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“This study emphasizes that the degenerated disc alters the degenerated and normal segments’ motion and loading patterns. The abnormal increase in facet joint force in the degenerated models threatened to accelerate the degeneration in the normal segments.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35712878/ Thee biomechanical effects of intervertebral discs and......

Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) uses advanced technology to detect ligament injuries that could never be seen before because of the lack of motion. Static x-rays, MRI and CT commonly miss injuries because you don’t or can’t move for the exam. The upper 30% of the......

1) Scoliosis is the leading orthopedic problem seen in school age children. 2) 5-10 % of the population has scoliosis and some researchers think it might be up to 30% of the population may have it but do not know it. 3)Scoliosis affects millions of......

Unfortunately, traditional medical pain treatment plans typically consist of medications to cover up or mask the symptoms with powerful painkillers, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, and/or surgery. At Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness chiropractic treatment is selected and designed from a thorough consultation, health history, physical......

“These results suggest that sustained low rate cyclic loading had a therapeutic effect on the already degenerated disc and the regimen promoted signs of regeneration.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35524071/ Background: The intervertebral disc degenerates with age and has a poor propensity for regeneration. Small molecule transport plays a......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35505303/ Background: The uniqueness of spinal sagittal alignment in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), for example, the drastically smaller thoracic kyphosis seen in some patients, has been recognized but not yet fully understood. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of sagittal......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35459169/ Background: Subgrouping of migraine patients according to the pain response to manual palpation of the upper cervical spine has been recently described. Based on the neuroanatomy and the convergence of spinal and trigeminal nerves in the trigeminocervical complex, the cervical segments C1 to C3......

Scoliosis is more than a Cobb angle. Scoliosis is a disease of the neuromuscular skeletal system. It is not a bone condition. It is a 3 dimensional, abnormal spinal position composed of compression, translation, lateral flexion, and rotation. Approximately 80% of scoliosis cases are defined......

Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review: The relationship of hip loading asymmetry and radiological parameters of the spine in Lenke type 1 idiopathic scoliosis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35338978/ “Two-thirds of subjects with Lenke type 1 deformity showed asymmetrical hip loading. This asymmetry is related to the translation of......

Scoliosis is the leading orthopedic problem seen in school age children. 5-10 % of the population has scoliosis and some researchers think it might be up to 30% of the population may have it but do not know it. Scoliosis affects millions of children every......

https://meridian.allenpress.com/jat/article/56/4/427/454355/Demonstration-of-Autonomic-Nervous-Function-and Sagittal-plane cervical spine alignment has emerged as one of the most important clinical outcomes in health care. Nevertheless, the quantity and quality of research on the role that cervical sagittal alignment plays in improving sensorimotor and autonomic nervous functions are limited.   Objective To......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35038194/ Forward head posture (FHP) is one of the most common postural deviations. Deep neck muscle imbalance of individuals with FHP is of primary concern in clinical rehabilitation. However, there is scarce quantitative research on changes in deep neck muscle length with the head moving......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35079089/ A comprehensive analysis of clinical information in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) was performed to clarify the clinical characteristics of geriatric LBP from the perspective of body composition, spinal alignment, and blood findings related to senescence. We enrolled 203 patients with an......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34963629/ Conclusion: This meta-regression analysis of summary data (means) from 126 studies showed an inverse relationship between the thoracic Cobb angle and pulmonary function. I n contrast to previous conclusions, the decline in pulmonary function appears to be gradual over the full range of Cobb......

Posture/ Spinal configuration is controlled by involuntary postural neurological reflexes. Most of these reflexes are located within the skull. (vestibulocollic reflex, cervicocollic reflex, pel vo-ocular reflex, vestibulo-ocular reflex, cervico-ocular reflex, and cervical somatosensory reflex) Their goal is to maintain a level head position in relation......

Gravity is the environmental constant the neuromuscular system must continue to adapt to statically and dynamically. ⦁ The optimal global and segmental shape of the human spinal structure is designed to resist this ongoing relentless downward force and distribute its body weight symmetrically around this......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34776134/ Abstract Background: Abnormal posture creates abnormal stress and strain in many spinal structures which are considered predisposing factors for chronic mechanical low back pain. Purpose: To examine the relationships among pain intensity, forward head posture (decreased craniovertebral angle) and lumbopelvic sagittal alignment (pelvic incidence,......

