St. John’s Chiropractic

St. John’s Chiropractic provides additional soft tissue therapies in treating neuromuscular conditions:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Whiplash injuries

Latest blog posting summary

In this month blog, I discuss the different type of rehab exercises that you should be aware of.  Personally, I believe that treating neuromuscular conditions such as knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, etc., without integrating any rehab program into the treatment program is incomplete.  Rehab strengthening exercises not only prevent future injuries, but they also increase muscular performance.  Whether it is daily activities or athletic competitions, without strengthening exercises, an improvement in any functional activity is impossible.

Type of rehab exercises that you should aware of

Research news

  • New study presented at the 99th Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, found that insufficient sleep has been linked to osteoporosis.  The study investigators found that healthy men had reduced levels of bone formation marker in their blood after three weeks of cumulative sleep restriction and circadian disruption which are common in jet lag or shift work.  Reduced bone formation marker, PINP, in blood increases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.  The decline in PINP was more in younger men than older men: 27% vs 18%.

 

  • Since more than 66% of the adult population experiences low back pain, it has been suggested that replacing traditional office chairs with stability balls would reduce low back pain.  A recent study showed that no significant changes in low back pain or disability were found between those sitting in traditional office chairs and those sitting in stability balls.  The study concluded that sitting on a stability ball seems to improve core endurance to the muscles that flex and extend your low back.  Sitting on stability ball did not appear to prevent, increase or decrease low back pain or disability.

For more information about this study: http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2016/09150/The_Effect_of_Sitting_on_Stability_Balls_on.3.aspx