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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headache is when the problem in the neck leads to referred pain up the head unilaterally. Some of the common causes are linked to problems with nerves, bones, muscles: Whiplash injury Strained or sprained neck Poor forward head posture Poor ergonomics Disc bulges leading to a pinched nerve Arthritis/degenerative disc disease Fractures Types of


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Disuse Atrophy after Knee replacement

TKR/Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly performed surgeries amongst patients with arthritis , where the weight bearing portions of the knee joint along with the damaged cartilage are replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. What is Atrophy? Atrophy i.e. wasting and weakening of the


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Power of Planking

One of the most common body parts for which patients seek out physical therapy is the spine, and particularly the lumbar spine, or lower back. Lower back issues range from muscle strain to disc disorder to stenosis (that is, narrowing of the openings for nerve roots in the spine), among others. However, a question I


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Better Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture Quells Inflammation & Cytokine Storm By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac Neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice. The “cytokine storm” (aka sepsis or blood infection) is medical speak for your immune system running amok. This phenomena has been long known to physicians as the hallmark of


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Acupuncture For Patients With Mild Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This is a review of a randomized controlled trial that evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for patients with mild hypertension conducted in China. By Hitomi Asano L.Ac Hypertension is one of the most prevalent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly half of the adults in the United States (108 million people) have hypertension;


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6 Minute Walk Test – An Outcome Measure

Outcome measures are used throughout the course of a physical therapy treatment plan to assess a patient’s baseline, response to treatment, and progress/change of status. Measures are usually taken in the first session and taken again each month or every 10 visits, to identify changes in the patient’s status. Many outcome measures are reliable due


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Is cupping therapy effective in patients with neck pain?

First attempt at managing neck pain is divided into two primary therapies: pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Pharmacological treatmentstypically will involve the management of symptoms with the use of acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).The downside to common pharmacological treatment is that long term use can lead to reduced liver function, liver failure and gastritis. Due to


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