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Myofascial Release

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Myofascial release is primarily used for releasing shortness and tightness in muscles. This technique is most commonly sought by those experiencing ongoing back pain, it is also well known for helping those who may be suffering from a recent injury, Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia or even migraine headaches. The tightness of the tissues…

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Mobilization is a type of manual therapy, or hands on physical therapy usually practiced by chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists. The term “mobilization” deals with the manipulation of soft tissue encapsulating a joint, called fascia, and muscles over joints that have restricted range of motion. Fascia, muscles, and ligaments may tighten after an injury…

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Flexion-Distraction / Decompression

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Gentle. Safe. Controlled. The Flexion Distraction technique is designed to relieve pain in the spine. It does this by dropping pressure in your spinal discs and widening the spinal canal by as much as 28%. It restores motion in joints as well! Flexion Distraction is primarily for uses for relieving pains and strains. It can…

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TMJ Pain, Clicking, and Locking

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

TMJ is a joint disorder in which the connecting point between the jaw and the skull becomes painful and swollen. Causes can vary widely, but symptoms include pain in the jaw, trouble chewing or talking, headaches, and neck pain. Patients have also experienced dizziness in some cases. Chiropractic care for TMJ can help by alleviating…

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Knee and Hip Injuries

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Hip pain is often derived from the structures within the hip joint or from the structures and ligaments surrounding the joint. There is limited space within the joint itself for the bone to move, which can lead to pain in cases of injury or inflammation. Knee pain is often caused by muscle imbalances and structural…

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Sports Injuries

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities. They can result from acute trauma, or from overuse of a particular body part. Classification Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as Ice Hockey, Association football, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, Gaelic football and American football because of the dynamic…

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Repetitive Stress Injuries

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Repetitive stress injury, also known as RSI, can stem from both action and inaction. Whether spending 8 hours a day doing either repetitive physically laborious work or sitting in the same position all day, the result can be the same: continued stress on connective tissues. This can result in numbness, tingling, or sharp pain in…

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Neurological Disorders

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. Chiropractic neurology is based on “functional neurology”, which is the study of the inter-relationships of an individual’s nervous systems within the context of their overall health. Treatment is directed towards activating the natural processes of neuroplasticity, which involves the changing of…

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Balance Deficits

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

Balance disorders are often the result of very severe symptoms of underlying illnesses, injuries, or even reactions to medication. In most situations, it involves a problem with the vestibular structure of the inner ear, which controls our sense of balance. The vestibular structure works in correspondence with the eyes, brain, muscles to coordinate visual cues…

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Thoracic and Rib Pain

By Dr. Homer Wall DC / June 8, 2022 /

The thoracic spine helps the ribs protect many of the body’s most vital organs. Often referred to as the T-spine, the thoracic spine is located in the mid to upper back and serves as a connection for the ribs. It is the largest section of the spine. If inflammation or injury occurs in this area,…

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