A dermatome is what we call the area on the skin that a spinal nerve root innervates. If you have radiating symptoms in your arm or leg, this is a good place to start to identify what nerve roots might be compressed. It is not an exact map for everyone (nerves don’t follow exact rules), but along with muscle strength tests and reflex tests can help provide information for a diagnosis without an MRI.
Starting with a topic that both Laura and I have been living for the past 6 months – Pregnancy. Many women seek chiropractic care during their pregnancies. In fact, there are chiropractors that devote their entire practice around managing pregnant patients and newborns. While we have strived to be known locally as sports-oriented chiropractors, we […]
Jaw pain is quite common. Up to 15% of US adults have jaw pain or restriction, and it as at least twice as common in women as it is in men. TMJ issues can be causes by acute trauma, repetitive trauma, stress, aging, and inflammatory disorders.
Benign Paroxysmal Postural (or Positional) Vertigo is a type of vertigo (often called dizziness or a spinning sensation). BPPV specifically happens when you turn your head one direction, you look up, or when you are lying on one side. The spinning sensation and sometimes accompanying nausea typically lasts up to a minute, and it happens each time the head is turned in that direction or is in that position.
Welcome to winter (finally)! Snow is starting to accumulate; snowcats are grooming both JHMR and the King, and the backcountry is getting better by the day. Yes, both Dr. Laura and I are avid boarders, however today, I want to take a minute and address you “old fashioned” skiers (you know I love you despite […]