Chiropractic for Breech Babies?

Twenty-five percent of all 32-week pregnancies have the child in the breech position. This number drops to three-percent at 40-weeks. The breech position is one in which the baby’s feet or buttocks are lower in the uterus and positioned to be delivered first. Usually, breech positioned babies move to the ideal head down position two […]

TMJ Exercises Helped TMJ Syndrome More Than TMJ Splints

Few studies have been performed examining the efficacy of occlusal splints — the most common appliance created by dentists to address Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) (aka TMJ Syndrome) — compared to therapeutic focused (temporomandibular joint) TMJ exercises. One study’s (1) results comparing these two interventions were interesting. Patients with anterior displacement of the TMJ disc were […]

TMJ Syndrome and Low Progesterone?

A recent study[1] appearing in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation really caught my attention. The authors examined the various sexual hormones (e.g., estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) in a group of women with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).  The authors discovered clinically significant progesterone deficiencies linked with TMJ syndrome. Some in-depth digging uncovered a few other studies that […]

Chiropractic Ranked #1 by Consumer Reports for Back Pain

For back pain, chiropractic care was ranked as the number one treatment of the most common condition for which people seek medical advice: back pain. Chiropractic care even ranked ahead of physical therapy and acupuncture, both of which Integrated Physical Medicine in Evansville, IN offers. Chiropractic was shown as the most widely proven, safest and […]

Ideal Ergonomic Desk and Office Chair Setup

Integrated Physical Medicine takes lifestyle and habits into account when treating patients. One of the most common causes of pain is a poor desk and office chair set up. The good news is it’s easy to fix! Most people give very little thought to how their workspace is set up, either at home or at […]

Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow Pain?

One of the more common complaints (outside of the spine) we hear in our practice is a painful, weak and/or numb elbow region and the most common diagnosis of these complaints is a syndrome known as “tennis elbow”. Who Gets Tennis Elbow? Trivia Time: 95% of those diagnosed with this condition are not tennis players! […]

Three Simple Food Rules Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Expectant mothers are often bewildered by the myriad of nutritional advice shoved at them from all corners. Although most of the advice given is harmless, we think there is a risk of information overload and a tendency to just simply continue eating as usual. But, by simply following a few simple tips, most women can […]

Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema in Triathletes: A Deadly Threat

An article titled “Why I Also Almost Died During the 2012 New York City Ironman Triathlon” does a great job detailing the signs and symptoms of Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE). This condition continues to be one of the most common causes of death in long-course triathlons. (e.g., Ironman 140.6 and Ironman 70.3) The author describes […]

How to Increase Your Vertical Jump

One of the more common requests from the athletes we work with is assistance with their vertical jump. Whether it be an athlete who wants to know how to jump higher in basketball or volleyball, or an athlete preparing for the fitness testing typically seen in football draft camps or combines, they are all looking for ways […]