Conclusions: Our study shows that the positioning of the soft collar in a cohort of patients with acute WAD, following a rear-end car collision, is an independent potential risk factor to the return to the ED. Clinically, the use of the collar is a non-recommended......

 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31773541/ Conclusion: In the patient with low back pain, spinal manipulation affects the central nervous system and changes the brain metabolites. Consequently, pain and functional disability are reduced. Background: In patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (NCLBP), brain function changes due to the neuroplastic......

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34776134/ Background: Abnormal posture creates abnormal stress and strain in many spinal structures which are considered predisposing factors for chronic mechanical low back pain. Purpose: To examine the relationships among pain intensity, forward head posture (decreased craniovertebral angle) and lumbopelvic sagittal alignment (pelvic incidence, pelvic......

What is a DMX Digital Motion X-Ray Test?  (DMX) Digital Motion X-ray is an innovative diagnostic technology that can help diagnose painful conditions that are often undetectable by non-weight bearing, motionless static x-rays, MRIs, and/or CT Scans,  MRI’s (magnetic resonance imaging). This advanced diagnostic creates......

Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Treatment System utilizes structural correction chiropractic combined with unique specialized spinal rehabilitation equipment to correct and improve the spinal dysfunctions causing your symptoms and functional loss. The first step to recovery is identifying and understanding the cause of your health condition......

Conclusion: This study provides evidence that the three grades of sagittal compensation in whole body alignment correlate with HRQOL scores. The compensation grades depend on the clinical diagnosis, whole body sagittal alignment, and lumbar spinal stenosis. The threshold values of key alignment parameters may be......

Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness sports injury treatment protocols have been invaluable to amuteur and professional athletes who compete in football, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, track, mma, boxing, CrossFit, running, weight lifting, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics Our structural chiropractic rehabilitation system combined with advanced soft......

Scoliosis affects about 4.5 percent of the population with the incidence of scoliosis increasing with a persons’ age. Scoliosis affects more females than males. The condition occurs when the spine of the back forms a C or an S shaped curve. A few of the......

Miami, Florida September 2021– Your neck contains bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves, any of which can hurt. Neck pain also may come from regions near your neck, such as your jaw, head or shoulders. Problems in your neck can also make other parts of......

Forward Head Syndrome is the most common and dangerous postural distortion. This condition occurs when your spinal curves weaken and distort causing your head to shift forward on your shoulders. It is a common postural distortion which has many serious and adverse effects on your......

What are the main conditions that you treat in your practice? Disc Herniation/Protrusions, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Mid-Back Pain, Headaches, Migraines, Sciatica, Leg (pain/numbness/weakness), Arm (pain/numbness/weakness), Scoliosis, Carpal Tunnel, and Neuropathy are the most common conditions treated at Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness.   What do......

Scoliosis is more than a crooked spine on a set of x-rays. Each patient is a person, with a life and a family that has supported them on their search for help. The disease of scoliosis has a way of emotionally and/or physically victimizing each......

Miami, FL, July, 2021– Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over a desk at the computer, on the phone, and/or a steering wheel, often triggers muscle pain. Neck muscles, particularly those in the back of your neck, become fatigued and eventually painful. When you......

Scoliosis is the leading orthopedic problem seen in school age children. 5-10 % of the population has scoliosis and some researchers think it might be up to 30% of the population may have it but do not know it. Scoliosis affects millions of children every......

Results: Lumbar lordosis decrease correlates with discrete dehydration of nucleus pulposus at all lumbar levels. Also low values of sacral slope, pelvic tilt, pelvic incidence, thoracic kyphosis and spinal sacral angle were associated with decrease of T2 relaxation times on annulus fibrosus. Conclusions: In conclusion,......

What are the most common symptoms that cause someone to go to the chiropractor for carpal tunnel? Common symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome may include: Pins and needles” and/or numbness feeling in the hand and fingers Burning pain and/or tingling in your thumb, index, and......

Why do people choose chiropractic for sciatica? People choose chiropractic for sciatica due to its extremely effective as and safety in treating spinal conditions such as sciatica. Most people today want to treat the cause of sciatica and not just mask the pain and symptoms......

