Chiropractic and Chronic Headaches – A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 17. May 2014 12:22
Headaches are a common disorder and often are difficult to manage.  Frequently, headaches result in patients taking multiple medications with limited results.  There are many reasons for headaches to occur and themedical research is showing that quite often the cer... [More]

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National Survey of Pain Management Clinicians

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 16. May 2014 08:34
A multidisciplinary approach to patient care continues to have positive outcomes for patients with a variety of disorders.  One of the more critical parts of a multidisciplinary approach is that all players see the big picture.  In a study by Breuer, Crucia... [More]

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Myofascial Trigger Points And Tension Headache

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 15. May 2014 08:32
Headache is a one of the most common reasons people visit their family doctors. There are many types of headache, but the tension headache is the most common and often confused with more serious migraine headaches. Tension headaches are caused by muscle spasms and joint dysfunction and mig... [More]

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Myofascial Trigger Points And Chronic Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 14. May 2014 08:27
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common type of muscle pain that is often a result of a traumatic or repetitive injury that was undiagnosed or undertreated.  The hallmarks of this condition are called trigger points and are small spasms within the... [More]

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Ear Infections

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 13. May 2014 13:45
An ear infection, or Acute Otitis Media (AOM), is caused by a blockage of your eustachian tube, the canal that connects your ear to your throat, which traps fluid in your middle ear, right behind your ear drum. This stagnant fluid is a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, the same way mosq... [More]

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Myofascial Trigger Points And Chronic Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 12. May 2014 15:10
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common type of muscle pain that is often a result of a traumatic or repetitive injury that was undiagnosed or undertreated.  The hallmarks of this condition are called trigger points and are small spasms within the... [More]

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Decreasing Chronic Lower Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 11. May 2014 09:21
Your body’s ability to move is an important part of why we experience pain in our spines.  This occurs when the spine moves as a whole, but also occurs at each vertebral level, very similar to the knuckles on our hands.   Doctors have known that the body’s ability to kn... [More]

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Sciatica

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 25. April 2014 08:46
Many people suffer from leg pain for way too long. They go to their doctor and are told that they have "Sciatica". Sciatica is a symptom and not a cause. Therefore you need to find the cause of the sciatica.  Patients are often told to wait and see If the pain gets better. There is no need ... [More]

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31 Million Americans Suffer Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 4. April 2014 08:37
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 31 million Americans Suffer from back pain at any one given time.  Most of these cases will go untreated and become recurrent.  This is a significant cause of lost time at work and loss of productivity.  This leads to billions o... [More]

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Muscle Spasms

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 21. March 2014 07:07
The chiropractic adjustment has both long term and short term effects. Changing the biomechanics of the spine changes the surrounding physiology. Many studies show the effects of the central and peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nerves are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Recent... [More]

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