Oh My Sciatica!

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 10. October 2014 08:53
"Sciatica," is a common term used by many to describe a painful sensation in the posterior part of the leg. What some do not know is that sciatic symptoms commonly arise from problems in the lower part of the back. ​The sciatic nerve is the widest nerve in the human body containing nerve fibers from... [More]

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Chronic Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 3. October 2014 09:39
Thousands of people across the country struggle with chronic pain daily. Whether it is neck pain, back pain, arthritis in the knees, shoulder injuries, the list goes on and on. People want, need, and are seeking relief daily. It is important for physicians to realize this and work together for the b... [More]

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5 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Allergies

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 26. September 2014 09:17
​As warm weather beckons us outdoors, flowers are blooming and pollen is spreading. For many people this means keeping a tissue and eye drops on hand. If you follow these 5 tips, you may be enjoying this beautiful weather without the fear of itchy eyes and a runny nose. Eat a spoon full of loc... [More]

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Why is forward head posture so critical!?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 19. September 2014 11:46
Forward head posture is a common problem with today's society and a concerning development with our younger population. It is estimated that 90% of our society has some degree of forward head posture. What is forward head posture? In simple terms it describes how far the head sits forward when compa... [More]

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Does Chiropractic cure asthma?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 12. September 2014 10:10
This topic is brought up often when discussing the benefits of chiropractic care. But does chiropractic actually "cure" asthma? Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which can cause attacks of coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. A chiropractor analyses the spine of his o... [More]

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To Protect Your Back Strengthen It

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 6. September 2014 08:48
Many of us have heard if low back pain is plaguing you, then you must strengthen your core. This is absolutely true! Most of us have not heard how important it is to strengthen your beck extensors as well. According to an article by Liebenson, in the October 2009 edition of Journal of Bodywork ... [More]

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How Much Will You Sacrifice for Fashion? Part 1: High Heels

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 29. August 2014 09:43
Fashion demands that every cocktail dress and pair of jeans must have the perfect shoes to match; most likely those shoes will be some form of high heels. To most women, high heels are the epitome of sexy. If you ask most doctors, they will tell you high heels are the epitome feet, ankle, knee hip a... [More]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 22. August 2014 10:33
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society." Annals of Internal Medicine Oct2, 2007- Volume 147 issue 7- pages 478-491 In the above clinical guidelines article five recommendations are presente... [More]

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Give complementary and alternative medicine a try!

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 15. August 2014 09:36
The study cited below analyzes a range of positive outcomes that participants in CAM trials. (CAM) stands for complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The following positive outcomes were considered important by patients, but were not captures by standard quantitative outcome measures. ... [More]

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Do you to hear the “crack” for an adjustment to be effective?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 8. August 2014 09:27
Depending on which patient to ask the crack or pop of a chiropractic adjustment can a gratifying experience.  Some patients "need" that sound and it makes them feel satisfied with the treatment.  Others dread the sounds and would omit it if at all possible as long as the treatment was effe... [More]

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