1. Why Do Chiropractors Use “Palpation”?

    Palpation is the most frequently used diagnostic tool in chiropractic care and is the clinical cornerstone of most physicians’ practice. It is a manual, non-invasive method of determining where a patient has structural or functional problems in the body. During palpation, chiropractors use their hands and detailed knowledge of anatomy to effectively feel what is happening in the spine and its s…Read More

  2. High School Athletes, Sports-Related Back Pain Starts Early

    People often assume that lower back pain (LBP) is a problem only for the elderly, or middle-aged adults who have a history of physical wear and tear. However, this is simply untrue. In fact, over 31 million Americans live with lower back pain on a regular basis, and a great number of them are adolescents. Recent studies have indicated that many high school students who participate in sports are at…Read More

  3. Auto Accident Insights

    As your trusted chiropractor, I have been giving out auto accident advice for years. Unfortunately, I now know, first hand, what it’s like to experience a car accident after being rear-ended this past weekend. A large pick-up lost his brakes and hit me, repeatedly, while I was stopped at a red light. I was driving my son’s small pick-up truck and it was pushed into the middle of the intersecti…Read More

  4. What is Supination?

    The term “supination” refers to a position of the arm or foot that is outward from the normal, at-rest position. It is the opposite of “pronation” which refers to an inward position. In most cases, supination refers to the foot because of the problems associated with foot supination. FreeDictionary.com offers a reasonable definition of the verb “supinate,” meaning "to turn or rotate (t…Read More

  5. Why Low Back Pain Is So Common

    If you suffer from low back pain, you’re definitely not alone. Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common complaints at doctors’ offices and hospitals across the nation. The cause of any particular case of back pain can be difficult to determine, but chiropractors are well-equipped to help ease your pain with a number of drug-free, noninvasive techniques. In addition to t…Read More

  6. The Chiropractor Woburn Can Trust: Moramarco Can Help

    Chiropractic care is something that we all need to be aware of for the sake of our backs. At any time we may be stricken with an ailment or affliction that is debilitating or crippling because of the pain a back injury can spread all throughout the body. If you are looking for a chiropractor Woburn located, then know that professional care can be found here at the Moramarco Chiropractic Office. Wo…Read More

  7. What is Traction and When is it Appropriate?

    Chiropractic traction (also called “vertebral traction”, “spinal traction” or “cervical traction”) is one of the most widely used and accepted treatments for spinal, muscle and skeletal pain. The term “traction” applies to the use of weights and other forces to treat skeletal and muscular disorders, pinched or compressed nerves and injuries to the joints, vertebrae, muscles and lig…Read More

  8. Can Chiropractic Care Help You Recover from Back Surgery?

    Luckily, surgery is only necessary in a relatively small number of cases involving back problems.  Non-invasive methods such as chiropractic care are available for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including back pain, sciatica and herniated discs.  However, in some severe cases and when degenerative disc disease has progressed to a point where the spinal nerves are being compressed an…Read More

  9. What is “Cervical Radiculopathy”?

    In layman’s terms, cervical radiculopathy is known as a “pinched nerve” located in the cervical spine (the neck area). It involves damage to a nerve or the disturbance of nerve function, which can lead to pain and even disability. The nerve roots in the cervical region are responsible for carrying signals between the brain and the upper body, including the neck, arms, chest, upper back and s…Read More

  10. Tendonitis: Causes and Treatment Options

    People who practice repetitive motions—usually involving either a job or a sport—are at higher risk of developing tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis). This is an inflammation of the tendons that can affect any of the body’s tendons, but most commonly those in the arms and legs. Our tendons are made of strong, ropy fibers of collagen that form the connective tissue attaching muscle to bone. …Read More