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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Cholesterol Information and Health
Statin Medications (Lipitor, Lovastatin, Mevacor and all other type statin medication)
Mosshammer D, Lorenz G, Meznaric S, Schwarz J, Muche R, Mörike K. Statin use and its association with musculoskeletal symptoms–a cross-sectional study in primary care settings. Fam Pract. 2009 Apr;26(2):88-95.
“Statin use may be more often associated with musculoskeletal complaints than previously assumed.”
Recommended Seated Position at a Computer (Vintage Monitor)
Dietary Modification Information
Increasing Fiber in Diet
Low Back Pain and How it may Affect Sexuality
Exercises for Healthy Aging
Eye Strengthening Exercises
A series of eye exercises has been developed by Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D, 336 Berkeley Street, Rochester, NY 14607 which he suggests can help people with various types of exercises using various methods such as relaxation, awareness, convergence/divergence, and others.
Forward Head Posture and Shoulder Opening Exercises
Forward head posture or hyperkyphosis is not just an aesthetic issue but can be associated with various types of adverse health related consequences. In this article I am offering an explanation for some of its cause and specific awareness and physical exercises to help reverse and prevent this condition.
Hamstrings, Piriformis, and Groin Stretches – Passive Against the Wall
Sometimes the easiest and most powerful stretches are the ones that be sustained with little effort. The following exercises show you an effective way to stretch your hamstring (back of the thigh), piriformis (butt muscle) and groin muscles.
Hip or Thigh Inner Rotation – Creating Symmetry or Improving Leg Turn-In
Exercise to Balance Hip and Pelvis Rotation Patterns: Sometimes a sacroiliac joint sprain can conrtribute to reduced hip or thigh inner rotation. This imbalance can lead to hip related problems as well as poor pelvis, spine, and lower extremity balance and function.
Neck Stability and Strengthening Exercises
The purpose of exercising your neck with an inflatable ball is to help stabilize the cervical spine and strengthen the muscles supporting your neck. If the exercise causes you discomfort do not continue but call Dr. Blum to discuss your condition. Inexpensive balls can be purchased at any major toy store.
Pelvic Floor Balancing and Strengthening Exercises
This execise helps with balancing the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic and tailbone positions. Sometimes adding the cervical spine into this exercise can help with chronic neck and low back pain also. Balancing and Strengthening of the Pelvic Floor Exercise
Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
Article by Dr. Blum which illustrates two possible exercises for two different types of piriformis muscle syndrome: Blum CL. S.O.T. & Piriformis Muscle Syndrome. Expression: SOTO Australasia. Jan 2006:1-2.
Prone (On Your Stomach) Straight Leg Lifts
The purpose of this leg lifting exercise is to make the sacroiliac (SI) joint more stable. While it seems simple doing it properly is essential. To download the article click here.
Psoas and Hip Flexor Stretches
These exercise to stretch the front of the hip and thigh can be very important for some types of back, hip, and knee conditions. They are best performed slowly and the positionsheld whileyou breathe and relax. To download the article click here.
Rotator Cuff Exercises
Scoliosis Specific Exercises
Seated stretches that would be great for sitting on an airplane or taking a break from computer work. This is from the Bob Anderson stretching book, I highly recommend it, for more information about his book, click here.
Spondylolisthesis or Anterolisthesis – What is It and What are Some Exercises?
Sometimes a lower back or lumbar vertebra will shift forward for various reasons. What is happening and what can you do about it. Along with care from Dr. Blum this handout will help guide you in the early stage of care.
TMJ – Jaw Tracking and Relaxation Exercises
Learn how to relax your tongue and muscles of the jaw and back of your head. These passive TMJ exercises have pictures and describe the process of becoming aware in order to become an active participant in relatxing your jaw.
Sacroiliac Joint Sprains
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders - Chiropractic and Dental Co-Treatment
Blum CL. Forward head posture (FHP) and its relationship to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and the sacro occipital technique (SOT) category system. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 7, 2008: 7.
Blum Cl, A Survey of State Scope of Practice Laws for Chiropractic – Cranial Therapy and TMJ – 2003. Proceedings on the 2006 Conference on Chiropractic Research, Chicago, Illinois, September 15-16, 2006: 164-6.
Traction or Decompression Instructions for the Neck and Low Back
Traction for the low back – when performed carefully and regularly over time can be profoundly helpful for chronic low back pain, preventing and helping to improve any lumbar disc degeneration. Click here to see Dr. Blums recommendatsion of the type of lumbar traction and how to use it optimally.