Monte Hessler, DC
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Downtown Phoenix, AZ 85004
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pain

Where does back pain come from?

In 1934, William Mixter, MD and Joseph Barr, MD, established that herniation of the lumbar disc could put pressure on the nerve root or the cauda equina, resulting in sciatica. Their paper on the topic appeared in 1934 in the New England Journal of Medicine (1) and was titled:

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Pain After A Car Accident – Cause Or Result?

We all know how important certain aspects in our life are, such as nutrition, exercise and being properly hydrated. Sometimes we overlook a very important component to our over all well being, which is sleep! Not getting into deeper levels of sleep leads to being sleep deprived, which can decrease our physical performance. Being sleep deprived can also worsen conditions such as fibromyalgia, back pain and neck pain. Please review the following article which give us the details about how important sleep is.

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sleep

The Importance of Sleep

We all know how important certain aspects in our life are, such as nutrition, exercise and being properly hydrated. Sometimes we overlook a very important component to our over all well being, which is sleep! Not getting into deeper levels of sleep leads to being sleep deprived, which can decrease our physical performance. Being sleep deprived can also worsen conditions such as fibromyalgia, back pain and neck pain. Please review the following article which give us the details about how important sleep is.

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Movement Efficiency

When treating athletic injuries, most health care providers do not evaluate the athlete from a structural or functional standpoint. The typical approach when an athlete or patient is injured, is to provide treatment just to remove the symptoms, such as neck pain or back pain, and not figure out the cause. Most high-level athletes have strength and conditioning coaches who teach techniques to address issues such as power, speed, and strength, but a functional evaluation checking for movement inefficiencies is typically not performed. Until an athlete or patient is evaluated by a functional exam, that uncovers abnormal movement patterns, injuries will not be prevented or treated correctly. Ideally, detecting abnormal movement patterns will become common place in sports medicine. When a functional evaluation is combined with a chiropractic exam, unbalanced or abnormal muscle function and areas of muscular and joint dysfunction can be detected and corrected.

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