Dr. Jeffrey I. Kennis,  D.C.
205 Commercial St.
Boston, MA 02109
NORTH END

( 617)720-2329


 

 

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The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.
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Our Services
...You can read more on this page about the specific services and techniques we offer for: Arthritis/Degenerative Joint & Disc Disease Personal Injuries Auto Accidents Headaches Sports Medicine (Board Certified Sports Physician)   Osteoporosis Whiplash Sleep Apnea Neck and Arm Pain Work Related Injuries Disc herniation Arthritis Arthritis affects everyone in different ways...

Joint Dysfunction
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Osteoarthritis Treatments
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Adjustments
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The Spine Can Produce Pain
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Mobilizing the Spine Joints
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Should I Worry About My Neck Cracking?
... See Causes of Neck Cracking and Grinding Sounds Crepitus is considered harmless, and studies have not shown any evidence that it can cause joint damage or raise risk for arthritis...

What You Need to Know about Neck Arthritis
Neck arthritis can result in radiating pain and difficulty moving...

A Guide to Spinal Anatomy
...The most common examples are: Herniated Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Spondylolisthesis Spinal Stenosis Osteoarthritis Your middle back is not usually a source of pain The 12 vertebral bodies in your upper and middle back make up the thoracic spine...

Using a Foam Roller to Relieve Neck Pain
...1 See Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Foam rolling is specifically to relieve muscle pain, so if you have neck pain that’s caused by a problem such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis, check with your doctor before you attempt using a foam roller...

4 Reasons You May Have a Stiff Back
...Facet joint osteoarthritis can lead to back stiffness If you have lower back stiffness that is worse first thing in the morning and later in the evening, it may be caused by facet joint osteoarthritis...

Here’s what you need to know about cervical osteoarthritis
5 Quick Facts About Cervical Osteoarthritis Cervical osteoarthritis, or neck arthritis, is a relatively common condition...

Too much rest could be bad for back pain. Here’s why.
... See Radiculopathy, Radiculitis and Radicular Pain There are many additional sources of pain, including claudication pain (from stenosis) myelopathic pain, neuropathic pain, deformity, tumors, infections, pain from inflammatory conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis), and pain that originates from another part of the body and presents in the lower back (such as kidney stones, or ulcerative colitis)...

What’s causing my stiff, sore back?
...Facet joint osteoarthritis can lead to back stiffness If you have lower back stiffness that is worse first thing in the morning and later in the evening, it may be caused by facet joint osteoarthritis...

Why Do I Feel a Warm Sensation in My Thigh?
...GTPS includes6: Tendinopathy: Chronic tendon pain External snapping hip: A muscle or tendon slides over the knobby bone at the top of the femur (thighbone), called the greater trochanter, causing pain and tenderness See 3 Types of Snapping Hip Syndrome on Sports-health Trochanteric bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled cavity present on the side of the hip See Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis on Arthritis-health GTPS typically causes chronic intermittent pain in the side of the thigh, hip, and buttock...

Can Rib Cramps and Pain Come from the Spine?
...In many cases, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis occur together...

Neck stiff? This could be why.
...Some cervical spine disorders that commonly occur include: Cervical osteoarthritis...

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?
...Other common causes may include lumbar spinal stenosis, facet joint osteoarthritis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, or spondylolisthesis...

Here’s how back pain is caused by movement
...Overuse and injuries can lead to cartilage breakdown Repetitive motions and overuse injuries, especially for athletes, can lead to spinal osteoarthritis—or the mechanical breakdown of the cartilage between your aligning facet joints in the back portion of the spine...

Benefits of Chiropractic Care
... Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulations can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, because such conditions respond well to mobilization...

Your First Visit
...Such clues include whether you have or have had: Bone disorders, such as osteoporosis Circulatory problems (poor circulation could be a sign that you have a subluxation, for example) Dizziness or blurred vision Heart conditions such as hypertension or high blood pressure Infections, especially those affecting your spine Injuries, such as bone fractures, muscle sprains, or disc injuries Joint disorders such as arthritis Sleep apnea Be prepared to answer such questions as: Did the onset of your pain immediately follow an injury...

Adjustments
... Chiropractic adjustments are performed to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bursitis Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders Chronic muscle pain and stiffness Headaches Most musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries Nerve disorders Pain and stiffness in the back, chest, abdomen, neck, hips and shoulders, as well as extremities, such as arms, legs, and feet Sciatica pain Scoliosis Tendonitis Whiplash and other traumatic injuries Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down...

Ice Therapy
... Ice massage can provide a number of benefits, including: Assisting the body in minimizing tissue damage Mitigating muscle spasms Reducing or eliminating pain by numbing sore soft tissues Ice therapy is not recommended as a form of treatment for any kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome (a circulatory disorder of blood vessels of the extremities), colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation...

Back Pain
...In more serious cases, the pain may be caused by a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, disc disease, or disc herniation...

Leg Pain
...Other causes include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and arthritis...

Neck Pain
... Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
...Diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, and obesity also have been linked with carpal tunnel...

Joint Disorders - Spine
...In some cases, facet joint syndrome can contribute to joint inflammation, muscle spasms, and later osteoarthritis...

Massage Therapy
... Arthritis...