Costochondritis is a medical condition characterized by temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum at the costosternal joint. Each of the 24 ribs in the human body are supported by thick cartilage to prevent shifting and moving. While the costal cartilage does an excellent job of supporting the ribs, it may also become inflamed for a number of different reasons. Costochondritis typically goes away on its own, but you can reduce some of the unwanted ...Continue Reading →
Also referred to as delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis is a condition of partial paralysis where food remains in the stomach for longer than usual. Some of the most common symptoms reported by those suffering from gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is more than just a nuisance, though, it can also lead to a variety of other health problems. When food doesn’t pass through the digestive system normally, the individual may experience malnutrition, ...Continue Reading →
Dancing is a physically intense sport that can take its toll on the human body. Whether you practice ballet, salsa, swing, ballroom or practically any other form of dace, you’ll likely experience pain and discomfort. The constant stress and overuse of the foot muscles, for instance, can lead to plantar fasciitis or hallux rigidus. If left untreated, foot conditions such as these will continue to grow worse over time. Thankfully, a professional chiropractor is fully trained in diagnosing and treating ...Continue Reading →
“The constitution of man’s body has not changed to meet the new conditions of his artificial environment that has replaced his natural one. The result is that of perpetual discord between man and his environment. The effect of this discord is a general deterioration of man’s body, the symptoms of which are termed disease.”-Professor Hilton Hotema, Man’s Higher Consciousness
There are many advantages to living in a modern, high-tech society, but as with many things in life, there are also disadvantages. ...Continue Reading →
It’s not just a backpack issue
Parents and educators everywhere are concerned about the burdens that children are lugging around each day in the form of poorly designed, improperly packed and inappropriately worn backpacks. This phenomenon has also become a major focus of chiropractors who have recognized that early childhood back stress is a major cause of spinal instability and nerve related health problems.
Unfortunately, these silent injuries can lay dormant for years, only to express themselves as serious spinal problems in ...Continue Reading →