chronic pain Tag

Dr. Google & Self Diagnosis: "Googling your symptoms is the fastest way to convincing yourself you are sicker than you really are.  It can be downright overwhelming."  -Dr. Matt Fontaine Are you putting your health at risk? In the age of WebMD, anyone can simply type symptoms into...

The following are some topics that frequently come up in our clinic. A quick note on over the phone consults or email inquiries We live in a world controlled by technology and people want their information faster.  Email and social media play a big role in...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine "THE MOST COMMON PATTERN OF MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION WE SEE IN RUNNERS AND ATHLETES IN GENERAL IS POOR MOVEMENT, A LACK OF STABILITY & MOBILITY AND MOTOR CONTROL, RESULTING IN REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES AND JOINT PAIN SYNDROMES" -DR. MATT FONTAINE It is...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine, CEO/ Clinic Director for Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Perfect Synergy for Diagnosing and Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes  In the series I  detail the secret to resolving muscle and joint pain syndromes.  What makes a "sports Chiropractor" different from other...

What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner's Knee, Achilles Tendonitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder By Matt Fontaine, D.C., ART Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, whereas dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to...

 By Dr. Matt Fontaine When soft tissues are stressed beyond their biomechanical yield strength (for example when a tendon is stretched more than 4% of it’s resting length), microtearing must occur.  The normal response of microtearing of muscle, fascia, collagen etc. is inflammation.  If the...

Does normal activity lead to the release of inflammatory mediators? Is this related to chronic pain? And is there a dietary connection? Dr. David Seaman is a popular and prolific author of numerous nutrition and neurology articles, and of the text Clinical Nutrition for...