Chiropractic: Just Placebo?

Chiropractic was long considered  just placebo.  As the body of evidence has grown, chiropractic is now a legit option for spine pain. However, many of medicine's most widely accepted truths are under scrutiny as 'no better than placebo'.  The idea of a placebo is clearest to a parent of a young child. Imagine your kid is at the park and they stumble, scratching their knee. They run to you in tears and you console them and kiss…

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10 Must-Know Back Pain Facts

There is a lot of mis-information about back pain facts.  If you are frustrated with persistent lower back pain that has cost you valuable time and money then dive into this evidenced based post of 10 must-know back pain facts inspired by a recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  1. Persistent back pain can be scary, but rarely dangerous. Longstanding back pain can be upsetting and disabling, but it is rarely life…

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The Truth About Lower Back Pain

An uncomfortable truth about lower back pain is that most is categorized as 'Non-specific lower back pain'. In fact, most lower back pain cannot be attributed to one particular source.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk The iconic exchange between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men highlights my feelings when people ask, “What is causing my lower back pain?”  With this question patients are looking for the SOURCE of their lower back pain otherwise known as…

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Coronavirus Response

UPDATE 6/22/2020Expanded hours  once again. This is likely the last major change of the summer. We will re-evaluate our schedule and hours in the fall. Facebook Instagram Youtube Office hours will be expanded as we transition into summer. Updates will be posted on the website and all social media accounts.  Dr. Peters will be wearing a mask to protect himself and you! Scheduling time between patients for sanitizing of high touch surfaces and hand washing.…

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5 Chiropractic Scam Strategies

 Are you curious if your chiropractor is scamming you? Check out these 5 common chiropractic scam strategies and find out.  Remember this scene from Matilda? Imagine moving across the country to a new city. As you grab the last of the moving boxes off the truck, you aggravate your lower back. You are in desperate need of a chiropractor so you can feel better and finish the move. Like anyone would in 2020, you scroll through…

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Crock-Pot Running Program

Slow cooking your running program will result in less injury and more miles, therefore allowing you to stay on your training schedule by progressing running intelligently.  Crock-Pot History The original slow cooker was the brainchild of Irving Naxon who received a patent for the device in 1940. However, the device took off in the early 1970s after the patent was sold and started being produced in mass quantity under the name, Crock-Pot. To clarify,  Crockpots…

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Wake Up Call for Athlete Sleep

In this research review, I'd like to highlight a study examining a wake up call for athlete sleep. The wake up call is to college athletes and athletic departments on the importance of sleep to well-being and performance.  Although the study involves college athletes, principles and findings can be applied to non-athletes. Source: Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, et al. Bri J Sports Med 2019; 53: 731-736 The Power of Sleep Sleep is a…

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What is a Functional Diagnosis?

A functional diagnosis is critical to better understanding pain and performance. At OMNE Chiropractic, Dr. Peters utilizes a movement based assessment to find solutions. Functional Diagnosis First, a functional diagnosis involves determining the movements or limitations causing the pain. It involves locating key areas of movement deficiency and their impact on the patient's symptoms. For example, Dr. Peters will test  foundational movements such as a squat and a lunge. In addition, Dr. Peters utilizes other…

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Knee Pain in Running Athletes

Knee pain in running athletes is extremely common. In fact,  over 42% of running related injuries involve the knee according to a 2002 study in the British Journal of Spots Medicine.  Consequently, nearly 25% of runners develop knee pain each year.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvB6wm2kBlw Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) Patellofemoral pain is the most common cause of anterior knee pain in running athletes. In the past, the condition was  thought to be related to a patellar tracking issue.…

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Treating Patients Not Pictures

First off, the idea of 'treating patients not pictures' is  because an x-ray and MRI is only part of the story.   In my opinion, arthritis is a lazy diagnosis and often does not explain patient's pain. For this reason, it is important to treat patients and not pictures.  For more information, check out the video below or click here: https://youtu.be/gEgXrzEUE5o Pathoanatomical Diagnosis Pathoanatomy is a combination of pathology and anatomy. Pathology is the study of…

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Snap, Crack, & Pop: Are noisy joints normal?

We have all experienced it at some point. You turn to check your blind spot and you hear a crack in your neck. It may even sound really loud due to the close proximity to your ears. Many times this is harmless but can often make patients nervous. Let’s address some of the myths and answer "Are noisy joints normal?" What is that sound? First off, the term commonly used by healthcare clinicians is crepitus.…

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Mobilize Your Neck

Neck manipulation is a powerful tool for treating neck pain, headaches, dizziness, and cervicogenic vertigo. However, self manipulation is not recommended leaving patients tied to their chiropractor. With that being said, cervical spine SNAGs are a safe and effective way to mobilize your neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHXAGnfv1Sg Cervical SNAGs SNAGs is an acronym for sustained natural apophyseal glides. In other words, it means neck mobilizations, and they are wonderful for self care and at home treatment. The technique…

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Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises

Thoracic spine mobility is one of the most common areas of dysfunction presenting to the clinic. In fact, it is the  most common area of treatment.  Thoracic spine joints are prone to dysfunction due to the structure of the joints and lifestyle factors.  Structure of the Thoracic Spine The thoracic spine is more commonly referred to as the middle back given its location between the neck and lower back. The middle back is comprised of…

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College World Series Chiropractor

Doctor Peters has served as the official College World Series chiropractor each summer since 2017. Read on to learn more how the relationship has evolved over the years. Past Another year of the College World Series has come and gone. It is easy to take for granted growing up near Omaha. On the other hand, people flocking to Omaha to crown the champion of college baseball may even seem like a burden for some. However, my memories…

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Video: Strength Training In Youth / Collegiate Athletes

I was fortunate to sit down with two NCAA Division I strength and conditioning specialists covering a variety of topics including in season training, sports specialization, movement basics, and much more. A brief summary with some of my favorite quotes can be found below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQiD1A_3Dc What areas can youth / high school athletes improve prior to arrival on campus ? “In general, learning how to move well is important before you get to this level. Because…

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Healthy Omaha – Ruane Fitness & Nutrition

In this edition of Healthy Omaha, I am excited to highlight  Scott Ruane, owner and personal trainer at Ruane Fitness & Nutrition. Our two worlds have somewhat paralleled for awhile as we share mutual contacts but our paths hadn't crossed officially until about a month ago when we got together for coffee. Scott immediately struck me as a very genuine person, and I instantly felt like he is someone I've known for a long time.…

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Big Three Core Exercises

Simple, Safe, and Effective https://youtu.be/Qs4ccBpuDyIThese are great exercises for engaging your core that are spine safe popularized by Dr. Stuart McGill. This is not to say that other exercises aren't good but these are a great entry point for those looking to improve their core activation. Progressions and regressions are endless from the Big 3.Bird dog: Lift opposite arm and leg while maintain good intra-abdominal pressure throughout the lower back while avoiding any dramatic shifting…

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5 Questions For Your Doctor

5 Questions for your doctor can result in better medical care and a more team-approach to health and wellness. Be sure to ask these 5 questions at your next visit.  Choosing Wisely is a campaign with the mission to promote conversations between clinicians and their patients in order to promote care that is evidence based, truly necessary, and free from harm. The ownership falls on the doctor as well as the patient to work together…

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The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHY0FxzoKZEWhy do you exercise?Is it to look good? Feel better? If you are looking for additional motivation, research suggests that exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain.  In fact, exercise has been shown to: Immediate production of dopamine and serotonin, which are "feel good" hormones. It has the ability to shift and focus attention for up to two hours. Improve reaction times. In addition, exercise results in growth of the pre-frontal cortex and hippocampus, which…

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