April 2021

Read this article on Chiropractic Therapy as the First Choice when Thinking of Pain Relief for Lower Back Pain

Chiropractic Is an Excellent First Choice for Low Back Pain

The current available research notes that 52% of all opioid prescriptions are for patients with low back pain, and over two million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder (OUD), with 47,000 dying from OUD in 2017. In light of the opioid epidemic, the high cost of diagnostic tests and invasive treatment, and the low level of patient satisfaction with such care, researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health...

All Star Health Spine and Joint Care - MRI result

Understanding Imaging: X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The word “light” brings up familiar images. The common image of “light” is that of something we see. Yet, the “light” that we can see is only a small slice of a much larger range of waves that are known as the “electromagnetic” spectrum. The entire “electromagnetic” spectrum is considered to be “light.” Yet, vast majority of the “electromagnetic spectrum of light” is invisible. This concept, and many more concepts pertaining...

All Star Health Spine and Joint Care - Carpal Tunnel

Home Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy affecting approximately 3% of the general adult population. Individuals with jobs or hobbies that involve fast, repetitive movements and forceful gripping with little-to-no rest may be at increased risk for CTS, as are those with metabolic/hormonal conditions that can lead to increased swelling/pressure/inflammation in the wrist. In most instances, treatment guidelines recommend utilizing conservative treatment approaches, like chiropractic care, before...

Read Article About Ankle Pronation and Knee Osteoarthritis - Brought to you by All Star Health Spine and Joint Care - A Pain Management Clinic in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona

Ankle Pronation and Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that is a significant cause of disability in older adults, often resulting in knee replacement surgery. There are several contributing factors to KOA, and perhaps one of the most important issues is excessive force exerted on the knee joint by improper biomechanics of the foot and ankle. In the normal gait or walking cycle, there are two primary phases called the stance phase...

How Chiropractic Can be an Effective Pain Relief for Headache

Chiropractic Care and the Headache Patient

According to a 2020 study, up to 1 in 5 new chiropractic patients list headaches as one of their chief reasons for seeking care. Let’s take a look at the features and characteristics that are often found in the chiropractic patient population… A survey that included input from 224 adult patients with headaches as their chief complaint and 70 doctors of chiropractic revealed that 25% of patients who consult with a...