Holiday Headaches: Break out the Peppermint?

Peppermint for your Headache? In the spirit of holiday-themed writing, let’s address one of the inconveniences of stress and anxiety that sometimes accompanies holiday activities — headaches. Peppermint — that …

In the Toolbox: Laser, Acupuncture

What’s with all the Tools? Chiropractic treatment involves a lot of hands-on care — stretching, massage, guided exercise, and joint adjustments are frequent tools used to decrease pain, improve mobility, …

Musculoskeletal Disorders and You

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder? “Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders” make up most of what I treat. To borrow from Ergonomics Plus, this means “injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s …

Your spinning head: Vertigo and BPPV

“It feels like everything is spinning.” If things are spinning, you might be suffering from vertigo — and more specifically, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV can present as dizziness, unsteadiness, …

Reinforcing the Truth: BMI Lies

Refreshing an old topic: BMI This is not really new information, but it’s worth addressing again. BMI lies. Regularly. In a few ways, actually. And it’s probably better to monitor …

Utility of Advanced Imaging

Why your “problem” might not be your problem. Lots of different body regions can hurt (necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, spines, hips, abdomens, groins, knees, ankles, etc.), and in cases where …

Raking Tips for Autumn

Safety in Autumn – Raking Leaves The winds are up; the leaves are down. Unless you plan to collect mushy leaves following the spring thaw of 2016, you’re facing the undesirable …

Pt Q’s: Treadmill Running

Treadmill Running vs Outdoor Running  The Q: Is there a difference in how I run outdoors compared to on a treadmill? It was a question from a patient of mine, …