Increase in Function with Chiropractic Care

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 24. June 2014 09:45
Chiropractic care is an important treatment option in patients with spine pain.  One of the most common reasons for these types of complaints is an injury that occurs while at work.  Over the years, more attention has been placed on an integrated approach to spine care.  These protoco... [More]

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Disc Injury Causes Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 23. June 2014 12:37
Determining what is causing your  pain is important to determine treatment type, how long it will take you to get better and how best to “teach” you what is wrong.  Between each of your vertebrae, there is a disc that acts as a shock absorber.  These discs can be injur... [More]

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Disc Injury Causes Chronic Headache

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 22. June 2014 13:42
If you or a loved one has a herniated or bulging disc in the neck, you may be experiencing headaches along with neck pain.  This is a common occurrence especially after a traumatic injury such as a car accident or work related injury.  The scientific name for the neck is the cervical a... [More]

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Chronic Pain in the Elderly

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 20. June 2014 12:00
Chronic pain plagues older adults more than any other age group.  Wiener (2007) from the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh, published an article stating,  “While common... [More]

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Induction of Muscle Cramps by Stimulation of Latent Trigger Points

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 17. June 2014 14:46
Muscle cramping and its clinical manifestations are a common medical problem and its incidence is estimated to be 36% in the population on an annual basis. A recent study reported that stimulation of trigger points can result in muscle cramping.   This has clinical implicati... [More]

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Distinct Trigger Point Patterns Discovered in Whiplash

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 16. June 2014 10:37
Injuring your neck and upper back in a motor vehicle accident can be a very painful condition that can last for a long time.  Early and proper diagnosis is the key to proper treatment.  A recent study identified trigger points specifically related to whiplash injury.  This supports... [More]

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Myofascial Trigger Points Contribute to Migraine Symptoms

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 15. June 2014 11:24
Current research is pointing the way to a link between myofascial trigger points (TrPs) and increased pain in migraine headache patients. You have been diagnosed with migraine headache, but it seems that your medication is not working and maybe you are even taking more. A recent study showed that ... [More]

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Myofascial Trigger Points - Hands-On Therapy

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 13. June 2014 11:45
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) has been increasing dramatically in recent years. Clinically speaking, patients with this condition have a very high recurrence rate.  A hands-on compression technique called ischemic compression,which is similar to acupressure,has been shown&n... [More]

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Chiropractic’s Unique Ability to ManageRecurrence of Work-Related Lower Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 30. May 2014 06:22
When a patient has an injury to the spine, there are two main things that happen. First,it may go away with treatment and never come back. Second, it may go away with treatment only to return when the patient returns to work or daily activity.  This is called “recurr... [More]

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated by Spinal Manipulation: A Case Study

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 19. May 2014 14:28
There are two distinct types of scoliosis, adult and adolescent.  Adolescent scoliosis is much more important to monitor due to the potential for the curve to progress.  Treatment prior to skeletal maturity is targeting slowing curve progress and increasing flexibility.   In ... [More]

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