Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How Plantar Fascitis/Fasciosis effects the rest of the body...

Millions of people on a daily basis experience the painful effects of Plantar Fasicitis or Fasciosis. This condition is properly defined as acute inflammation or chronic scar tissue or adhesion of the underlying tendonis portion of the foot with symptoms usually worse in the morning as well at the end of the day. The condition is a result of gravity, body weight, and the surfaces we walk on. The first two are constantly flattening the foot down against the hard surfaces we live on. As a result the ligaments that support the bones of the foot get stretched out and our arches drop thus resulting in irritation of the Plantar Fascia. This condition causes the patient to exhibit changes in how the knees, hips, and lower back perform. First if the arches drop then we see rolling of the feet torwards the inside of your foot. This causes internal rotation or inward rotation of the knees and hips causing increasing loads of pressure on the joints themselves. This abnormal motion and loading usually is the prescursor of medial meniscus tears or acute and chronic hip pathology. Then when all the structures of the posterior kinetic chain are affected, this can effect the lower back causing pelvic dropping and increase abnormal load on various joints and discs. At Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center we use a wide array of therapies and treatments to correct the issues casued by Plantar Fascitis or Fasciosis. If you are experiencing any knee, lower back, hip, foot, or ankle issues give us a call to set up an appointment at 972 312-9310.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How can a Titleist Golf Assessment and Chiropractic Treatment Help My Golf Swing?

In the early 1990's there were only 3 components to a player's golf game, they were instruction, the mental aspect, and equipment. When Tiger Woods hit the seen in 1996 his dynamic style of play forced instructors to replace the triangle with a hexagon style of development. The new paradigm of development consists now of basic instruction, shot making skills, mental/emotional, course management, equipment, and now most importantly physical conditioning. Chiropractic and physical training go hand in hand in developing proper body biomechanics such as range of motion and a proper kinematic sequence. Receiving ART (Active Release Technique) in conjunction with Chiropractic treatment drastically increases the performance of the neurological and musculoskeletal systems of the body in order to properly work together. This then allows the golfer to perform better and more consistent. Kinematic Sequencing is recorded through 3D motion analysis systems and allows the golf instructor and doctors to see the order of the body in relation to the golf club when it reaches peak rotation and proper flow of the swing through impact. When the Kinematic Sequence is working properly, the golfer will develop maximum power and accuracy. Chiropractic treatment and using the Titleist Assesment allows us to locate muscle weakness and imbalances that pose a threat to your golf swing and Kinematic Sequence. This then will give us insight in to what type of exercises you personally need to perform with a Titleist Certified Personal Trainer to take your game to the next level and perform more consistently. If you have any questions please contact Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center at 972-312-9310 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Have Been Diagnosed With TMJ? What Is It, And How Do You Treat It At Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center?

Millions of people suffer from a widespread condition known as TMJD. This condition is properly called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. This joint is located just in front on your ears, and often gets mis-aligned and misdiagnosed for ear infections and pain. This is the most overused joint in the body due to giving us the ability to speak and chew our food. Just like any joint in the body it is succeptible to Arthritis, Discloctation, Ligament damage/loosness, and sprain/strain injuries. Many people with severe TMJ pain can't open their mouths to talk or chew with out a great deal of pain or pooping. Here at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center wer assess all the surround structures such as your neck and overall posture as other causes that are contributing to your TMJ pain. Most people that exhibit TMJ either have had a trauma, or have a head forward posture. We see a high percentage of people with a head forward posture in our office, and explain that the muscles of the neck and upper torso must recruit other muscles such as the muscles of the jaw to stabilize the head and neck region. This recuitment then causes the muscles that control your TMJ to become overtime overly tight and cause TMJ pain and dysfunction. At WIllow Bend Sports & Spine Center we utilize treatments such as Type IV "Hot" Laser Treatment, INTERX Treatment, Active Release Technique(Muscle Technique).With a proper checkup with your Dentist and possible night guard for protection and increasing the space between your teeth allows for our treatments to be more successful and help reduce or eliminate your TMJD pain. If you are suffering from TMJD or need any additional information please contact our office at 972-312-9310.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Still Having Sciatica? Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center can help!

