Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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Have you seen people leaning over a shopping cart while walking through the grocery store? Or slowly bending more and more at the waist as they walk? These people may suffer from a condition called Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS). LSS occurs when the nerves within the lumbar spinal canal get squeezed or choked. The most… Read more »

Migraines and Acupuncture

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Did you know that some 28-33 MILLION Americans suffer from Migraine headaches (MHA)?  MHA is ranked 19th among disability causing conditions by the World Health Organization (WHO). Here are a couple of other interesting statistics: •94% of people who consult their Doctor for head pain have MHA. •90% of people who consult their Doctor for… Read more »

Slipped Disc: Which Treatment?

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People use the phrase “I slipped a disc,” often. However, the word “slipped” can be misleading. Slipping implies sliding, which a disc simply cannot do. Rather, they probably mean that they have a bulging , herniated, or protruding disc. The normal disc has a gel filled center (nucleus) surrounded by tough layers of ligament called… Read more »

Shoulder Pain & What To Do About It

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Warmer weather is finally here, and that means increased physical activity for most people.  We’re barely clear of Winter and already I’ve had some folks with golf and/or landscaping injuries to their shoulders. Some are relatively acute, or now, others have been lingering for days, weeks, or even months.  Shoulder conditions can be quite debilitating,… Read more »

Sciatica

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Irritation to the sciatic nerve is among the most painful conditions a person can endure. However it is often misunderstood, so let’s examine this in more detail. The sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in the body. It originates from nerve roots that exit the lumbar spine and sacrum (tailbone), passes through the pelvis and… Read more »