Upper back knots are a common complaint amongst the regular massage clientele. Especially those knots that are resistant to being worked on in between the shoulder blade and the spine. The therapist is great at finding them and the pain you feel with the pressure is a ‘good hurt’. There even tends to be multiple in a line down the upper back.Read More
Too many people suffer from low back pain that doesn’t seem to respond to conservative care. Even cortisone shots provide very little, or at best, temporary relief. Like most people they really want to avoid the slippery slope of low back surgery. This pain seems to encompass the whole low back with a telltale of extreme stiffness and pain in the morning. That pain reduces after you walk around for about a half hour. Sometimes this can be accompanied by pain in the buttock that can radiate down the back of the thigh to the knee and sometimes can even go to the foot.Read More
Too many people suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD or TMJ Disorders). It could be as minor as a popping jaw or inability to open or close your mouth all the way. To as severe as clenching at night, during the day, resulting in jaw or face pain, tinnitus, vertigo, headaches, eye pains, and so much more.
The standard approach by the general dentist is a night guard that stops the teeth from contacting. Unfortunately, this Band-Aid must be replaced every 6 months to a year depending on how fast you chew through it. And even then, it still will not correct the reason as to WHY you are clenching.Read More
Everyone has had their moment when they find comfort in food. You go into it knowing that it's only going to make you feel worse after. And then all of a sudden it turns into a stare down with the bottom of the ice cream tub and instantly you regret giivng in.
I have studied the mind-body connection in depth and have found myself researching more in the science of how being nutritionally deprived can cause certain mood changes in the brain. The gut has a mind of its own, and with its confirmed existence, we call it the enteric nervous system; a third unconscious system in your body.Read More
A little background first… Craniopathy is the study of the skull and the restoration of proper function. 80% of the central nervous system (CNS) is encased in the cranium while only 20% is in the spine. The skull itself is intended to be a pumping mechanism for the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), which provides nutrients and removes metabolic waste to and from all areas of the brain. Some people ask if it is similar to craniosacral therapy. Craniopathy is different than craniosacral therapy.Read More
There are many different causes of low back pain. It can be as simple as a misalignment of the joint in the low back or pelvis, muscle spasm or it can be a more complex issue that requires a completely different approach. We are seeing more and more people in our office that have tried many approaches to helping their low back pain including pain killers, anti-inflammatories, chiropractic, physical therapy and more. One often-overlooked underlying cause of low back pain is due to a pelvic instability/hypermobility.Read More