• DeQuervain's Disease

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Tendons are strong, fibrous bands of tissue connecting muscles to bones. Some tendons are covered by a protective, lubricated insulation called a “synovial sheath.” The two tendons on the thumb-side of your wrist that extend and abduct your thumb into a “hitchhiker” position are covered by a sheath. Normally, these tendons move freely within this covering, much like a sword sliding through a sheath. If these tendons and sheaths are forced to repetitively rub against the bones of your wrist, they can become painfully swollen. This condition is called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The pain of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis may begin abruptly,…

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  • Chiropractic Care and Back Pain Study

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new JAMA study of 750 active duty US military personnel with acute low back pain compared the effectiveness of standard care alone (medication, physical therapy, pain management) vs. a collaborative care plan that included chiropractic manipulation: “Chiropractic care, when added to usual medical care, resulted in improvements in low back pain intensity and disability. This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines.” In the study, chiropractic co-managed patients reported:   significantly lower pain intensity significantly less symptom “bothersomeness” significantly better perceived improvement significantly greater satisfaction with…

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  • Carpal Tunnel Strikes Women More Often

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control found that women were more than 3x more likely to develop work-related carpal tunnel syndrome compared to men. Want to learn more? Check out this short video about how carpal tunnel syndrome develops and what you can do to solve it. #CarpalTunnelSyndrome #AboutMyCondition #ChiropracticCare Jackson R et al. Rates of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a State Workers’ Compensation Information System, by Industry and Occupation — California, 2007–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Oct 5;67(39):1094-1097.

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  • Resolving Joint Restrictions with Chiropractic

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study in Spine Journal found that immobilization of a joint leads to rapid degeneration and arthritis. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to identify and resolve joint restrictions via safe and effective manipulation. Click here to watch how it works.

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  • Suffering from Dizziness?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Your brain processes 3 different inputs to establish your sense of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions by sending the wrong information to your brain. A new studyhas confirmed that chiropractic care, exercise, and acupuncture can help those dizzy spells. So, if you or someone you know suffers from dizziness, call our office today! #Dizziness #CervicogenicVertigo #ChiropracticTreatment

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  • American Medical Association Says Increase Chiropractic Benefits

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that although chiropractic & acupuncture were recommended over pharmacologic options for treating low back pain, the treatments were not covered by all insurance plans. The authors recommended expansion of insurance benefits to “improve comprehensive, multimodal coverage of best-practice treatments for chronic low back pain.” Do you know a healthcare decision maker? Please share this American Chiropractic Association infographic to explain why ALL insurance plans should cover chiropractic care. #ChiropracticBenefits Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, et al. Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for

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  • American Medical Association – Increase Chiropractic Benefits

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that although chiropractic & acupuncture were recommended over pharmacologic options for treating low back pain, the treatments were not covered by all insurance plans. The authors recommended expansion of insurance benefits to “improve comprehensive, multimodal coverage of best-practice treatments for chronic low back pain.” Do you know a healthcare decision maker? Please share this American Chiropractic Association infographic to explain why ALL insurance plans should cover chiropractic care. #ChiropracticBenefits Heyward J, Jones CM, Compton WM, et al. Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers.…

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  • Chiropractic Improves Your Quality of Life

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A study of more than 2000 chiropractic patients with chronic back or neck pain concluded: “Chiropractic care was associated with significant improvement in health-related quality of life (physical functioning, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social health, emotional distress), especially in pain.” #QualityofLife #ChiropracticBenefits #ChronicPain Hays RD. et al. Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients with Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Oct 11. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002902. [Epub ahead of print]

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  • Headache Relief

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study of female office workers found: “a strong association between trapezius muscle tenderness and the level of intensity and the number of days with a headache.” Are you suffering from headaches? This trapezius stretch might help. #HeadacheRelief #TrapeziusStretch #Chiropractic Lidegaard M et al. Association Between Trapezius Muscle Tenderness and Tension- Type Headache in Female Office Workers: A Cross-sectional Study. JMPT Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 483–487

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  • Relief for Low Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Researchers have concluded that for low back pain patients, adding manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, “leads to greater reduction in back pain at 5, 10 and 26-week follow-ups”. Watch this short explainer to learn more about low back pain and how you can resolve it. #LowBackPain #ChiropracticBenefits #FollowUpCare Ford JJ et al. Individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for people with clinical features of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2018 Aug 3. pii: S0031-9406(18)30167- 6. doi: 10.10  

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  • Top Stretch for Tennis Elbow

