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Experiencing Headaches?

If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer
from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing,
and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.
What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your
teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There
is a better alternative.
Research shows that spinal manipulation - the primary form of care provided
by doctors of chiropractic - may be an effective treatment option for tension
headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based
Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted
in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that or…

Voted Best Chiropractor in Santa Clara County 2008 - San Jose Magazine

Voted Best Chiropractor in Santa Clara County by San Jose Magazine









ChiroWorks Care Center
Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
ChiroWorksCareCenter.com
Graston Technique Certified

References & Image Credits:San Jose Magazine


Disclaimer:The content in this blog is for informational purposes only and an opinion for specific individualized circumstances. It is not a prescription for therapy or diagnosis for you. All opinions expressed in these articles are solely those of the particular author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Anthony Tsai, Graston Technique®, its employees, providers or affiliates. Any opinions of the author on the site are or have been rendered based on scientific facts and/or anecdotal evidence, under certain conditions, and subject to certain assumptions, and may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose, including but not limited to for use in or in connection with any legal proceeding. If there is any issue with the co…

October Is National Chiropractic Month

It is not natural to be in pain - but unfortunately for millions of Americans it's a daily occurrence. Doctors of chiropractic, commonly called chiropractors, provide conservative and effective treatment for pain, without medication or surgery.
Discover Chiropractic: 100% Natural Healthcare Take charge of your health; discover a natural approach to better health with chiropractic. FAQ from ACA regarding the safety of chiropractic: Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows that minor discomfort or soreness foll…

Kinesio Tape & Olympic Beach Volleyball

What is that black tattoo on Kerri Walsh's right shoulder? It is called Kinesio Tex Taping which is an elastic taping used in chiropractic, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Developed 25 years ago by Dr. Kenzo Kase, it is now getting recognition and being used by top athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams, David Beckam, Robby Ginepri and Justine Henin. Kinesio Tape works by giving support like a flexible brace and facilitates weak muscles with neurological awareness or proprioception. Kerri Walsh had a recent rotator cuff surgery last November. NBC reported that she uses the black shoulder tape for better circulation and her shoulder pain.

Harder to see with the beige Kinesio Taping, Martins Plavins used Kinesio Taping in the huge upset against the US team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. Did Kinesio Tape give Walsh and Plavins an unfair advantage to both win? :) Maybe not, but it pleases me to know that I something I use to help my patients is trusted by top athl…

Your Computer and You

Windows and Mac users actually do have one thing in common - computer ergonomics issues, namely, pain.1,2 Beyond the usual hardware and software gotchas we deal with on a daily basis, the real bottom-line question is, "how to play nice with my computer".

Doing computer work is a funny kind of work, a type of activity we're still getting used to. It's not physical work in the sense that there's no heavy lifting going on, no truck-driving, no emergency services heart-pounding decision-making.

But computer work is still an intensely physical activity, although the work is pretty subtle. In computer work it's the small muscles that are getting the workout, not the big muscles we're used to thinking about.

Wrist muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Finger muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Shoulder muscles, Neck muscles. All of these are involved in ongoing repetitive tasks when you sit at a computer and one hour turns into two, two hours turns into three, and sudd…

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month

National Scoliosis Foundation Press Release:

support@scoliosis.org.
In your email please also tell us if you plan/do any activity for National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Tell a friend; Blog it; Post it; Upload it; hand out a brochure; talk to a PTA or school; visit a patient; inform your doctor; make a donation; run a fundraiser; hold a free clinic;contact your representative or local paper. Any activity, big or small is important, so let us know.Press Release, we have a number of different activities planned which will be further detailed here as the month of June unfolds.The U.S. House of Representatives Proclamation for a PDF copy of the Proclamation and Points of Emphasis.

The U.S. House of Representatives Proclamation by Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz invites the President, Governors, officials and the American People to join with her and the National Scoliosis Foundation in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to increasing the awareness of scoliosis.

The Pro…

DASH Diet Reduces Heart Attacks and Strokes

A large study followed 88,000 women over 25 years found good strong evidence that a healthy diet such as the "DASH" (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet provided long-term evidence of of health benefits. So the diet promoting vegetables, fish, poultry, whole grains and reduced sodium intake not only reduces hypertension and lowers bad cholesterol, but also reduces heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) and strokes (cerebral vascular accidents). The actual results were a 24% less heart attacks and 18% less strokes. Remember, high blood pressure can damage organs over time. The recent news of the anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin failing to reduce heart attacks when it was known to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, reinforces the fact that lifestyle actions such as diet is better for your health than just taking a magic pill. My philosophy found on my website profile as an important part of health. The DASH diet can be found on the National Institute for Health'…

Anti-Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Fails To Reduce Heart Attacks

The American College of Cardiology announced yesterday that they recommend statins as a first choice over the combination drug Vytorin. A study published last Sunday found that while Vytorin was good at lowering LDL levels in the blood, it did not lower heart attack risk in decreasing plaques in the arteries. All drugs have side effects and even over the counter drugs such as Tylenol have potentially serious side effects. Statins have minor common side effects such as headaches, nausea and fever. More serious statin side effects are extreme muscle pain, muscle disease, liver problems, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, memory loss, irritability and personality changes. With statins you also must understand that they lower LDL only and have little or no effect on HDL and triglycerides in the blood. You must also take CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplements because it is known to decrease the CoQ10 blood supply.

As a chiropractor, my philosophy is to prefer the natural approach before using drugs wh…