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  • Adjustment Of The Spine For Dysfunction In The Cervical Joints

    Adjustment Of The Spine For Dysfunction In The Cervical Joints

    Chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) of the cervical spine is usually accomplished with the patient either lying down on his or her back or in a seated position. Alternatively, the patient may be placed in a prone position (lying face down), an approach often used in lower cervical/upper thoracic vertebral and rib/vertebra ("costovertebral") joint manipulation.

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  • Is Botox A Beneficial Treatment For Relieving Neck Pain?

    Is Botox A Beneficial Treatment For Relieving Neck Pain?

    Botox is FDA-approved to treat cervical dystonia, a specific type of neck pain. While some doctors use it off-label to treat other conditions that cause neck pain, Botox does not appear to be effective in treating chronic neck pain. Botox (botulinum toxin) is well known for its ability to smooth out wrinkles. Clinicians also use Botox to treat certain medical conditions, including some that cause neck pain.

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  • What Are Effective Ways To Work Out With Psoriatic Arthritis?

    What Are Effective Ways To Work Out With Psoriatic Arthritis?

    Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation of the joints. Follow these tips that will help bring you closer to reaching your exercise goals. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation of the joints. It can affect any of the joints – knees, hips, shoulders, and/or hands – and occasionally affects the spine as well.

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  • Common Neck Issues Addressed Through Chiropractic Care

    Common Neck Issues Addressed Through Chiropractic Care

    Chiropractic manipulation can address several causes of neck pain. It is not a treatment for every type of neck problem, but on the other hand, is also considered a first line of treatment for many. Two typical causes of pain that originate in the neck and may be treated by manipulation include mechanical neck pain and disc problems.

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  • Exercises And Stretches For Alleviating Neck Pain

    Exercises And Stretches For Alleviating Neck Pain

    Stretches and exercises for neck pain can offer relief, but it’s important to assess your pain level first. Here’s a guide to help you determine whether at-home neck exercises are right for you. The phrase “pain in the neck” rings true for many people — in fact, neck pain is one of the top types of pain reported, according to the American Physical Therapy Association.

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  • Is Arthritis Possible in Children? Understanding Arthritis in Kids

    Is Arthritis Possible in Children? Understanding Arthritis in Kids

    In children, arthritis does not typically occur due to wear and tear or overuse of the joints, as it can in adults. More typical in children is inflammatory arthritis, in which the body’s immune system causes inflammation in a joint or multiple joints. Inflamed joints may be painful, stiff, or swollen. Inflammatory arthritis in children, known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), occurs more frequently than you might think and is estimated to affect nearly 300,000 children in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

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  • Chiropractic Adjustments For The Neck Region

    Chiropractic Adjustments For The Neck Region

    Manipulation of the cervical spine or neck region is a common technique utilized by doctors of chiropractic for many patients complaining of neck, upper back, and shoulder/arm pain, as well as headaches. Similar to the treatment for many conditions affecting the lower back, chiropractic is considered a first line of treatment for a range of cervical spine conditions.

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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections for Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain

    Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections for Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain

    A cervical epidural steroid injection is a shot to relieve chronic pain. The shot goes into a space near the spine and has anti-inflammatory effects. It’s best for pain that’s the result of nerve injury or damage. Cervical epidural injections may have to be repeated for ongoing pain relief. Insurance and some government programs may cover the costs. The out-of-pocket expenses for those without coverage are similar to the costs of conservative pain treatment.

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  • Helpful Tips About Managing Arthritis Pain While Tackling Household Tasks

    Helpful Tips About Managing Arthritis Pain While Tackling Household Tasks

    For people living with arthritis, it can be tough to balance completing your daily chores around the house while keeping your condition in check. Making modifications to your everyday activities, whether it’s by using proper joint mechanics or different devices or tools, is a great way to begin. Coming up with an at-home management program -- and sticking with it -- can help you get through the day with less arthritis pain.

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  • Therapy For Releasing Myofascial Tension

    Therapy For Releasing Myofascial Tension

    Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are several conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtual pain in any area containing soft tissue.

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