Anyone who has suffered with sacroiliac pain knows that it is no laughing matter. Going up the stairs, getting out of the car, vacuuming, even walking can be so painful that a person can feel like never leaving their home because it hurts so much to move. Sacroiliac pain is felt on one side of
Low back pain can be due to muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support, sleeping in a poor quality bed, and repetitive stress. Get a good bed if yours isn’t wonderful, use a supportive chair for sitting, learn to lift correctly,
As we wrap up National Chiropractic Health Month, it’s a great time to address some of the lesser-known physical issues that are often helped by chiropractic care. Let’s explore a few now… Jaw – Excessive stress, teeth grinding, and spinal problems can cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Skilled chiropractic care can directly rebalance the muscles
Disguised as a mild-mannered chiropractor, Dr. Charlene Thorburn has been battling pain, stress, muscle problems and illness for over 40 years! How did she get started? Well, here’s her story… When she was a child, Dr. T as she is called by many of her patients, wanted to be either an artist or a nurse
A study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that is a long time in coming. The goal was to “systematically review studies of the effectiveness and harms of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for acute (less than six weeks) low back pain.” Twenty-six clinical trials were used to measure the improvements
Chiropractors move the bones of the spine away from the nerves, which reduces stress on the nerves. When the bones are realigned, the lining of the spinal cord and the fluids in the spinal canal and brain may become more normal which helps the nervous system work better. When your nervous system works well, your
A study published in the March issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy indicates that the use of NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and more – may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. This is yet another reason why this Burbank chiropractor recommends avoiding NSAIDs
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems plaguing adults today. When patients visit a physiotherapist, back pain is one of the most common injuries that are reported. Causes include muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, or sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support. Some
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: An article in Medical News discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems? Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world and is
Good question! Here it is National Chiropractic Health Month and you should know the truth about chiropractic. People come to us for pain relief and that is very wise because we are expert at relieving pain without drugs and surgery. But are you really using chiropractic to its fullest? Chiropractic is the art and science
October is National Chiropractic Health Month, the annual celebration of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. I thought I would start off the month by offering a simple review of how and why it works. About 30 million Americans visit chiropractors each year.
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Many people have their first experience with chiropractic care as the result of an accident. They come in seeking immediate pain relief as they have neck pain or back pain from being rear-ended in an auto accident; they have a sports-related injury, or they injured their back doing an everyday activity.