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Researchers have identified the most effective exercise for tennis elbow. Click here to see a demo. #BestStretchFor #TennisElbow #ChooseChiropractic

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  • Carpal Tunnel Options

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A large literature review of potential treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome concluded that oral medication & injections did not provide long-term maintenance. Whereas, another study concluded that manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, produced significant improvement for carpal tunnel patients. Check out this video link to see one recommended nerve stretch that you can do at home to help relieve symptoms. #CarpalTunnelSyndrome #ManualTherapy #ChiropracticCareWorks

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  • Growing Pains

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    An extensive research review has concluded that “growing pains” do not actually exist. There is no such thing as “normal pain”. If you know a young person with pain, call our office today to find the real source of their problem. #GrowingPains #Pain #ChiropracticTreatment Swain M. et al. Relationship between growth, maturation and musculoskeletal conditions in adolescents: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;52(19):1246-1252. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098418. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

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  • Chiropractic During Pregnancy

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study has found that nearly 4-in-5 pregnant women who use conservative manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, experience a reduction in pregnancy symptoms (headache, neck pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and insomnia). Authors Conclusion: Manual therapy in pregnancy is a drugless, highly effective therapy. It is a low cost, rapid, safe, and well-tolerated treatment for pregnancy symptoms which frequently has an immediate effect, thus making it an optimal treatment for pregnancy symptoms.” Download this helpful pregnancy infographic to learn more. #PregnancySymptoms #ChooseChiropractic Skarica B et al. Effectiveness of Manual Treatment on Pregnancy Symptoms: Usefulness of Manual Treatment in Treating…

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  • Avoiding Shoulder Surgery

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The term “SLAP” is used to describe a tear or detachment of the rim of cartilage that surrounds the entire outside edge of your shoulder socket. SLAP lesions can be a significant source of pain and disability – especially in throwing athletes like pitchers. Fortunately, new research has found that a well-designed exercise plan “is more successful than surgery for most throwers with SLAP lesions.” If you or someone you know suffers from shoulder pain, call our office today to see how we can help! #SLAPLesions #SurgeryAlternative #ChiropracticCareWorks Mathew CJ, Lintner DM. Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior Tear Management in Athletes. Open Orthop…

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  • The hipbone is connected to the knee bone...

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Arthritis researchers have found that weak hip muscles can cause significant degenerative changes in the knee. Fortunately, these imbalances can be corrected through exercise...if identified early enough. You regularly maintain your car and home, so why not your body too. If you have knee pain, try this simple hip strengthening exercise, then call our office for a check- up today that may prevent bigger trouble tomorrow! #HipPain #HipExercises #ChooseChiropracticCare

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  • Chiropractic Care for Migraines

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Headaches can be triggered a number of components. Chiropractic works by removing mechanical triggers from your neck muscles and joints. And a new studyfound that chiropractic spinal manipulation was exceptionally safe for patients with headaches. Learn more about this condition here. #Headaches #ChiropracticTreatment #ChooseChiropractic Chaibi A et al. Adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy single- blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial for migraineurs. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Jun;29:66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Mar 14.

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  • ADL Advice - Deconditioning

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    “Proper maintenance is required for most things that we care about and this is particularly true of our body. The natural aging tendency to become more sedentary leads to a loss of strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. This will occur as a certainty unless you make a conscious effort to stay in better shape. Make time in your day to walk and stretch more. Even little efforts can be very beneficial, like choosing parking spots that require more walking and taking the stairs versus an elevator. Not everyone can expect to become an elite athlete but we can all strive to…

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  • Many Options for Fibromyalgia

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A comprehensive review of fibromyalgia research published in the past 20 years revealed over 400 different treatment interventions. The abundant choices indicate that none of the current therapies cure the problem, however many can help manage symptoms. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and need help sorting through your options, call our office for help today. #Fibromyalgia #ChiropracticCare #PainManagement Bourgaize S et al. Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome: Two sides of the same coin? A scoping review to determine the lexicon of the current diagnostic criteria. Musculoskeletal Care. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1002/msc.1366. [Epub ahead of print]

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  • British Medical Journal: Try Manipulation for Neck & Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The British Medical Journal concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation and acupuncture are TOP options for treating back or neck pain. Check out this short explainer video to learn more about neck pain and how chiropractic can help. #ChooseChiropractic #ChiropracticBenefits #PainRelief Lorenc A, Feder G, MacPherson H, et al Scoping review of systematic reviews of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020222. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020222

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