Dr. Michael Henrichs is a recent graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College and a native of Carlisle as well as a graduate of Upper Iowa where he played collegiate baseball. Dr. Michael is also an avid outdoorsman and will utilize his impressive clinical experiences from the Kansas City VA Medical Center where he worked directly with military veterans and other healthcare professionals (MDs, DPTs, Orthopeadic surgeons, etc) to return our nation’s heroes to a pain-free life. He also plans to utilize his experiences as a collegiate athlete to help those in pain to return to sport following an injury.
Dr. Michael is currently building out his schedule and accepting new patient. Dr. Michael specializes in the treatment of sport injuries, low back and neck pain as well as sciatica.
For those that would like to schedule with Dr. Michael, he is offering free first-time evaluations for those that schedule with him before the end of the month (January). This is normally a $126 value.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael use the Appointment Request button and specify “Dr. Michael Free” in the Reason for Visit.
In this week’s video I’ll help you understand how to differentiate between these three sources, who typically suffers from these conditions, and why it’s important to know where your sciatica is coming from.
Having a headache can be absolutely debilitating. There is not another pain that will throw a wrench in my day like that of a headache.
But did you know that there are four different types of headaches?
Four different types of headaches
Understanding which type of headache you are experiencing is very important as it dictates what your course of action should be for treatment and relief.
In this week’s Movement Monday video I outline some common misconceptions surrounding headaches, what differentiates the different types of headaches, and what you should do to find relief for you headache.
The plantar fascia is a strong fibrous band of tissue on the bottom side of the foot.The plantar fascia runs from the calcaneus (heel) and fans out to each of the metatarsal heads (base of each toe).
This fibrous tissue plays a critical role in establishing the longitudinal arch of a person’s foot.The arch of one’s foot allows us to absorb and transmit the forces more efficiently than a flat surface – similar to that of a spring.
Classically, injuries to the plantar fascia will manifest as intense heel pain that is worse with the first step out of bed in the morning.That heel pain is due to micro-tearing and subsequent inflammation or degeneration of the plantar fascia.There are a multitude of reasons why one’s plantar fascia would develop tears, but we can think of them all in two broad categories:
– Increased tension through the plantar fascia
– Dysfunction within the secondary structures associated with establishing the arch
Increased tension through the plantar fascia is caused when a person has either tissue length inequalities or sliding surface dysfunction in the posterior chain of the lower extremity.Tissue length inequalities represent shortened soft tissues.Every tissue has a proper physiological length as well as sliding surface function.Sliding surface function represents that ability of our tissues to slide and glide across each other.When adhesions develop within or between our tissues, it limits the contractibility, slide, and glide of our soft tissues.
As stated before, the plantar fascia plays a role in establishing the arch of the foot.Another group of structures that are responsible for establishing that arch are the intrinsic muscles of the foot.The plantar fascia and the intrinsic muscles have a symbiotic relationship.They work together to accomplish a task – maintaining the arch.When one does not do its duty, the other must pick up the slack.Commonly, the intrinsic muscles become under-facilitated and dysfunctional.
Did you know that March is Low Back Pain Awareness Month?
With it being March, I wanted to let you know about a piece of research that goes hand-in-hand with Low Back Pain Awareness.
The Spine Journal(the leading journal for treatment of spinal disorders) recently published an article that highlighted research in support of chiropractic care for the treatment of chronic low back pain.
Not only was chiropractic care shown effective for resolving the low back pain, but it also was shown to prevent further/future problems.
Which is extremely exciting news!
It’s one thing to feel better short-term, it’s a HUGE success when you can avoid back pain long-term (without the use of drugs or surgery).
If you want to see the rest of details of the study, you should watch this week’s Movement Monday video!