Tag Archives: Musculoskeletal System

Hi-Tech Chiropractic

While the modern chiropractic profession is just a little over 100 years old, healers have been treating back and joint pain for millennia. Hippocrates, the Greek physician considered the father of modern Western medicine, encouraged other healers to learn about the spine because he believed it was integral to a person’s overall health and well […]

Head Posture & Injury Avoidence

Quick—what part of the body to you think of when you hear the word posture? My guess is most people associate posture with a straight back. Truly good posture needs a perfectly choreographed interaction of the musculoskeletal system: the pelvis directly right over the legs; ribs over the pelvis; and head over the ribs with […]

Personal Injuries and the Damage Not Seen

It’s a telling statistic: although chiropractic care still represents less than five percent of the entire United States healthcare pie, chiropractors by far treat more personal injuries than any other medical specialty. They treat 33 percent of all car accident victims, who are likely to suffer musculoskeletal injuries such as whiplash or cervical, thoracic, and […]

Chiropractic and Sports

Many high-profile athletes are turning to chiropractic treatments to stay in top form. For example, when National Hockey League (NHL) player Sidney Crosby suffered two concussions within a matter of days, he sought assistance from his chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Ted Carrick, who treats several professional hockey and football players, who take a beating in their […]

The Paleo Diet Goes Back to Our Roots

Many chiropractors stress the importance of overall wellness in addition to the importance of maintaining musculoskeletal health. Wellness counseling can include advice on nutrition, employing strategies such as detoxification, exercise, weight loss, and diet. A diet gaining popularity in many wellness circles is called the Paleo Diet because it is based on a premise of […]

Whiplash Not Always Apparent

While ambulance chasing attorneys on late night TV may urge motorists involved in a minor accident to retain an attorney, the reality is most people involved in fender benders just want their insurance companies to take care of it and tend not to seek treatment if there is no apparent injury. But chiropractors are trying […]

Athletic Benefits from Chiropractic Treatments

For all those weekend warriors looking to improve their golf or tennis games or shave some seconds off their run times, chiropractors suggest getting regular treatments. Repetitive motion and stress-related injuries usually respond well to spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and rehabilitative exercises. Chiropractic treatments help the body heal itself naturally and completely without surgery or […]

Chiropractic Care for Weight Loss

With obesity among all age groups reaching record highs across the country, many physicians are stressing the importance of proper nutrition and exercise to combat this epidemic. While cutting back on calories and adding extra activity to your daily routine are excellent ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle, you may find yourself feeling frustrated when […]