Injury

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Injury

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Vertebral Subluxation

Overview Your spine is made up of many structures including bones called vertebrae.  Subluxation occurs when a vertebra shifts forward out of position.  This bone misalignment can compress nerves that exit the spinal canal causing a variety of symptoms.   Causes Subluxation can be caused by …

Traumatic Brain Injury

Overview Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause brain dysfunction and can severely impact your life.   Causes As the name suggests, this type of injury is caused by trauma forcing the brain to slam into the sides of your skull.  This impact tears brain tissues and blood vessels.  TBI’s are usu…

Tibia Fractures

Overview The tibia is the larger of the two lower leg bones and is often called the shinbone. This strong bone supports most of your body weight, so fracturing the tibia can have painful consequences.   Causes It takes a great deal of force to fracture a tibia.  Car crashes and falls are a f…

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Overview Nerves and blood vessels can be compressed in the space between your clavicle (collar bone) and your top rib.  This space is called the “thoracic outlet” and the disorders caused by this compression are collectively called thoracic outlet syndrome.   Causes Many conditions cause tho…

Spinal Stenosis

Overview Your spinal nerves travel exit your spinal canal through openings called foramen.  Any narrowing of these openings can compress your nerves, a condition known as spinal stenosis.  It usually occurs in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine.   Causes Spinal stenosis has many …

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Overview Your sacroiliac joints (often called “SI” joints) are where your hips meet your spine. These joints don’t have much flexibility but do move slightly as you move your body.  Injured or damaged SI joints cause pain.   Causes Sacroiliac joints hurt when tiny nerves become irritated. Th…

Rotator Cuff Tear

Overview The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that collectively holds the “ball” of your upper arm bone in the “socket” of your shoulder joint.  The rotator cuff stabilizes your arm and allows shoulder movement.  Rotator cuff tears are painful injuries resulting from too much physic…

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Overview Post-concussion syndrome is the name given to the set of symptoms caused when your brain is injured by violently striking the inside of your skull (concussion).  Car crashes, falls, or physical trauma to the head can cause concussions.  You do not have to lose consciousness to have suffe…

Pinched Nerve

Overview Unexplained pain or symptoms may be caused by a pinched nerve.  Spinal nerve roots exit your spinal canal through small openings.  Many other joints have similarly small spaces in which the nerve flows.  If these nerve spaces get narrowed, the structures can compress or pinch the nerve. …

PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

Overview Your knee has four strong bands of tissue called ligaments that connect and stabilize the bones that form the joint.  The posterior cruciate ligament, also called the “PCL.”, connects the femur to the tibia.   Stretching or tearing your PCL will cause your knee to be painful and unstable…
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