Articles by Dr. Albert Graziosa and Associates

Managing Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain (LBP) is a common ailment that, in most cases, has no singular cause or origin. Doctors normally classify Lower Back Pain as either mechanical or non specific or Lower Back Pain secondary to identifiable causes. The doctor or chiropractor will always start patient management by taking a clear, concise and comprehensive medical history followed by a physical exam assessing everything from posture to motor strength and sensory exams. Specific clinical maneuvers will alert the clinician of possible abnormalities that may require further, more aggressive evaluations.

Management Of Post Physical Therapy / Chiropractic Muscle Soreness

As physicians, physical therapists and chiropractors, we constantly are recommending patients exercise routines and protocols to foster faster healing yet, many patients refrain. Part of the reasoning being the post excercise pain that accompanies fitness activities. Understanding the pathophysiology behind muscle soreness and stiffness may help patients better cope and thus, be more compliant with their physical/chiropractic therapy.

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. Trigger finger limits finger movement and when you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight.

Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in your arm. Because so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder.

SLAP Tears

A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.

Chronic Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body. It helps you lift your arm, rotate it, and reach up over your head. It is able to turn in many directions. This greater range of motion, however, results in less stability. Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. This can happen as a result of a sudden injury or from overuse. Once a shoulder has dislocated, it is vulnerable to repeat episodes. When the shoulder is loose and slips out of place repeatedly, it is called chronic shoulder instability.