4 November

Understanding Pain: Why do we “pick the scab?”

Understanding Pain: Why do we “pick the scab?”

The following information is from a great book meant for the non-physician to help resolve their own back problems. The book is by Stuart McGill PhD and is called “Back Mechanic: The secrets to a healthy spine your doctor isn’t telling you.” I highly recommend the book if you have or are suffering from low […]

28 August

Do you have D.O.M.S.?

Do you have D.O.M.S.?

What is DOMS? Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. is the pain and stiffness felt in the muscles several hours to days after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. This soreness is typically felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, symptoms of DOMS to watch out for […]

3 July

Do You Have Knee Pain?

Do You Have Knee Pain?

Knee pain is a common complaint in many populations. The common conditions can cause knee pain. learn more and talk you your local Millcreek UT Chiropractor

21 June

Do you have elbow pain?

Do you have elbow pain?

Elbow pain can have many causes. Golfers elbow, tennis elbow are the common names for lateral and medial epicondylitis. Which is caused by irritation of the common flexor or extensor tendons of the forearm. This irritation is usually caused by the eccentric contraction which is the motion of an active muscle while it is lengthening under load. […]

29 May

Shoulder pain.

Shoulder pain.

When it comes to the shoulder the most common injuries or conditions are sprains and strains, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis. The shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The upper arm bone fits into a rounded socker on the shoulder blade […]

27 May

Veterans

Veterans

May is Veteran appreciation month. Here at Vector Spine and Sport we give back to the veteran community by working as one of the VA approved providers for the VA community care partners. What this means is that for veterans who are seen at the VA medical center who are unable to get an appointment […]

24 April

Do you have a Sprained Ankle?

Do you have a Sprained Ankle?

What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are injuries that occur when the ankle is rolls, twists and or turns and the body is not prepared or is not able to correct the movement. This can over stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue called ligaments that help stabilize and hold the ankle together. […]

6 April

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? It is one of the most common causes of heel pain according to the Mayo clinic. It involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of thick tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot connecting your toes to your heel and turning into the achilles tendon and […]

25 March

9 Common Types of Neck Injury

9 Common Types of Neck Injury

Neck injuries vary in severity and type, they can be caused by accidents, trauma to the area, falls, sleeping in off positions, degenerative changes or a combination of things. Neck Injuries Affecting Soft Tissue This category would include damage to one or more anatomical part in your neck. The soft tissue include the muscles, tendons, […]

15 March

5 options for treating Sciatic pain

5 options for treating Sciatic pain

First off what is sciatic pain or sciatica? Sciatica is a general term that is used by many to describe symptoms that refer or radiate down the leg or legs. The symptoms can feel like numbness, Tingling, burning, and electrical. What causes sciatic pain? The top causes of true sciatic pain are disc herniations, bone […]

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