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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Interesting Chiropractic Statistics

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 14. March 2014 06:36
1. 87% of low back pain patients improved under chiropractic care 2. 94% of acute neck pain (Torticollis) patients got better under chiropractic care 3. Chiropractic prevents arthritis 4. 90% of lumbar disc patients got better with chiropractic care 5. Chiropractic reverses aberrant sensory issues a... [More]

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Heel Hurt? aka Plantar Fasciitis

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 7. March 2014 06:41
I know you may be wondering why a Chiropractor is commenting on a foot problem, but the entire reason I became a Chiropractor was because of this very problem.Here are 4 easy steps to try and stop this painful syndrome all by yourself,1. Wear shoes whenever you feet touch the floor.  Yes, even ... [More]

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90% of all low back-lumbar disc herniation patients got better with Chiropractic care

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 28. February 2014 07:30
The term "herniated disc" has been called many things from a slipped disc to a bulging disc. For a doctor who specializes in disc problems, the term is critical because it tells him/her how to create a prognosis and subsequent treatment plan for a patient. To clarify the disc issue, a herniated ... [More]

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Pain and soreness after the adjustment

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 21. February 2014 07:30
Should you be sore or in more pain after an adjustment? In about 80% of the cases, patients will generally feel better after a Chiropractic adjustment. That leaves 20% who will get sore after an adjustment. Getting sore is dependent on each person. The worse you are, the more likely you will be ... [More]

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The Affects of Chiropractic Adjustments

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 10. February 2014 15:47
Does the Chiropractic adjustment affect anything beyond the top three complaints?  Neck Pain, Back Pain and headaches.  I get this question a lot.  I hear it from patients.  I hear it from friends.  I also see many debates on it. In fact, there is a simple answer and that ... [More]

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Chiropractic Care Improves Brain Function and the Body's Movement Ability

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 8. February 2014 07:35
According to the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (2011), "Sensory processing (sometimes called 'sensory integration' or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you ar... [More]

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Headaches

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 20. January 2014 07:44
Do you ever wonder why you get Tension Headaches?  We will leave Migraine Headaches for another day. Once you know the true cause of the Headaches then you can find a way to stop them.  I ask all my patients about headaches during their initial exam.  A common answer I get is tha... [More]

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Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 13. January 2014 12:03
87% of chiropractic patients showed improvement One of the most common areas of the body to be hurt while working, playing sports, cleaning out the garage or any other household or life chore is the lower back. The American Chiropractic Association has reported that 31 million Americans experience ... [More]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 6. January 2014 09:48
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a pinching of the nerve in the wrist.  Often CTS is from chronic repeative stress.  Usually it is found only in one hand.  If in both hands then the source is usually in the neck.   It is estimated that about 80% of CTS surgeries are unnecessa... [More]

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