Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sacro-iliac joints and back pain. Chiropractic care

The sacro-iliac joints are the main joints that transfer the weight of the spine and upper body into the hips. They are the joints between the sacrum (tail bone) and hips (ilium). They are commonly called the SI joints. There … Continue reading

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Is acupuncture painful?

Some people have a negative impression that acupuncture treatment is very painful. Often they equate acupuncture treatment with being stuck with a straight pin or getting a shot with a hypodermic needle. Acunpuncture treatment is generally painless though. The needles … Continue reading

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Ear Acupuncture

The ear has more than one hundred acupuncture points which related to various parts of the body. All parts of the body both internal and external have a specific reflex point on the external ear. In ear acupuncture the ear … Continue reading

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Spondylolisthesis and Chiropractic

Spondylolisthesis means literally slipping vertebrae. It is a condition where the front and the back parts of the vertebrae do not fuse properly. Most types occur during adolescence and for no known reason. Some may be associated with strenous sports … Continue reading

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Lower back pain and lumbar facet syndrome

One of the most common causes of lower back pain is facet joint pain. Facet joints are small joints located near the back of the spine which limit rotation. It has been estimated that about one third of people with … Continue reading

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