“I have pain and I don’t know why!”

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments

Most people have had pain because they have overdone an activity, had some sort of trauma, or “did something stupid.” But, it is also common to have a patient show up in pain and not know what has caused it. Of course, in this discussion we are staying confined to musculoskeletal causes of pain, because…

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What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

By February 9, 2017 0 Comments

Dermatomes Most people have never heard of a dermatome. For chiropractors, dermatomes are a very important concept that can help them figure you what may be causing pain in the arm, numbness in the arm, neck pain and headaches. A dermatome is an area of skin that is controlled by a distinct nerve root. Each…

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What do I do if I have neck pain when I turn my head?

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments

What do I do if I have neck pain when I turn my head? In my experience this usually occurs as a result of a misalignment of the first cervical vertebra. This is because most of the rotation (or turning of your head) is a result of the normal functioning of the top two bones…

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