This blog link is extremely informative on the hazards of texting and driving. Is it just as dangerous as being intoxicated or sleepy behind the wheel? Texting and driving is something that we all know NOT to do but, do we all take the warnings seriously? It feels that we need the constant distraction nowadays. [...]
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As you already know, we are a family business here in our hometown of Lake Worth. Most of our patients are neighbors, friends, their families and friends; people that help us and contribute to our community. We strive to make them feel comfortable, to help them recover from injuries, car accidents, or just maintain their [...]
It’s estimated that up to 50% of whiplash associated disorder (WAD) patients will develop chronic symptoms such as neck and upper back pain, headache, dizziness, emotional and cognitive disturbance, referred pain, and physical dysfunctions. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that is also characterized by long-term, persistent symptoms such as chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, [...]
In the face of musculoskeletal pain, it’s common to restrict activity. Unfortunately, doing so can weaken the muscles and joints in the affected area, which can prolong pain and elevate the risk for future injury. Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee often fall into this trap. So, what type of exercises are best for improving [...]
There are many conditions that affect the hand and wrist: tendonitis (strains), ligament injuries (sprains), as well as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A contributing factor for these conditions is inflammation caused by overuse and repetitive motions. That’s why your doctor of chiropractic recommend taking mini-breaks (30 seconds to one minute) throughout a busy workday to [...]
It’s not hard to argue that nearly everyone spends too much time on their electronic devices, especially smartphones. You may be familiar with the terms “text neck” or “forward head posture”, but have you heard that excessive cellphone use may cause your body to grow horns? Could you imagine? LOL If you reach around to [...]
In the past, patients may have been prescribed bed rest by their family doctor for low back pain. These days, treatment guidelines recommend staying active during the recovery process. Why the change? Ok, it goes like this... There are two types of muscles in the back: the superficial muscles and the deep muscles. The superficial [...]
Exercise exerts beneficial effects on blood pressure, lipids, glucose tolerance, bone density, depression, and quality of life. In addition, exercise can help us preserve brain function as we age. It has to do with the way exercise. If we are breathing correctly, it causes our bodies to use more oxygen which in return helps preserve [...]
The laws of physics cannot be denied. If I were to tell you that you could eat all you want, as long as it's not Food X, and not gain weight it means I'm not very good at math. Hormones are contributors to weight gain, but not because they cause certain foods to stick to [...]
Shockingly, 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from neck and low back pain sometime during their life, with facet syndrome accounting for a large percentage of these symptoms. A recent study on low back pain showed involvement of one or more facet joints in 79% of the patients. Many individuals with facet syndrome will [...]