May, 2017

The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain. They do not cure it. Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. This misunderstanding can lead to over-extension and a delay in the healing process, or […]

Torticollis Neck Pain! What Is This Neck Pain?!

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: “When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t move my neck!  Every time I try to move it, I feel sharp pain on the left side of the neck shooting down into the shoulder blade.  It just came out of nowhere!” Chances are, you are suffering from a common condition called […]

Low Back Pain: Prescribed Medications vs. Spinal Manipulation

Low Back Pain: Prescribed Medications vs. Spinal Manipulation Patients should be informed of nonpharmacological therapies for low back pain before using riskier, less effective treatments. Manual-thrust manipulation, performed by chiropractic physicians, achieves a greater short-term reduction in pain compared with common medical treatments. 56% of medical care recipients had a 30% reduction in low back […]

Backpack Safety Checklist From Your Houston Chiropractor!

In 2013 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited 5,415 backpack-related injuries treated at emergency rooms. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) point to the dangers of heavy backpacks, resulting in injuries ranging from acute and chronic back pain to other painful conditions. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends that parents choose the right backpack (see […]

Why Is My Back Always Hurting?

Houston Area Chiropractor Comments: Low back pain is a very common problem affecting 80-90% of all of us at some point in our lifetime.  Why is that you ask?  There are many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that we are 2-legged animals carrying 2/3rds of our weight above our waist.  Studies have shown […]