June 28, 2021

RCT Examines Neurodynamic Interventions in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Autoimmune disorders are a broad family of illnesses and syndromes, and their management is a serious issue for consideration as the pain and inflammation that comes with the disorders is ongoing in its nature. Thus, when a new study comes out looking at neurodynamic interventions for Multiple Sclerosis (delivered via manual therapy), we are all ears. A new randomised controlled trial has looked at this very issue and the results are quite promising. While our familiarity with Multiple Sclerosis continues to increase, the pathogenesis or cause of the disease remains unclear. What we know is this: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is […]
June 14, 2021

Rare Case: Auriculotemporal Neuralgia resolves under multimodal chiropractic care

Auriculotemporal Neuralgia (or ATN) is a relatively rare condition that many people wouldn’t have heard of. However, for sufferers it is marked by severe pain running from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) up near the ear, and down through the face. It can cause excruciating pain, often one-sided, in the face and ear radiating out to the temporal region just above and below the ear on the side of the face. Often, this unwelcome visitor is caused by damage to the TMJ and cause even skin to be sore to touch. There is a paucity of literature on this particular condition […]
July 31, 2020

Chiropractic and Vocal Cord Paralysis: A Case Report

Imagine waking up from an arthroscopic shoulder surgery only to discover that you can no longer speak. Dysfunction of the vocal cords has been described as a side effect of endotracheal intubation during surgery, but it is certainly not a particularly common side-effect. In general, the practice is thought of as safe but complications have been reported. A recent case report published in the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic details the case of a 55-year old female who suffered ongoing vocal cord paralysis after surgery. It was actually her physical therapist who sent her to a chiropractor. While case reports certainly […]