Dangers of a Desk Job Part 2: Lower Crossed Syndrome

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 19. December 2014 08:17
On my previous entry I spoke about Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS). Check out "Dangers of a Desk Job Part 1" to learn more about UCS. This entry will explain Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS). LCS is acquired by maintaining a flexed position, such as sitting at a desk, for hours a day over several years that le... [More]

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Dangers of a Desk Job Part 1: Upper Crossed Syndrome

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 12. December 2014 09:48
  Millions of people across the country have a job that requires them to sit at a desk and use a computer. Imagine the position we sit in at work; head forward, shoulders rolled forward, slumped over a keyboard, legs bent at the hips and knees bent or one leg crossed over the other. Maintainin... [More]

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Dr. Carl Rafey

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 5. December 2014 08:42
Thoracic outlet syndrome can mimic heart and chest pain. Thoracic outlet syndrome is a compression of the nerves in the lower cervical spine or neck. This compression of these nerves can causing achiness and a heaviness in the left arm. If you've been told that your were symptoms are not from your h... [More]

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Garbage In Garbage Out

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 28. November 2014 13:19
What would happen if your garbage did not get picked up for a few weeks. How would your garbage build up? Your body is responding to 3 things that come in and putting out the results from that. Your health results are based on your physical chemical and emotional stress. The better control and disci... [More]

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Drug deaths now outnumber car crash kills

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 21. November 2014 12:43
Drug abuse is now responsible for killing more Americans than car crashes, reveals a new report from the Los Angeles Times. An ongoing surge in prescription drug abuse has helped put the tally of Americans killed by narcotics - legal or otherwise - at a figure more substantial than those that are vi... [More]

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What is a Subluxation? - Dr. Carl Rafey

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 14. November 2014 09:56
There is a medical definition for Subluxation and a Chiropractic definition and this can often confuse the general public and cause difficulty in communication between the primary care doctor and the Chiropractor. A medical Subluxation is like a dislocation except the joint is not all the way out of... [More]

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The Importance of Following Doctor’s Orders

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 7. November 2014 12:02
On a daily basis our office provides care to dozens of patients who suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches or postural distortions, and on a daily basis we prescribe stretches and exercises, for rehabilitate of the spine, to these patients. The purpose of the "home work" is not to add one more ... [More]

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Does chiropractic help seniors?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 31. October 2014 15:55
Here's what the research shows: Beneficiaries who received chiropractic care had lower average Medicare payments for all Medicare services than those who did not ($4,426 vs. $8,103); Beneficiaries who received chiropractic care averaged fewer Medicare claims per capita than those who did not; and Be... [More]

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Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 24. October 2014 09:46
A patient presented to my office this week complaining of newly acquired "carpal tunnel syndrome," affecting his left pinky finger. He stated it came on three days prior and it feels like his pinky has been "asleep." His biggest concern was that he did not want to have surgery to fix this. This case... [More]

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3 Causes of Spinal Misalignments

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 17. October 2014 09:22
Chiropractors spend the majority of their days checking spines for subluxations (misalignments) and correcting the subluxations with an adjustment.  In our office we go a step further and take time to educate patients on how to change their lives so they can avoid being subluxated as much as po... [More]

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