About Brittle Bone Disorder

About Brittle Bone Disorder

There is no cure for brittle bone disorder (osteogenesis imperfecta), but there are some management options. What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? A congenital disease, caused by a defective gene, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) makes brittle, or fragile, bones.  Type 1 collagen, which is a necessary component of bone building, is deficient during development.  Sometimes OI is caused by a spontaneous … [Read more...]

Tonsillectomy Risks and Benefits

Tonsillectomy Risks and Benefits

Once a more common surgical procedure, tonsillectomies are now reserved only for certain situations. About Tonsillitis and Tonsil Stones Tonsils reside in the back of the throat as “gland-like structures”.  They contain lymphocytes, which help fight infection.  The role of tonsils in the immune system is that they act like a net that traps viruses and bacteria.  When they do their job … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of Swimming

The Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a low-impact form of exercise that can be beneficial to overall health and useful for injury rehabilitation. Swimming Swimming is a way of exercising that is easier on the musculoskeletal system.  Being in the water makes the human body more buoyant (it weighs less).  Without having to bear all of the weight as on land, the body can work out joints and muscles with less stress on … [Read more...]

Causes and Treatments of Nausea

Causes and Treatments of Nausea

There are many reasons for nausea.  Fortunately, there are some alternatives to traditional medical treatments. Causes of Nausea Nausea is a feeling of wanting to vomit or “being sick to your stomach”.  There are many reasons for feeling nauseated, and they range from mild to serious.  A very common cause of nausea is food allergies.  Food poisoning or “stomach flu” is an infection (parasites, … [Read more...]

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy (water therapy) can be a wonderful addition to other forms of treatment, from the medical, to the chiropractic.  It has many holistic benefits. What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy (which was also called hydropathy) encompasses a wide variety of therapies which are used in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic care to utilize water for pain relief.  This … [Read more...]

Chiropractor Assistant

chiropractic assistant

Assistants in the medical field are an important part of the efficiency of a clinic. Assistants spend a great deal of their time with a patient and it is usually a better experience for the patient when the assistant is a friendly, patient and caring person who enjoys offering care to others. A chiropractor assistant, or CA, is someone who is employed by a chiropractic physician to assist them in … [Read more...]

Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder

whiplash

Whiplash or WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorder) is a serious condition that can affect an individual’s activities of daily living and their overall quality of life.  Most people associate whiplash with an automobile accident and that of course is the number one way to receive whiplash; however, whiplash (WAD) can also be from other accidents including: falls from ladders, roofs, horses, bicycles, … [Read more...]

Massage Therapist Courses and Degree

Massage students

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a massage therapist?  A Massage Therapist Degree has never been more rewarding or more in demand.  People all around are unemployed, stressed to the max, and uncertain of their future.  This is the time they need massage therapy the most.  Massage promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, cellular healing, improves digestive function, decreases respiratory rate, and … [Read more...]

Herniated Disc Treatment: Chiropractic

Herniated Disc

Do you suffer from a herniated disc?  This is a common condition that can cause local inflammation, pain, motor, sensory, and reflex deficits.  A herniated disc is described as the inner nucleus pulposus traveling beyond its normal barriers of the outer fibrotic ring.  This may or may not apply pressure to surrounding nerve roots.  This is why some individuals have undetected herniated discs … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Training and Visit Procedures

Chiropractor Doing Adjustment

Chiropractic is the practice of manipulation of the spine and extremities through the use of hands or instruments.  A Chiropractor receives his/her doctorate degree after completion of a bachelor in science.  They in total study for almost 8 years, take over 70 classes in the grad program, and complete 4,500 classroom hours.  The areas of study include but are not limited to: anatomy, physiology, … [Read more...]