Millions of people now days are diagnosed with a very common condition known as Sciatica. This is a nerve referral pattern called a Dermatome that is a result of nerve irritation or compression from either a space occupying lesion (ie. Herniation, Protrusion, Bulge), or a nerve entrapment of the soft tissue. In fact only 3 percent of all symptomatic disc injuries/conditions are truely symptomatic from the discs. This leaves at least 90-95 percent or more to the soft tissues of the lower body region. Upon injury or overuse adhesions/scar tissue develops in our tissues due to lack of oxygen/blood flow. These adhesions act like glue an adhere to other muscles or nerves and restrict the amount of lengthening or motion and strength of tissues. When our legs are fully extended such as standing, running, or stretching our nerves must lengthen to accomodate the motion. When adhesions are present in various soft tissues the glide or lengthening of the Sciatic nerve for example is not be allowed to properly function and then symptoms arise. In my years of clinical experience when referrring to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists, I see patients very frequently who have been treated by these and other specialists with Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (Intralaminar/Transforaminal/Caudal) and still have their symptoms coming back and wonder why they cannot have sustained Sciatica relief or resolution. This is a result of true misdiagnosis, and lack of treatment and the use of functional movement exams of the soft tissues. Active Release Technique is a soft tissue treatment that is used here at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center that breaks free the adhesions/scar tissue in the soft tissue that is potentially contributing to the nerve compression/irritation symptoms such as a deep ache, numbness, tingling, throbbing, or sharp pain. So if you are a patient still experiencing Sciatica symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 972-312-9310.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Positive Effects Chiropractic Has On Stress Levels..

In today's economy we are seeing an overall increase in peoples stress levels due to the job market, finances, and increased work loads due to layoffs. So how can Chiropractic help with your daily stress levels?? Simple, getting routine Chiropractic adjustments and muscle work such as Active Release Technique will help realign our joints and place them in the correct position thus reducing nerve (electrical/Chemical) interference to various organ systems and muscles. Implementing this Chiropracic treatment will not also reduce levels of stress on the body but improve your bodies performance such as performing sports or general exercise. So getting regular Chiropractic adjustments, daily exercise, proper diet, and supplementing vitamins will help you combat the ill effects stress can have on your life. If you are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety, give us a call at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center at 972-312-9310 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Jeff Eidsvig, D.C.,ART,TPI-CGFI

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chronic Sinus Infections and Headaches treated with Chiropractic Treatment

Do you suffer from chronic sinus headaches and infections? Well there is a a simple and easy explanation to why you have reoccuring symptoms. The answer is your posture and neck position in correlation to the rest of your body. Your sinuses depend fully on gravity to drain properly. In todays society most of us display a head forward posture in comparison to our shoulders. Just look around and you will see plenty of people with this problem, it will amaze you... This is a result of increased activities which require our hands and arms in front of us such as computer work, reading, and driving for example. Without proper alignment of our neck and head, the proper drainage is interfered with and then causes congestion, headaches, and infection. So how do we correct this problem? The use of Chiropractic treatment, postural awareness, stretching (Active Release Technique), and strengthening will over time pull our shoulders and neck back into proper alignment and centering our sinuses with gravity. At Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center we assess the body as a whole and through the use of Active Release Technique, a Lite Cure Type IV or "Hot" Laser therapy, and conservative medications can resolve or significantly reduce your chronic sinus conditions. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us at 972-312-9310.

Dr. Jeff Eidsvig, D.C.,ART,TPI-CGFI

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What is Lower Crossed Syndrome??

Today a majority of people in the workforce are dealing with chronic low back pain, and have seen numerous physicians regarding the issue with no resolution of pain. A highly missed diagnosis for low back pain is Lower Crossed Syndrome. A Dr. Vladamir Janda, a physician in the Czech Republic first documented a distict pattern of muscle imbalances due to prolonged static postures, such as sitting at a desk all day. When you sit in a chair for eight hours a day, in time, your hip flexors will become shortened or tight. Your brain will automatically start to shut down or inhibit your glute muscles (butt) which are on the opposite side. Since your glute muscles are not working properly your body will recruit synergistic muscles such as the hamstrings and lower back muscles to assist the glutes in performing hip extension. In other words, your start to recruit muscles that were not intended to be used for specific actions such as walking, running, or any type of strenous activity. Common side effects of Lower Crossed Syndrome are excessive arching or rounding of your lower back , a weak stomach area or core, and a flat gluteal region due to weakness. This combination is very common and causes a good majority of low back pain. Active Release Technique performed at Willow Bend Sports & Spine Center is the gold standard for correcting this common problem, as well as strenghening certain muscles either through Physical Therapy or at your local gym. If you have any questions regarding this condition please contact us at 972-312-9310 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Jeff Eidsvig, ART,TPI-CGFI