Author Archives: Dr. Wayne Smith

Is Your Headache Really a Neck Problem?

Have you ever had a headache where the pain feels like it’s coming from the base of your skull and then wrapping around to behind your eye? This kind of pain pattern is usually just on one side of the … Continue reading

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What Causes Headaches?

As I mentioned last time, when you have a headache it’s not actually your brain that hurts, but all the stuff around it. You probably know that there are many types of headaches including migraines, tension-type, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches. … Continue reading

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Get Your Head Examined!

If you did actually get your head examined… I mean REALLY examined, you would find all sorts of interesting things! Your skull, which seems like one really big bone, actually consists of at least 22 bones (depending on how you … Continue reading

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The Truth About TENS

TENS units (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) can be helpful for pain control, but it is important to know what they can and cannot do. Many people mistakenly believe that these devices will heal your injuries, but in reality they are … Continue reading

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Typing Technology

Technology is awesome – but sometimes no matter how hard we try to make things easier, we end up just trading in one set of problems for another. One example is the evolution of typing. Have you ever typed on … Continue reading

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Your Remarkable Wrist

Did you know that you have EIGHT bones in your wrist? This intricate structure is critical for practically every activity that you do throughout the day. Anyone who has broken their wrist and had to wear a cast for a … Continue reading

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Nasty Nerve Pain

Sciatica (Sigh-ATTIC-uh) is a condition where your sciatic nerve is irritated and causes very painful symptoms.  Here’s a quick anatomy lesson: Your sciatic nerves (yes, you have two… one on the left and one on the right) are each made … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Cracking

Do you crack your own back? Have you ever wondered if you should? Here is my advice as a chiropractor:

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How to Get Low Back Pain

If you haven’t had mechanical back pain for a while and want to enjoy the excruciating benefits, try participating in one or more activities from the following categories: 1. Traumatic injuries Some effective ways to create low back pain include … Continue reading

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Lumbar Spine Anatomy

Lower back pain is so common that almost everyone will have it at some point in their life.  In order to understand why and how back pain occurs – and more importantly, what can be done about it – a … Continue reading

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