Archive for December, 2010

Neck Pain

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

At any point in time, the prevalence of neck pain is about 12% for the adult female population and 9% for the adult male population. As a matter of fact, the occurrence of Denver neck pain is about half that of lower back pain. Neck pain, specifically a stiff neck, affects 45% of those who work. Oftentimes, they do not miss work as they would with back pain. Resulting from increased flexibility, the neck becomes less stable and does not have as much protection. As the parts of the neck become overused, neck pain results.

Neck pain can be used interchangeably with pain in the shoulder and shoulder pain can sometimes be pain in the neck. The most common causes of neck pain and shoulder pain are injuries to the soft tissues including the muscles, tendons and ligaments, says Dr Rita Cummings. This can be a result from whiplash. Arthritis around the neck can also create pain in the neck and shoulders since the nerves are irritated. Neck and shoulder pain can also be associated with health conditions involving the heart, spinal cord, or lungs.

Visit your doctor of chiropractic CO to find the root cause of your neck pain; the chiropractor will evaluate the structure of your neck. As part of the diagnostic exam, the following will also be checked for issues: spinal discs, spinal cord, facet joints, supporting muscles, etc.

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Bunion Chiropractic Therapy

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Painful feelings around the big toe are often associated with bunions. In Denver, bunions, also known as Hallus Valgus, occur when the big toe (1st metatarsal phalangeal joint) becomes deformed. Most of those whom suffer from bunions are women in their middle age. Bunions are typically hereditary.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus) involve lateral deviation of the proximal phalanx of the first toe (big toe). Dr Rita Cummings states, the development of bunions can be accelerated by the following conditions: Morton’s deformity, forefoot varus, inflammatory arthritis, and wearing high heels too often. The deviation causes pressure to occur at the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe) with subsequent development of a localized bursitis and bunion formation.

The examination will help your chiropractor at Tamarac Wellness Center determine how severe your bunion is. The exam includes orthopaedic and neurological testing, as well as diagnostic radiography. You can rely upon your doctor to create a personalized chiropractic protocol designed to help you recover.

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Leg Pain Therapy Denver

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Lower leg illnesses can cause CO leg pain. The pain might not be harmful, but it can also be serious. The exact trigger of the pain can be from overuse, misuse, or trauma, but knowing the history will help to narrow down the precise cause of the leg pain. Leg pain in Denver, when it occurs in older patients, is usually a sign of deep vein thrombosis, especially if there is pain in the calf area. This leg disorder is very serious, and unfortunately, it is usually difficult to differentiate from muscle strain, or minor swelling.

Leg pain resulting from exercises is prevalent among athletes. It comes from a biomechanical imbalance in the foot, which puts strain in the calf causing the pain.

Your chiropractor, Dr Rita Cummings, will have all patients undergo orthopaedic and neurological testing, as well as diagnostic radiography, to find the underlying cause of the leg pain. Afterwards, they will determine the appropriate treatment plan for your condition.

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Chiropractic Care Foot Pain

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The majority of foot pain is due to a lack of proper support or inappropriate footwear. Excessive pressure or irritation from shoes causing corns, calluses and aggravation of the first toe (also known as Hallux Valgus) can produce foot pain, according to Dr Rita Cummings. When shoes worn are too tight, the metatarsals become compressed or toenails can be injured, resulting in foot pain. For an overly mobile foot, plantar fasciitis ( a frequent cause of foot pain) can develop if support is insufficient. Another widespread source of foot pain in CO are ankle sprains. Plantar flexion with inversion is the most commonly-seen type of ankle spain.

With foot pain treatment, it is important not only to manage the acute injury but to attempt to prevent future occurrences. A successful foot pain therapy at Tamarac Wellness Center includes ascertaining the needs of the specific activity or sport and creates a must-do post injury rehabilitaion regimen.

Your Denver chiropractor can correctly diagnose your foot pain and its real cause by taking a detailed history and examination, including neurological and orthopaedic testing and radiographic studies as well. Then the chiropractor will handle the development of a plan of management that is specifically made for your case.

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