The more I learn about medicine, the more I'm amazed at how people think nothing of taking several drugs, for the rest of their lives. When I was young, if we got sick, we went to the doctor, were given drugs for two weeks and we improved. But, now I realize how many people are on prescriptions that they think are for a lifetime. There has to be a better way. Researching some of the most common prescriptions, it was disturbing to find that
Whiplash, refers to a neck injury where the normal range of motion is exceeded, resulting in injury to the soft-tissues (hopefully with no fractures) in the cervical region. There are a LOT of factors involved that enter into the degree of injury and length of healing time. Let’s take a closer look!Picture the classic rear-end collision. The incident itself may be over within 300 milliseconds (msec), which is why it’s virtually impossible to
Low back pain (LBP) can arise from disks, nerves, joints, and the surrounding soft tissues. To simplify the task of determining “What is causing my LBP?” the Quebec Task Force recommends that LBP be divided into three main categories: 1) Mechanical LBP; 2) Nerve root related back pain; and 3) Pathology or fracture. We will address the first two, as they are most commonly managed by chiropractors. Making the proper diagnosis points your doctor
They are called cervicogenic headaches, meaning the headache did, indeed, start in the neck. Although headaches can arise from a variety of causes (stress, allergies, insomnia, accident, etc.) many do originate in the neck or from neck trauma. The anatomy of the neck helps to explain the connection, because there are three nerves that exit the neck and travel to the head (C1, C2, and C3). The first, C1, the lesser occipital nerve, travels to
Doctors have told us for years that high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease. This is because they believed that excess cholesterol clogged blood vessels and impeded the blood’s ability to circulate. However, while it is true that cholesterol can line the walls of blood vessels, the amount of circulating cholesterol in a particular body does not correlate with its deposition in the vessels. In fact, cholesterol may actually be a
Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Sauce Servings: 4 side dishes Difficulty: Medium Ingredients: 1 medium acorn squash 2-3 tbsp ghee salt, to taste 10 oz fresh cranberries 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 3 tbsp fresh orange juice 1 tsp orange zest 1/4 cup pecans, chopped fresh parsley, to garnish Instructions: Part 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds.