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The peer-reviewed scientific journal Scoliosis published effects of chiropractic scoliosis treatment. The results support the conclusion that the chiropractic treatment of scoliosis is very safe.

This Lays the foundation for future studies into the effectiveness of chiropractic scoliosis treatment, and encourages potential patients that the chiropractic care of scoliosis – is a safe and viable option for them.

The article can be accessed online at http://www.ScoliosisJournal.com .

Scoliosis is the official journal of Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation Techniques (SOSORT).

From Pee Wee to Varsity to Professional sports athletes at every level face similar challenges namely, they want to perform at their best and avoid injuries on the field. And when the inevitable damage does occur, whether from accidents or over training, they look to get back in the game as fast as possible. In this situation, the doctor of chiropractic is often the essential solution.

And chiropractors are on staff with virtually all professional sports franchises and are highly visible at the Olympic Games.

An MD will largely look to address trauma and treat with medication, a DC is attuned to movement, mechanics, and musculoskeletal concerns. Furthermore, the list of banned substances for athletes is a long one-highlighting the importance of a non-pharmacological approach to healthcare and wellness. A chiropractor also has a number of treatment modalities that are noninvasive, such as low-level laser therapy and kinesiology taping, which work in conjunction with the adjustment to achieve results that other healthcare professionals can’t deliver.

A key to being a sports chiropractor is educating the athlete on the benefits of not just resolving their injuries, but using chiropractic for prevention and maximizing performance.

Pes Anserine Bursitis!

Pes anserine bursitis is the result of inflammation of a bursal sac at the medical aspect of the knee. The pes anserinus is the anatomic term used to infentify the insertion of conjoined tendons sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinous into anteromedical proximal tibia.

This type of bursitis is a fairly common finding, pronation of the feet should be suspected and evaluated.

History, such as that he or she has been experiencing medical knee pain after taking a long walk or hike. Custom -made, flexible functional orthodics can reduce the effects of medical knee pain. The knee joint is the largest in the body!

Bursae are closed sacs with synovia that contain fluid. They are located adjacent to areas of friction where tendons may rub against themselves or bones.

Direct trauma, excessive pronation of the feet, and a consequential increased Q-angle are common causes of pes anserine bursitis.

Adjunctive physiotherapy, including interferential muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold laser, may prove helpful. Nutritional supplements to quiet the inflammation and benefit the tissue repair should also be considered.

The lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities during standing, walking, and running. If leg or foot asymmetries or misalignments exist, abnormal forces transmitted along the closed kinetic chain can interfere with spinal function.

Most chronic low-back pain is the result of some form of structural weakness or failure. The cause of chronic lumbar and spine breakdown is micro-trauma, which is produced by the following conditions:

  • Biomechanical errors
  • Structural asymmetries
  • Tissue weaknesses
  • Excessive external loads

That source is often found to be an imbalance condition in one or both of the feet. The feet are the foundation of the body.

When excessive pronation or arch collapse of the foot is present, a torque force produces internal rotation stresses to the leg, hip, pelvis, and low back.

In patients with degenerative changes in the lumbar discs and facets, the external force of heel strike may aggravate and perpetuate low-back pain.

An anatomical difference in leg length produces abnormal structural strains on the pelvis and low back.

Back In Balance

Premenstrual syndrome is a treatable condition.

In 2004, The University of Iowa published a report in Primary Psychiatry titled “The Epidemiology of Premenstrual Syndrome.”

  • PMS and premenstrual dysphoric disorder affect approximately 20 to 30 percent of menstruating women, and the average age women with PMS seek treatment is in their 30’s.
  • Women with PMS usually present with physical and mood complaints, with irritability as the hallmark symptom.
  • The major impairment associated with PMS is an adverse effect on personal relationships.
  • Whereas use of over-the-counter (OTC) remedies is common among women with any degree of symptoms, few women with severe symptoms use prescribed drugs.

