Can You Hear Me Now

Did you know the very first Chiropractic adjustment wasn’t for back pain? Here’s how it all started as told by our founder Dr. D.D. Palmer… “Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, has been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon … Read more…

A 5 MPH Crash Can Cause Spinal Damage

Really?  A 5 MPH crash can cause spinal damage! A study from 2006 determined a motor vehicle impact as slow as 5 miles per hour creates enough of an impact to cause severe spinal injury or spinal damage.  An inter-vertebral disc can start to decay within 48 hours after an accident!  The bottom line, it … Read more…

Low Back Pain and Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a term used to describe a curvature of the spine that is not “normal.” The normal curves of the spine include an inward curve in the low back and neck and an outward curve in the mid-back when looking at the person from the side (“sagittal plane”).

Low Back Pain and Spinal Fusions

You may think it’s odd to discuss low back pain (LBP) from the perspective of spinal fusion because as chiropractors, we do not perform surgery and so, why discuss it? It is important that we discuss research such as this so we can make the informed treatment decisions with our patients after we’ve considered all the facts in each specific case.

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes such as genetics, acquired abuses, body type, gender, as well as cultural aspects that predispose one to acquire low back trouble.

Chiropractic Care and the Elderly

Chiropractic treatment of low back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective.  In fact, in 1994, guidelines were published recommending that chiropractic treatment of low back pain should be a first consideration / treatment of choice in front of many other forms of back care health services.  Since that time, more and more studies have been published showing continued advantages of chiropractic care over many other forms of LBP care. 

Even though studies have shown that the peak prevalence of LBP occurs in the 5th decade of life, LBP is also a significant public health problem in older adults ranging between 13% and 49% with “…soaring costs in terms of health care expenditures.” So, what about care for the elderly – is chiropractic care equally safe and effective in this older population as it is in younger patients?  … Read more…

Have You Lost Work Time Because of Your Back Pain?

“I can’t believe how much my low back hurts! I don’t know if I can go to work with it like this!”  Does this sound familiar?  Have you ever missed work because of low back pain?  Well, if you have, you’re certainly not alone!  In fact, over 80% of the general population seeks some type of health care provision at some point in life because of low back pain and many of those lose work time.  Lost work time is often associated with not being able to tolerate certain positions such as prolonged sitting, standing, bending, twisting, reaching, or combinations of these.  Sometimes, just getting to work is next to impossible as the car ride alone may intolerable!  There is nothing more depressing than not being able to move due to the sharp knife-like feeling in the back every time you try to change positions.  … Read more…