The shoulder is such a complex joint that when somebody has shoulder joint pain, the etiology of that pain can be vast. Most patients that come to me with shoulder pain have “Google-diagnosed” and are certain that the neck is the culprit of their condition. Some have correctly assumed that the cervical spine has referred the pain to their shoulder, but more times than not, … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. This will be my first article, as the editor of this magazine, where I am going to get personal and share my own experience with you. It’s about CBD and how it changed my life. First, I want to be … Continue reading Why I Choose CBD
The medical field is so ever changing that keeping current in advancements has caused most of us to “catch up with the sun,” but it’s sinking. Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy When patients come to me with the same curiosity for a particular miraculous cure-all, it forces us to investigate what it is. I have heard of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, … Continue reading Miracle Or Snake Oil?
New Treatment Offers Back Pain Relief Discs play an integral part in dispersing the pressure on your spine as we move. More or less, they act as shock absorbers of the spine. They have enormous resiliency but are subject to wear and tear like anything else in the natural world. As we and our spines age, the outer coverings of these discs can wear thin … Continue reading Relief Has Come
Chronic Headaches and Neck Pain Every now and then a patient comes to me with chronic headaches and neck pain that was referred to me by their primary care provider for evaluation with one stipulation – no cervical manipulation. The patient also reiterates that they do not want their neck to be cracked or popped. The Fear of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Neck I get … Continue reading Not My Neck
Long Hours of Sitting and Back Pain In one of my previous articles, “flexion-intolerant low back pain” was mentioned briefly, but not elaborated on extensively. Sitting is considered the new smoking because the increasing amount of time at a desk, driving or relaxing on the couch is just as detrimental to your health. People are creatures of habit, so they continually create or reinforce pain … Continue reading Change Your Ways
CBD Oil – Its Uses and Effects on the Body The days of reefer madness are long gone with the marijuana gold rush sweeping the nation. The stigma of cannabis is lessening as they are finding medicinal benefits without the adverse side effects that most pharmaceutical medicines have. There are, on the other hand, psychotropic side effects from the THC compound found in marijuana. That … Continue reading To CBD or Not to CBD?
Texting, Technology and Their Affect on Your Body Remember when carpal tunnel was the condition that screamed the most? The technology industry was not prepared for the onslaught of hurting wrists that plagued the beginnings of the computer era. Hence, they had to adapt by designing ergonomic keyboards and extensive studies were done to better understand this condition. The goal is always to understand the … Continue reading Text Neck
The Good and the Bad of Lower Back Pain Treatment Options With the opioid epidemic upon us in full swing, people in chronic pain are having to seek alternative methods for relief to stave off the rampant addiction to painkillers. Recently, the most prestigious university in America or the world, Harvard, has recommended chiropractic care for the first line of defense for low back pain. … Continue reading Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief