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Opioid abuse, pain management

Seek Chiropractic Treatment before a Prescription

If you read or watch any news these days, chances are you hear a story on prescription opioid abuse or overdoses. Unfortunately, it has become an epidemic in this country and no one is immune. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription

Headaches

Headaches

There is a root to every problem. It’s the same with aches and pains in our body, we have them for a reason, there is a root cause. Headaches are no exception. I had a patient come in recently complaining of low back pain, she also casually mentioned that she has frequent headaches. I’ve said

Concussions and Sports

Sidney Crosby & Dr. Ted Carrick

After suffering two significant blows to the head in January 2011, NHL Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins missed the next 11 months of hockey. Post-concussion symptoms can leave a person feeling dizzy, confused, light-headed and unable to tolerate loud noises or bright lights. Some sufferers also experience balance problems, changes to their sleeping patterns,

Football and Chiropractic

Jim McMahon: Football & Chiropractic

Unfortunately, we hear quite often of former professional football players who are suffering memory loss and other health issues related to concussions they suffered during their playing days. Just one of the players we’ve heard about is former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon. McMahon said he was resigned to lifetime of pain and memory loss before

Pain or Prevention? Your Choice!

Pain or Prevention? Your Choice!

Here I go again, using the car analogy, but it’s something that everyone can understand. Without getting a wheel alignment or even straightening the chassis, the tires on your car will constantly wear quicker. So which would you rather do, continue spending money on new tires or have your car aligned on a regular basis?

Aches And Pains Are Not Normal

Aches And Pains Are Not Normal

We often hear that “aches and pains are a normal part of aging.” Well, it’s true that we might experience more aches and pains as we age, but there is nothing “normal” about pain. We see a lot of pain cases these days because have so many activities in everyday life that pull our heads

Dry Needling for Treatment of TMJ

Dry Needling for Treatment of TMJ

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can cause an assortment of problems including pain in many areas including the joint, facial muscles, and the ear, as well as headaches, loss of jaw range of motion, tinnitus, and many others. Pain in the muscles is often caused by spasm. Many of us are familiar with TMJ by the

Allergies

Allergies

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you may have already struggled through the last month of allergy season. Trees and Grass Pollens East Tennesseans start struggling with tree and grass pollens as early as March. These two, along with weed pollen and mold spores, are the four most common triggers. And this isn’t just affecting a

Ibuprofen and Kidney Disease

Ibuprofen and Kidney Disease

By now you know I am not a fan of medications, however, there are times that I will recommend to my patients to take anti-inflammatories (i.e. ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen). Obviously, these are not meant for long-term use. Heavy or long-term use of some of these medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and higher dose aspirin,

Understanding your Spine

The Importance of Your Spine

Your spine allows you to do almost everything you do in your life. Proper spinal function allows you to do things well – and most of the time, pain-free. Poor spinal function forces you to do things poorly or not at all, not to mention the agony spinal distress can cause. Consider for a moment

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