Do you have a physically demanding job?Are you experiencing pain in your hands or fingers?You may have carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to pain and inflammation of the hand, wrist, and fingers, caused by pressure on the median nerve. In your wrist, there’s a pathway called the carpal tunnel, which houses tendons, ligaments, and the median nerve. If any of the tendons swe...Read More!
Do you have lower back pain?Have you considered wearing a back brace?There is long running debate over back braces. Some professionals argue that you shouldn’t wear back braces because they can cause your back muscles to weaken, but others contend that they don’t cause problems.Here’s the good news – for this application, it makes no difference who’s right. If you us...Read More!
Are you experiencing more frequent joint pain during your pregnancy? Do you feel off center? Do you struggle to move comfortably? Chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing leading up to delivery. Is it Safe?You may be worried about chiropractic care out of concern for your baby. All certified chiropractors are trained to safely handle pregnant individu...Read More!
Have you ever wondered about the answer to this question?If you’re like most people who suffer from lower back pain, you would answer “Yes!”When it Comes to Hot or Cold, here are the Simple RulesIf you suffer from an acute back injury, use only ice until acute pain begins to subside, no matter how many days it takes.Once acute pain begins to subside, switch to a combination of m...Read More!
Do you have jaw pain? Does your jaw sometimes lock or make chewing uncomfortable? You may have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD). TMJD affects the temporomandibular joints located on each side of your jaw and the muscles that move them. These joints connect the jawbone to the skull and allow you to open and close your mouth.What Causes TMJD?The joint where the jawbone...Read More!
Are you tired of waking up with a sore neck? Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep because you can’t get comfortable on your pillows? So many Americans have a hard time sleeping. Sleep deprivation can impact your weight, your concentration and productivity, athletic performance, and energy throughout the day. If you’re not getting the recommended 7-9 hou...Read More!
Does chronic pain make it hard for you to travel?Have vacations lost their appeal?Traveling can be uncomfortable for anyone dealing with chronic pain, and it can make already existing pain even more apparent. Sitting in a cramped car or plane for hours, falling asleep in a strange position, using a pillow you’re not used to, and walking more than usual can all exacerbate your pain.Don&rsquo...Read More!
Are itchy eyes, congestion, and coughing from spring allergies keeping you in the house when you’d rather be outside? Do over-the-counter allergy medications make you feel disconnected? Have you ever wondered if chiropractic care can help your allergies?Chiropractic care provides a natural, non-pharmaceutical method of treating your allergies that won’t leave you feeling disconne...Read More!
The sun is shining, the birds are singing – spring has sprung in Michigan! Are you feeling stiff or in pain? Do you want to feel as lively as the season? If you receive chiropractic adjustments, chances are you already know the benefits of traditional techniques to realign the spine and heal the body. But did you know that chiropractors have other therapies that can help you ...Read More!
Do you have arthritis? Do you notice more pain during certain seasons? There are conflicting studies about how weather affects arthritis pain, but it’s clear that some people with arthritis feel changes in their joints based on the weather. Why?Barometric Pressure Some studies suggest barometric pressure might have something to do with it. Barometric pressure – the pres...Read More!
Have you been in a car accident?Does your neck hurt or feel stiff?You may have whiplash! Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are jerked in one direction, then spring back in the opposite direction. This sudden movement can cause neck sprain/strain, i.e., whiplash injury. The movement and force don’t have to be intense to cause whiplash, and it can occur from side-to-side movement as wel...Read More!
Do you have chronic, recurring headaches?Does your pain begin in your neck and radiate up to your head?While headaches are common, frequent or severe headaches aren’t normal. If you have frequent headaches, they may be due to a misalignment in your spine, specifically the vertebrae in your upper back or neck.Your spine interacts directly with your nervous system, so when your spine is out o...Read More!
Have you taken a tumble this winter?Are you experiencing prolonged pain as a result?Slips and falls become more common in the wintertime due to snow and ice. While these falls may not feel serious, 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury, says the CDC. Falls can cause visible injuries like broken bones, but can also leave invisible soft tissue injuries that can cause even more pain if not treate...Read More!
Do you feel a sharp pain in your legs, hips, or lower back?Can’t get the pain to go away?You may have sciatica. Sciatica describes pain or discomfort that comes from the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back, travels down through the hips, rear, and each leg. The pain can vary, ranging from mild pain to sharp jolts and can include sensati...Read More!
Do you dread yard work? Does raking leaves in the fall leave your back sore? If you simply have to rake, wouldn’t you like to avoid pain or injuries? Fall is in full swing in Ann Arbor, and that means raking season is here again. The repetitive motion and bending over while raking leaves can cause pain for many people. Some end up with serious back issues. Using poor form, no...Read More!
Do you often crack your neck or back?Want to prevent future back and neck issues?Cracking your neck or back can cause more damage than you might think. The spine is made up of vertebrae that hold the bundle of nerves known as the spinal cord that leads to the brain. Manipulating the spine is a delicate process and should be left to professionals.Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t crack...Read More!
Does lower back pain affect your daily life?Want to learn how to manage this pain?Wouldn't you love to get back to doing all the things you love?When it comes to lower back pain, there’s no single big thing you can do to cure your pain. However, there are many small actions you can take to manage it. These small actions can prevent further injury and pain and ke...Read More!
Are you an athlete or active person?Have you gotten an injury that’s caused the activities you love to hurt your body?Has pain made exercising too painful?Many of our patients believed their pain was a burden they had to shoulder alone; something they just had to accept. Treatment with Dr. Thatcher solved their pain and gave them their lives back.Let us restore your hope! We’ve treate...Read More!