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 [...]
About Mathew Wilson DC, CCWP, FIACA, Graston M1 CertifiedDr. Wilson holds certifications in acupuncture, soft tissue manipulation, nutrition, and natural movement. Dr. Wilson treats hundreds of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal pain to allergies, headaches, infertility, and much more at his office in West Des Moines, IA.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : 3 Things you don't know It's generally known that pain and numbness of the hands can be caused by "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"; however, what people commonly refer to as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is actually more specifically Carpal Tunnel Entrapment. Most patients with these symptoms will come in with pain, numbness, [...]
Whiplash and Chiropractic Whiplash is a common term for an injury to the neck and head that is caused by 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 [...]
Sitting Posture for Extension Biased Low Back Pain Every day we get asked by patients, "Doctor, How should I sit?" and although it seems like it should be an easy answer, the variables surrounding back pain are enormous and so answering that question can be a real exercise in brainpower. The short answer I [...]
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 [...]
Question Answered About Back Pain "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. [...]
How does laser therapy work? Pain management is a field where many practitioners get frustrated. In our clinic, we see it all the time as a lot of the more difficult cases come in after they have seen everybody else and a chiropractor is their last resort. Chronic pain doesn't always mean that we [...]