Subluxation or Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC)    Vertebral Subluxations: A term used to describe when a vertebrae is causing interference to the spinal cord or spinal nerves or both. Vertebral Subluxations interfere with the vital communication between the brain and the tissue cells of the body. Resulting in abnormal function (hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure, symptoms . . . . . . . or even pain). A Chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a ...

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Menopause Back Pain

  Many doctors consider menopause a disease instead of a normal physiologic state. Because of this attitude, women are often subjected to drug therapies that may cause dangerous side effects. As Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. has stated: Since medical treatment for hot flashes (for) over five decades has proven to be more dangerous than the disease (what disease?), and since the latest non-hormonal treatment are no less frightening than their predecessors, my best advice to women with hot ...

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Piriformis Syndrome

  Piriformis Syndrome is commonly confused with sciatica, piriformis syndrome causes similar pain in the lower back and buttocks that often extends down the back of the leg and into the foot. The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttock. When the piriformis is too tight, it can press on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower back, runs through the buttock and down the leg. The resulting pain is called piriformis syndrome. One reason that the piriformis ...

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Back Exercises

Exercise is one of the most effective ways of preventing and treating recurring or chronic back pain. Strengthening muscles that support the spine with exercises can prevent, reduce and in some cases eliminate lower back pain.   Common Causes of Back Pain? Accidents and sports injuries are the most common causes of back pain. But sometimes, even simple activities or movements – like bending over to pick up an object from the floor – can trigger pain. There are also a number of ...

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back pain after surgery

Back Pain After Surgery

Although back disorders and back pain can be caused by a single traumatic injury most are the result of months or years of: • Poor posture • Bad ergonomics in the workplace • Improper body mechanics • Stressful living • Insufficient nutrition • Poor physical fitness • Lack of flexibility Sometimes the incident we blame the back injury on was just the final "straw that broke the camels back". Hearing your doctor utter the words, "We’re going to have to operate," can ...

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pinched nerve

Pinched Nerve

A “pinched nerve” means that the nerve has been compressed, constricted or stretched in some way. Which can be pressure applied by the surrounding tissue that can cause irritation and disruption of the nerves functioning. (The nerve’s message gets interrupted somewhere along its path). A pinched nerve can happen anywhere in the body, but the most common place is in the neck and low back, as these are the areas that do the most moving, and often refer pain down the leg or arm. Have ...

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chronic back pain

Chronic Back Pain

If you visit a conventional physician for pain, there's a very good chance you'll leave with a prescription for a medication,as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and even opioids (OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.) are the go-to treatment for pain in the modern medical world. In fact, they are frequently overused for chronic pain because they're assumed to safe (they're so readily available even children can buy them). While these drugs can reduce inflammation, they ...

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What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine.   The signs and symptoms of scoliosis vary based on the degree, or severity, of the curve(s). Some of the more common and observable signs include: • Uneven musculature on one side of the spine • Back pain • Loss of motion • A rib prominence and/or a prominent shoulder blade – caused by the rotation of the ribcage • Uneven hips or a difference in leg length • Slow nerve action • Uneven waist ...

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leg pain

Back and Leg Pain

Back and leg pain is a common health issue today that affects at least 7 out of 10 people. It is a prevalent problem among Australians.   What Causes back and leg pain? Accidents and sports injuries are the most common causes of back and leg pain. But sometimes, even simple activities or movements – like bending over to pick up an object from the floor – can trigger back and leg pain. There are also a number of other factors that can increase your risk of back pain, such ...

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Sacral Pain

  The Sacrum (Latin os sacrum) is a large triangular-shaped bone at the base of the spine, forms the upper rear portion of the pelvis, like a wedge located between two of the pelvic bones. There are 5 sacral vertebrae when you are born and fuse together as you age forming 1 bone. Nerves pass through the sacrum that form nerves that pass down the lower extremities as well as nerves that supply pelvic organs with nerve innervation. Sacrum pain is very common and the cause can be from a ...

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