Is it OK to get your back cracked? Dr. Alex Earl explains all you need to know. There is something satisfying about hearing the sound of the spine “popping”. As a chiropractic physician, I was taught how specifically we can get with our treatments to best help serve the needs of our patients. But withoutContinue Reading »
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What Can BFR Teach Us About Pain?
Former Chief Editor of the number one orthopedic technique journal, Dr. Brian Day, MD, specifically mentions the Delphi device in his editorial. Dr. Robert LaPrade, formerly of the Steadmon Philipon clinic in Vail, Colorado, the expert on knee multi-ligament repair, also mentions the same Delphi device used in our Carol Stream clinic.”I still have kneeContinue Reading »
Do Discs “Slip”?
While taking new patients medical history, we frequently hear a phrase in our Carol Stream clinic: “I’ve had a bad back ever since I slipped a disc.” This is really an interesting way of communicating a complex system of the body. While providers typically don’t always agree with how patients and society word or phraseContinue Reading »
10 Do’s and Don’ts for Active Individuals With Low Back Pain
5 Do’s:1. Do understand your pain is very realOftentimes, persistent pain involving the lower back is quite complex. This can be caused with or without the presence of tissue damage. Since our tissues might not incur any new damage, this can lead many people suffering with back pain to feel as if their pain isn’tContinue Reading »
What is Blood-Flow Restriction (BFR)? Part 1
“We have to get our athlete’s into BEAST MODE during physical therapy & recovery, otherwise, we are NOT challenging skeletal muscle nearly enough.”Johnny Owens, DPT Owens Recovery Sciences When we first introduced Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) to our patients, invariable, the question came up: “What is this doing?” Blood flow restriction is a novel, albeit not new,Continue Reading »