Lumbar Disc Lesion

Lumbar Disc Lesion Your spine consists of 24 individual vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Flexible cushions called “discs” live between each set of vertebrae. A disc is made up of two basic components. The inner disc, called the “nucleus”, is like a ball of jelly about the size of a marble. This jelly […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – 3 Things You Don’t Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – 3 Things you don’t know

Whiplash and Chiropractic

Whiplash and Chiropractic Whiplash is a common term for injury to the neck and head that is caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head relative to the body.  The neck muscles are overpowered by the mass of the head moving or stopping very quickly and injury occurs.  It is commonly called ‘whiplash’ […]

Sitting Posture for Extension Biased Low Back Pain

Patients with extension biased low back pain are greatly affected by sitting posture

What’s the Best Shoe for Small Feet?

We often hear the question “What’s the BEST shoe for small feet?”  And as parents we often seek to maximize the family budget. One common cost saving technique involves choosing shoes that toddlers and children “will grow into”. This week we will review a paper that examines this practice. Kobayashi (1) recently investigated: “How do […]

Question Answered About Back Pain

A Patient Asks: “Why do I need to come back for low back pain?” Recently I was working with a patient from Waukee and a common question came up.  The question however threw me for a loop not because it isn’t something that I haven’t explained often but from who it came from.  See this person […]

How does laser therapy work?

A patient in West Des Moines, IA is receiving laser therapy treatment for her radiating neck pain.