Category Archives: Neck Pain

I have had many question about standing desks so I thought I would show you some potential benefits of switching.  As you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking. In fact a recent Scientific American article, called Killer Chairs: How Desk Jobs Ruin Your Health goes as far as saying, “chairs are lethal”.  Sitting for prolonged periods has been linked to many health problems. A few of the conditions related to prolonged sitting include weight gain, poor posture; neck, shoulder and back pains, varicosities,… Read more »
Even “Doctors” need to see “Doctors” … Check out Dr. Travis story on seeking alternative treatment for his chronic back pain.  
  People that have chronic neck and shoulder pain have the following three things in common.   Lower muscle mass in the upper body. This is an indication of poor physical condition.  Weakness and a decreased ability to withstand postural forces likely leads to increased pain. Less body water was noted. Dehydration of tissues can lead to higher level of pain. Increased fat deposits and fatty tissue. Increased weight and poor physical condition can be a factor leading to chronic neck and shoulder… Read more »

The 42 Pound Head

April 8, 2015  |  Neck Pain  |  No Comments  |  Tags:

  The 42 Pound Head   You have heard it said that “everything has a cost”.  Well, the cost of modern technology such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and computers may very well be a 42 pound head.  Before you think that I’ve lost my mind let me explain.   We know that habitually hunching over looking down at your phone, tablet or laptop can over time cause your head to assume what we call a forward head posture. Your head weighs on… Read more »
Unfortunately for the millions of people suffering from chronic low back pain, there is no one certain cure. The key is to find what works for you, often through trial and error.   For best results, try a well-rounded approach. Try them out, and let me know which ones work for you.   Release your inner endorphins Endorphins, hormones made naturally in the body, can be just as strong as any manufactured pain medication. When endorphins are released in the body, they help… Read more »
Chiropractic protects Medicare age patients against the typical age related declines in health!   Treatment for back conditions in Medicare beneficiaries were evaluated for a period of 2 years.  Health outcomes were scored.  The older adults that utilized Chiropractic were significantly protected against declines in activities of daily living and overall health compared to those who used medical care.
When it comes to neck pain the best medicine is no medicine at all according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, tracked 272 patients with recent-onset neck pain who were treated using three different methods:     Medication Exercise A Chiropractor After 12 weeks the patients who used a chiropractor or exercised were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who relied on medicine.   The… Read more »
4000 Plus Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides - Park East Chiropractic Brooklyn Park MN
More than 4,000 American children are injured on amusement rides each year, according to a new study that calls for standardized safety regulations.   Between 1990 and 2010, nearly 93,000 children under the age of 18 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for amusement-ride-related injuries — an average of nearly 4,500 injuries per year.   More than 70 percent of the injuries occurred from May through September, which means that more than 20 injuries a day occurred during these warm-weather months, said researchers… Read more »