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Treatment for Gait Disorders in Augusta GA

A gait abnormality is defined as unusual and uncontrollable problems with walking. While many different types of gait abnormalities are produced unconsciously, most, although not all, are due to some type of physical malfunction. Some gait abnormalities are so characteristic that they have descriptive names, such as propulsive gait, scissors gait, spastic gait, steppage gait […]

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Survivor Winner Ethan Zohn Goes on the Record about Chiropractic

As a professional soccer player, cancer survivor, and winner of the hit reality show Survivor, Ethan Zohn has made headlines for his plethora of accomplishments.  On January 22, 2010 he was ranked 14th in the USL Second Division Top 15 of the Decade, which announced a list of the best and most influential players of […]

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Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease in Augusta GA

Osgood-Schlatter disease is seen in the growing child and adolescent, particularly those who participate in athletics. This is an age where the bones are typically growing faster than the muscles and tendons. As a result, the muscles and tendons have a tendency to become tight. It is most common in young athletes who play games […]

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Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

Knee pain is a common problem for both athletes and non-athletes. For someone who has not been involved in a traumatic injury, a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may be the problem. PFPS goes by several other names, including chondromalacia patella, patellar pain syndrome, and anterior knee pain.   What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral […]

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Knee Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows how much if affects everything we do, from simple tasks such as sitting and walking, to more complex ones such as completing an obstacle course.  Although incredibly complex and sturdy, the knee is more prone to injury than any other bony structure in the body other than the spine.  In […]

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Can Chiropractic Treat Pes Anserine Bursitis?

What is Pes Anserine Bursitis? Pes anserine bursitis is inflammation of the bursa on the inside of the knee just below the knee joint.  A bursa is a thin, lubricated cushion that lies between bone and surrounding soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Its purpose is to limit friction between the bone and the […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA

Iliotibial band syndrome is the leading cause of lateral knee pain in runners accounting for up to 12% of all running-related injuries. The ITB is a sheet of connective tissue originating at the iliac crest and terminating at Gerdy’s tubercle and the fibular head. The Iliotibial band runs down the lateral thigh and knee and passes over the lateral femoral epicondyle (LFE). […]

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Case Series Shows Chiropractic Effective for Frozen Shoulder

  A case series was recently published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine to explore the chiropractic treatment and outcomes of a series of patients who suffered from frozen shoulder syndrome.   What is Frozen Shoulder Syndrome? The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is […]

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Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

What is De Quervain Tenosynovitis? De Quervain Tenosynovitis, otherwise known as De Quervain Tendinosis, is a painful inflammation of specific tendons that extend the thumb. The swollen tendons and their coverings cause friction within the narrow tunnel or sheath through which they pass. The result is pain that may extend from the forearm to the thumb base. De Quervain’s […]

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Study Shows Chiropractic Best Choice for Athletes with Low Back Pain

Many people may not be aware that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States.  Our modern lifestyle has many benefits but has also brought more stress to our daily routines. As a result, back problems have become an epidemic in recent times. Approximately one quarter […]

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Treatment for Heel Pain in Augusta GA

Chronic foot pain is no fun, and can spoil your enjoyment of life. One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) […]

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Study Shows Chiropractic’s Immediate Effects for Muscle Pain

A recent study by John Z. Srbely, DC PhD, Howard Vernon, DC, PhD, and David Lee, DC., investigated if chiropractic can provide immediate relief in myofascial tissues.   What are Myofascial Tissues? Myofascial tissue is a type of thin, strong, fibrous connective tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles […]

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Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches and pains, especially for recurrent headaches, neck pain and back pain.   What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Myofascial (my-oh-fass-shal) Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that is characterized by localized pain, muscle tendernes, decreased range of motion, mood and sleep […]

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An Interview with the Chiropractor behind the Naval Football Team’s Success

Not too long ago we posted an interview with Dr. Bill Morgan, the chiropractor currently serving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as well as at several high-level executive care clinics in the Washington, DC region caring for the country’s leaders.     Not coincidentally, Dr. Morgan is also the Navy’s secret weapon, as reported by […]

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An Interview with a Celebrity Chiropractor

Everyone knows it takes a village to keep the world’s elite athletes and entertainers in competitive shape and top form.  We often hear of their of personal trainers and coaches traveling in tandem with their grueling schedules.  What may often not be very well publicized are the chiropractors that also contribute to their peak performance. […]

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Treatment for Trigger Points in Augusta GA

Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition.  This makes sense considering that muscles make up between about roughly 40% of body weight. They are a large percentage of […]

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Treatment with a Sports Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

A chiropractor with specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of a sports injury can significantly help patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school.  Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical, so specialized, injury-specific treatments without the use of surgery or even medications can provide the athlete with significantly less recovery […]

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Boston Marathon Winner Relies on Chiropractic

The Boston Marathon has long been heralded as one of the most momentous races to compete in, with the event attracting more than 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event.  The event regularly attracts an average of 30,000 registered participants each year, with the Centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 […]

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Chiropractic Beats Epidural Injections for Disc Herniations

FDA warns against the use of epidural injections The FDA issued a warning earlier this year about the use of epidural injections, stating that “Injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine has been a widespread practice for many decades; however, the effectiveness and safety of the drugs for this use have not been established, […]

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Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic seen on MRI

In a recent study from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Dr. Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD, of the National University of Health Sciences hypothesized that chiropractic adjustments increase gapping between the joints of the vertebrae, which breaks up adhesions and allows the joints to move freely. What does that mean? Better range of motion and improved […]

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