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Too Much of a Good Thing?

My mother used to say, “everything in moderation.” This is what a new study seems to say about exercise. Can too much exercise be a problem for your body? Let’s dig in. How Much Should You Exercise? The current US physical activity guidelines state that (1): “Adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 … Continued

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1 in 8 Orthopedic Surgeries Lead to Heart Damage

Sometimes a paper comes along that breaks my brain. This is one of those research studies which is in the form of a position paper published by the American Heart Association. It basically says that some people are getting heart damage during routine surgery. So let’s dig in because when I first read it yesterday, … Continued

Grabb Oakes Measurement: How Is It Determined?

The headaches, brain fog and dizziness were getting worse and unresponsive to conservative care.  You were referred for surgical evaluation.  During the consultation time was spent reviewing your neck MRI.  Different measuresurements were performed.  Should you be concerned?  What is the Cranium?  What is the Craniocervical junction (CCJ)? What is the Grabb Oakes Measurement?  How … Continued

Craniocervical Instability & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Know the Facts

Gymnastics and yoga were easy as you were super flexible.  With continued training your shoulders and knees kept popping out of place.  A series of small but significant traumas left you sidelined both from athletics, academics and socially.  Brain fog and fatigue were common themes.  You have seen countless physicians with conflicting information.  Your chiropractor … Continued

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Chiari Decompression Surgery?  The Facts You Need to Know

The headaches, neck pain and dizziness are debilitating and getting worse.  Conservative treatments and medications have failed.  Your doctor has referrred you to a neurosurgeon.  He mentioned Chiari Decompression surgery.  What is a Chiari Malformation?  What are the three different types of Chiari Malformations? What are the symptoms of Chiari Malformation? What is Chiari Decompression … Continued

what are the longterm effects of untreated whiplash

What Are the Long Term Effects of Untreated Whiplash?

You were waiting for the red light to change when you heard the brakes screeching. Out of nowhere a large SUV rear ends you and pushes your vehicle into the intersection.  Your neck and shoulder hurt and you’re not processing all the information.  Your doctor thinks you have Whiplash.  What is Whiplash?  What are the … Continued

What Is the Success Rate of C1-C2 Fusion?

The upper neck and head pain was unrelenting and did not responed to conservative care or medications. Your doctor wants to refer you to a surgeon for possible fusion.  What is the C1?  What is the C2?  What is the Atlantoaxial (AA)  Joint? What are the key components of the AA Joint?  What is a … Continued

How To Heal A Torn Meniscus Naturally

If you have, or suspect you have a torn meniscus, and you’re wondering how to heal a torn meniscus naturally, you’ve landed on the right post. You may be wondering: Do I need surgery? Can you heal a torn meniscus naturally? The short answer is: It depends. What Is a Meniscus? The meniscus is a … Continued

what is the Atlanto-Occipital joint

What Is the Atlanto-Occipital (AO) Joint

The pain at the base of your skull is getting worse.  It started gradually and now has gotten worse.  Rest, massage, Motrin, and physical therapy has not helped.  It is beginning to erode the quality of your life.  Your PCP wants to start migraine medication, but the list of side effects is scary.  Your chiropractor … Continued