Some studies have reported that PMS includes “more than 150 symptoms.” Nutritional and Chiropractic intervention may very well be the answer.

Is it possible that chiropractic clinicians are uniquely qualified to diagnose the cause and render specific nutrient and structural therapeutic procedures to help each woman suffering from PMS?

In many cases, nutrition is the root cause of deviations from normal in woman’s reproductive health.

-What are signs and symptoms of protein deficiency and how do they relate to PMS?

  • Menstrual cramps and muscle cramping at rest. These are related to the relationship of protein and calcium.

Loss of menstrual blood alone is often cited as a loss of protein and hemoglobin itself is a protein molecule.

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its two divisions: the sympathetic and parasympathetic.

Our practices are filled with patients regardless of chief complaint, who have digestive problems, poor immune response and slow healing. They do not rest well and are unable to get adequate amounts of sleep. Those are signs of Sympathetic Exhaustion.

For tissues to respond to Sympathetic stimulation, calcium must be present in adequate amounts in the extracellular fluid(ECF).

 

Symptoms Commonly Associated with Calcium Deficiency

  1. History of bone disorders, spurs, osteoporosis, etc.
  2. Muscle Soreness, weakness, and cramps.
  3. Frequent symptoms of irritability and anxiety.
  4. Restlessness, including restless legs at night.
  5. Low back pain, weak joints and ligaments, and fallen arches.

If there is a relative intracellular increase in potassium over calcium due to a calcium/protein deficiency in the ECF, the patient complains of excessive symptoms of an inappropriate need for rest, the inability to heal or recuperate, and reproductive problems.

In our present society, long-term stress reactions result from any form of stress-visceral, structural, or emotional. When the brain sends the signal without adequate nutrition, tissue cannot respond appropriately and symptoms appear.

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The adult human body of 2016 is actually different compared to 50-100 years ago. We are now a chronically inflamed population.

Patients with metabolic syndrome are more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal pain syndromes, including spine pain, radiculopathy, tendinopathy, and widespread pain.

Five markers are used to identify the metabolic syndrome, including blood pressure, waist circumference, and fasting glucose, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, Three of the five markers must be present to make the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.

The real culprit is the over-consumption of sugar and flour, each of which elevates blood glucose, which the liver converts into saturated fatty acids. triglycerides, and cholesterol. For the average American, sugar and flour represent approximately 40% of all the total calories consumed..

An important study appeared in JAMA Psychiatry in June 2016, providing additional evidence that high blood levels of Vitamin B12 can slow the shrinking of the brain that commonly occurs after age 60. Previous studies have shown that vitamin  B12 and other B vitamins (folic acid and vitamin B6) can slow the rate of brain atrophy in older subjects with mild cognitive impairment and decrease the risk of progression to Alzheimer’s disease.

Food Poisoning

Stats & Facts About Food Poisoning

  • More than 200 known diseases are transmitted through food!
  • Norovirus is the leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States.
  • Salmonella is the second leading cause to food poisoning. There are almost 7,000 serotyped Salmonella isolates.
  • Long-term effects from food poisoning include Kidney disease from E. coli and possible arthritis from Salmonella, among others.
  • Campylobacter infection causes more than a third of Guillain-Barre Syndrome cases.
  • Most people don’t realize they have food poisoning because most do not get sick enough to have the laboratory tests required to confirm an organism caused their illness. For example, for every one case of Salmonella illness confirmed in the laboratory, there are approximately 30 cases of Salmonella illness that were not confirmed.

Other Misconceptions

An Arizona Department of Health Services epidemiologist shed light on why food poisoning is so tricky to diagnose.

  • Most of the time, the last thing you ate isn’t what made you sick.
  • Many foodborne diseases don’t produce the toxins until after they are in your intestines, and once the process begins, it can take days to weeks for levels to increase enough to cause problems.
  • The same pathogen can affect different people differently.

Sleep Disorder Improvements Have Been Linked to Chiropractic Care.

According to SLEEPMED of Santa Barbara:

Insomnia Statistics