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27
Feb
0
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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: I do a combination of walking and easy running for exercise. However, I have developed pain in the back of my heel that won't quit. My family doctor told me I have Achilles' tendonitis, but medication has not helped. What can I do?

27
Feb
1

Ankle Pain Lasts for Years

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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: I sprained my ankle two years ago and my x-rays were normal. I continue to have pain along the outside of my ankle, especially when I run. Why is that and what can be done?

02
Jan
0

Avoid Back Pain When Traveling

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Question: It seems like every time I go traveling, whether by car or plane, my low back hurts. I have been out of town with severe back spasms and can't get help. Is there anything I can do to avoid this?

Answer: This seems to be a common occurrence for many people. There are multiple stressors to the low back when traveling. Riding in a car for long periods or sitting on a plane can strain your back. Lifting suitcases, especially out of the trunk of your car poses risk. Placing bags in the overhead compartment on a plane can hurt your back and neck if you arch too much. And to top it off, you may sleep in a crummy bed and wake up worse in the morning!

02
Jan
0

Avoid Golf Injuries

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Question: When it warmed up, I went to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls. Toward the end, I swung and had rather severe low back pain, almost dropping me to my knees. How do I avoid this in the future?

Answer: Bending and twisting create a lot of leverage and stress to the low back. Hitting one golf ball after another probably fatigued your muscles. However, walking 18 holes can be demanding as well, especially combined with repetitive swings and the elements.

02
Jan
0

Avoid Whiplash In A Crash

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Question: Last winter, my car was hit from behind and I was diagnosed with whiplash to my neck. Is there anything I can do to avoid this again?

Answer: Now that winter has arrived, we can expect more motor vehicle accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce about 70% of automobile accidents resulting in death are ice-or-snow related.

02
Jan
0

Bend With Twist Causes Back Pain

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Don't bend and twist at the same time! I am devoting this week's article to this simple maxim.

Bending coupled with a twist is one of the most common ways I see patients hurt their own backs. It is something we do often without thinking.

02
Jan
0

Brain Injuries Cause Later Problems

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Young people ages 0 to 4 and 15 to 19 are at the greatest risk of brain injury when struck in the head. Adults 75 and older suffer the highest rates of hospitalization and death from head injuries.

26
Feb
0

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: My wrists and hands hurt and go numb. I think I have carpal tunnel syndrome. What exactly is that?

17
Nov
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Chiropractic and Strokes

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Recently, a 34-year-old model, Katie May, died as a result of a stroke. She had taken a nasty fall the week before and went to the chiropractor thinking she had a pinched nerve. The Los Angeles County Coroner said she died because of "an injury sustained during a neck manipulation by the chiropractor." It appears the carotid artery dissected (split apart) and then formed the clot, blocking the blood to her head and causing a stroke and later death.

Our hearts go out to her family, friends and daughter that she left behind. We are always on the lookout for our patients who should not have the "cracking type" of manipulation to their neck. We have other low force techniques that do not twist the neck at all if we suspect you are high risk for stroke. If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or a history of stroke or Transient Ischemic Attacks (mini stroke called TIA) we will not rotate your neck for manipulation.

We are proud to say that we have practiced chiropractic care safely for 29 years.

02
Jan
0

Chiropractic Does Not Increase Risk of Stroke

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A new study finds there is no evidence of excess risk of stroke following chiropractic spinal manipulation, according to a February 2008 report in the journal Spine. The study notes that patients are no more likely to suffer a stroke following chiropractic treatment than they would after visiting their family doctor's office.