Nerve Short Circuits: your crooked head—occipital bone

Very few chiropractors can adjust one of the most important joints in our body, yet doing so brings about amazing, often miraculous, results. When your occipital bone at the base of your skull slips off the atlas—(C1) the very topmost bone of your spine—(and it often does), your health is severely impacted. The occipital bone joins to the topmost neck …

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Why things hurt

don't let joint pain impact quality of life - fix what's wrong

My broken arm bone healed years ago and the tendon is clearly not involved; why can’t I move my hand well? —SJ   I threw out my back, but years later my legs hurt. Why? —KR Without pain, we’d never know when we have exceeded the natural motion of a joint. We would never know that we have sprained, strained, or broken …

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Powerful solutions for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis: the leading musculoskeletal cause of disability in the Western society. As we age, years and a lifetime of ignored low-level chronic inflammation catch up to us—our joints wear down, become painful… Cartilage—the firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints and lets bones glide over one another while absorbing energy from the movement—that vital cartilage breaks down and wears …

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Is interference causing my nerve root problems?

degrading nerve after crush injury

It is scary and frustrating to have a lot of back pain. But the fact is, a lot can be done to fix it, even when it gets really bad or is given big diagnostic names. Truly, these long lists of diagnoses should not be used as often as they are—they are important tools for practitioners and help us communicate …

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Inflammation: your back’s first line of defense

Progressive spine disease, disc protrusion, bulging disc, herniated disc, osteophytes

Inflammation, our defense mechanism, our helpful friend… what ran amuck? Our  ancient defense mechanism, inflammation, is the first step in healing. After we injure ourselves or become invaded by harmful bugs, or even toxic chemicals, the front line of defense is this complex dance we call “inflammation”: It sends messages out to the body—messages through your nerves, changed hormones (chemical …

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Not the dreaded sciatica! (again)

low back pain from spinal degeneration

Sciatica is a pain @#$^*%^#$&!!  Need I say more?? Probably not, in fact too many people say waaaay too much more. Millions of Americans every year suffer from sciatic-like symptoms… “My sciatica’s acting up” is as common a phrase as “good morning.” In 2010, more than 250,000 patients underwent elective lumbar discectomy (spinal surgery) for the treatment of low back …

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What Vitamin is Behind Door #2?

Choosing between vitamin #1, vitamin #2, or vitamin #3? Might as well be like Door Number 1, Number 2, or Number 3!   Now if you don’t already know the correct answer, the probability of guessing it right goes down with each choice. For example 4 offered possibilities give you a 25% chance of guessing right. Isn’t it mind boggling …

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Inflammation—Disease Cause or Cure?

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You “catch” a “bug” and your immune cells overwhelm and eliminate the infection. Your child skins their knee; immune cells clear dead/damaged tissue and debris and carefully coordinate healing. Cured. But what if the inflammation continues? Normally, short-term inflammation is a temporary redness, heat, swelling, tenderness, and pain. Even fever is the normal inflammatory response to infection or injury and is an …

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Finally Heal Your Back Pain

Gonstead Chiropractor, Anchorage Alaska

Believe it or not, back pain was rare just a couple hundred years ago! What has changed lately is so important, you won’t stably heal your back without knowing this. For thousands or so generations since Paleolithic man, our bodies have performed incredible physical feats, labored hard, built, moved, hauled, and created amazing things. Today it’s different. Ancient healing arts; modern Chiropractic …

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