  Why Should You Go To A Chiropractor For Neck Pain? Patients select a chiropractor for neck pain not just because it’s a safe and effective treatment but many medical physicians most commonly give medications masking the pain and symptoms and are not addressing the......

  What are common spine conditions resulting in people going to the Chiropractor For Back Pain? Many different spinal problems can cause a person to seek a chiropractor for back pain. Pain is your body’s natural alarm system that you have a problem. This is......

What Are The Most Common Symptoms For People Seeking Whiplash Treatment? Neck Pains Headache Dizzy Pain the traps Tightness/Stiffness Shoulder Pain/Numbness Arm Pain/Numbness Hand Pain/Numbness Tingling Middle Back Pain Chest/Rib pain Low Back Pain Extremity pain Concentration Problems Depression Inability to sleep People who need......

What Are The Most Spinal Conditions Of People With Lower Back Discomfort. Below are some common conditions and symptoms resulting in patients to utilize lower back discomfort treatments and therapies. Abnormal spinal alignment Ligament damage and instability Muscle spasms Muscle weakness and deconditioned Degenerative disc......

Symptoms Symptoms are frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve running through your wrist becomes pressed or squeezed. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:-Numbness or “pins and needles” feeling in the fingers -Pain......

Are dull pain, tightness, or pressure around your forehead or the back of your head and neck. Some people say it feels like a clamp squeezing the skull. Often called stress headaches, they’re the most common type for adults. Recent studies have shown that the......

Correlation between radiographic sagittal alignment, range of motion, muscle strength, and quality of life in adults with spinal deformities. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32158077/ [Results] Regarding alignment, significant correlations were found between hip extension range of motion and sagittal vertebral axis; between occiput-to-wall distance and thoracolumbar kyphosis; and between......

Electromyography of the masticatory muscles during chewing in different head and neck postures – A pilot study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32071851/ RESULTS: A significant increase in muscle activity was found for masseter muscle in the forward head posture condition. No differences were found in muscle activity in natural......

Car Accidents, Injuries, and Whiplash in Miami? Auto accidents are often frightening events that can lead to injuries and effects that can last a lifetime. Whiplash is one of the most common auto injuries and entails damage to the soft tissues(muscles, ligaments, discs, and fascia)......

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve and can involve multiple lumbar spinal nerves that control the legs. Sciatica is a symptom of another problem usually related to abnormal......

There may be no symptoms of spinal stenosis, or symptoms may appear slowly and get worse over time. Signs of spinal stenosis include: Pain in the neck or back Numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in the arms or legs Pain going down the leg Foot......

Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso is a gentle, caring & highly experienced doctor of chiropractic. He specializes in nonsurgical structural correction of the spine, neuropathy treatment, scoliosis treatment, the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue, and whiplash injuries. Dr. Alfonso believes in natural healing; getting to the......

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is wrong. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While......

Throughout our lives, we have physical stress on our body, some being acute such as falls, traumas, accidents and others which can be chronic such as sitting for long periods, working at a desk for long periods, using computers or phones or even just standing......

Dr. Alfonso’s Corrective Chiropractic Care System has 4 major treatments components working synergistically together to achieve phenomenal results without drugs or surgery. Corrective Chiropractic Care rehabilitates the weakened and damaged spinal system and its parts (muscles, ligaments, fascia, discs, bone, and nerves) decreasing pain, improving......

The first step to recovery is identifying and understanding the cause of your health condition through our unique diagnosis procedures. Upon completion of your new patient forms you will given a tour of the clinic and learn some of the therapeutic benefits of our unique......

Did you know that all 32 teams in the National Football League provide all their players chiropractic healthcare as part of their medical team for managing and preventing injuries? If all 32 NFL teams and ownership trust their athletes in the hands of chiropractors and......

Increase in cerebral blood flow indicated by increased cerebral arterial area and pixel intensity on brain magnetic resonance angiogram following correction of cervical lordosis. CONCLUSION: These results indicate that correction of cervical lordosis may be associated with an immediate increase in cerebral blood flow. Further......

The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers. It is the basis for more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications for adults and children, found in well-known brands like Tylenol, Excedrin, Sudafed, Robitussin and Theraflu. Pain......

“The greatest obstacle to progress is the illusion of knowledge.” If you are like most people, then you’d want to know what you are up against when it comes time to make critical health care decisions.   You want a comprehensive plan. You want all......

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