Old Trauma – Old Pain

January 28, 2010 /

A 23 year old patient came in complaining of bad headaches at the temples and base of their skull, left shoulder pain and tingling down the arm. Additionally the patient had chronic bad heartburn and was on prescription medication for it. Can you imagine having chronic heartburn at only 23 years old!? Upon examination and taking their history we discovered a history…

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Cold Hands – Warm Heart

September 3, 2009 /

COLD HANDS-WARM HEART–THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME Do friends comment to you that your hands are always cold? Do you get that ‘pins and needles’ feeling in your arms or hands? These are just two of the common symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Some people with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome complain that their arms go to sleep when…

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Infertility

September 3, 2009 /

PREGNANCY AND CHIROPRACTIC?? She had been trying to get pregnant for two years with no luck. Frustrated, she decided, with her ob/gyn to go on the popular fertility drug Clomid. Clomid works by stimulating the creation of more eggs by the ovaries. After six months on the drug she was still not pregnant. Finally, in…

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PMS

September 3, 2009 /

A SIMPLE CURE FOR WOMEN SUFFERING FROM AMENORRHEA AND PAINFUL MENSTRUAL CYCLES… It is fairly common for women who have been taking birth control pills to face certain difficulties when they decide to go off the pill. One of the problems is restarting the menstrual cycle. The medical term for this phenomena is Amenorrhea. This…

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Chronic Pain – Part 2

September 3, 2009 /

CHILD ABUSE AND CHRONIC PAIN IN ADULTS Last issue we discussed my initial research into the link between childhood trauma and chronic pain. This issue I would like to tell you about a 39 year old woman I will refer to as Y.A. She came to my office complaining of chronic sharp shoulder, neck, upper…

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Chronic Pain – Part 1

September 3, 2009 /

COULD YOUR CHRONIC PAIN BE CAUSED BY TRAUMATIC CHILDHOOD EVENTS? My research has shown that certain types of chronic pain in adults can be traced back to traumatic events in the patient’s childhood. It is my belief that these traumas cause certain muscles to tighten, and at times remain in this state of chronic tension…

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Chronic Ear Infections

September 2, 2009 /

KIDS HAVE CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS? Recently my three and a half year old son, Matthew, suffered a series of ear infections. My wife and I were concerned, as most first-time parents are, and followed the doctor’s instructions to the letter. “As a doctor myself, I am a believer in antibiotics. But I also believe that…

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