The feeling that you are spinning or the room is spinning. Vertigo is defined differently than Dizziness. Dizziness is described as feeling faint or off balance. Nausea can accompany both of these conditions. Both can be a sign of other more serious conditions that may require referral to a medical doctor or neurologist.
There are 2 types of dizziness and vertigo that a chiropractor can treat successfully, proper diagnosis is key (If you have been reading these blogs, I sound like a broken record about diagnosis, but it truly is the most important component of treatment). There are always zebra diagnoses to suss out, but in medicine we have a saying, “When you hear hooves think horses, not zebras” A zebra diagnosis will typically not respond to a horse treatment.
Benign Paradoxyl Position Vertigo (BPPV):
This is defined as vertigo (spinning) in short duration 30-60sec with a movement of the head or rolling over in bed. This type of vertigo is caused by c...
Everything you need to know about Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow: this is defined as pain on the medial or inside of the elbow.
Tennis Elbow: this is defined as pain on the lateral or outside of the elbow.
Golfer's and Tennis Elbow are often referred to epicondylitis, however, more common clinically, these terms are used for tendonitis.
Is it a strain, tendinitis or epicondylitis? And the differences between the three.
Strain- A muscle has been overworked overtime, or a sudden traumatic incident has occurred. The muscle is injured and hurts with use of the hand or elbow. Rest makes this feel better. Prognosis is good and treatment time the shortest of the three conditions.
Tendonitis- A muscle has been over worked overtime and has degenerated and is inflamed, now the tendon attached to the muscle is degenerating. Rest typically helps and pain is dull and constant or intermittent. Prognosis is good, however, tendons have a lower blood supply then muscles and will heal m...
It is a pain in the hip/groin area near the front of the hip instead of the back. It feels like a pinch or an ache and increasing in pain over time. It is associated with pinching pain in the hip with running, kicking, jumping, squatting and going upstairs. This is a tricky diagnosis to make, as there are plenty of other possible causes of this type of pain. Here are just a few other possibilities:
Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Tensor Fasciae Latae trigger point referral
L1 or L2 lumbar disc injury
This is why a physical exam and proper diagnosis is the key to treatment. Once the diagnosis is made the treatment can be straightforward.
Take rest for a limited period of time to help with pain management
Passive care via active release, laser therapy, etc
Begin stretching or rolling depending on the area’s sensitivity
Return normal range of motion through the above exercises and non-weighted exercises
Strengthen the muscle both concentrically and ec...
4 Tbsp pesto, homemade or store-bought (half of the homemade recipe will be enough)
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut four pieces of aluminum foil into 14-inch lengths.
Toss asparagus with 2 tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, divide into 4 servings and layer in center of each piece of foil. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Layer salmon over asparagus and then spread 1 Tbsp pesto over top. Drizzle 1 tsp lemon juice over each fillet. Toss tomatoes with remaining 1 tsp olive...
The burning question.....What exercises should I do?
There is no one right prescription for everyone. I have provided a list of progressions that capture a majority of patients, however, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list, just generalizations. If you have pain or problems with movement, a physical assessment and diagnosis are pertinent to your personal exercise prescription plan.
Below are a list of progressions of abdominal inner/outer retraining for people with low back pain,
Moms post-baby and athletes looking to improve performance.
Deep diaphragmatic breathing (https://youtu.be/cTzDEDN_Aug)
Move through these progressions with diaphragmatic breathing ;