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Avoid Being a Crash Test Dummy!

 Matt Terreri DC, CCSP Plenty of us have been there, and more of us will go there. Sitting there in your vehicle minding your own business until WHAM! you get hit from behind or perhaps from the front, or maybe even worse… This article will hopefully give you a little insight and [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:24-08:00January 20th, 2016|

Adjusting the Occiput on the Atlas

Marc’s article published in Dynamic Chiropractic magazine starts by reminding doctors why low force non thrust techniques are useful. He then go over specific assessment methods for the occiput, and muscle energy mobilization for this joint. He also utilizes the Upper Cervical Side Bend exercise.

2019-01-14T17:44:24-08:00April 27th, 2015|

Flexion-Intolerant Lower Back Pain (Part2): Exercise Rehab

Waiter's bow exercise Marc’s article is the second of a series on flexion-intolerant lower back pain.  We emphasize the basic things the patient has to learn or re-learn in their own movement patterns, in order to heal a disc or flexion-intolerant lower back. I had a patient, who had moved away, and then [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:24-08:00March 25th, 2014|

Back Pain and Invasive Treatment Procedures

Marc Heller, DC Yesterday, one of my patients, who has similar challenges to the ones I face with my back, asked me to write a blog about my own back pain issues.  I thought; really, I obsessed about my friend who recently died 5 years after a failed back surgery. One of my [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:24-08:00March 18th, 2014|

Diagnosing Flexion-Intolerant Lower Back Pain (Part 1)

Waiter's bow exercise I have written several articles on this topic, but I keep learning more about this kind of back pain. This series, with help from Phillip Snell, DC, (www.fixyourownback.com) represent our current thinking on discogenic and/or flexion intolerant pain. We emphasize that you cannot recover from this without learning and using [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:24-08:00January 20th, 2014|

Upper trapezius and its effects on shoulder/neck pain

This is Marc’s insightful article dealing with the effect of a weak upper trapezius on the shoulder and neck. This particular muscular issue is among the most missed on a diagnosis, as everyone believes the upper trapezius is hypertonic. If the symptomatic side has a dropped shoulder, look for this problem. Marc

2019-01-14T17:44:25-08:00November 21st, 2013|

Sciatica and Gluteal Pain Causes

Here is the first of  a 2 part article on sciatica and gluteal pain. Part 2 will be listed at the bottom of this blog. I want to thank many of my patients, who have helped me puzzle through all of the challenges associated with an ongoing “pain in the butt.” So many sufferers get [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:25-08:00September 3rd, 2013|

A Clinical View of Discogenic Pain

This abbreviated extract article from National Center for Biotechnology Information of a clinical study done in China is simple and fascinating. The goal of the study was to determine the natural path of proven discogenic pain, which in these patients was determined by discograms. This process is no longer routinely done in the US because [...]

2019-01-14T17:44:25-08:00February 4th, 2013|