Knee Injuries in Youth Soccer Players | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Knee Injuries in Youth Soccer Players

There are over 3 million registered youth soccer players in the United States. While playing organized sports offers many benefits to children and teens, the activity also comes with the possibility of injury—especially knee injuries among female players. There are two types of injuries associated with soccer: acute and overuse. Acute injuries have an immediate …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Linked to Migraine Headaches | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Linked to Migraine Headaches

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist that’s characterized by pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in select parts of the hand. The result of a 2019 study suggests that CTS may be associated with migraine headaches. How can these two seemingly disparate …

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Physical Activity and Low Back Pain | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Physical Activity and Low Back Pain

It’s common for individuals with low back pain to avoid any movement they feel may worsen their condition. Over time, this behavior can lead to deconditioned back muscles, setting the stage for either prolonged back pain or later recurrence. That’s one reason why treatment guidelines recommend patients continue to be active during the recovery process. …

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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) describes a constellation of symptoms that can arise following a motor vehicle collision (MVC), sports collision, or slip and fall. The typical initial treatment approach for WAD is non-surgical care, but what does the research say is the best non-surgical approach? To start, most (if not all) studies on WAD center …

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Treatment on the Wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Treatment on the Wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), doctors of chiropractic can employ a variety of options to reduce pressure on the median nerve. While this can include dietary recommendations (to reduce inflammation), adjustments to address dysfunction elsewhere along the course of the median nerve, or even working with other healthcare providers to manage conditions …

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Manual Therapy vs. Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Manual Therapy vs. Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When people suspect they have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), it’s typical that their first thought is that their condition will require surgery and a lengthy recovery. While surgery may be warranted in emergency situations, treatment guidelines encourage patients to seek non-surgical options first. So how do non-surgical approaches like manual therapy interventions —provided in a …

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Myofascial Trigger Points and Headaches | Connecticut Disc and Laser Therapy Centers | Dr. James J. Dalfino

Myofascial Trigger Points and Headaches

A myofascial trigger point (TP) is a hyper-irritable area in skeletal muscle that is commonly detected by palpating (feeling with the fingers). Although more sophisticated ways exist for locating TPs—ultrasound, microdialysis, electromyography, infrared thermography, and MRI—palpation remains the most utilized due to its simplicity, efficiency, and low cost. For patients with migraine and tension-type headaches, …

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