Entries by Dr. Jonathan Chung

Are Equestrians More Resilient to Concussive Injury Than Everyone Else?

  Concussions, Balance, and the Equestrian Advantage Concussions are a hot topic in professional football, but it’s something that horse lovers have been familiar with for years. A 2014 paper in published in the Sports Health medical journal showed that almost 50% of competitive riders will have experienced a concussion during their life while riding. Surveys […]

Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia

[8 minutes] Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia ​Most of you have probably never heard of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). It’s a pretty rare disorder that affects about 4-5 people per 100,000. If you or someone you love has ever had it, then you know that this illness can be associated with the worst pain that a human being can […]

Fibromyalgia and the Atlas

  Read time: [5 minutes]   Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and other conditions involving chronic pain are among the most frustrating conditions that affect a human being. While the condition is not life threatening, it is without a doubt life impairing. While the pain of a surgical procedure, broken bone, or acute disc injury can be […]

Moderation Always Errs Towards Excess

  Read Time [3 minutes] Let’s review some definitions of moderation. Here’s the traditional definition out of Webster’s Dictionary: Moderation – noun 1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance. Sounds pretty good right? People rarely think about themselves in terms of extremes or excesses, and it’s generally good policy to live your life […]

Research: Atlas Correction and TMJ Pain

Read Time: [5 min] Last month a study produced by the Upper Cervical Research Foundation was published that examined the effect that Atlas Corrections had on the function of the temporomandibular joint. It’s a first step towards solidifying our understanding on how the work we do in our office can be a powerful help to patients suffering […]

Your Back Doesn’t Hurt Because You Are Fat – New Thoughts on the Obesity and Back Pain Relationship

Read Time: [6 minutes] Outline: Why weight alone isn’t enough to cause back pain What is it about being overweight that can cause pain? Empowering the overweight patient to get better results It’s no secret that being overweight or obese carries a higher risk of having back pain. Patients struggling with weight issues hear about […]