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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull.  The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.  Because the disorder transcends the boundaries between several health-care disciplines — in particular, dentistry and neurology — there are a variety of treatment approaches.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Back and Neck Pain St Paul MN

For many years, the American Medical Association waged war against chiropractic, an intervention that relies on spinal adjustments to treat health problems. Chiropractors used to be regarded as the modern-day equivalent of snake-oil salesmen. The increasing acceptance of chiropractic care as a source of comprehensive complementary care for neuromusculoskeletal problems is reflected in that the chiropractic field is the fastest growing among all doctoral-level health professions.

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Chiropractic Treatment To Prevent Osteoporosis St Paul MN

Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and reduced bone strength that affects 10 million Americans over the age of 50. Another 34 million have decreased bone mass (osteopenia) that puts them at risk for osteoporosis.

Each year fractures related to osteoporosis will affect more women than heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer combined. One in three women and one in four men will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.

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Chiropractic Osteoporosis Treatment St Paul MN

Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, leading to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Older people can suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. Alarmingly, one in two women and one in eight men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime.

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Chiropractic Osteoporosis Treatment St Paul MN

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your spine, hip, and wrist to be more susceptible to fractures and breaks. It develops when decreased bone density makes bones weaker and more fragile. So fragile, in fact, that a break can occur from an event as innocent as a bump. It is estimated that 50% of women and one in five men over 50 years old will have a fracture or broken bone from osteoporosis in their lifetime— and they should not be taken lightly.

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Chiropractic Treatments St Paul MN | Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a devastating health problem that affects at least 116 million American adults–more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. It costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Chronic pain affects people of all ages, races, and occupations and without treatment, pain can have a significant impact on the pain sufferer and their entire family.

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Massage Therapy St Paul MN

Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. Stress can be created from both negative and positive situations. If not taken seriously, stress (whether it is from positive or negative stressors) can have a very negative reaction to our physical well-being. In the short term stress can cause such symptoms as insomnia, headaches, backaches, tension in muscles, and irritability.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash St Paul MN

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained after the body is thrown in a sudden, forceful jerk. The injury most commonly occurs in car crashes involving sudden deceleration, but the injury can also occur in other strenuous physical activities.  Because each individual case of whiplash is different, it is not possible to generalize about the chiropractic whiplash treatment.

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Auto Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment St Paul MN

Although you may feel fine, you may have received a serious injury called whiplash… a painful and very deceiving injury.  Whiplash damage occurs when your neck is stretched back and forth beyond its natural range of motion. The neck is especially vulnerable to this type of injury because of its ability to move in so many directions.

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Bad Posture and Backpacks

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conducted a survey of which 58% of the responding orthopedist reported seeing pediatric patients with back pain or shoulder pain caused by lifting or carrying heavy backpacks.

Even the best pack is useless if your child doesn’t use the pack correctly.  It is important to stress from an early age the need to wear and lift backpacks properly.

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