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Are there long-term effects on the brain in marijuana users?

Now that more states are beginning to legalize the sale and consumption of marijuana, it is important to assess its safety, especially in our youth. Of course, there is conflicting data on whether the use of this drug has any potentially harmful effects. Some studies using imaging studies suggest regular use of marijuana in adolescence …

Cognitive Decline (Dementia)

There is an epidemic of cognitive issues in our population. It is sad to see so many people at a relatively young age develop signs of dementia. Yes, we may have slight decrease in cognitive ability as we age, but it should not be a major factor if we have established healthy life style choices. …

Brain Injuries

What is amazing is that when someone has a traumatic brain injury and is admitted to an Intensive Care Unit, the one organ that is not directly monitored is the brain.  Our brain is very soft and is easily bruised when someone falls and hits their head, is hit in the head with a direct …

Behavioral Problems in Children

Your child is screaming and out of control, angry and aggressive with siblings and schoolmates. The school is threatening to expel your child. You are at your wits’ end. What could possibly be causing your child’s behavior? The answer to this question may be that many factors are contributing to your child’s disturbing behavior. It …

Manual Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be especially debilitating, because so many of our daily work and home activities require a wide range of arm and shoulder movement. If you have shoulder pain, we’ll first evaluate you for signs of joint instability. If you have ligament damage or other structural problems that destabilize any component of your joints, …

The Role of the Sacral Bone in Low Back Pain

When you tell us you have pain in your low back, hip, buttocks, or leg, the first thing we do is examine the position of your sacral bone. Why? If this bone is not properly positioned, the mechanics of your lumbar spine and hip are adversely affected. The sacrum is a large, triangular bone at …

Do You Want to Recover from Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be scary and can greatly limit your activity. Many people assume that joint pain problems require surgical intervention, but this often isn’t the case. Problems like runner’s knee and patella chondromalacia can be easily healed with orthopedic massage and manual therapy.It’s a good idea to consult with an orthopedic medical doctor for …

Are You Missing the Early Signs of Chronic Muscle Pain?

Muscles enable us to move. You wouldn’t blink an eye, smile or chew without muscles. Healthy muscles are strong. Strong muscles keep us active and able to accomplish life’s tasks.When muscles are in trouble long-term, joint problems will develop. There are many signs that muscles are in trouble. You may notice pain, especially when there …

Is There Help for an Injured Brain?

Just like the body, the brain does not always recover perfectly after an injury. The brain can be injured at birth (forceps, suction, poor presentation of fetus, cord around neck). Any abnormal force to the head can result in brain injury. Brain injuries are often caused by minor bumps and hits, not just by major …

The Nightmare of Insomnia

Not being able to sleep is torture and plays havoc on your brain and your body. We live in a fast paced world that seems to never slow down, but you have to slow down and get adequate rest and sleep. It is during deep, non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep that your brain can clean …