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Digital Motion X-Ray Machine

At the chiropractic office of Dr. Robert L. Larson, we strive to keep up with the latest advances in medical technology in order to best serve our patients. Dr. Larson is certified to manage spinal trauma cases and interpret MRI spinal scans. His office is also home to a digital motion x-ray machine, which provides additional valuable information to practitioners.
Digital motion x-ray machines take hundreds of x-ray images of a patient’s spine while being put through different poses. This allows video software to assemble the images into a high-resolution animation of the spine that can be played back, paused, and overlaid with curvature measuring apps. By watching the video, a chiropractor is able to gain more information about how strained ligaments or other abnormalities are affecting the overall musculoskeletal system. This is particularly useful while analyzing cases of whiplash, in which the ligaments in the neck have failed, causing instability at the base of the skull.
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Arthritis and Joint Pain

If you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, you’ve probably experienced joint inflammation at one point or another. Joint inflammation can be painful and frustrating when the pain is chronic. Arthritis pain can last a lifetime, but the good news is that the pain is manageable. Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., offers a wide range of non-invasive procedures to manage pain without medication.
Gentle spinal manipulation combined with exercise and inflammatory diet will reduce arthritis pain and inflammation while restoring mobility. Alternative treatments for managing arthritis pain include relaxation and stress management techniques, electrical muscle stimulation, and physical therapy. Adopting a healthier lifestyle will put less pressure on joints and additionally benefit overall wellness.
If you have questions or concerns regarding arthritis pain management, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit www.drrobertllarson.com for more information. To schedule …

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is made up of several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow movement and a wide range of motion in the arm. Joint pain in the shoulder area may develop the more mobile a person is. Frequent mobility may lead to increasing problems with instability or limitations of the soft tissue or bony structures in the shoulder. If you experience pain in the shoulder that won’t go away with self-care, schedule a chiropractic consultation with Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C.
Most shoulder problems fall into four major categories – tendon inflammation, instability, arthritis, or a fracture. In the case of an acute injury causing intense pain, Dr. Robert L. Larson D.C. will construct an individualized treatment plan to alleviate pain. Treatment generally involves rest, modifying daily activities, and/or therapeutic exercises to improve strength and flexibility.
If you have questions or concerns regarding shoulder pain management, please give us a call. To learn about services we…

Benefits of Good Sleep Quality

Sleep plays a role in memory and health and a lack thereof will lead to obesity, poor concentration, and create a higher risk of developing harmful health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. Sleep also plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, learning, and other vital functions. If you find you feeling constantly fatigued or aggravated due to lack of sleep, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert L. Larson, D.C., to discuss treatment options.
Everyone benefits from a good night sleep because sleep is important for various aspects of brain function. Sleep deprivation will impair cognition, concentration, productivity, and performance. A good night sleep should never be underestimated, and if you struggle with insomnia or poor sleep quality, don’t be afraid to seek help. Improving sleep quality will help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, keep the immune system healthy and better your overall wellness.
If you have questions or concerns regarding sleep qua…