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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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Orthotics St Paul MN | St Paul MN Chiropractor

Heel and arch pain is usually the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. This increased stress causes local inflammation and pain.  The most common cause of heel and arch pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs along the arch of your feet from your heel to your toes, and aids in stabilization of your arch during walking and running.

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Minnesota Orthotics St Paul MN | Foot, Heal and Arch Pain

Foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. It can lead to complex problems that can affect the functioning of other parts of the body. Foot pain, knee pain, lower back pain and even neck pain can be directly related to the way your foot hits the ground when you walk. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.

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MN Chiropractor | Orthotics St Paul MN

Does one (or even both) of your heels hurt?  If so, you aren’t alone. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in today’s population. A study by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has found that nearly 40 percent of all Americans have suffered from heel pain at some point in their lives.

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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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