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Neck pain is a common complaint in our office. Often times presenting not only as pain but also limited range of motion, headaches, and face and jaw pain. Neck pain can be caused by many different factors. There are the obvious causes like sleeping on the wrong pillow or in an unnatural position, poor computer posture, trauma, whiplash, etc. One common, but uncommonly thought of reason for neck pain, however, can be your shoulder.

This can be better explained by examining how the shoulder is put together. Your shoulder anchors itself to your rib cage and neck via muscles, tendons and fascia. When your shoulder is working properly, it recruits from these anchors in a very balanced manner. When your shoulder is injured or imbalanced, however, the shoulder starts recruiting from the the neck and the rib cage in an unbalanced way. read more


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In my practice I see a lot of patients suffering the effects of past head traumas without even knowing it. The origin of these injuries have a variety of causes from the common whiplash to blunt force trauma by way of horse hoof or fist.

The solution is sometimes as simple as cranial adjusting.

These patients have symptoms ranging from mild and chronic to severe interference with their quality of living. Typically they present with chronic headaches, migraines, neck pain, breathing difficulties (deviated septum), brain fog, difficulty concentrating, mild loss of coordination, head and eye pressure, and sinus congestion symptoms. I have seen many of these patients symptoms not only decrease in severity, but often times alleviate all together. read more


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Learn the right way to identify and avoid the common triggers for migraine headaches In 7 simple steps.

How exactly does one cure a chronic problem such as a migraine headache? When the dreaded migraine starts, it is all you can do to go lay in a silent, dark room. Unfortunately, our busy hectic lives do not allow us the luxury of laying in bed for a couple hours a couple times a month. The migraine headache has certainly been demonized but it is a warning symptom to tell you that something is not functioning properly in your body. I am going to go through an incomplete list of 7 simple steps to identify and avoid the common triggers for migraine headaches. read more


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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could get chiropractic care?

There are many who asked themselves that very same question, and subsequently decided to do it. Most folks never really think about it very seriously, just go on to something else like drugs or surgery.

Some people do absolutely nothing at all and believe discomfort or pain is a normal part of the aging process.
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Pain is NOT part of the normal aging process.[/pullquote]

Many people are not aware of just how or when to start chiropractic care, so they really never do. read more


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The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics & Duke Evidence Report published a study stating that cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.  What the results of the study showed were that spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches. Four weeks after cessation of treatment, the patients who received spinal manipulative therapy experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in all major outcomes in contrast to the patients that received amitriptyline therapy, who reverted to baseline values. read more