What Are “Manual Therapies” and How Are They Used? |
Manual therapies have been used to treat musculoskeletal disorders for thousands of years. Practitioners around the world—in countries with many different cultural influences and diverse medical traditions—have used their hands to manipulate various parts of the body to stimulate healing. “Manual” literally means “by hand.” Thus, manual therapies consist of healing techniques that use the hands. There are more than two dozen techniques used worldwide. Among the most commonly known are acupressure, chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology, Rolfing and shiatsu.... Read More Read More
How Pawn Shops Work
If you have never dealt with a pawn shop before, you may be unaware of how a pawn shop works. You may even be making incorrect assumptions about pawn shops because the way the media perceives them is often in a dark light. The truth of the matter is that pawn shops are far from the scary. One way to describe a pawn shop is to refer to it as a permanent location for an ongoing garage sale. However, pawn shops are particularly unique because they also provide collateral loans. If you are confused, read on to learn about the different things you should know before visiting your local pawn shop Collateral Loans The thing that pawn shops are known most for is the fact that they offer quick cash in the form…
Back Pain Tips from a Physical Therapist
Matthew Randall, PT, DPT, discusses low back pain and some of its causes. Physical therapists examine and evaluate a person thoroughly to determine the cause...
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
What's A Pinched Nerve And How Can I Treat It?
Need help from your Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Potomac, and Urbana, MD, chiropractors? Have a pinched nerve? You feel the pain of a pinched nerve when the nerve is inflamed due to a misalignment in the body's system. King Chiropractic, which has offices in Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Potomac, and
Understanding Bone Spurs and What Can Be Done When They Cause Pain
Understanding Bone Spurs and What Can Be Done When They Cause Pain January 30, 2017 Spinal bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are common and some people don’t even know they have one. But for others, these bony overgrowths can cause real problems. According Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla , who is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center, “spinal bone spurs aren’t really shaped like spurs. They’re actually smooth and don’t protrude much.” Spinal bone spurs develop as the body’s response to injury to the bone, which can be the result of a traumatic event or simply from aging “The regular wear and tear of living and also damaging effects from osteoarthritis gradually degrades the…
8 tips for buying shoes that are good to your feet
Buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health. But how do you find ones that fit properly and provide adequate support? Start with your own feet, and look at what's already in your closet. Stand barefoot on a piece of paper or cardboard, and...
Fibromyalgia advice from a chiropractor
Fibromyalgia continues to baffle the medical community with complex symptoms, difficult diagnoses and unknown origins. The disease is characterized by widespread pain that often forces patients to seek help from chiropractors. One chiropractor believes there are several factors that can be changed in a person’s lifestyle to either reduce the likelihood of developing the disorder or reduce the symptoms once the disease is already present.
How Chiropractic Helps Trigger Finger
Stenosing tenosynovitis, also known as “trigger finger,” is a repetitive strain injury that is one of the most common injuries in the workplace. It is marked by one finger or thumb that is stuck in a bent position and pops or snaps when straightened. It is caused by an inflamed or irritated flexor tendon. AsRead More
Tips To Improve Your Posture
Poor posture can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders and back. Having good posture means being aware of your posture throughout the day and night while you are sitting, standing, walking, driving, relaxing, sleeping, etc. We have outlined tips...