How Effective is Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries?

30 Sep 2017
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How Effective is Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries?

Chiropractic healing has gained recognition in recent years throughout the medical community as being a valid and effective treatment method to relieve many types of pain. Many medical and university studies have produced results showing that spinal manipulation results in almost immediate relief from many types of pain. If you are an athlete that needs help in treating and preventing sports injuries, a chiropractic specialist may be able to help. Chiropractic is a form of medical treatment that recognizes the nervous system plays a vital role in a person’s health and well-being. The nervous system regulates many essential bodily functions, including breathing, digestion, blood circulation, and motor function skills. Nerves.

Living with Spinal Stenosis – Treatments to Alleviate Discomfort

24 Aug 2017
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Living with Spinal Stenosis – Treatments to Alleviate Discomfort

One of the most common age-related back problems is called spinal stenosis. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 8 to 11 percent of Americans will be affected by this condition, most over the age of 50. While there is no cure for spinal stenosis, there are some things that you can do to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with the disorder. What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is characterized by the narrowing or compression of the spinal cord, either in the neck (cervical spine) or the lower back (lumbar spine). When this happens, the nerve roots are irritated, causing pain.  Most people suffer from spinal stenosis in.

How Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Foot Pain

18 Jul 2017
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How Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Foot Pain

Foot pain is such a common problem that 75 percent of all Americans will experience it at some point. With 26 bones in each foot, it’s easy to understand why. Each foot also contains nerves that send messages to the brain telling it the precise location of the body. This process, called proprioception, is necessary for the brain to coordinate the feet and other parts to make the desired motion. Additionally, the feet bare the impact of a person’s entire body weight striking pavement or flooring thousands of times every day. This can easily result in damage to the bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can cause significant pain..

Acupuncture and Natural Remedies for Frozen Shoulder

26 May 2017
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Acupuncture and Natural Remedies for Frozen Shoulder

If you have a condition known as frozen shoulder, you know that it’s both painful and limiting. Chinese medicine refers to frozen shoulder as a “50-year shoulder” because people tend to get the condition in middle age. Here is what you need to know about frozen shoulder as well as several natural remedies for its treatment, one of them being acupuncture. What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is a common term for a medical condition called adhesive capsulitis. This occurs when there is thickening and contracting of the capsule, which is the connective tissue surrounding the bony structures of the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder is usually accompanied by pain, restricted.

Acupuncture and Other Drug-free Treatments for Autism Symptoms

10 Apr 2017
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Acupuncture and Other Drug-free Treatments for Autism Symptoms

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnostic category to describe the developmental conditions of autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive development disorder. While each diagnosis has variation in symptoms, people with all forms of ASD share the following characteristics: Limited, sometimes all-consuming interests Repetitive behavior Difficulty with social interactions Difficulty showing empathy towards others Inability to read social cues, which can make non-verbal communication baffling Delay language acquisition skills Aggressive behavior Short attention span Hyperactivity and/or irritability The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children are on the autism spectrum. It is approximately 4.5 times more prevalent in boys than in girls..

Chiropractic Care Suggested as New Tactic in American Opioid Crisis

04 Apr 2017
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Chiropractic Care Suggested as New Tactic in American Opioid Crisis

The United States is in the midst of what some are calling the worst drug epidemic in our nation’s history. What makes the current situation so dangerous, is that primary drugs associated with the current epidemic are largely of the legal, prescription variety. According to a recent expose on Vox: “In 2015, more than 52,000 people died of drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds of which were linked to opioids like Percocet, OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. That’s more drug overdose deaths than any other period in US history — even more than past heroin epidemics, the crack epidemic, or the recent meth epidemic.” With so many individuals, families, and communities suffering from.

How to Treat Muscle Knots

22 Mar 2017
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How to Treat Muscle Knots

Anyone who has ever had sore muscles may have described it to others as a muscle knot. Of course, this expression is a figure of speech since muscles don’t really tie themselves in knots. To understand how this type of pain happens, a person first needs to know how muscle tissue functions. Every muscle has fibers that run in multiple directions in the body. They are layered one on top of the other. Muscle fibers allow people to do things like bend, dance, and twist. Injury, dehydration, and hours of physical inactivity can cause muscle fibers to lose flexibility and mobility. They stick to each other and feel hard and.

What Causes Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain?

13 Feb 2017
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What Causes Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain?

Neck, shoulder, and arm pain can be anything from a minor annoyance to completely debilitating. It can also be acute, which means it comes on and leaves suddenly, or chronic, referring to an ongoing condition with little relief. This type of pain doesn’t always have an obvious cause. That is because pain in one area doesn’t necessarily mean that is where the problem originated. Understanding how the brain controls the nerve pathways leading to the neck, shoulders, and arms is essential to identify the cause of the pain and find a solution to treat it. How the Brain Communicates with the Nervous System Billions of nerves connect the neck, shoulders,.

10 Great Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

01 Feb 2017
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10 Great Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

For many patients new to the concept of acupuncture, the idea of getting dozens of needles stuck into one’s body seems less than appealing. However, such trepidation quickly dissipates as newcomers to acupuncture realize that the treatment is virtually painless.  Additionally, there are so many tremendous benefits of acupuncture treatment. Upon review, the statistics on acupuncture are quite impressive. For example, did you know… The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective means of treating 28 different health conditions? 84% of patients suffering from auto accident-related whiplash report improvement in symptoms after acupuncture treatment? 70% of women with mild to moderate depression reported improvement in their condition after receiving.

Whiplash After an Auto Accident: Why See a Chiropractor?

03 Jan 2017
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Whiplash After an Auto Accident: Why See a Chiropractor?

A common auto accident injury, whiplash is activated at least 24 hours after the auto accident and can cause considerable pain if it is not treated properly. Learn how to tell if pain after an auto accident could be whiplash, and how to get it treated effectively. What are Common Whiplash Symptoms? Whiplash is a type of neck strain that has many symptoms. Core symptoms that suggest your neck pain could be whiplash include migraines, headaches, vision problems, fatigue, reduced mobility, neck stiffness, and pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to get checked out right away. Whiplash will not go away on its own. In fact, the.