Using Acupuncture to Treat Foot Pain

24 May 2018
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Using Acupuncture to Treat Foot Pain

People often don’t realize how foot health affects their quality of life until every step they take causes pain. Whether the pain stems from an accident, plantar fasciitis, or another common cause doesn’t matter nearly as much as finding lasting relief. Unfortunately, typical treatments such as steroid injections and wearing special shoe inserts often bring only a temporary reduction in foot pain. In recent years, more foot pain sufferers have turned to alternative therapies such as acupuncture to get the help they need. Exploring the Common Causes of Foot Pain With a total of 38 bones, the foot contains more bones, tendons, and ligament than any other part of the.

Acupuncture: Your Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Back Pain

06 Apr 2018
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Acupuncture: Your Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Back Pain

Unfortunately, the reality is most people will struggle with lower back pain at some point in their life. Studies show that up to 80% of the global population will experience back pain in their lives.  In most cases, the lower back is the most troublesome location. A wide range of issues can cause lower back pain. These issues include: poor posture, improper exercise form, sedentary lifestyles, and general wear and tear. Popular preventative measures involve core strengthening exercises, limiting the time spent sitting, and flexibility work. However, most already suffering from back pain need options to help alleviate the pain and discomfort. Massage therapy, heating pads, and OTC pain medication.

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.

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..

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,.

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.

Chiropractic Treatment for Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, & Rotator Cuff Tears

28 Nov 2016
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Chiropractic Treatment for Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, & Rotator Cuff Tears

Many patients are unaware that chiropractic care can be used to treat a wide rage of ailments beyond stiff necks and achy backs. For far too long, people have assumed a chiropractor’s expertise doesn’t reach beyond neck and spine issues. In reality, chiropractors can provide treatment from head to toe! Today we are going to focus on injuries to the arm, such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and rotator cuff tears, and how regular chiropractic treatments can be a tremendous help in the long run. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury so common, that you don’t even need to be a tennis player to get it. With.

Treating Sciatica with Chiropractic Care

24 Oct 2016
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Treating Sciatica with Chiropractic Care

Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical treatment.  According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 8 out of 10 people suffer from some type of back pain, which can range from acute to chronic. While back pain can occur in various areas of the back, the most common is in the low back.  If you have low back pain, particularly pain that radiates to other areas of your body, you may be suffering from sciatica.  Sciatica is characterized by some unique symptoms and fortunately, there are some effective chiropractic treatments available for this often debilitating pain. What is Sciatica?.

Prenatal Massage: An Expecting Mothers’ Secret Weapon

25 Nov 2015
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Prenatal Massage: An Expecting Mothers’ Secret Weapon

Ask any mother about pregnancy, and they will all tell you that those nine months leading up to one of the most special moments of their life are just as stressful as they are exciting. The changes that the body goes through, compounded with the anxiety of preparing for life with a bigger family, can have tremendous physical and emotional impact on the mother-to-be. That’s why here at Conscious Chiropractic, we suggest all expecting moms get regular massage therapy to combat some of these issues. Prenatal massage can have a tremendous impact over the course of a pregnancy. Some of the benefits include: Management of Joint/Musculoskeletal Stress Carrying the extra.

What MLS Laser Therapy Can Do For You

17 Oct 2015
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What MLS Laser Therapy Can Do For You

Some of the greatest byproducts of advancements in science and technology involve the development of effective, minimally invasive procedures to treat and manage pain. Afflictions that used to require complex treatments or even surgery can now be treated with simple outpatient procedures. In our opinion, the advent of MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy is a perfect example. MLS Laser Therapy involves treating musculoskeletal pain and inflammation with a combination of both a pulsed and continuous emission of specific wavelengths of light to stimulate blood flow and cellular activity. As a result, MLS Laser Therapy acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relief aid, all without the use of drugs.