• Anyone?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Natural Ways to Find Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the wrist and hands. It can cause pain and numbness which makes work difficult. You probably know someone who has undergone surgery to “correct” carpal tunnel, only to see the pain return shortly after. What you probably don’t know is that up to 75% of people who have surgery for carpal tunnel will have the pain return within two years! Surgery focuses on releasing the pressure on the median nerve, but what about all of those years of repetitive motion and stress on your elbow, shoulder, and neck? The long-term stress on all of these…

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  • Don't Neglect Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Shoulder, Arm or Hand pain? We can help!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Tennis Elbow? I Haven’t Swung a Racket in Years!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: You don’t need to be John McEnroe to feel the pain of tennis elbow. Actually, 95% of people who suffer from lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, don’t even play tennis! Lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle of your elbow. It can result in pain and weakness in the wrist and elbow. Repetitive motions and an awkward positioning of your wrist often contribute to tennis elbow. So how can you fix it? Keep reading… Why it Matters: Reducing inflammation around the tendon is an important first step. Reducing muscle spasms to improve blood flow,…

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  • Body Signals

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Shoulder, Arm or Hand pain? We can help!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Ever heard of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Pain On The Outside Of Your Elbow?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • The Link Between Posture and Shoulder Motion

    Author: Aberdeen Chiropractic |

    Bottom Line: Your shoulder is one of the most complex joints in your body. It is surrounded and supported by a complex network of nerves, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Many of these structures tie back to your spine or mid-back and neck. Your posture, or position, directly impacts the motion of your shoulder and scapula. Long hours at a desk or computer can lead to postural changes and muscle imbalances. Poor posture and a forward head position can lead to “upper cross syndrome.” Upper cross syndrome is an imbalance of the muscles in your upper back, neck, and shoulder that can…

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  • Are you reading this on your phone?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Body Signals

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • More than just back pain and neck pain!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Can Your Neck Cause Arm Pain?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Have you ever had a “dead arm”? It’s an uncomfortable combination of pain and numbness from sitting or sleeping in an awkward position that thankfully goes away after a few minutes. If you have cervical radiculopathy, that same feeling of pain, numbness, and weakness in your arm isn’t likely to go away on its own. Intense pain, numbness, or weakness in your arm and shoulder is commonly caused by a neck injury. If a disc, bone or ligament irritates or compresses a nerve root in your neck, it can create symptoms in your arm and shoulder. The nerves that…

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  • Tennis Elbow Isn't Just For Tennis Fans!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Neck Pain Basics

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Bottom Line: Neck pain is one of the top three reasons people visit our practice. Acute neck pain and cervical radiculopathy can be debilitating. They can keep people out of work, slow down their social life and can even lead to depression. The bottom line is that Chiropractic has been shown to be more effective than medication, extremely safe and to have high levels of patient satisfaction. Why it Matters: Top research publications like SPINE, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics have all recently published studies supporting the use of Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain. Recent…

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  • Body Signals

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Posture = Headache?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    ou know that feeling - the one where you start to feel a headache coming on. For many people, it is a daily occurrence and often begins in the neck and shoulders. That’s right - tight muscles around your neck can result in tension headaches. What’s more, if you sit at a computer all day, your posture may also be contributing to a decreased range of motion, premature degenerative changes in your spine, and headaches - but there’s good news! There are a few simple steps you can take to help you feel less pain, increase your energy, and fend…

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  • What Is Cervical Radiculopathy?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    ervical radiculopathy is the medical term for when a spinal disc in your neck is irritating or compressing a nerve root, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm and hand. Specific neck movements, like twisting or bending, may increase the pain. This can happen because of injury or degenerative changes in the spine. The good news is that over 95% of people get well with natural healthcare like Chiropractic.  A pinched nerve in your neck can cause a lot of pain, and it can be tempting to reach for medications to find relief. However, research shows us you may…

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  • Safe? You bet!

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Safety first. Not only is “do no harm” part of the oath that doctors take, but it’s also a pretty good principle for all of us to live by. No matter how safe you are, there are times when you get hurt or injured, and finding a healthcare option that is safe, provides excellent results, and has high patient satisfaction can be tricky. Or is it? In 2007, SPINE (one of the worlds most respected research journals) looked at data from over 50,000 Chiropractic adjustments given to nearly 20,000 patients, and they found Chiropractic care to be incredibly safe and…

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