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Low back pain caused by strain and treatment

LUMBAR STRAIN Lumbar Strain is caused when there is an injury to the ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles of the low back.   This is caused when the joints are moved beyond their normal limits causing microscopic tears of varying degrees to the tissues involved.  This is the most common cause of low back pain.  The cause…

Common Chronic Neck pain treatments brought into question

Duke University and the University of NC Chapel Hill have published their new finding ” in the November issue of Arthritis Care & Research that drugs and diagnostic testing are overused in treating chronic neck pain. The findings indicate clinicians may overlook more effective treatments for neck pain, such as therapeutic exercise.”   As an…

Chiropractic Asheville NC Sleep

Neck pain and my Pillow

Asheville chiropractor Dr. Stockstad addresses pillow type and use with those suffering form neck pain.  Pillows are wonderful in that we use them to keep our head and neck comfortable while we are laying down to sleep or relax.  The challenge is that many individuals find that their favorite pillow quits working for them.  We…

When is pain dangerous?

Pain is a serious thing no doubt.  The problem is that many look at pain from the standpoint of it being something that we need to get rid of.  Yet pain is there for a reason.  It is an alarm telling us that something is wrong.  If it is something like a burn or from…

Medicare Covers Chiropractic Care

We get lots of calls every week wondering if chiropractic care is covered under Medicare insurance.  The good news is the answer is yes it is.  We have been a Medicare provider for almost 20 years and I am amazed at how many people do not know that it is covered under their policies.  If…

Asheville Chiropractor works for Food!

Dr. Stockstad has teamed up with AC Reynold’s High School to raise money to purchase food for the Mannafest food drive.  There are many individuals and families in our community who are suffering dues to the economic state of our country.  We wanted to do something about this.  Marissa my daughter is head of the…