9 July 2015
Chiropractors often use inversion therapy in their treatment programs for individuals who suffer back pain related to sciatica, herniated discs, lymphedema, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), spondylolisthesis (slipping of a vertebra), and muscle spasm. Inversion therapy as part of an overall treatment plan may help reduce pain by relaxing the muscles and realigning the spine. The treatment may also decrease the time it takes to recover from an episode of back pain.
25 June 2015
Arthritis is a very common condition, with nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children being affected by it. This is because there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Arthritis, meaning "joint inflammation," causes joint symptoms such as swelling, pain, and stiffness, ranging from very mild to debilitating. It is most common among women and older people, but the severity of the condition is not predictable. Sometimes it gets worse with ages and sometimes it becomes more manageable.
24 June 2015
Whether you've booked a massage appointment to address some aches and pains in your body or you're just looking for a way to unwind after a hectic week, you're in luck. Regular massage sessions can be an effective way to battle the stresses of everyday life, provided you allow yourself to really relax. Although your therapist might occasionally check in with you if he or she notices that your body feels tense, take ownership over the situation by committing to deep relaxation before you even get on the table.
16 June 2015
The doctors in your pain treatment center have a variety of options to include in your treatment plan. Medication management, physical therapy, and chiropractic spinal manipulation work together to reduce your annoying lower back pain. Some people have discovered meditation as a way to limit their reliance on pain medication and prevent flare ups of back pain. Wake Forest University sponsored a study and found that some people needed 40 percent less medication once they adopted meditation in their pain management.
28 May 2015
Military service can lead to a lot of bodily aches and pains. Whether you were injured in a specific incident or feel as though the lifestyle in general was detrimental to your health, there are ways that a chiropractor can help you. A chiropractor can do much more than treat pain related to back, neck, spine and joint problems; if a significant issue is discovered that you think was caused by military service, their consultation can be instrumental to getting compensation for your pain.
21 May 2015
Sciatic nerve pain is difficult to treat. Due to an inflammation of your sciatic nerve, the pain can be intense. Your sciatic nerves run from the base of your spine, and down the backs of your legs to your knees. At the knee, your sciatic nerve continues the journey down the outer side of your calf and then crosses over the top of your foot. When this nerve is pinched or irritated, you can experience pain, numbness or tingling anywhere along the sciatic nerve.
21 April 2015
When you suffer from back pain, the main thing you will probably think is "I just want it to stop!" There is no doubt that back pain can be nearly crippling, but, fortunately, there is hope. Chiropractors are back pain specialists who help patients with both short-term pain and long-term pain. Back pain is often quite misunderstood, so it can be helpful if you read over the following "FAQ of Back Pain"