a few visits by a chiropractor. It is not unusual to see some discoloration or redness in the skin in the area where Graston or an IASTM method is performed. The discoloration goes away in a few days, but the benefits continue.

In this video I demonstrate Graston therapy on a female athlete with chronic hip pain. We work through the piriformis muscle, the gluteus medius, IT band, glutes, and surrounding structures. Many times if someone has myofascial adhesions at their piriformis muscle it can lead to pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. We talk through sciatic nerve symptoms down the leg as well.

If you have never tried Graston technique, look for a provider and see if this myofascial therapy option is appropriate to help you feel your best. As a form of manual therapy it can be used to treat acute injuries or during rehabilitation. That is why it is used in physical therapy (PT and DPT) as well as chiropractic clinics.