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Category Archives: Ergonomics

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsCan you imagine being told by doctors that the only “approved” medical treatment for your condition is to have your first rib removed? This is what Alex was told after being diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome several years ago. Alex is 28 and has been a patient of Dr. Ryan at […]

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Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis?

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The Pain Stops at DoppsThis question is asked frequently by patients visiting chiropractors. To answer this question, let’s first talk about, “what is arthritis?” The word “arthritis” is derived from “arth-” meaning “joint” and “-itis” meaning “inflammation.” Hence, arthritis is basically swelling in the joint. Many types of arthritis have been identified – in fact, […]

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Turtle Posture and Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsYou may not realize the dangerous effects of sitting. More specifically, sitting like a turtle. If turtle were sitting at a computer, it would look like you do hunched over your computer. Turtle Neck Posture or Forward Head Posture is becoming increasingly common and could even be called Smart Phone Posture […]

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Curvy Spines, Scoliosis and Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsYou may associate having scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine, with wearing a body brace/casts or needing physical therapy. It doesn’t seem like a great leap of the imagination to think that this sideways curve could be helped by chiropractic care, which adjusts the spine. All over the world, we […]

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High Blood Pressure and Your Atlas

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The Pain Stops at DoppsNormalizing blood pressure could be a benefit of chiropractic neck adjustments, suggests several studies. A 2008 study University of Chicago study was published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. The double-blind study focused on 50 patients, 25 of which received a simulated adjustment. The other half, who received true chiropractic treatment, […]

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Biomechanics Have An Affect On Multiple Sclerosis

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The Pain Stops at DoppsBiological systems are generally more complex than man’s greatest engineering feats, even more intricate than the Panama Canal or skyscrapers of Dubai. Yet engineering sciences can be used to study the mechanical principles of living organisms. A 2005 study (published in Spine 2005, Nov 1) on Japanese game fowl showed a […]

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I think I Slept Wrong…

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The Pain Stops at Dopps You woke up with a bad headache and sore neck this morning. You can barely turn your head without wincing in pain. Funny thing is, you have no clue how it happened. Well, maybe this will shed some light on what did. Your atlas is a small 2 oz bone […]

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