Chronic Tension Headache - Efficacy Of Manipulation & Manual Therapy

Chronic Tension Headache - Efficacy Of Manipulation & Manual Therapy

Chronic muscle tension headaches - we've all experienced them before to one degree or another. The chiropractors at Back In Motion in Beaverton diagnose and treat them on a regular basis. Stress, computer work, cell phone usage, poor posture - these all contribute, typically in combination, to this modern epidemic. Symptoms include tightness and decreased range of motion in the upper cervical spine, point tenderness in the upper trap muscles and suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull, pain that radiates into the temples, and often pain that radiates to the eyeball. These symptoms typically worsen with stress and are most prominent at the end of the work day, especially if that day was spent in front of a computer with infrequent breaks. As common as this condition is, and as frequently as it is treated in the chiropractor's office, what does the research say about the efficacy of manipulation and manual therapy - both relied on heavily by the chiropractors at Back In Motion in Beaverton - in the treatment of muscle tension headaches?

Continue reading
694 Hits

What's That Popping Sound?

We are all familiar with the popping sound produced when cavitating our joints. Cracking our knuckles, neck, knees, ankles, and feet all produce this wonderful sound with the accompanying sweet relief. No one is more intimately aware of this particular sound and subsequent relief than the chiropractor, in our case the highly skilled and personable chiropractic physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon:) We produce hundreds of pops and cracks per day, and our patients experience them many times during their course of care at Back In Motion. As physicians, we are most concerned with the positive effects of joint manipulation, and its overall impact on clinical outcomes and patient well being. However, we rarely stop to think about some of the more esoteric aspects of our clinical techniques like, for instance, the physiology behind the audible pop caused by joint manipulation. So, what exactly is causing that sound?

Continue reading
690 Hits

Back In Motion Welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner

Back In Motion Welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner

Back In Motion welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner to the Beaverton, Oregon team. Dan joins the Back In Motion chiropractic team from Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, CA for his clinical residency prior to graduation in June 2015.

Continue reading
868 Hits

Lumbar Disc Injury - My Experience In Recovery

Through education and clinical practice, we become intimately aquatinted with the signs and symptoms of lumbar disc injury in our patients - tingling or pain in the legs, flexion intolerance, low back pain and tightness. We also know the classic activities most likely to cause disc injury - loaded spinal flexion. For years of school and practice I have lived the lumbar disc injury and recovery cycle countless times vicariously through my patients, being lucky to evade injury myself. Not without trying, I have pushed myself in the gym, performing exercises I know carry a high risk for lumbar injury - not out of recklessness, but out of a love for pushing my physical limits - never thinking I would join the 85% of the population destined for a low back injury during their lifetime. Then it happened. 

Continue reading
849 Hits