Do I Need to Have Surgery For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

“For the last few months, I’ve been waking up at night with numbness and tingling in my hand.  Lately, I’ve been waking up more often, 3-4 times a night and I’m having a hard time falling back to sleep.  When I drive, my hands fall asleep within a few minutes and I have to shake […]

What Can I Do To Help Myself After Whiplash?

Houston Chiropractor Comments: Whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully jerked, and is typically associated with car crashes.  The speed at which the neck is forced upon impact is faster than we can contract our muscles in attempt to stop the forceful movement.  This results in muscle, tendon, and/or ligament over-stretching, even tearing.  […]

Conservative Care and Back Surgery

Conservative Care = Cost Effective Low back pain care initiated by a medical doctor (MD) is going to cost 20% greater than low back pain care initiated by a doctor of chiropractic (DC). Likelihood of Surgery For Workers with Back Injuries First point of contact: Surgeon/MD – 42.7% First point of contact: Chiropractic physician/DC – […]

The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain. They do not cure it. Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. This misunderstanding can lead to over-extension and a delay in the healing process, or […]

Torticollis Neck Pain! What Is This Neck Pain?!

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: “When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t move my neck!  Every time I try to move it, I feel sharp pain on the left side of the neck shooting down into the shoulder blade.  It just came out of nowhere!” Chances are, you are suffering from a common condition called […]

Low Back Pain: Prescribed Medications vs. Spinal Manipulation

Low Back Pain: Prescribed Medications vs. Spinal Manipulation Patients should be informed of nonpharmacological therapies for low back pain before using riskier, less effective treatments. Manual-thrust manipulation, performed by chiropractic physicians, achieves a greater short-term reduction in pain compared with common medical treatments. 56% of medical care recipients had a 30% reduction in low back […]

Back Pain? Consider Chiropractic!

Back Pain? Consider Chiropractic! According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), spinal manipulation is associated with statistically significant improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with serious or adverse side effects. If you are interested in spinal manipulation in Houston, consider calling your Houston […]

Types of Headaches

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: Headaches are one of the most common complaints for which patients seek chiropractic care.  Chiropractic is especially helpful in the treatment of headaches because the three nerves that exit the top of the spine (upper neck) are often the cause of or directly related to headaches. These three nerves travel into […]

Can Whiplash Hurt Your Shoulder?

Clear Lake Area Chiropractor Comments: It’s probably more common than you think. Whiplash injuries, especially serious ones, are notorious for causing pain and disability beyond the neck. Whiplash is considered a full body disorder and symptoms can range from pain to dizziness, headache and fatigue. Depending on the type of collision and restraints, other body […]

Hand Pain and Its Causes

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: When hand pain strikes, it can be a difficult problem to deal with since we use our hands for so much; our work, our play. It can also be distressing psychologically to have a part of your body not working as it should. Hand pain can be a difficult thing to […]