Wrist pain.

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You use your hands for almost everything. From cooking, to cleaning, to writing, and even brushing your teeth so many of your daily activities are directly depending on the health of the 29 bones and 34 muscles in each hand. Hand pain can occur from a variety of reasons ranging from old age, chronic damage…

To heat or to Ice? Santa Clara expert breaks it down.

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When to use heat vs ice   Heat Heat dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow, increasing the amount of nutrients and oxygen around the localized area it is placed on. It also increases the rate toxins are removed from the site of injury, allowing muscles to relax. Heat packs also confuse sensory nerves decreasing…

Impact of Whiplash explained by Santa Clara Chiropractor.

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What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a generalized term for the symptoms typically seen after a traumatic injury to the neck. Whiplash is most commonly seen after car accidents, however, any abrupt jerking motion of the head backwards or forwards can cause whiplash. No whiplash patient is ever the same, whiplash can vary from can damage…

What is TMD? Santa Clara Expert explains.

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What is TMD? TMD or Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where the sliding hinge joint between the temporal bone and Mandible is damaged leading to pain around the jaw and ear, difficulty chewing, and locking of the jaw. The Temporal Mandibular Joint controls the lower jaw’s movement and is responsible for our chewing motions.  This…

The Best way to deal with Shoulder Pain, explained by top Santa Clara Chiropractor.

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Shoulder anatomy: The shoulder is made up of three bones: the scapula, humerus and clavicle bones. Each of the bones articulates with each other in a joint, the most significant of which is the ball-in socket joint connecting the humerus with the scapula. The glenohumeral joint gives the shoulder its range of free motion, however…