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Hand Numbness and Tingling: a Surprising Reason to See a Chiropractor

Many people would be surprised at how often chiropractors can help patients suffering from hand numbness and tingling. Nerves can sometimes get caught up in tight muscles or the tight muscles themselves can cause the feeling of a body part “falling asleep.”

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5 Reasons You Should See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

From alleviating discomfort and strange aches and pains during pregnancy to preparing the body for labor, a prenatal chiropractor can be a crucial part of a healthy pregnancy. Discover what to expect from a chiropractic visit at every stage of pregnancy and how to choose the right doctor for you

The “Weakly” Muscle – Structure vs. Function

A little diversion from our typical format, this week I’d like to discuss the differences between structure and function. I had posted this on Facebook back in August, but it is absolutely worth reposting Ever wonder why some surgeries (not all) are unsuccessful? Here is the topic of discussion for the week. Traditional medicine, specifically … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – The Transversus Abdomens (TVA)

ORIGIN: Inner surface of the 7th-12th cartilages of the ribs, the deep layers of the thoracolumbar fascia, the anterior two-thirds of the iliac crest and the lateral one-third of the inguinal ligament. INSERTION: Linea alba, the pubic crest, and the pectinous pubis. ACTION: Rotation, flexion and lateral flexion of the trunk. Most importantly, to increase … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – THE TFL

ORIGIN: ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac Spine) and the anterior part of the iliac crest. If you feel your hip bone in the front, this muscle sits just inferior and lateral to the bony structure. INSERTION: ITB (Iliotibial Band) – Since this muscle does not specifically attach to a bone it is of great interest. This … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – The SCM

ORIGIN: The base of the skull near the ear (mastoid process) INSERTION: The collar bone (clavicle) and the breast bone (sternum) ACTION: You have one on both sides of the neck. When acting individually, they will cause rotation of the head to the opposite side and side bending to the same side. When acting together … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – The Soleus

ORIGIN: Posterior surface of the proximal fibula and the soleal line of the tibia. INSERTION: Dorsum (front) of the calcaneus via the calcaneal tendon or Achilles Tendon. ACTION: Plantar flexion of the talocrural joint and plantar flexion of the foot. (Toes pointed position) REFERRED PAIN: Interestingly enough, this muscle has a referral point in the … Read more