Entries by john

Lupus

Lupus is a very complex group of illnesses that not only vary by type but also in how they affect individual patients.  No two lupus patients and their symptoms are alike.

Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

  What You Need to Know About Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia   You wake up one morning to a red painful rash… A band of blisters wrapped around your body from the middle of your back around your side to your breastbone.  As if that weren’t bad enough, you may also have –            Pain, burning, […]

Entrapment Neuropathy…Pain By Any Other Name

Ever heard of entrapment neuropathy or carpal tunnel syndrome? Repetitive motion disorder? Nerve compression syndrome? How about a “trapped nerve”? Chances are, you’ve probably heard of at least one of these conditions. These medical conditions are entrapment neuropathies. Entrapment neuropathies or compression neuropathies are a type of peripheral neuropathy caused by direct pressure on one […]

Chiropractic Treatment: Chronic Spine Pain After Fusion

Chronic Spine Pain After Fusion In our practices, we see many patients with less than optimal results from spinal surgery. Although in many cases surgery can save lives and improve immediate outcomes, problems can arise in areas adjacent to the surgical site, especially after fusion of the spine, sometimes resulting in chronic spine pain for […]

Functional Health: Boron, Vanadium, and Other Ultra Trace Elements

We spoke before about the role of trace elements in health and nutrition. By definition, trace elements are those necessary for life and growth however, only in the tiniest amounts. Vanadium and Boron are two more ultra trace elements we should talk about. In some studies the element Boron has been found to help reduce […]

“But, Doctor, It Hurts When I Exercise…” – Part 1

“But, Doctor, It Hurts When I Exercise…” By now, everyone knows that exercise is good for you. It helps to not only lose weight but keep your weight under control… It strengthens your bones… It improves your cardiovascular health… It has even been shown to fight depression… And if you happen to have diabetes, you […]

Chiropractic Treatment: Low Back Pain and Spinal Care

A few decades ago, the chiropractic profession practiced in a relative absence of good scientific data concerning its main therapeutic tool, spinal manipulation. The success of this profession and this treatment with patient care was empirically based. The evidence basis of spinal manipulation, however, has changed dramatically in recent years with a large number of […]

Functional Health: Lyme Disease

If diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease are delayed, the chances of developing further complications, like peripheral neuropathy, increase greatly. This has been called the great imitator. Unfortunately, patients who suffer through Lyme Disease oftentimes end up with neurologic disorders that mimic a whole host of neurologic conditions, including the development of peripheral neuropathy. This […]